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Weekend in pictures: heartache for Chelsea, Yorkhill and Burns

Frank Monkhouse | 18 April 2017

Our top-five snaps from the weekend

The Easter weekend threw up a feast of sporting drama, not least the action at Old Trafford where Manchester United beat Premier League leaders Chelsea 2-0 to blow the title race wide open. Marcus Rashford scored the opener on seven minutes to set the pace for the day.

Yorkhill also made headlines on Sunday, finishing second in the Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase at Fairyhouse, beaten a head by Road To Respect. Below we have picked out our favourite snaps from planet sport, which we believe tells the story of how things went…..

Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring the first of the game as Man Utd beat Chelsea at Old Trafford.

Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring the first of the game as Man Utd beat Chelsea 2-0 at Old Trafford to ensure we have a title race on our hands this season. Spurs are now just four behind The Blues.

 

Little went right for Ricky Burns on Saturday night as he lost his world title to Julius Indongo at Glasgow's SSE Hydro.

Little went right for Ricky Burns on Saturday night as he lost his world title to Julius Indongo at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro. The awkward African took a wide points verdict over the pride of Scottish boxing.

 

Yorkhill just manages to keep his footing after the last fence during the Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase during the Easter Festival.

Yorkhill just manages to keep his footing after the final fence of the Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase during Fairyhouse’s Easter Festival. He finished the race 2nd, beaten a head by Road To Respect.

 

Champion Mark Selby coasts into the second round of the World Championship by beating Fergal O'Brien 10-2 at the Crucible Theatre.

2016 champion Mark Selby coasts into the second round of the World Championship by beating Fergal O’Brien 10-2 at the Crucible Theatre. Selby now has a week off before returning.

 

Sebastian Vettel beat Lewis Hamilton in another thrilling Bahrain Grand Prix. Hamilton was hit with a five-second penalty for driving slowly on pit entry to hold up Daniel Ricciardo.

Sebastian Vettel beat Lewis Hamilton in another thrilling Bahrain Grand Prix. Hamilton was hit with a five-second penalty for driving slowly on pit entry to hold up Daniel Ricciardo.