What a fantastic weekend it was for British sport with three World Champions crowned. Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton winning the F1 World Drivers Championship for the fourth time after a ninth place finish in the Mexican Grand Prix. Hamilton is the most successful British driver of all time surpassing the 3 titles won by Sir Jackie Stewart. In boxing, Anthony Joshua retained his WBA and IBF World Heavyweight titles by stopping Carlos Takam in the 10th round at a packed Principality Stadium in Cardiff. England’s youth footballers won their second World Cup this year. This time it was the Under 17 team, who beat Brazil in the semi final and after going 2-0 down in the final against Spain came back to win 5-2 in India. The future is looking very bright for the England national team after the Under 20 team also won the World Cup back in May.
In the Premier League, Manchester City won 3-2 at West Brom to continue at the top and have the best record of any team in Premier League history after 10 games. The big game at Old Trafford between 2nd and 3rd was decided by an Anthony Martial goal 10 minutes from time as Manchester United beat Spurs 1-0 in a drab affair. Chelsea remain fourth after a win at Bournemouth, who are in the bottom three with Everton and still rock bottom Crystal Palace.
In the Championship, it’s Sheffield United who are on top after an impressive 2-1 win at Leeds. Wolves drop to second after defeat at QPR and Cardiff third after a draw with Millwall.
In Scotland, Celtic were held at home 1-1 by Kilmarnock but remain a point ahead at the top of the SPL. Aberdeen, 2-1 winners over Ross County are in second place.
In golf, England’s Justin Rose came from an amazing eight shots behind to win the WGC Champions title in Shanghai after overnight leader Dustin Johnson capitulated on the final day. Rose shot a final round of 67 including eight birdies to win by 2 shots.
Rob Cross from Hastings, a professional player for just 8 months, reached the final of the European Darts Championships in Belgium, but was beaten in the final 11-7 by World no. 1 Michael Van Gerwen.
In Rugby Union, Saracens remain top of the Aviva Premiership after a 44-13 win over London Irish and Exeter are two points behind in second place with a 10-6 win at Sale Sharks.
The Rugby League World Cup got underway this weekend too, with England losing 18-4 to Australia in the opening game. Defeats also for Scotland, 50-4 against Tonga, and Wales losing 50-6 to Papua New Guinea. Only Ireland could manage a win for the home nations with a win over Italy. Surely things can only get better for the home nations in the tournament down under.
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