Coral’s Christmas in pictures: Arsenal, Man Utd festive frights


Matt Haynes, Jamie Clark, Sam Barnard and
Holly Thackeray | December 28, 2015

What a wonderful Christmas we’ve all had here at Coral, and here are some of our 2015 memories across the festive football, horse racing, darts and cricket.

Tea For Two please

History was made at Kempton’s King George meeting, as Lizzie Kelly became the first female jockey to win a Grade One race in Britain on board Tea For Two in the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase.

Faugheen shows frightening burst in Christmas Hurdle

Willie Mullins star Faugheen left a small Christmas Hurdle field in his wake with a terrific home straight burst to justify his status as odds-on favourite both in this key Kempton race and for the Champion Hurdle at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival.

Douvan delivers

There was a quick-fire double for Mullins as, back in his native Ireland, Douvan underlined his credentials for the Arkle Challenge Trophy by taking the Racing Post Novices Chase on day one of Leopardstown’s winter festival.

Don Cossack fails to read Cue Card

King George VI Chase favourite Don Cossack fell, allowing Colin Tizzard gelding Cue Card to finally take the Kempton festive showpiece at the fourth attempt.

Vaniteux a Wayward Lad as Ar Mad wins Kempton clash

Ar Mad came back at firm Wayward Lad Novices’ Chase favourite Vaniteux in another Kempton surpirse, and both are now the same price to win next year’s Arkle.

Sprinter Sacre slips past Sire de Grugy

The Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton on Sunday proved another acid test for 2016 Cheltenham Festival runners, and Sire de Grugy’s blunder allowed Sprinter Sacre to continue his return to form. They jumped the above fence together.

Arnautovic and Bojan heap more misery on LVG

Marko Arnautovic and Bojan Krkic helped Stoke City to a 2-0 win over Manchester United at the Britannia Stadium, piling more pressure on under-fire Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal. The Dutchman’s future at Old Trafford is widely expected to be decided following their next match with Chelsea, while Stoke are on a surge.

Southampton storm Gunners

It was Southampton, who perhaps pulled off the shock of Boxing Day with a superb 4-0 win over Arsenal, who have looked sensational recently and are many people’s favourites to win the Premier League title, based on the next half of the season. Goals from Cuco Martina and Jose Fonte were sandwiched in between a Shane Long brace as Saints march on.

Broad battles through South Africa’s top order

Darts deja-vu as Barney beats Bunting


This may be our fantastic festive edition, but you can check out previous weekend in pictures articles in our archive.

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