Lee Gormley | 24 October 2016
Weekend in pictures for October 22 and 23
There was plenty of thrilling sporting action to take place over the weekend, including matchweek nine of Premier League fixtures, in which Jose Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge with Manchester United. Fight night was also held in Birmingham, while there was racing drama from Cheltenham.
So, following the thrills and spills from around the sporting world, Coral look back over the best of the action in photo form with our latest weekend in pictures for October 22-23…
All eyes were on Stamford Bridge for the weekend’s big clash between Chelsea and Mourinho’s Man Utd, while there were plenty of other shock results in the top-flight and a tasty Old Firm derby in Scotland…
Champions Leicester ease past Palace
Champions Leicester City stretched their unbeaten home run to 20 games with a 3-1 success over Crystal Palace, as summer signing Ahmed Musa scored his first goal for the club, while Shinji Okazaki and Christian Fuchs struck in the second-half. Yohan Cabaye bagged a late consolation goal for Alan Pardew’s Eagles.
Arsenal held by battling Boro
Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side were frustrated by Middlesbrough in an eventual scoreless draw at the Emirates, with Aitor Karanka’s Northeast outfit having defended brilliantly to earn a point. The result was good enough to see the Gunners move into second position, though, behind only Man City on goal difference.
Spurs frustrated by Bournemouth
Tottenham were also involved in a 0-0 draw as they were held by Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth at Dean Court, in a clash in which Republic of Ireland international Harry Arter put in a man of the match display, while Jack Wilshere completed 90 minutes for the first time for more than two years.
Man City suffer Southampton stalemate
John Stones was the latest Manchester City player to suffer a defensive mishap, as Pep Guardiola’s men were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton. Nathan Redmond capitalised on a calamitous backpass from Stones in the first-half to open proceedings, before substitute Kelechi Iheanacho netted a vital equaliser.
Chelsea crush Red Devils on Mourinho return
Former Chelsea boss Mourinho endured a humiliating 4-0 defeat to his old club on his return to Stamford Bridge with Man Utd. The Portuguese coach saw his backline exposed after just 30 seconds by Pedro, while Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante rounded off a dominant performance in London for the Blues.
Celtic edge past Gers into Scottish League Cup final
A late strike from Moussa Dembele saw Celtic earn a 1-0 victory over bitter rivals Rangers in the latest Old Firm derby, as Brendan Rodgers’ Hoops edged into the Scottish League Cup final.
Birmingham was the host of the past weekend’s dramatic fight night, where local rivals Sam Eggington and Frankie Gavin went toe-to-toe…
Olympic medallist Ogogo stunned by Cunningham
Britain’s London 2012 Olympic Bronze medallist Anthony Ogogo suffered a huge career setback as he was forced to retire at the hands of Craig Cunningham. The bout was called to a halt in the eighth round as Ogogo’s trainer Tony Sims withdrew him, though no injury was clearly evident at the time.
Eggington stops gavin in battle for Birmingham bragging rights
Sam Eggington claimed the WBC International title and local Birmingham bragging rights with his eight-round stoppage success over Frankie Gavin on Saturday night. ‘The Savage’ put Gavin down twice and was involved in a sensational sixth round tear-up before the referee intervened in the eighth to hand Eggington his biggest career win to date.
Cheltenham and Aintree took centre stage during the weekend, with El Bandit and Third Intention prevailing respectively…
El Bandit begins Nicholls’ Friday hat-trick at Cheltenham
El Bandit (centre) started the Showcase meeting at Cheltenham off just right for trainer Paul Nicholls. The Ditcheat handler had two further winners on Friday with Marracudja and the impressive Cliffs Of Dover also victorious at Prestbury Park.
Sceau Royal gives King a Mastersons Holdings Hurdle hero
Sceau Royal from Alan King’s yard came through to land a competitive renewal of the Mastersons Holdings Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday as favourite Adrien Du Pont faded.
A Rivet-ing renewal of Racing Post Trophy
Aidan O’Brien will have to wait for a 23rd Group 1 success this year. His Yucatan (second) found William Haggas entrant Rivet (centre) too strong in the closing stages as Racing Post Trophy glory at Doncaster went to jockey Andrea Atzeni.
Tizzard’s Third Intention takes Old Roan
And so to Aintree on Sunday for the Grade 2 Old Roan Chase. Colin Tizzard’s Third Intention landed this 2m 4f contest at the Grand National venue with a 1 3/4 lengths victory over God’s Own.
Lewis hamilton secured another victory in USA to keep the pace with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the race for Formula 1 supremacy this season…
Hamilton lands 50th career win to close Rosberg gap
Britain’s Lewis Hamilton cut the gap between him and Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship leader Nico Rosberg to 26 points by claiming the 50th win of his career at the United States Grand Prix in Texas. The defending world champion now has the joint most victories on American soil with Michael Schumacher, with Rosberg having come in second place and Australian Daniel Ricciardo managed third position on the podium.
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