Weekend in pictures: Rashford derby delight, Rosberg wins Australian GP
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
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
England enjoyed Grand Slam success on Saturday as they prevailed after beating France at the Stade de France in Paris.
Leicester keep lead intact
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
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
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
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
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
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.