Weekend in pictures: Spurs smash Man Utd, Joshua dethrones Martin, Grand National glory
Lee Gormley | April 11, 2016
Weekend in pictures
It was another enthralling weekend of sporting highs and lows across the globe, from joyful Leicester City’s massive step towards the Premier League title, to Manny Pacquiao’s impressive last hurrah against Timothy Bradley. Meanwhile, Ireland had five of the first six home in the 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National and Anthony Joshua reigned supreme in London.
Enjoy some of those glorious and heartbreaking scenes again with us below, as Coral present our picks of the best pictures this weekend!
Carroll’s Hammers treble tames Gunners
West Ham United’s Andy Carroll hit a hat-trick past Arsenal to end Arsene Wenger’s hopes of lifting the Premier League title this season, as the Hammers held their London rivals to a riveting 3-3 draw at Upton Park.
Morris and Mullins Rule the World in Grand National
Having trained the Irish Grand National winner, Rogue Angel, Mouse Morris came over to the Aintree more in hope than exception, but his Rule The World completed an unlikely double with the English equivalent and rival handler Willie Mullins’ nephew David did the steering.
Joshua becomes world heavyweight champion
Britain’s Anthony Joshua stopped Charles Martin inside two rounds to be crowned IBF heavyweight champion at a packed out O2 Arena in London on Saturday night, in what was only his 16th professional bout.
Pacquiao bows out in style over Bradley
Filipino fighting legend Manny Pacquiao put on a sublime display in his final fight against Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas, rallying to an emphatic unanimous decision success after two knockdowns of his American opponent, as he goes into retirement on a high note following their third meeting.
Ranieri’s Foxes edge closer to success
Claudio Ranieri was reduced to tears on the Stadium of Light pitch following his Leicester City side’s heroic 2-0 win over Sunderland, with a Jamie Vardy double putting the Foxes within touching distance of a historic title triumph.
Tottenham thrash hapless Red Devils
Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham kept the pace with Leicester as they sunk three goals within six minutes during the second-half to topple Man Utd at White Hart Lane, leaving the Red Devils’ top four ambitions hanging in the balance.
The hosts took the lead after 70 minutes through Dele Alli, with Toby Alderweireld heading in the second and Erik Lamela rounding off proceedings for a comfortable home win to see Spurs stay seven points behind Leicester in the Premier League title race.
Spieth collapse sees Willett win US Masters
Long-standing US Masters leader Jordon Spieth endured a dramatic final day collapse at Augusta which handed Sheffield’s Danny Willett the initiative, as the Yorkshireman incredible took home the green jacket with a three-shot major victory.
You’ll find previous editions of weekend in pictures in Coral’s extensive archives.