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Weekend in pictures: Scottish Grand National, Foxes falter in title race, Bingham exits Crucible

| 18.04.2016

Lee Gormley | April 18, 2016

Weekend in pictures

Another epic weekend of sport has come and gone, as Aston Villa were relegated from the Premier League, Leicester City hit a blip in their title hunt, Vicente won the Scottish Grand National and Josh Warrington starred in Leeds.

Following the sporting action, here is Coral’s latest weekend in pictures to relive the drama. Enjoy…

Rosberg reigns supreme in Chinese GP

China F1 GP Auto Racing

Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg secured another victory by claiming the Chinese Grand Prix, while Sebastian Vettel finished second and Daniil Kvyat ended in third, with defending Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton climbing to seventh after starting back of the grid.

Unconvincing Man Utd relegate Villa

Manchester United v Aston Villa - Barclays Premier League - Old Trafford

Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United rallied to an unconvincing 1-0 victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford to make the latter West Midlands club’s relegation official, with Marcus Rashford striking the decisive goal.

Clinical Aguero hits hat-trick past Blues

Britain Soccer Premier League

Manchester City boosted their chances of securing a top four position as Sergio Aguero hit a hat-trick to earn a comfortable 3-0 triumph over Chelsea.

Skelton earns maiden Scottish Champion Hurdle win

Ayr Races - Coral Scottish Grand National - Scottish Grand National Day

Ch’Tibello overcame a blunder at the final flight to gamely hold off the fast finishing Cloudy Dream and provide trainer Dan Skelton with a first winner of the Scottish Champion Hurdle in front of a sell-out crowd at Ayr.

Vicente claims Coral Scottish Grand National

Ayr Races - Coral Scottish Grand National - Scottish Grand National Day

Trainer Paul Nicholls saddled Vicente to win a thrilling Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr. The seven-year-old stayed on strongly to beat Alvarado by 2 3/4 lengths and the success saw Nicholls take a narrow lead over Irish handler Willie Mullins in his bid to retain the UK trainers title.

Warrington closes in on Selby showdown

Josh Warrington v Hisashi Amagasa - First Direct Arena

Josh Warrington edged closer to a showdown with rival and IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby after earning a unanimous decision victory over Japan’s Hisashi Amagasa, in what was an epic 12 rounds in front of his home crowd in Leeds.

Hyland halted by classy Russell Jr

Hyland Fortuna Boxing

Patrick Hyland’s attempts to become Ireland’s first featherweight world champion since Barry McGuigan were halted by a dominant Gary Russell Jr, as the American returned to the ring to impressively stop his opponent inside two rounds.

Rangers edge thrilling Old Firm on penalties

Rangers v Celtic - William Hill Scottish League Cup - Semi Final - Hampden Park

Top-flight leaders Celtic were overcome by Old Firm rivals Rangers on penalties during their thrilling Scottish FA Cup semi-final encounter at Hampden Park, following a 2-2 draw after extra-time. The Gers will now face Hibernian in the final after dispatching Ronny Deila’s Bhoys.

Vardy sees red as Foxes falter against Hammers

Britain Soccer Premier League

Leicester City hit a blip in their quest for Premier League glory as Jamie Vardy was dismissed for simulation during an eventual 2-2 draw against West Ham United at the King Power Stadium. The England striker opened proceedings before seeing red, but Leonardo Ulloa’s stoppage time penalty secured a point at home.

Bingham latest victim of Crucible curse

Betfred Snooker World Championship 2016 - Day One - Crucible Theatre

Reigning champion Stuart Bingham became the latest victim of the ‘Crucible curse’ as he was sent home from the 2016 World Snooker Championship by Ali Carter in their last 32 encounter. Meanwhile, other seeds Shaun Murphy and Stephen Maguire fell short to Anthony McGill and Alan McManus respectively.


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.