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Twitter reacts to Ryder Cup, Arc de Triomphe, Premier League and Cleverly success

| 03.10.2016

Lee Gormley and Jamie Clark, | October 2, 2016

Twitter reacts to weekend’s sporting action

There was plenty of sporting action taking place over the weekend, with the Ryder Cup, Manchester United having been held by Stoke City during a dramatic Premier League matchweek seven, while Nathan Cleverly enjoyed success on his trip to Germany and top-class horse racing in England, France and Ireland.

In light of the thrills and spills across the sporting world, Coral outline the best twitter reaction online to the drama that recently unfolded…

2016 Ryder Cup

After two days of Ryder Cup action, pro golfer Edoardo Molinari felt Europe could overturn a 9.5-6.5 deficit on hosts the USA at Hazeltine National:

The tension was too much some fans:

BBC Sport and Breakfast presenter Dan Walker had one or two observations to make about the heckling of Rory McIlroy:

Can you spot the Ryder Cup ball? A souvenir for one visitor to Hazeltine:

Steve Palmer, the Racing Post’s golf expert, exclusively live tweeted for Coral during the final day of Ryder Cup, and the leading Americans were dealt a blow:

Horse racing

Alice Springs to Sun Chariot success for jockey Moore

Ryan Moore piloted Alice Springs to Group 1 success at Newmarket with a 3/4 of a length victory in the Sun Chariot Stakes.

As the official British Champions Day account hints, can she now follow up and win the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot?

The Racing Post, meanwhile, shows that thoroughbred bloodlines remain topical ahead of Tattersalls latest sales:

It’s a long way to Tipperary

Jet Setting powered to Group 3 success in the Concorde Stakes at Tipperary on a mixed card, but Adrian Keatley’s filly has won at Group 1 level…

Might she be put out to stud?

Aidan O’Brien does a 1-2-3 in Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Leading Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien delivered a historic 1-2-3 in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly. Found won:

Nice one Mark, while Kaitlin couldn’t contain her joy:

Highland Reel and Order Of St George completed the frame with Galileo siring all three:


Cleverly dethrones Braehmer in Germany

Welshman Cleverly became a world champion for the second time in his career as he overcame Juergen Braehmer in Germany to clinch the WBA light-heavyweight title, with the home fighter having failed to carry on into the seventh round through injury. ..

Cleverly had previously held the WBO strap but lost it to dominant unified champion Sergey Kovalev back in 2013, with his performance in Germany showing he is now back to his best…

The new champion, along with many involved in boxing, also paid tribute to Mike Towell, who tragically passed away following his recent fight…


Allen strike secures Stoke draw at Man Utd

Joe Allen struck late at Old Trafford to earn Stoke City a draw with Jose Mourinho’s Man Utd, after Anthony Martial had came off the bench to open proceedings with a sensational effort…

Former Liverpool midfielder Allen enjoyed a great afternoon in Manchester…

Allen was awarded Man of the Match and now has more goals than Pogba this season…

Man City v Spurs

Pep Guardiola’s Man City had been held by Celtic in midweek and they started off poorly against Spurs, with Aleksander Kolarov netting a comical own-goal to open the scoring:

It seems the Hoops may have rattled the Sky Blues after all…

It was Dele Alli that added a second before half-time, rounding off a great team move:

Spurs were given the chance to make it 3-0 from the penalty spot, but Erik Lamela saw his effort saved by Claudio Bravo:


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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.