The Week in Sport (23-29 Nov)

Monday’s on Balls and Brawls mean it is time for another recap of The Week in Sport, where the highlights over the past seven days include Tyson Fury’s triumph and Leicester’s Jamie Vardy breaking a Premier League record.

Football

Man City returned to the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win over Southampton with Leicester dropping into second spot after a 1-1 draw with Man United. More week 14 action here.

Jamie Vardy scored for the 11th game running as Leicester drew with Man Utd image; theguardian.com

Jamie Vardy scored for the 11th game running as Leicester drew with Man Utd
image; theguardian.com

Arsenal kept their Champions League last 16 hopes alive with a 3-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb, while Barcelona ran riot 6-1 over Roma to secure their place in the knockout’s.

It was a frustrating night for Man United as they were held by PSV Eindhoven, while Chelsea still have to wait to reach the knockouts despite a 4-0 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv. Read more about this weeK’s Champions League action here.

Liverpool qualified for the last 32 of the Europa League with a 2-1 win over Bordeuax, while Tottenham join them in the knockout stages after a 1-0 win over Azeri side Qarabag.More UEL results here.

In La Liga action, Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar all scored in Barcelona’s comfortable 4-0 win over Real Sociedad, while Real Madrid bounced back from their El Clasico defeat with a 2-0 win over Eibar.

Boxing

Tyson Fury is the new undisputed WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight Champion after the Englishman defeated Wladimir Klitschko by a unanimous points win in Dusseldorf.

Tyson Fury (r) became the new undisputed heavyweight champion image: irishexaminer.com

Tyson Fury (r) became the new undisputed heavyweight champion
image: irishexaminer.com

Rugby

Connacht remained top of the Pro12 table as they recorded their first win at Thomond Park since 1986 with a 18-12 win over Munster, while Sean Cronin scored the only try as Leinster edged out Ulster 8-3 in a defence minded game at the RDS.

Scarlets climbed into second place as they fended off a Zebre comeback to win 20-12, while Edinburgh proved too much for Newport Dragons to handle as the Scottish side recorded a 32-13 victory. More Pro 12 action here.

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