The Week in Sport (11-17 Jan)

Time for another round-up of The Week in Sport and among the highlights from the past seven days we saw plenty of goals in two batches of Premier League action, while Ronnie O’Sullivan cruised to a sixth Masters title.

Football

The weekend’s Premier League action saw John Terry rescue a late point for Chelsea in a 3-3 draw with Everton, while Wayne Rooney secured Man United a 1-0 win at Liverpool. More week 22 results here.

Wayne Rooney scored his first goal at Anfield since 2005 to seal victory for Man United image: bbc.com

Wayne Rooney scored his first goal at Anfield since 2005 to seal victory for Man United
image: bbc.com

There was also midweek Premier League action where Arsenal were denied victory at Liverpool thanks to a late Joe Allen goal, while Man United were also denied by a late goal in a 3-3 draw with Newcastle. More week 21 action here.

In La Liga action, Atletico Madrid remained top of the pile thanks to a 3-0 win over Las Palmas, while Barcelona cruised to a 6-0 win over Athletic Bilbao and it was also all to easy for Real Madrid who beat Sporting Gijon 5-1.

In transfer news, Newcastle splashed out £12m for Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, while QPR striker Charlie Austin moved to Southampton for £4m. More transfer deals here.

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have both been handed transfer bans for the next two transfer windows after being found guilty of breaching rules on the international transfer and registration of players aged under 18.

American Football

Aaron Rodgers scored a 41-yard Hail Mary touchdown but it was not enough for the Green Bay Packers as Arizona Cardinals edged to a 26-20 overtime victory to reach the NFC Championship final.

They will now face top seeds Carolina Panthers in the NFC final next weekend but the Panthers had to overcome a second-half fightback by Seattle Seahawks but hung on for a 31-24 victory to book their first NFC final since 2005.

Carolina Panthers held a 31-0 lead at half-time over Seattle Seahawks image: zimbio.com

Carolina Panthers held a 31-0 lead at half-time over Seattle Seahawks
image: zimbio.com

Denver Broncos overcame the challenge of Pittsburgh Steelers 23-16 and will face New England Patriots in next week’s AFC title clash as the Patriots saw off Kansas City Chiefs 27-20 to book a final AFC final berth.

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