Leaders Manchester City drew 1-1 at Burnley and saw their lead cut to 13 points. Manchester United remain in second after a 2-0 win against Huddersfield at Old Trafford. Liverpool hosted Tottenham and a fantastic game ended 2-2 with Harry Kane both missing and scoring a penalty, his 100th Premier League goal. New-look Arsenal thrashed Everton 5-1 with new £60-million signing Aubameyang on the scoresheet. It’s very tight at the other end with West Brom, Huddersfield and Stoke making up the bottom three, with seven points separating the bottom half of the table.
Big match of the weekend saw leaders Wolves beating promotion-chasing Sheffield United 3-0 at Molyneux. Derby and Aston Villa are second and third after home wins and Cardiff, Fulham and Bristol City make up the play-off places.
Scottish Premier League
Leaders Celtic lost for only the second time this season 1-0 at Kilmarnock and saw their lead cut to 8 points as Aberdeen beat Hamilton 3-0. Rangers stay third despite a 3-1 home loss to Hibernian.
The RBS Six Nations got underway this weekend with champions England playing Italy in Rome. England got off to a great start by running in seven tries in a 46-15 win against the whipping boys still of the competition. England’s next game will be much tougher at Twickenham against Wales who thrashed Scotland 34-7 in Cardiff with a very impressive display. The closest finish was in Paris where a last-minute drop goal from Johnny Sexton gave Ireland a fabulous 15-13 victory. Next up for Ireland is a home game with Italy.
Davis Cup Tennis
Great Britain were always going to be up against the odds without Andy Murray and Kyle Edmund when taking on Spain in Marbella on the clay. After the first-day singles, it was 1-1 with a fantastic performance from Cameron Norrie who beat Roberto Bautista-Agut in a five-set thriller. However, Spain wrapped up the tie 3-1 with victory in the doubles and Albert Ramos-Vinolas beating Norrie in 4 sets in the third singles match.
Britain now face a play-off in September to remain in the World Group in 2019, but will surely have a fit again Andy Murray back in the team.
The final of the prestigious German Masters tournament was between two former World Champions in Berlin. A one-sided match was won by 42-year-old Welshman Mark Williams 9-1 over Graeme Dott of Scotland. It is the third ranking title of the season for in form Williams, who now must be one of the favourites for the World Championship in Sheffield in April.
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