The Weekend That Was – 9th-10th April 2016

The Weekend That Was Saturday 9th April – Sunday 10th April 2016

Golf

Englishman Danny Willet Wins The Masters

Danny Willett fired a stunning 67 to capture the 80th Masters title by three shots after Jordan Spieth suffered an astonishing meltdown on another memorable Sunday at Augusta National.

Spieth appeared certain to become the fourth player in history to successfully defend his crown when he reeled off four consecutive birdies to cap an outward 32, but he dumped two balls into Rae’s Creek at the 12th an ran up a quadruple-bogey seven.

Spieth’s horror show threw the tournament wide open, and Willett took advantage as he completed a composed bogey-free round to earn the clubhouse lead on five under, and although Spieth hit back with birdies at 13 and 15 to get within two of the leader, he had left himself too much to do.

Willett held on to become England’s first Masters champion for 20 years! The first to conquer Augusta since Nick Faldo’s sensational come-from-behind win over Greg Norman when Faldo also fired a final-round 67.

Boxing

Anthony Joshua Wins The IBF World Heavyweight Title

Britain has a new boxing champion after Anthony Joshua was crowned the new IBF world heavyweight champion after knocking out Charles Martin in the second round of their bought!

Joshua, who won gold at the 2012 Olympic’s in London added a world title to his gold medal and British heavyweight title after stopping the American champion with another explosive early win at The O2.

Horse Racing

Rule The World Wins The Grand National

Rule The World broke his duck over fences in remarkable style by landing the Crabbie’s Grand National for Mouse Morris and David Mullins at Aintree on Saturday.

The Sulamani gelding was remarkably breaking his duck over fences at the 14th attempt under Mullins, the pair wrestling the race from David Bass and The Last Samuri on the long run in.

A Tactic Counsel team member backed the winner which made it event better!

Football

Premier League

Sunderland 0-2 Leictester City: The Foxes moved a step closer to winning the Premier League after beating Sunderland 2-0 at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.

Jamie Vardy’s second-half brace – the striker’s first league goals since February 14, seven matches ago – proved to be the difference between the two teams.

Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Manchester United: Tottenham responded to Leicester City’s victory over Sunderland with one of their own as they beat Manchester United 3-0 on Sunday to close the gap at the top to seven points.

Three goals in six minutes in the second half from Dele Alli (70),Toby Alderweireld (74) and Erik Lamela (76) stunned the Red Devils who stay four points behind Manchester City in the race for forth place.

Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth: Aston Villa have to wait yet another week longer for the inevitability of their relegation to be confirmed. Their ‘Premier League stay of execution’ came after suffering an 11th home defeat of the season with a 2-1 loss against Bournemouth.

The bottom-placed side who are 15 points adrift of safety with five games left would have been relegated had Norwich bettered their result at Crystal Palace, but the Canaries’ defeat means they must wait a little longer for the inevitable to be confirmed.

Scottish Football

Rangers Win The Scottish Cup!

Rangers supplemented their Scottish Championship success with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Peterhead in the Scottish Challenge Cup final at Hampden Park.

Ally Gilchrist’s own goal and a James Tavernier stunner gave the Glasgow side a two-goal advantage at the break and they coasted home in the second half as Andy Halliday’s late penalty and Kenny Miller’s strike sealed a comfortable win.

La Liga

Real Sociedad 1-0 Barcelona: Barcelona were stunned by Real Sociedad as 18-year-old Mikel Oyarzabal headed the only goal in a 1-0 victory to blow the La Liga title race wide open.

Luis Enrique’s side now lead Atletico Madrid by just three points after their win earlier in the day, with Real Madrid just a point further back.

Cycling

Mathew Hayman wins the Paris-Roubaix!

Australian Mathew Hayman beat Tom Boonen and Britain’s Ian Stannard in a sprint finish to win an enthralling edition of the Paris-Roubaix one-day cobbled classic on Sunday.

Hayman (Orica-GreenEdge) had formed part of the day’s initial breakaway but later managed to make it into a five-man leading group that contested the finale in the Roubaix Velodrome.

The 37-year-old opted to lead out the sprint and looked set to succumb to the charging Boonen (Etixx – Quick-Step), who was bidding for a record fifth win, but he held off the Belgian to triumph by the length of a bike and record only his second professional victory.

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