Twitter reacts to England v Scotland, Eddie Jones’ Red Rose and McGregor dual-belt history
Twitter reacts to weekend’s sporting action
It has been another thrilling weekend of sporting action, featuring World Cup qualifiers, rugby Autumn Internationals, a historic night in UFC and The Open meeting at Cheltenham.
So, read on to see the best Twitter reaction to the sporting events Coral have picked out just for you…
World Cup qualifiers
England 3-0 Scotland
Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions maintained their unbeaten start to World Cup qualifying over Scotland with a 3-0 triumph. England are yet to concede a goal in qualifying and the nation’s number one Joe Hart seemed to have brought some Torino fans with him on the journey from Turin…
— Asif Burhan (@AsifBurhan) November 11, 2016
Despite the drubbing Gordon Strachan’s side played admirably, besides Scotland has other sports to enjoy…
We're a tennis nation anyway. #engsco
— Angry Salmond (@AngrySalmond) November 11, 2016
Before the game the Tartan Army poked fun at the Three Lions’ embarrassing Euro 2016 exit at the hands of Iceland with a fitting tribute…
— Transfer Site (@TransferSite) November 11, 2016
Northern Ireland 4-0 Azerbaijan
Northern Ireland replaced Azerbaijan in second place in Group C thanks to an impressive display featuring goals from Kyle Lafferty, Gareth McAuley, Conor McLaughlin and Chris Brunt at Windsor Park.
Gareth McAuley has now scored as many goals for Northern Ireland as George Best (nine) – you won't beat that for a stat all weekend #wba
— Derek Bish (@DerekBish_star) November 11, 2016
And, even in as the rain drenched supporters, Will Grigg’s fire was kept very much alight…
Will Griggs comes off the bench for Northern Ireland last night and gets a great reception pic.twitter.com/zNsp8baRGl
— Football Away Days (@footyawayday) November 12, 2016
Wales 1-1 Serbia
Chris Coleman’s Euro 2016 heroes were held for a disappointing draw against Serbia this weekend, seeing them sit third in their qualification group. Gareth Bale’s opener was cancelled out late on by Newcastle United forntman Aleksandar Mitrovic.
— Sky Football ⚽️ (@SkyFootball) November 12, 2016
Austria 0-1 Republic of Ireland
Martin O’Neill’s outfit cemented his nation’s place as group front-runners after a brilliant away win against Austria. The Republic of Ireland now sit top of Group D. James McClean netted his country’s winner and has scored three times in two matches for the Boys in Green.
The Republic of Ireland have beaten Austria for the first time since 1963.
Massive result. pic.twitter.com/1IsV1v96zQ
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 12, 2016
Rugby Autumn Internationals
England 37-21 South Africa
Eddie Jones ended England’s decade-long wait for a win over the Rainbow Nation with an impressive display, stretching the Tasmanian coach’s record to 10 games unbeaten.
FULL TIME ????????????
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) November 12, 2016
Just over 12 months ago, England were booted out their own World Cup at the pool stage – what difference a year makes!
Scotland 22-23 Australia
In a cruel repeat of the the infamous World Cup quarter-final last year, Scotland lost out by just a point at Murrayfield. After leading for the majority of the game, Bernard Foley’s boot hammered the final nail into Vern Cotter’s side just as it did over a year ago.
Loved every minute of my first game at Murrayfield, the atmosphere was incredible. Heartbreaking… https://t.co/F2jh1GSNNQ
— Huw Jones (@HRFJones) November 13, 2016
Despite the loss, Scotland’s young stars shone, with Huw Jones scoring two tries on his first international start.
McGregor ousts Alvarez to make history
Irish UFC fighter Conor McGregor made history this weekend by becoming the first fighter to hold two-weight belts simultaneously with a second-round TKO of Eddie Alvarez at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
The champ champ pic.twitter.com/iprUKL0Ldx
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 13, 2016
Despite his historic feat, Tyson Fury still offered some advice…
— TysonlukefuryakaGK (@Tyson_Fury) November 13, 2016
The Open meeting at Cheltenham
The final day of The Open meeting at Cheltenham was tinged with sadness for trainer Nicky Henderson, who not only retired dual Queen Mother Champion Chase winner Sprinter Sacre, but lost Simonsig to a broken leg in the Shloer Chase.
9 Grade 1 victories
3 Cheltenham Festival triumphs
£1.15m in prize money
Horse of a lifetime.
Happy retirement, Sprinter Sacre! pic.twitter.com/VriG78I57V
— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) November 13, 2016
Meanwhile, tributes pour in for Simonsig…
Horrible injury for Simonsig . Barry Geraghty swiftly on scene . Partners to the end. So very sad
— Richard Hoiles (@RichardHoiles) November 13, 2016
Nicky Henderson a whirl of emotions as he pays tribute to Simonsig. "It's not fair" he says. Never had grey better. pic.twitter.com/1Pufi1Kvu6
— Racing UK (@Racing_UK) November 13, 2016
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