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.
— England (@England) October 9, 2016
Southgate now has a 100 per cent record as England boss, the last man that had that was…
England playing Malta at Wembley. Meanwhile, Big Sam….. pic.twitter.com/T5IrqjXfKe
— Coral (@Coral) October 8, 2016
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.
Southgate cannot understand England fans' booing of Rooney pic.twitter.com/gOoZZAK8UN
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) October 9, 2016
Questions surrounding England’s all-time leading goalscorer fitting into the new look dynamic side are growing.
Been criticised in past for being over-supportive & a Rooney apologist – but eventually have to ask where he fits into England's best team.
— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) October 9, 2016
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.
— Northern Ireland (@NorthernIreland) October 8, 2016
Lafferty now boasts an exceptional qualifier record and remains the nation’s talisman.
That's nine goals in 11 qualifiers for Lafferty ???? https://t.co/BVjR4SZgNn
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) October 8, 2016
Next up for the Green and White Army is reigning World Cup champions Germany, who remain unbeaten in qualifying so far.
— Northern Ireland (@NorthernIreland) October 9, 2016
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…
Happy to score my first poker for Portugal
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 7, 2016
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
— Sky Sports Boxing ???? (@SkySportsBoxing) October 8, 2016
However, not everyone was happy about the result. Ricky Hatton, Relikh’s trainer, took issue with the scorecards.
???????????? what were those scorecards ? pic.twitter.com/hFxeO7L6Qd
— Ricky Hatton MBE (@HitmanHatton) October 9, 2016
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.
— #UFC204 (@UFCEurope) October 9, 2016
After the fight Bisping praised his 46-year-old opponent for a fantastic fight…
— #UFC204 (@btsportufc) October 9, 2016
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.
– Ballyoptic put up a superb performance and ought to be a force to be reckoned with this season in a potentially open division.
— Maddy P (@mp_horseracing) October 8, 2016
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!
Intisaab wins the Coral Sprint Trophy at York!
— Coral (@Coral) October 8, 2016
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.
We report on yet another O'Brien/Moore masterclass and a surprisingly easy Cesarewitch win for Sweet Selectionhttps://t.co/4vacyEZKFt
— Channel 4 Racing (@Channel4Racing) October 8, 2016
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.
WATCH: Sweet Selection wins the Betfred Cesarewitch for Silvestre de Sousa and Hughie Morrison. pic.twitter.com/XsHs1n3czW
— Racing UK (@Racing_UK) October 8, 2016
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.
— Pigeon Island (@pigeon_island) October 9, 2016
Can I come to Pigeon Island, please?