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Weekend in pictures: Allardyce’s England leave it late, Quiet Reflection storms to success

| 06.09.2016

Lee Gormley | September 5, 2016

Weekend in pictures

It was yet another exciting weekend of sport, with Sam Allardyce taking charge of his first England game against Slovakia, while there was plenty more action from 2018 World Cup qualifying and US Open tennis continuing.

So, relive the best of the action with Coral’s latest weekend in pictures…


The international break has taken centre stage in the footballing world and some the Home Nations, including England, were in action over the weekend…

Late Lallana goal gives Allardyce winning start

Slovakia v England - 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying - Group F - City Arena

Liverpool’s Adam Lallana netted after 95 minutes to hand England a 1-0 victory over Slovakia in their opening World Cup qualifying clash, with his first-ever senior goal for his country to give Allardyce a winning start to his international managerial career.

Snodgrass strikes Scotland hat-trick in Malta thrashing

Malta v Scotland - 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying - Group F - Ta'Qali National Stadium

Hull City midfielder Robert Snodgrass hit a hat-trick for Scotland to help his nation earn a comfortable 5-1 success over minnows Malta in their qualifying opener. Chris Martin and Steven Fletcher were also on target in the rout.

Northern Ireland hold Czech Republic on road

Czech Republic v Northern Ireland - 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying - Group C - Generali Arena

After a gallant run during Euro 2016 this past summer, Michael O’Neill’s Northern Ireland began their World Cup qualifying campaign with a draw, as they earned a point by holding Czech Republic on their travels.

Horse racing

There was racing action with the Haydock Sprint Cup taking centre stage over the weekend, where Quiet Reflection boosted his reputation further…

Quiet Reflection roars to Sprint Cup success


Quiet Reflection proved herself one of the best sprinters in training when storming to an impressive 1 3/4 length success in the Group 1 Sprint Cup at Haydock.

The Ontoawinner-owned filly travelled powerfully throughout in the hands of a confident Dougie Costello before quickening clear to win with real authority. The next target for the Karl Burke trained three-year-old is Qipco British Champions Sprint at Ascot on Saturday, October 15th.


Andy Murray was in action in the US Open, as the Scot hunts down another Grand Slam title…

Murray downs Lorenzi in four sets

US Open - Andy Murray

World number two Murray overcame Italian veteran Paolo Lorenzi with a 7-6, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 victory to secure his place in the last 16 of the US Open, setting up a clash with Grigor Dimitrov.


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



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.