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Twitter reacts to World Cup qualifiers, Coral Sprint Trophy, Burns beating Relikh and Bisping bout

Robbie Purves | 10 October 2016

Twitter reacts to weekend’s sporting action

It has been another thrilling weekend of sporting action, featuring World Cup qualifiers, the Coral Sprint Trophy top boxing bouts and UFC middleweight action,

So, read on to see the best Twitter reaction to the sporting events Coral have picked out just for you…

England 2-0 Malta

Gareth Southgate’s first game in charge ended in a 2-0 triumph over the Maltese minnows, Daniel Sturridge opened proceedings with a brilliant goal.

Southgate now has a 100 per cent record as England boss, the last man that had that was…

Rooney booed by own fans

Wayne Rooney has been much criticised by fans over the last few months due to poor form and it seems to have spilled over to the national team, after being booed by fans at Wembley.

Questions surrounding England’s all-time leading goalscorer fitting into the new look dynamic side are growing.

Northern Ireland 4-0 San Marino

Lafferty bags brace

Michael O’Neill’s men got back to winning ways following a draw in their World Cup qualifying opener. A Brace by Northern Ireland’s second greatest all-time scorer Kyle Lafferty, helped the side to a 4-0 win over San Marino.

Lafferty now boasts an exceptional qualifier record and remains the nation’s talisman.

Next up for the Green and White Army is reigning World Cup champions Germany, who remain unbeaten in qualifying so far.

Portugal 6-0 Andorra

Rampant Ronaldo ousts Andorra

Cristiano Ronaldo made his return to international football with a bang, by netting an incredible four times in Portugal’s qualifier. This takes Portugal’s all-time leading scorer to 65 national goals and he seemed to enjoy it…

Burns beats Relikh to retain WBA super-lightweight title

Ricky Burns became Scotland’s first three-weight world champion with a points win over Kiryl Relikh at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro. The Scottish fighter is now eyeing a bout in Las Vegas with Adrien Broner

However, not everyone was happy about the result. Ricky Hatton, Relikh’s trainer, took issue with the scorecards.

Bisping retains UFC middleweight title

Michael Bisping got revenge over Dan Henderson, a man who knocked him out seven years ago, as he successfully defended his UFC middleweight title at the Manchester Arena in the early hours of Sunday.

After the fight Bisping praised his 46-year-old opponent for a fantastic fight…

NTD saddles Ballyoptics to Silver Trophy success

Nigel Twiston-Davies gelding Ballyoptic stayed on gamely to land the Silver Trophy at Chepstow by 1 1/4 lengths from Coral horse racing ambassador Tom Scuadamore’s mount Crimson Ark.

As Maddy says, this horse is one to watch this season!

Intisaab snatches Coral Sprint Trophy

We sponsored the entire card at York this Saturday, and David O’Meara entrant Intisaab scored the feature Coral Sprint Trophy by a neck!

Awesome O’Brien stable savours the Churchill spirit in Dewhurst

Meanwhile, Aidan O’Brien had a 20th Group 1 success of the campaign as red-hot Dewhurst Stakes favourite Churchill scored at Newmarket for the Ballydoyle handler again.

Cesarewitch is a Sweet Selection for for handler Morrison

Trainer Hughie Morrison teamed up with Silvestre De Sousa, who piloted Sweet Selection to a three-length success in the Cesarewitch Handicap at Newmarket.

Nicholls declares Persian War on rivals via El Bandit

Champion trainer Paul Nicholls completed a hat-trick of victories at Chepstow on Sunday, as El Bandit took the Grade 2 Persian War Hurdle.

Can I come to Pigeon Island, please?

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