The Week in Sport (22-28 Aug)

It was a quiet week after the conclusion of the Rio Olympics last week but there was still plenty of Premier League action with Man United earning a late win at Hull, while it was also three wins from three for Chelsea and Man City.

Football

Arsenal and Leicester got their first Premier League wins of the season against Watford and Swansea respectively, while a late Marcus Rashford helped Man United maintain their 100% start with a 1-0 win at Hull. More week three results here.

Marcus Rashford scored a late winner for Man Utd against Hull image: theguardian.com

Marcus Rashford scored a late winner for Man Utd against Hull
image: theguardian.com

Dundalk’s Champions League run came to an end as Legia Warsaw scored a late equaliser to make it 1-1 on the night, for the Polish side to advance to the group stages 3-1 on aggregate.

Man City sealed their place in the group stages with a 1-0 second leg win over Steaua Bucharest, Porto dumped out nine-man Roma 3-0 and Celtic survived by the skin of their teeth as a 2-0 defeat to Hapoel Be’er Sheva to see them progress 5-4.

The draw for the group stages was made on Thursday as Man City will face Barcelona in a return to the Nou Camp for Pep Guardiola, while Arsenal will face PSG.

West Ham failed to reach the Europa League group stages after a 1-0 defeat to Romanian side Astra Giurgiu, while BATE Borisov also bowed out. More Europa League results here.

Man United will face Fenerbache, Feyenoord and Ukrainian side Zorya in the Europa League group stages after the draw was made on Friday, while Irish side Dundalk have been handed a tough group against Zenit, AZ and Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Barcelona made it two wins out of two in La Liga as Ivan Rakitic scored the only goal in their 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao, while Real Madrid also maintained their winning start with a 2-1 win over Celta Vigo.

In the EFL Cup, West Brom and Watford were the biggest casualties in the second round with defeats to Northampton and Gillingham respectively, while Chelsea edged out Bristol Rovers 3-2 and Liverpool thrashed Burton 5-0. More results here.

In transfer news, Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has completed an €18m move to Man City, while Barca brought in Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillisen as Bravo’s replacement.

In other news, Republic of Ireland’s all time leading goalscorer Robbie Keane has announced he will retire from international duty after next week’s friendly with Oman, while former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has joined Belgium set-up as Roberto Martinez’s assistant manager.

Nico Rosberg to within nine points of Leiws Hamilton in the overall standings image: dailymail.co.uk

Nico Rosberg to within nine points of Lewis Hamilton in the overall standings
image: dailymail.co.uk

Formula One

Nico Rosberg cruised to victory at the Belgian Grand Prix as he crossed the line 14.1 seconds ahead of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, while Lewis Hamilton, who started at the back of the grid, clawed his way up to take third.

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