The Week in Sport (25 Apr – 1 May)

It is time for another round of The Week in Sport with action from the past seven days including Leicester having to wait a little longer to be crowned Premier League champions, while Nico Rosberg continued his perfect start to the Formula One season.

Football

Leicester must wait to be crowned Premier League champions after being held to a 1-1 draw at Man United, while Newcastle moved out of the relegation zone with victory over Crystal Palace. More week 36 action here.

Leicester could secure the title on Monday should Spurs fail to beat Chelsea image: nigerianeye.com

Leicester will be crowned champions on Monday should Spurs fail to beat Chelsea
image: nigerianeye.com

In Champions League action, Man City and Real Madrid still have it all to play in the second leg for after a bore 0-0 draw, while Sual Niguez’s solo effort gave Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win over Bayern Munich. Read more about all the action here.

In Europa league action, holders Sevilla fought back to earn a 2-2 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk, while an injury time goal from Adrian gave Villarreal a 1-0 lead over Liverpool.

Juventus have won a fifth successive Serie A after Napoli fell to a 1-0 defeat by Roma, but Bayern Munich will have to wait to seal the Bundesliga title after a 1-1 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach.

In La liga, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid remain locked on 85 points at the top of the table after wins over Real Betis and Rayo Vallecano respectively, while Real Madrid sit just a point behind after a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad.

A jury inquest has concluded that the 96 Liverpool fans who died in the Hillsborough disaster were unlawfully killed, while in other Liverpool news, Mamadou Sakho has been suspended for 30-days by UEFA after the Frenchman failed a drugs test.

Horse Racing

Among the highlights from the Punchestown festival, Carlingford Lough powered home to victory in the Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup, while Douvan rounded off his spectacular season with another faultless display in the Ryanair Novice Chase.

9-1 shot God’s Own beat Willie Mullins’ Vautour in a thrilling climax to the Boylesports Champion Chase, while Vroum Vroum Mag held off the challenge of Identity Thief to win the Betdaq Punchestown Champion Hurdle at the Dublin racecourse.

Leinster fell to third place in the Pro12 table after a heavy defeat to Ulster image: irishtimes.com

Leinster fell to third place in the Pro12 table after a heavy defeat to Ulster
image: irishtimes.com

Rugby

Connacht secured  maiden Pro12 semi-final place despite falling to a narrow 22-21 defeat to Treviso with Jayden Hayward’s dramatic last-minute penalty earning victory for the French side.

Francis Saili’s 76th-minute try handed Munster a vital 27-19 bonus-point win against Edinburgh to boost their hopes of Champions Cup qualification, while Ruan Pienaar inspired Ulster to a 30-6 demolition of Leinster.

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