The Week in Sport (18-24 Apr)

It’s that time of the week again to bring you a recap of The Week in Sport with highlights from the past seven days including Man United setting up an FA Cup final with Crystal Palace, while Dublin made it four league titles in a row.

Football

In the weekend’s Premier League action, Leicester got back to winning ways with a 4-0 thumping of Swansea, while Newcastle came from two-down to earn a 2-2 draw at Liverpool. More week 35 results here.

In midweek Premier League action, Liverpool thrashed Everton 4-0 in the Merseyside derby, while Man United boosted hopes of a top four finish with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Anthony Martial's late winner sent Man United into the FA Cup final image: scoopnest.com

Anthony Martial’s late winner sent Man United into the FA Cup final
image: scoopnest.com

Anthony Martial’s late winner put Man United into their first FA Cup final in nine years after a 2-1 win over Everton and will meet Crystal Palace in the final on 21 May after Connor Wickham gave the Eagles a 2-1 win over Watford.

In La Liga, Barcelona got back to winning ways with an 8-0 thrashing of Deportivo followed up by a 6-0 win over Sporting Gijon, while Real Madrid came from 2-0 down to beat Rayo Vallecano 3-2.

Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez has won the PFA Player’s Player of the season, while Tottenham’s Dele Alii won the best young player of the year at a ceremony on Sunday night.

In other news, Liverpool have dropped defender Mamadou Sakho from their squad after the Frenchman failed a drugs test, while Celtic manager Ronny Deila has announced that he will leave the Scottish champions at the end of the season.

Athletics

Eliud Kipchoge broke the course record as the Kenyan retained the London Marathon men’s title, while compatriot Jemima Sumgong recovered from a fall to win the women’s race.

UFC

Demetrious Johnson continued his dominance in UFC as the 29-year-old beat the previously undefeated Henry Cejudo to retain the Flyweight Championship at UFC 197 in Las Vegas. More UFC 197 results here.

Conor McGregor claims he will face Nate Diaz at UFC 200 after an eventful week saw the Dubliner deny “retirement” rumours, which led to UFC president Dana White originally pulling McGregor out of the July event. Read the full story here.

Conor McGregor's retirement rumours was all just a publicity stunt image: earnthenecklace.com

Conor McGregor’s retirement rumours was all just a publicity stunt
image: earnthenecklace.com

Tennis

Rafael Nadal followed up his Monte Carlo success by defeating Japan’s Kei Nishikori to win the Barcelona Open as a  6-4 7-5 victory saw the Spaniard equal Guillermo Vilas’ record of 49 clay-court titles.

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