Frank Monkhouse | 6 February 2017
Everything worth knowing from first weekend in February
Punters barely had a moment to catch breath during the weekend’s sports action, as we were hit with a host of major events, including Chelsea vs Arsenal in the Premier League, the opening round of the Six Nations, and the latest chapter of the Chris Eubank Jnr story.
Below you will find our best of the weekend’s action in pictures…..
Football: Premier League
Chelsea end Arsenal’s title hopes with a thumping win at Stamford Bridge
Premier League leaders Chelsea destroyed Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon in the live game, leaving The Gunners down in fourth-place behind Spurs and Man City. That’s got to hurt! To rub salt into the wounds, Cesc Fabregas scored The Blues’ third.
Rugby Union: Six Nations
Scots upset Irish at Murrayfield
The curtain went up on what promises to be the most entertaining Six Nations tournament yet, and what a start we got. Scotland, given no hope before the off, despite enjoying home advantage, put Ireland to the sword in the tightest of matches. 27-22 was the final-score, after a spirited second-half fight-back from the visitors.
Boxing: Eubank vs Quinlan
Eubank wins a world title
The Chris Eubank Jnr show rolled on as the 27-year-old super-middleweight enhanced his record to 24 wins from 25 contests. 19 of those wins have now come by way of KO, with opponent Renold Quinlan taken out in 10 rounds. Eubank claimed the IBO world title in the process.
Horse Racing: Tied Cottage Chase
Douvan shaping up nicely
Willie Mullins’ super-star Douvan stretched his record to a perfect 13 with victory in the Tied Cottage Chase on Sunday. The win was expected, of course, but it was a pleasure to see such a great of the game in action and the Cheltenham Festival can’t come quick enough.
Golf: Dubai Desert Classic
Garcia wins a thriller
Spaniard Sergio Garcia put in a wining effort in the Dubai Desert Classic, finishing 19 under-par ahead on Stenson, who led the chasing pack three-shots off the pace. Garcia told fans that it will hopefully be the beginning of a big year.
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