The Week in Sport (2-8 Jan)

It was an action packed week to kick off 2017 with this week’s action including big wins for Man City and Man United in the FA Cup, while Sir Andy Murray’s winning streak came to an end in the Qatar Open final.

Football

Chelsea were denied a place in Premier League history as Tottenham ended the Blues 13-game winning streak with a 2-0 win over their London rivals, while two Jermaine Defoe penalties saw Sunderland hold Liverpool to a 2-2 draw. More week 20 results here.

Wayne Rooney equalled Sir Bobby Charlton's golascoring record for Man United image: 90min.com

Wayne Rooney equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record for Man United
image: 90min.com

In the FA Cup, Wayne Rooney equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record as holders Man United cruised into the fourth round with a 4-0 thrashing of Reading, while it was also all too easy for Man City, who bagged a 5-0 win at West Ham.

Check out more results from the FA Cup here, including League One’s Millwall pulling off the biggest upset of the round in a 3-0 win over Bournemouth, while League Two’s Plymouth took a young Liverpool side to a replay after a scoreless draw at Anfield.

La Liga leaders Real Madrid equalled Barcelona’s record of 39 consecutive matches with Isco scoring twice in a 5-0 thrashing of Granada, while Lionel Messi scored a late free kick as Barcelona could only manage a 1-1 draw with Villarreal.

Real Madrid secured comfortable 3-0 victory over Sevilla in the first leg of their last-16 Copa del Rey tie, while nine-man Athletic Bilbao stunned Barcelona 2-1 in their last 16 first leg tie.

Leaders Juventus set a new Serie A record of 26 consecutive home wins as Gonzalo Higuain scored twice in a 3-0 win over Bologna, while there were also wins for second placed Roma, Inter and AC Milan.

Hull City have appointed Marco Silva as their new manager after sacking Mike Phelan after just five months in charge, while fellow strugglers Swansea have appointed ex-Derby boss Paul Clement as their new head coach.

In transfer news, Leicester strengthened their midfield with the £15m capture of Genk’s Wilfred Ndidi, while Julian Draxler has completed €42m switch from Wolfsburg to French champions PSG.

American Football

Aron Rodgers threw four touchdowns and 367 yards as the Green Bay Packers thrashed New York Giants 38-13 in the play-offs to set up a meeting with Dallas Cowboys.

Pittsburgh Steelers recorded an eighth win on the spin as Ben Roethlisberger threw 197 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-12 victory over Miami Dolphins to set up a clash with Kansas City Chiefs.

Seattle Seahawks image: cbsnews.com

Seattle Seahawks cruised to victory over Detroit Lions in the NFL Play-Off’s
image: cbsnews.com

Quarterback Russell Wilson threw for 224 and two touchdowns as Seattle Seahawks secured a date with Atlanta Falcons with a comfortable 26-6 play-off win over Detroit Lions.

Brock Osweiler silenced his critics by leading Houston Texans to a close fought 24-17 win over Oakland Raiders to set up a clash with New England Patriots.next week.

Denver Broncos have confirmed that Gary Kubiak has stepped down from his role as head coach after the 2016 Superbowl champions failed to reach the NFL play-off’s.

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