The Weekend’s Sport At A Glance

All the sporting news you need to know from the weekend, in one handy article.

  1. Football: Game of the Weekend: Swansea 5-4 Crystal Palace 

Pressure on Pardew as Palace Lose 9-goal Thriller 

Two Llorente goals in added time saw Swansea get their first three points since the opening day.

The sides, level at half time, scored seven goals between them in the second half.

The nature of this game summed up by BBC’s online commentator:

The loss is Palace’s sixth in succession and sees them sit 16th, only above the drop zone on goal difference. Alan Pardew is now bookies favourite to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job.

 

Elsewhere, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal keep their top four places after they all registered wins this weekend.

In Saturday’s late kick-off, Chelsea beat Spurs 2-1 at Stamford Bridge. Tottenham opened the scoring early-on through this cracker from Christian Eriksen.

Chelsea equalised through Pedro before Victor Moses bagged the winner in the second half. The Blues are now 27 games unbeaten at home to Spurs (W18 D9).

Liverpool beat Southampton 2-0, City won 2-1 away at Burnley whilst Arsenal defeated Bournemouth 3-1 at The Emirates.

 

  1. Hamilton misses out on third successive world title

The Formula 1 season came to a climax this weekend as Mercedes drivers, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, battled it out for the championship.

The Brit needed to win the race with Rosberg finishing lower than 3rd to claim the title.

He did, in fact, win the race in Brazil but the German finished second to win his first world title.

Hamilton defied his team’s instructions to speed up so competitors had more of a chance to pass Rosberg.

He’s rumoured to return to McLaren for next season.

 

  1. Father and Son duo reach last 32of Snooker tournament

Leeds-based father and son, Peter and Oliver Lines, are through to the last 32 of the UK Snooker Championship after knocking out the reigning champion and the world’s number three respectively.

Amateur player, Peter, 46, beat Neil Robertson whilst his son (21) defeated Judd Trump at the Barbican in York.

They are the first father-and-son pair to make the last 32 of a ranking event since Geoff and Neal Foulds in 1986.

 

  1. Victories for all the Home Nations in the Autumn Internationals

England beat Argentina at Twickenham 27-14 – They are now 13 games unbeaten, 12 under Coach Eddie Jones.

Ireland recorded a historic win over Australia – The 27-24 victory means they are the first European side to beat all three big southern hemisphere teams in a calendar year since 2003.

Scotland comfortably beat Georgia 43-16 scoring six tries in the process.

Wales defeated South Africa 27-13 – This is only their third ever win against the Springboks.

 

 

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