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Weekend in pictures: lightning strikes twice for Leigh

| 13.06.2017

Snaps that capture the weekend results

An enthralling meeting of the Auld Enemy at Hampden was the major talking point for sports fans at the weekend, Scotland and England battling out a pulsating 2-2 finish. With England in complete control, Leigh Griffiths scored two goals in quick succession to turn the game on its head.

The Three Lions needed a stoppage-time equaliser from star striker Harry Kane to rescue a point, and spare their blushes in Glasgow. Both teams ended with a point, but football fans were the real winners at the full-time whistle.

Usain Bolt, Ryan Burnett and Bateel also captured the headlines over the course of the weekend. We flick through our favourite sporting images…..

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Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths waits years for his first international goal, and then two come along at once. The free-kick specialist struck two stunning goals on 87 and 90 minutes to send the Tartan Army into orbit, but England’s Harry Kane netted an injury-time equaliser.


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Unbeaten Belfast puncher Ryan Burnett kept hold of his pristine record. An exciting encounter with rival Lee Haskins saw the 25-year-old get the nod in a split decision points verdict, gifting him the IBF world bantamweight title. Haskins was down in the 6th and 11th rounds.


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2/1 SP favourite Bateel won the group three Pinnacle Stakes at Haydock on Saturday, edging out Dubka by 1 ½ lengths. The French raider had been waiting patiently for the right time to return to British racing, and connections got it spot on here.


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Usain Bolt paid an emotional farewell to home fans by winning over 100m in what will be his final race in Jamaica. The speedster plans to retire in August at the World Championships in London, and delighted a sell-out support, winning the ‘Salute a Legend’ race with plenty to spare.


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Rafael Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka in Paris to get his hands on a 10th French Open title, setting a new record in the process. The 31-year-old Spaniard was convincing from start to finish, strolling to a 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 result. That latest cheer made him the first player in the Open era to win a Grand Slam gong 10 times.




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