The Week in Sport (20-27 Feb)

England overcame a tough Italy test to make it three in a row in the Six Nations, Man United beat Southampton to lift the EFL Cup and more much in this edition of The Week in Sport.

Football

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as Man United lifted the EFL Cup with a 3-2 over Southampton at Wembley to hand Jose Mourinho his first major silverware with the Red Devils.

Man United surpass Liverpool as England's most successful football team with 42 major trophies image: sportsnewshere.com

Man United surpass Liverpool as England’s most successful football team with 42 major trophies
image: sportsnewshere.com

In the Premier League, Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the table to 11 points with a 3-1 win over Swansea, while a Harry Kane hat-trick helped Tottenham climb up to second with a 4-0 win over Stoke. More week 26 results here.

Man City came out on top in an eight-goal thriller against Monaco with Sergio Aguero scoring twice in a 5-3 win, while Jamie Vardy grabbed an away for Leicester in a 2-1 defeat at Sevilla. More details here, including wins for Juventus and Atletico Madrid.

Man United cruised into the last 16 of the Europa League with Henrikh Mkhitaryan scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win at St. Etienne, but Tottenham are out with Dele Alli seeing red in a 2-2 draw with KAA Gent.

A Lars Stindl hat-trick helped Borussia Monchengladbach come from behind to beat Fiorentina 4-2, Roma progressed to the last 16 despite a 1-0 home defeat to Villarreal and Nabir Fekir grabbed a hat-trick as Lyon thrashed AZ 7-1. More UEL results here.

The draw for the last 16 of the Europa League was made on Friday and Man United will face Russian side Rostov, Schalke face Monchengladbach in an all-German tie, Lyon will face Roma and in an all-Belgian clash, Genk will face Gent. Full draw here.

In La Liga, Real Madrid fell to a second defeat of the season midweek in a 2-1 defeat to Valenica and needed to come from 2-0 down to beat Villarreal 3-2 to stay top of the table. Lionel Messi scored a late winner in Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid.

Juventus made it a 30th consecutive home win as the Serie A leaders bagged a 2-0 win over Empoli to stay seven points clear at the top of the table, while a Radja Nainggolan brace gave Roma a 3-1 win at Inter Milan.

Robert Lewandowski’s hat-trick helped Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich thrash Hamburg 8-0. Leipzig remain fives points off the lead after a 3-1 win over Cologne, while Borussia Dortmund thumped Freiburg 3-0 to strengthen their grip on third place.

In Ligue 1, Monaco kept hold of top spot with a 2-1 win at Guingamp, while PSG moved up to second with a 5-1 thrashing of Marseille. Mickael le Bihan scored twice on his return from a broken leg in Nice’s 2-1 victory over Montpellier.

Sutton United’s dream FA Cup round came to an end on Monday night as goals from Lucas Perez and Theo Walcott helped Arsenal to a 2-0 win over the non-league side, while their goalkeeper Wayne Shaw has resigned over “piegate.”

In other news, Leicester have sacked manager Claudio Ranieri just nine months after the Italian guided the club to a first ever Premier League title, while Adam Lallana has signed a new £110,000 a week three-year contract to stay with Liverpool.

Boxing

Deontay Wilder maintained his unbeaten streak as the American won his first fight since breaking his hand in July, with a fifth round stoppage victory over Gerald Washington to retain his WBC world heavyweight title in Birmingham, Alabama.

Deontay Wilder image: bbc.com

Deontay Wilder overcame Gerald Washington to maintain his unbeaten streak
image: bbc.com

Gavin O’Donnell came up short in his quest to become a world champion alongside twin brother Jami,  as Mexican Rey Vargas defeated the 30-year-old on a points decision to win the vacant WBC super-bantamweight title.

Amir Khan will fight Manny Pacquiao on 23 April in a “super fight” with both men have announcing the news on Twitter.

Tennis

World number 13 Elina Svitolina claimed her sixth WTA title, as the Ukrainian defeated Danish opponent Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets 6-4 6-2 to win the Dubai Championships.

Dominic Thiem claimed his eighth ATP title and sixth on clay, as the Austrian secured a 7-5 6-4 victory over Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta to win the Rio Open.

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