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Weekend in pictures: Rashford derby delight, Rosberg wins Australian GP

| 21.03.2016

Lee Gormley | March 21, 2016

Weekend in pictures

Another weekend of compelling sport has passed us by but, before the dust settles, Coral invite you to relive the Premier League action, Rugby Six Nations performances and the Australian Grand Prix!

Firebird Flyer gives Tizzard something to cheer about

Betfred Midlands Grand National Day - Uttoxeter Races

Trainer Colin Tizzard landed a 16/1 winner in Firebird Flyer at the Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter, just a day after his horse Cue Card fell at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival Gold Cup in a good position. Tizzard had his own slice of luck this time around after Golden Chieftain failed to jump the final fence when three lengths clear.

England secure Grand Slam coup

Grand Slam For England After Victory Vs France - Rugby - Paris

England enjoyed Grand Slam success on Saturday as they prevailed after beating France at the Stade de France in Paris.

Leicester keep lead intact

Britain Soccer Premier League

Leicester City showed no nerves in their quest for Premier League history, as Claudio Ranieri’s table-toppers earned a narrow 1-0 win over Crystal Palace to keep their lead at five points, thanks to a strike from Riyad Mahrez.

Rosberg wins season-opening Australian Grand Prix

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Australian Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg pipped reigning Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and compatriot Sebastian Vettel to the opening circuit of the new 2016 season, securing victory in the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

Alonso escapes horrifying crash unscathed

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Australian Grand Prix

These were the only remains of former world champion Fernando Alonso’s Mercedes car after a horrifying crash during the Australian Grand Prix, with the Spaniard fortunately able to walk away from the scene safely.

Benitez’s boys battle to exciting Tyne-Wear draw

Newcastle Utd v Sunderland - Barclays Premier League - St James' Park Stadium

Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle United rallied to a 1-1 draw in a crucial Tyne-Wear derby battle with Sunderland, with Aleksandar Mitrovic heading in late to secure a share of the spoils after Jermain Defoe had opened proceedings.

Saints comeback stuns Liverpool

Southampton v Liverpool - Barclays Premier League - St Mary's Stadium

Liverpool looked to be heading towards a comfortable three points on Sunday, but a gallant fightback from Southampton saw Jurgen Klopp’s Reds suffer a shocking 3-2 defeat, having led 2-0 early on. Saints boss Ronald Koeman couldn’t contain his joy as he surged down the sideline to celebrate after Sadio Mane’s late winner.

Rashford earns Man Utd derby day delight

Manchester City v Manchester United - Barclays Premier League - Etihad Stadium

Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United massively boosted their chances of finishing in the top four thanks to Marcus Rashford’s derby-winning strike over Manchester City, with the Red Devils now only a point adrift of a Champions League position.


You’ll find previous editions of weekend in pictures in Coral’s extensive archives.



Lee Gormley

Lee joined the Coral team in 2014 after studying at Leeds Trinity University, having moved across the water from Ireland, and has plenty of industry experience from his time with various news outlets in both England and Northern Ireland. After graduating with a BA Honours degree in Sports Journalism, he has since become an important member of the talented sports desk, passionately covering boxing, football and snooker, among many other sports. Lee is also a massive Manchester United and Republic of Ireland fan, but curbs any bias during his work, and outside of his job can be found regularly taking part in sport himself, such as boxing, GAA and football.