The Weekend’s Sport At A Glance

Football, Rugby, Cricket, Tennis and Formula One. Something for everyone in this weekend’s sporting round-up.

  1. Football: England beat Scotland comfortably to retain top spot in Group F, as Southgate looks set to get the job permanently.

Goals from Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Gary Cahill saw England collect all three points at Wembley.

Interim Manager Gareth Southgate has strengthened his case for the full-time job, picking up seven points from his three matches.

His final match, a friendly against Spain on Tuesday is unlikely to have any bearing on him being appointed.

Both England and Scotland are awaiting sanctions from FIFA, after they decided to wear black armbands with poppies on, despite the governing body saying it is a political symbol and therefore not allowed to be on the shirts.

The result mounts pressure on Scotland boss Gordon Strachan, whose side sits 5th in Group F, six points behind England.

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England 3-0 Scotland. Photo: @LiamHyland_

 

  1. Elsewhere in World Cup Qualifying:

Northern Ireland move up to second in Group C with a 4-0 win against Azerbaijan at Windsor Park.

Kyle Lafferty and Gareth McAuley secured a half time lead, with Conor McLaughlin and Chris Brunt sealing the win in the second half. They face Croatia in a friendly on Tuesday night.

The Republic of Ireland claimed all three points in Vienna, beating Austria 1-0 thanks to a second half strike from man-of-the-match James McClean.

Martin O’Neill’s side go top of Group D and face Wales in their next qualifying match in March.

Wales were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Serbia.

Gareth Bale’s first half strike was cancelled out by a late equalizer from Newcastle United’s Mitrovic.

The result means the Welsh sit third – two points behind Serbia, four behind the Republic of Ireland.

 

  1. Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton wins Brazilian Grand Prix, and can still win his fourth world title.

Hamilton lead from start to finish to win his first grand prix in Interlagos, in a race that was plagued with safety cars due to very heavy rain.

The 31-year-old is looking for his third successive title but currently sits 12 points behind teammate Nico Rosberg with one race left (Abu Dhabi 27th November).

 

  1. Rugby Union: England beat South Africa for the first time in 12 attempts.

England’s successful year continued after they recorded a 37-21 win at Twickenham against the Springboks, a side they haven’t beaten since November 2006.

The win extends their perfect record under Coach Eddie Jones to ten matches.

 

  1. Tennis: Andy Murray will be looking to end this year with even more success.
    The newly-crowned world number one faces Croatia’s Marin Cilic in Group A of the ATP World Tour Finals in London this afternoon.

 

  1. Cricket: England draw the first Test with India in Rajkot.
    The tourists pressed hard on the final day but India held on.
    The second test begins on Thursday in Visakhapatnam.

 

 

 

 

 

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