The Week in Sport (7-13 Mar)

It is time for a round-up of The Week in Sport and this week’s highlights saw Chelsea dumped out of the Champions League and the FA Cup, while England were crowned Six Nations champions.

Football

In FA Cup sixth round action, holders Arsenal were knocked out after Watford stunned the Gunners 2-0, a Romelu Lukaku doubled helped Everton dump out Chelsea, while Man United and West Ham head for a replay.More FA Cup six round results at this link.

Watford stunned Arsenal to head into the semi-finals of the FA Cup image: skysports.com

Watford stunned Arsenal to head into the semi-finals of the FA Cup
image: skysports.com

Due to the FA Cup there was a depleted Premier League card this past weekend as Man City’s title bid took another hit after a 0-0 draw at Norwich, while Spurs moved to within two points of the top with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa. More Premier League week 30 action here.

Chelsea’s Champions League campaign came to an end with a 2-1 home defeat to PSG, while Real Madrid book their spot in the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over Roma. Read more about all of this week’s UCL action here.

In Europa League action, goals from Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino gave Liverpool a 2-0 advantage over Man United, while Tottenham fell to a heavy 3-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund. More UEL results here

In La Liga, Barcelona smashed six past Getafe to make it 12 league wins on the bounce, while Real Madrid left it late to beat Las Palmas 2-1 for their third straight win.

In other news, Rafa Benitez has been unveiled as the new manager of Newcastle after Steve McClaren was given the boot by the Premier League strugglers, while Sunderland have signed former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue on a free transfer,

Rugby

England were crowned Six Nations Champions for the first in five years after Eddie Jones side held off a late Wales fightback to seal a narrow 25-21 victory at Twickeneham.

England have won the Six Nations with a game to spare image: brunchnews.com

England have won the Six Nations with a game to spare
image: brunchnews.com

The title was confirmed for the Three Lions after Scotland ended a decade of defeat by France as the Scots bagged a 29-18 victory over Les Bleus at Murrayfield.

Ireland finally picked up their first win to a disappointing Six Nations campaign as Joe Schmidt’s side sent nine tries past a poor Italy side as Ireland cruised to an emphatic 58-15 win.

In other news, Ulster have announced that 34-year-old out-half Ian Humphreys will retire at the end of the season.

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