The Week in Sport (19-25 Oct)

Time for another recap of The Week in Sport and this past week we learned who will contest the Rugby World Cup final as Lewis Hamilton won a third Formula One World Championship.

Football

The Manchester derby failed to live up to expectations as Man United and Man City played out a scoreless draw, as West Ham move up to third with a 2-1 win over Chelsea. More week ten results here.

Andy Caroll heads home the winner for West Ham over Chelsea image: skysports.com

Andy Carroll heads home the winner for West Ham over Chelsea
image: skysports.com

It was also a sixth straight defeat for Aston Villa which saw the dismissal of manager Tim Sherwood, after just eight months in charge at Villa Park.

Arsenal grabbed their first win of the Champions League campaign with a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich, while Man City left it late to beat Sevilla. Read all about this week’s UCL action here.

In Europa League action, Liverpool were held to a 1-1 home draw by Russian side Rubin Kazan, while Anderlecht came from behind to beat Tottenham 2-1. More results here.

In La Liga, Luis Suarez’s hat-trick saw Barcelona overcome Eibar 3-1, while Cristiano Ronaldo, Danilo and Marcelo all scored in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Celta Vigo.

Rugby

New Zealand kept their hopes of retaining the World Cup alive after the All-Blacks came back from trailing at half-time to book their place in the final with a narrow 20-18 win over South Africa.

Adam Ashley-Cooper led Australia on their way to the World Cup final with a hat-trick of tires as the Wallabies survived an Argentina fightback to come out 29-15 winners. Read more about both semi-finals here.

Beaudean Barrett's try helped New Zeland reach a second successive RWC final image: ibtimes.co.uk

Beaudean Barrett’s try helped New Zealand reach a second successive RWC final
image: ibtimes.co.uk

A late Steven Shingler condemned Munster to their first Pro12 defeat of the season as Scarlets edged to narrow 25-22 victory to move top of the table, while Connacht moved into second with a 21-16 victory over Ospreys.

There was also a victory for Ulster, who claimed their third win in five games with a 24-17 victory over Cardiff Blues, while Leinster secured a hard-fought 23-18 win over Glasgow.

Ireland’s Tommy Bowe could miss next year’s Six Nations after suffering knee ligament damage that could rule him out for six to nine months in last week’s RWC quarter-final defeat to Argentina.

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