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Weekend in pictures: Leicester’s Premier League title party, Khan better call Saul

Jamie Clark, Sports Editor | May 8, 2016

What another wonderful weekend we’ve had in sport! Leicester City presented with the Premier League trophy, a brutal boxing knockout and that’s just the headline stuff.

Celebrate it with Coral as we relive these major moments in images…

Boxing

Amir Khan battled Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez for the WBC Middleweight title in Nevada, but there was nothing for the British challenger to savour, while Anthony Crolla stopped WBA lightweight challenger Ismael Barroso in Manchester…

Classy Crolla downs Barroso

Manchester Arena Boxing

Manchester’s lightweight champion Crolla put on another world class performance to successfully defend his WBA strap on home soil, stopping dangerous South American challenger Barroso in the seventh round with a solid body shot.

Khan KO sees Saul stay champ

Amir Khan v Saul Alvarez - T Mobile Arena

Bolton native Khan was knocked spark out by opponent Alvarez in the sixth round, and the Mexican retained his belt.

Horse Racing

There was key action at Ascot and Leopardstown over the weekend, with high-profile horses taking to the turf….

Flash Fire sets Victoria Cup alight

Victoria Cup Raceday - Ascot Racecourse

Trainer-jockey duo Charlie Appleby and Adam Kirby combined to snare success at Ascot in the Class 2 Victoria Cup, with Flash Fire winning by three-quarters of a length.

It’s Now Or Never in Irish 1000 Guineas Trial

Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial - Leopardstown Races

Kieren Fallon’s ride Now Or Never proved a worthy favourite in the Irish 1000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown with the filly easing down to win by almost two lengths.

Moonlight Magic illuminated Irish Derby Trial

Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial - Leopardstown Races

Jim Bolger saddled Godolphin’s Moonlight Magic to the Irish Derby Trial at Leopardstown in a hugely competitive contest.

Football

Promotion, relegation and championships were all decided in English football

Burnley win Championship by trouncing Charlton

Charlton Athletic v Burnley - Sky Bet Championship - The Valley

A 3-0 win at The Valley over relegated Charlton Athletic handed Burnley the Championship title.

Boro back in the big time

Middlesbrough v Brighton and Hove Albion - Sky Bet Championship - Riverside Stadium

Meanwhile, a 1-1 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion at the Riverside allowed Middlesbrough to end their seven-year absence from the Premier League.

Sunderland survival bid boosted as Defoe strikes winner over Chelsea

Sunderland v Chelsea - Barclays Premier League - Stadium of Light

Jermain Defoe grabbed a precious winning goal as Sunderland ensured Premier League survival stays in their own hands, after a 3-2 victory over Chelsea.

Vardy party for Foxes

Leicester City v Everton - Barclays Premier League - King Power Stadium

Leicester’s coronation as Premier League champions was complete as they beat Everton 3-1 at home. Jamie Vardy scored twice and saw a penalty saved.

Wigan back in Championship, Burton make history

Wigan Athletic v Barnsley - Sky Bet League One - DW Stadium

Wigan Athletic lifted the League One title despite losing 4-1 to play-off contenders Barnsley. Burton Albion, meanwhile, will play second tier football for the first time after a goalless draw with Doncaster Rovers, who joined Blackpool in being relegated.

Related

Check out previous editions of weekend in pictures over in our archives.