Jamie Clark, Sam Barnard and Robbie Purves | September 12, 2016
Another absorbing weekend of sport is behind us, but before we let it slip into the history books why not relive a memorable few days in image form?
Coral experts have got their heads together and rounded up the best action from the September 10-11 weekend in pictures:
The Old Firm and Manchester derbies, plus Liverpool playing in front a completed new Main Stand at Anfield for the first time against Premier League champions Leicester City were the standout games in football.
Bhoys gives Gers rude awakening with Dembele hat-trick
Moussa Dembele became the first Celtic player to hit a hat-trick in an Old Firm derby since Harry Hood in 1969. The French forward recorded a perfect trio, netting with his head, left and right. His historic feat was part of a 5-1 drubbing over Glasgow rivals Rangers, and gifts Brendan Rodgers’ side the momentum to push on with a Champions League bout with Barcelona on the horizon.
Mourinho 1-2 Guardiola as Man City win at Old Trafford
Firmino bags brace as Liverpool thump Foxes
Roberto Firmino struck twice as Liverpool christened the new main stand at Anfield with a handsome 4-1 win over the champions. Jurgen Klopp’s team are something to behold going forward.
The British and Irish St Leger races headlined cards at Doncaster and The Curragh, while Leopardstown also hosted more compelling elite flat action with the Irish Champion Stakes. All-conquering Aidan O’Brien saw his stable stars disappoint, though…
Harbour lays down the St Leger Law for Mongan
Harbour Law was the shock winner of the 2016 St Leger for Laura Mongan, profiting from odds-on favourite Idaho unseating his rider to score Classic glory by 3/4 of a length from Ventura Storm.
Minding and Harzand are Found wanting in Irish Champion Stakes by Almanzor
French horse Almanzor snuck under the radar to beat Aidan O’Brien duo Found and Minding in the Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown, while British and Irish derby winner Harzand was nowhere to be seen.
Wicklow with Brave performance under Dettori in Irish St Leger
It’s a rare enough thing to see a Cheltenham Festival winner go on to scoop a Classic on the flat, but that what Willie Mullins’ Wicklow Brave managed in the hands of Frankie Dettori, beating overwhelming odds-on 1/7 favourite Order Of St George by half a length in the Irish St Leger at The Curragh.
Boxing: Golovkin stops Brook in fifth in brutal bout
Middleweight kingpin Gennady Golovkin (now 36-0, 33 KOs) halted Kell Brook in the fifth round for his 23rd successive stoppage to retain his belts in what was a thrilling fight at London’s O2. The Yorkshireman made a great account of himself, as he was apparently up on points after the fourth round, but couldn’t handle the power and aggression of GGG, and broke his eye socket.
Tennis: US Open singles finals
The last Grand Slam of the annual tennis calendar came to a close at Flushing Meadows as the US Open women’s and men’s singles finals produced plenty of drama…
Kerber secures second Slam with Pliskova win
New WTA world number one Angelique Kerber rubber-stamped her new position at the top of the women’s tennis rankings with a second Grand Slam title of the season, beating Karolina Pliskova 6-3 4-6 6-4.
Wawrinka one away from Career Grand Slam after defeating Djokovic in four
Late-blooming Swiss player Stan Wawrinka just needs to win at Wimbledon now, and he’ll have the complete set of tennis majors after beating ATP world number one Novak Djokvoic 6-7 (1-7) 6-4 7-5 6-3 in the men’s singles final at Flushing Meadows.
You’ll find previous editions of weekend in pictures in the Coral news archives.