Twitter reacts to Arsenal gunning down Black Cats while Murray creeps closer to top seed
Robbie Purves | 31 October 2016
Twitter reacts to weekend’s sporting action
It has been another thrilling weekend of sporting action, featuring the Premier League, top-class tennis and an England cricketing capitulation.
So, read on to see the best Twitter reaction to the sporting events Coral have picked out just for you…
Sunderland 1-4 Arsenal
Arsene Wenger’s Gunners continued their strong start to the season by putting four past the under pressure David Moyes and his struggling Black Cats.
Well done lads
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 29, 2016
Alexis Sanchez again starred for Arsenal and has now been involved in eight goals in his past eight Premier League appearances (five goals, three assists).
Alexis Sanchez has now scored 50 goals for Arsenal in 106 games across all competitions. pic.twitter.com/7larKZcBw7
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 29, 2016
Black Cats heading for the drop
Sunderland have now made the worst start ever to a Premier League season, claiming just two points from a possible 30.
David Moyes holding on to a point… pic.twitter.com/j9GZStT4v6
— NTX (@NTXabi) October 29, 2016
Crystal Palace 2-4 Liverpool
Look away now Manchester United fans, it appears Liverpool have finally got their act together and are ready for a title tilt.
The Anfield outfit moved level on points with league leaders Manchester City thanks to a thrilling performance.
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) October 29, 2016
Man Utd 0-0 Burnley
Meanwhile in Manchester, Jose Mourinho’s United couldn’t find the net despite taking 37 shots.
Burnley’s goalkeeper Tom Heaton, a former Red Devils youth product, starred in a match that saw Mourinho sent to the stands.
Mourinho looks to have been sent off. Sat in front row. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) October 29, 2016
Everton 2-0 West Ham
Romelu Lukaku continued his exceptional record against West Ham United by netting his ninth goal in 11 run outs against the Hammers.
50 – Only Duncan Ferguson (60) and Tim Cahill (56) have scored more PL goals for Everton than Romelu Lukaku (50). Landmark.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 30, 2016
Ronald Koeman’s Toffees are now five games unbeaten at Goodison Park, while Slaven Bilic’s men look in serious danger of slipping into a relegation dogfight.
Southampton 0-2 Chelsea
Antonio Conte’s Blues continued their title charge with a 2-0 victory over Saints. The Stamford Bridge outfit are yet to concede in four games, putting a total of 11 goals past opponents without reply.
Diego Costa scored 40 goals in 64 PL apps it took Aguero 7 more games to score 40 goals.
What a striker.pic.twitter.com/7CgBGadaKD
— ️ (@AddictedToCFC) October 30, 2016
Eden Hazard opened the deadlock after just six minutes of play, while Diego Costa curled in his eighth of the Premier League season.
Birmingham 1-1 Aston Villa
Steve Bruce remains unbeaten as Villa boss after the Second City derby ended a goal-a-piece at St Andrew’s.
Gary Gardner gave the Villans the lead heading into the break, but a David Davis equaliser on the 71st minute saw an end to the scoring.
David Davis – My hero, my mate. https://t.co/IDsKuMKkU2
— Lee Hinton (@LeeAHinton95) October 30, 2016
Murray creeps closer to top spot
Andy Murray’s mission to dethrone Novak Djokovic and become the top ranked male tennis player took a step forward this weekend with an ATP Vienna title. Murray overcame Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to claim his seventh tournament win of the year.
— British Tennis (@BritishTennis) October 30, 2016
Murray is now tantalisingly close to achieving a life ambtition of becoming the highest ranked male tennis player in the sport…
Andy Murray becomes world No 1 on Nov 7 if:
– Murray wins Paris & Djokovic loses before final
– Murray reaches final & Djoko loses before SF
— Stuart Fraser (@stu_fraser) October 30, 2016
World number one beaten by Cibulkova
World number eight Dominika Cibulkova claimed the biggest victory of her career, by beating tournament favourite Angelique Kerber with a 6-3 6-4 triumph in Singapore, lifting the WTA Finals trophy.
— WTA (@WTA) October 30, 2016
The season-ending tournament between the top 8 players of the year was expected to be won by world number one Kerber, but Cibulkova oozed quality with a great victory.
— WTA (@WTA) October 30, 2016
England disintegrate in Dhaka
Bangladesh claimed their first Test win over England as the tourists lost 10 wickets for just 64 runs after tea on third day of action of the second Test in the nation’s capital.
Bangladesh win the second test, beating England for the first time. pic.twitter.com/vthWqgkJaL
— Coral (@Coral) October 30, 2016
England were chasing down 273, but collapsed with 19-year-old Mehedi Hasan taking 6-77 and Shakib al Hasan 4-49.
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