The Week in Sport (16-22 May)

Monday’s on Balls and Brawls means it is time for another round-up of The Week in Sport with the action from the past seven days including Man United first FA Cup glory in 12 years.

Football

Jesse Lingard’s 110th minute extra time volley sealed Man United’s first major silverware in three seasons as they came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 to win the FA Cup for the first time since 2004.

Man United won thier first silverware in three seasons image: thegurdian.com

Man United won their first major silverware in three seasons
image: thegurdian.com

Just hours after their FA Cup triumph, news emerged that the Red Devils are set to appoint former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho as their new manager in the next few days.

A brace from Coke helped Sevilla claim a third Europa League trophy in a row, as the La Liga side came from behind to beat Liverpool 3-1 in Basel.

Pep Guardiola ended his Bayern Munich tenure by securing another domestic double after a penalty shoot out win over Borussia Dortmund to win the German Cup, while Juventus won the Coppa Italia with a 1-0 extra time win over AC Milan.

Barcelona also claimed a domestic double as they became the first team to retain the Copa Del Rey since 1998 with a 2-0 extra time win over Sevilla, while Irishman Anthony Stokes scored twice as Hibernian beat Rangers 3-2 to win the Scottish Cup for the first time in 114 years.

Celtic unveiled former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers as their new head coach, while Watford have announced that former Inter Milan gaffer Walter Mazzarri will take the reins at Vicarage Road.

In other news, Arsenal are close to completing their first summer signing with a £35m deal for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, while John Terry has signed a new one-year deal to stay at Chelsea

Golf

Rory McIlroy recovered a slow start in the final round to win the Irish Open image: bbc.com

Rory McIlroy recovered a slow start in the final round to win the Irish Open
image: bbc.com

Sergio Garcia beat American Brooks Koepka in a play off to win AT&T Byron Nelson in Texas in doing so matching the Seve Ballesteros record for most career victories by a Spaniard on the PGA Tour.

Rory McIlory claimed a dramatic victory on the final day at the K Club as the Northern Irishman finished three-shots clear of Scotland’s Russell Knox to claim his first Irish Open title.

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