The Week in Sport (5 -11 Sep)

It was another busy week in the sporting world but we have got all the action in The Week in Sport, with highlights including Man City earning the bragging rights in the Manchester derby.

Football

Pep Guardiola made it another victory over Jose Mourinho, as Man City defeated Man United in the Manchester derby with first half goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheannacho helping them to a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford.

A strong first half helped Man City keep their 100% record alive against Man Utd image: theguardian.com

A strong first half helped Man City keep their 100% record alive against Man Utd
image: theguardian.com

Elsewhere, Roberto Firmino scored twice as Liverpool thrashed champions Leicester 4-1, while a late Santi Carzola penalty saw Arsenal grab a 2-1 win over Southampton. More week four results here.

There was a big shock in La Liga as promoted Alaves stunned Barcelona 2-1 at the Nou Camp, while Cristiano Ronaldo made a goalscoring return from injury in Real Madrid’s 5-2 win over Osasuna.

RB Leipzig also caused a big shock in the Bundesliga as the newly promoted side beat Borussia Dortmund 1-0, while Bayern Munich made it two wins from two with a 2-0 win at Schalke.

Gonzalo Higuain scored twice as Juventus went top of Serie A with a 3-1 win over Sassuolo, while French champions PSG were held to a 1-1 draw by St.Etienne.

Ireland rescued a point in their World Cup qualifying opener in a 2-2 draw with Serbia thanks to Daryl Murphy’s first international goal, while Wales started with a comfortable 4-0 win over Moldova.

Euro 2016 winners Portugal suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Switzerland in their World Cup qualifier opener, while Spain thrashed Lichtenstein 8-0. More results from the opening round of qualifiers can be found at this link.

Cycling

Colombian Nairo Quintana won his first Vuelta a Espana as he made no mistake to keeping hold of the lead he had since stage ten as he held off the challenge of Tour de france winner Chris Froome, who had to settle for the runners-up spot.

Tennis

Stan Wawrinka stunned world number one Novak Djokovic in the men’s final as the Swiss man came from a set down to beat the defending champion and seal his third grand slam title.

In women’s action, Angelique Kerber celebrated her first US Open title as the German overcame the tough test of Czech Karolina Pliskova in the final to win her second grand slam title.

Stan Wawrinka also beat Novak Djokovic to win the French Open in 2015 image: ewaoluwasblog.com

Stan Wawrinka also beat Novak Djokovic to win the French Open in 2015
image: ewaoluwasblog.com

Serena Williams’ 186 week stay as world number one came to an end as the 22-time grand slam winner suffered a shock defeat to Karolina Pliskova in the semi-finals.

Andy Murray’s run came to an end in the quarter-finals as the Wimbledon champion let frustration get the better of him in a five set loss to Japan’s Kei Nishikori.

You can follow a day-by-day recap of all the action at Flushing Meadows at this link.

American Football

Superbowl champions Denver Broncos got their campaign off to a winning start as Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field goal for the Broncos to edge to a 21-20 victory against Carolina Panthers in the NFL season opener.

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had a debut to remember in New England Patriots 23-21 win over Arizona Cardinals, while Eli Manning scored three touchdowns in the New York Giants narrow 20-19 win over the Dallas Cowboys. More results from the first round of NFL fixtures here.

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