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Weekend in pictures: FA Cup magic and England cricket lows

| 22.02.2016

Sam Barnard and Jamie Clark | February 21, 2016

After another captivating weekend of sport, Coral collect a handful of photos to help you relive the main moments or catch up on what you missed…

Cheltenham claims and Grand National Trial

Top-class horse racing from Ascot and Haydock, which shapes the Cheltenham Festival and Grand National meeting that represent the biggest betting events of the year, gave plenty of food for thought.

Vyta Du Roc proving a nifty novice chaser


Nicky Henderson horse Vyta Du Roc made it two wins out of three over the bigger fences when taking a competitive renewal of the Reynoldstown Novices’ Chase ahead of Minella Rocco, Le Mercurey, Drumacoo and Onenightinvienna.

Silviniaco Conti makes Ascot Chase comeback


Winning the Grade 1 Ascot Chase by an impressive 20 lengths saw Paul Nicholls star Silviniaco Conti make a timely return to form, after being pulled up on his previous appearance in the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.

Reve De Sivola rocks Rendlesham Hurdle


A first victory in five starts for Nick Williams’ Reve De Sivola in the Rendlesham Hurdle saw the French gelding edge out One Track Mind.

Bishops on Road to Grand National after Trial triumph

Kerry Lee’s Bishops Road took the feature race at Haydock, the Grand National Trial, scoring by nine lengths from race favourite Broadway Buffalo.


Here is Bishops Road jumping a fence alongside two-time Coral Welsh Grand National winner Mountainous, who was later pulled up at the Merseyside venue.

Sturm controversially regains WBA super-middleweight title

Boxing: Sturm vs Tschudinow

Felix Sturm gained a majority decision win in Germany on Saturday night, much to the bemusement of opponent Fedor Chudinov, to become WBA world champion for a fifth time, though the 37-year-old suggested he could now hang up his gloves.

FA Cup fifth round provides shocks and glorious moments

This year’s FA Cup has now reached the quarter-final stage after six more clubs exited the competition at the weekend, with just Shrewsbury Town and Manchester United to play on Monday evening.

Royals rule over Baggies

Reading v West Bromwich Albion - Emirates FA Cup - Fifth Round - The Madejski Stadium

Reading’s Paul McShane celebrates the goal that sparked a comeback on the way to beating West Bromwich Albion 3-1, in what was the shock of the round.

It’s the Payet show

Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United - Emirates FA Cup - Fifth Round - Ewood Park

France schemer Dimitri Payet was once again the star of the show for West Ham United, after scoring twice and being involved in the other goals in his club’s impressive 5-1 away win at Blackburn Rovers.

Man City kids no match for Chelsea

Chelsea v Manchester City - Emirates FA Cup - Fifth Round - Stamford Bridge

Manuel Pellegrini took a risk that didn’t pay off, after resting much of his first team for his side’s midweek Champions League match, as Manchester City were thrashed 5-1 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Luckless England lose again

South Africa England T20 Cricket

A two-match Twenty20 series with South Africa included missed stumpings, unlucky run-outs and crazy catches at the expense of England, who were outwitted by the likes of AB de Villiers, Kagiso Rabada and Hasim Amla on Sunday.

NRL teams whitewash hosting Super League outfits

Leeds Rhinos v North Queensland Cowboys - 2016 World Club Series - Headingley Stadium

North Queensland Cowboys made it 3-0 to Aussie teams as they beat Leeds Rhinos 38-4 to win the World Club Challenge final, after Sydney Roosters and Brisbane Broncos defeated St Helens and Wigan Warriors respectively in the series too.


Check out our other excellent previous weekend in pictures articles.



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.