The Week in Sport (28 Mar – 3 Apr)

It’s time for another round-up of The Week in Sport with highlights from the pat week seeing Leinster leapfrog Connacht to the top of the Pro12 table, while Leicester moved seven points clear in the Premier League.

Football

In Premier League action, Leicester moved seven points clear at the top of the table with a 1-0 win over Southampton after Tottenham were held to a 1-1 draw at Liverpool. Read more week 32 results here.

Wes Morgan's first goal of the season saw Leicetse rbeat Southampton image: fottball365.com

Wes Morgan’s first goal of the season saw Leicester beat Southampton
image: fottball365.com

In international friendly action, Netherlands came from behind to beat England 2-1, Ireland and Slovakia played out a 2-2 draw and Scotland bagged a 1-0 win over Denmark.

Northern Ireland set a new record of 10 games unbeaten as they defeated Slovenia 1-0, while a depleted Wales side fell to a 2-0 defeat in Ukraine.

Barcelona’s 40 game unbeaten run came to an end as Cristiano Ronaldo hit a late winner to give 10-man Real Madrid a 2-1 win at the Nou Camp in a fiery El Clasico.

Remi Garde has left his role as Aston Villa manager after just four months with the Premier League’s basement club, while Gary Neville was sacked as Valencia manager also after just four months in charge.

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland had been ruled out of Euro 2016 after fracturing his ankle in England’s 3-2 win at Germany, while Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot could also be out of action for six months with a knee injury.

Horse Racing

Rogue Angel led from start to finish as the Mouse Morris-trained eight-year-old claimed victory in the BolyeSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.

Top Gamble ran out a comprehensive winner of the Normans Grove Chase, as Kerry Lee claimed her second victory of the Easter Festival at Fairyhouse.

Jim Herman won the Houston Open by one-shot image: golflink.co.au

Jim Herman won the Houston Open by one-shot
image: golflink.co.au

Golf

Jim Herman booked his spot at next week’s US Masters with his maiden PGA Tour title as the 38-year-old carded a four under par 68  to hold off the challenge of Henrik Stenson to win the Houston Open.

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