The Week in Sport (21-27 Sep)

It is time for another round-up of the Week in Sport and among this week’s highlights was Wales stunning hosts England at the Rugby World Cup and we have new leaders in the Premier League.

Football

Harry Kane broke his goalscoring drought as Tottenham inflicted a second straight league defeat on Man City as that allowed City’s rivals Man Utd move to the top of the table after they secured a 3-0 win over Sunderland. More results from week 7 here.

Man Utd sit on top of the table for the first time in over two years image: football365.com

Man Utd sit on top of the table for the first time in over two years
image: football365.com

in the Capital One Cup, Liverpool needed penalties to reach the fourth round after a 1-1 draw with League 2 side Carlisle, while Mathieu Flamini’s double helped Arsenal to a 2-1 win over rivals Tottenham.

Elsewhere, there were also comfortable wins for Man City, Man United and Chelsea. You can check out a full list of all the round three results at this link.

In La Liga, Barcelona’s unbeaten streak came to an abrupt end when Celta Vigo sent four past the Spanish champions in a 4-1 victory and in further bad news for Barca fans, Lionel Messi is set to miss 6-8 weeks of action after suffering a knee injury in a 2-1 win over Las Palmas.

Over in Germany, Robert Lewandowski scored five goals in nine minutes as Bayern Munich beat Wolfsburg 5-1 but it wasn’t all good for strikers this week with Chelsea’s Diego Costa being handed a three match ban after being charged with violent conduct in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Arsenal.

Rugby

The Rugby World Cup continued and among the highlights was Wales stunning England with a 28-25 win at Twickenham, while South Africa got back to winning ways after a shock defeat to Japan. Read all about it and all the other second round fixtures here.

Ireland made it two wins from two with a comfortable win over Romania image: rte.ie

Ireland made it two wins from two with a comfortable win over Romania
image: rte.ie

The third round of fixtures began on Sunday as Romania proved no match for Ireland as Joe Schmidt’s side ran out comfortable winners in a 44-10 victory in front of a record crowd at Wembley.

Scotland moved top of Pool B for the time being as they came from behind to secure a 39-16 win over USA, while Australia ran riot over Uruguay scoring 11 tries in a 65-3 victory in pool A.

In other rugby news, South Africa captain Jean de Villiers has announced his retirement after being ruled out of the rest of the World Cup with a fractured jaw.

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