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Twitter reacts to Ireland’s historic NZ win, Pacquiao returning success and north London derby

| 07.11.2016

Twitter reacts to weekend of sport

It was another enthralling weekend of sport, with plenty of drama occurring from the boxing, football action in the Premier League and rugby union history was made in the clash between Ireland and New Zealand.

The pick of the top-flight fixtures took place at the Emirates, as Arsenal and Tottenham collided in the season’s first north London derby, while Manny Pacquiao returned to the ring and Ireland secured a monumental feat in America.

So read on to see the best of the online reaction on Twitter over the course of the weekend…

Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham

There was big pre-match news ahead of the north London derby tussle as Harry Kane returned to the Spurs side but Dele Alli was ruled out…

In what was an uneventful first-half, Kevin Wimmer opened the scoring for Arsenal with an own-goal…

It was the returning Kane that ultimately got Tottenham back in the game and secured a derby day point from the penalty spot…

An interesting stat from a dreary 1-1 result in the capital…

Ireland incredibly overcome All Blacks

Ireland secured a historic feat in Chicago as they earned their first win over New Zealand in 111 years, with a late Robbie Henshaw try cementing a 40-29 victory.

This was the moment that the Irish clinched an amazing win at Soldier Field…

There was one New Zealander that was happy…

Don’t worry Ireland, it wasn’t a dream…

There were sure to be a few sore heads on Sunday…

Truly a record-breaking weekend…

Mayweather watches as Pacquiao earns return win

After a very short-lived retirement from boxing, legendary eight-division world champion Pacquiao returned to the ring in Las Vegas to clinch the WBO welterweight crown from Vargas, via a unanimous decision.

The Filipino fighter also made some history…

The focus will now be on who is next for ‘Pacman’, with Kell Brook having outlined intentions of a bout…

Although, Floyd Mayweather was in attendance. Could the pair meet again for a rematch?


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Lee Gormley

Lee joined the Coral team in 2014 after studying at Leeds Trinity University, having moved across the water from Ireland, and has plenty of industry experience from his time with various news outlets in both England and Northern Ireland. After graduating with a BA Honours degree in Sports Journalism, he has since become an important member of the talented sports desk, passionately covering boxing, football and snooker, among many other sports. Lee is also a massive Manchester United and Republic of Ireland fan, but curbs any bias during his work, and outside of his job can be found regularly taking part in sport himself, such as boxing, GAA and football.