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Coral’s weekend in pictures: Neville factor sees Bats halt Barca

| 07.12.2015

Sam Barnard and Jamie Clark | December 7, 2015

Following another exciting weekend of sport, that saw shocks, magical moments and trophy triumphs, Coral provide another weekend in photos.

Arnautovic and Shaqiri shine as Stoke smash Man City

Britain Soccer Premier League

Be honest, you didn’t have a 2-0 Stoke City win down for BT Sport’s live Saturday lunchtime offering from the Premier League did you? Potters boss Mark Hughes managed to get one over his former club Manchester City thanks to an excellent understanding between brace-bagger Marko Arnautovic and supply-line Xherdan Shaqiri at a windswept Britannia Stadium.

Sire de Grugy regains Tingle Creek crown


Gary Moore gelding Sire de Grugy took full advantage of Simonsing pulling out of Sandown’s feature race – the Tingle Creek Chase – to repeat his 2013 victory, beating Special Tiara and favourite Vibrato Valtat.

Cherries come away Chelsea clash with win

Chelsea v AFC Bournemouth - Barclays Premier League - Stamford Bridge

Eddie Howe hailed Bournemouth’s victory at Stamford Bridge over reigning Premier League champions Chelsea (6/5 for a top six finish) as the biggest in the south coast club’s history. The gloom is really setting in for Blues boss Jose Mourinho, though.

Thunder from Down Under seals second UK Snooker success

Betway UK Snooker Championship - Day Twelve - York Barbican

Australian expat Neil Robertson romped to a 10-5 victory over Chinese cueman Liang Wenbo at York’s Barbican Centre to become a two-time UK Championship Snooker winner. Like Sire de Grugy above, the Thunder from Down Under regained a crown he last won in 2013.

Neville factor sees Bats halt Barca run

Spain Soccer La Liga

While it may be a bit early to be giving new Valencia boss credit, as he hadn’t even officially taken over at the time, he did watch from the stands as his brother Phil helped Los Che to a draw against La Liga leaders Barcelona, who were on a run of six top-flight wins.

Curry sets NBA alight once more

Warriors Nets Basketball

Winner of last season’s MVP award Steph Curry has really kicked on this campaign too, and helped defending NBA champions Golden State Warriors (2/1 favourites) to brilliant 114-98 victory over Brooklyn Nets, thus continuing their record 22-0 start.

Ridgewell’s Timbers claim MLS Cup

MLS Timbers Crew Soccer

Staying in the USA, Portland Timbers lifted their first ever MLS Cup at the weekend, after beating Columbus Crew 2-1 in the final with the help of former Birmingham City defender Liam Ridgewell.

Mahrez magic helps Leicester regain top spot

Swansea City v Leicester City - Barclays Premier League - Liberty Stadium

Leicester City have record-breaker Jamie Vardy much to thank for their remarkable rise to the top of the Premier League. But with the striker making a rare goalless appearance, it was Riyad Mahrez who made sure they still went away with three points by hitting a terrific hat-trick to down Swansea City 3-0.


Check out more from Coral sports news, as well as our other weekend in pictures pieces.



Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.