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Weekend in Pictures: Federer lands 18th Grand Slam, FA Cup shocks galore

Weekend in Pictures for January 28th-29th

An unbelievable sporting weekend has just passed us by, with multiple FA Cup shocks, an Australian Open tennis final for the ages, thrilling racing from Cheltenham Trials Day and much more. Below, we pick out the best pictures from the weekend’s sporting action…

Football: FA Cup

Wolves chew up Reds in their own back yard

The Wolverhampton Bench explodes as the final whistle is blown during the English FA Cup fourth round match at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool Picture date: January 28th, 2017. Pic Simon Bellis/Sportimage via PA Images

The Wolverhampton Wanderers Bench explodes as the final whistle is blown during the English FA Cup fourth round match at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool. Wolves ran out 2-1 winners, despite being as high as 10/1 to win the match.

Sutton was up with Leeds on Sunday

Sutton United fans players celebrate at full time in the dressing room

Sutton United players celebrate their  1-0 win over Leeds United to take them to the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time int he club’s history.

Tennis: Australian Open

Fed keeps his head to land 18th Grand Slam

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates his win in the Mens Singles Final against Rafael Nadal of Spain on day fourteen of the Australian Open, in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday Jan. 29, 2017. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

Roger Federer lifts the Australian Open Men’s Single trophy after beating Rafael Nadal 3-2 at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.

Sister Sister in the Women’s Final

Serena Williams of the U.S. competes during the women's singles final match against her sister Venus Williams at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 28, 2017. Serena Williams won 2-0. Photo by Corinne Dubreuil/ABACAPRESS.COM

Venus Williams congratulates her younger sister Serena after the latter beat her in straight sets to land yet another Australian Open Women’s Single title.

Horse Racing: Cheltenham

No silver lining in the Clouds

Many Clouds ridden by Leighton Aspell (left) wins the BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase ahead of Thistlecrack ridden by Tom Scudamore during Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Many Clouds, ridden by Leighton Aspell (left), wins the BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase ahead of Thistlecrack at Cheltenham on Saturday. Unfortunately, Oliver Sherwood’s Gold Cup winning superstar passed away shortly after the race.

Boxing

Frampton eyes second rematch with Cruz

Leo Santa Cruz hits Carl Frampton, of Northern Ireland, during their featherweight title boxing match, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Carl Frampton, of Northern Ireland, is caught flush in the face during his featherweight title boxing match with Leo Santa Cruz which the latter won on points. Another rematch, to reportedly take place in Belfast, is already in the pipeline.

Cricket

Scorchers turn up the heat in BBL

The Scorchers celebrate after winning the BBL T20 Grand Final match between the Perth Scorchers and the Sydney Sixers at the WACA in Perth, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. (AAP Image/Richard Wainwright)

The Scorchers celebrate after winning the BBL T20 Grand Final match 144-141 at the WACA in Perth on Saturday.

So a brilliant weekend has come and gone, can this weekend live up to it? Find out next Monday!