Sport: 5 things we learned from the weekend
It was another captivating weekend of sport as the goals rained down in the Premier League, plus the conclusion of the US Open and loads more. Let’s look at our five talking points from the weekend.
We had a whopping thirty-nine goals across eight matches in the Premier League as Everton, Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Liverpool and Leicester maintained their winning starts to the season.
Elsewhere, the 120th US Open at Winged Foot provided plenty of drama with the fourth and final round coming to a close on Sunday evening.
Calvert-Lewin and Son hat-trick heroes
Goals were very much on the agenda this weekend in the Premier League and it was a day to remember for Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Son Heung-Min.
Everton dispatched ten-man West Bromwich Albion 5-2, with Toffees striker Calvert-Lewin producing a star performance to take home the match ball.
The Blues forward equalised in the first-half before netting two second half goals in the 62nd and 66th minute to seal the points to add to James Rodriguez and Michael Keane’s efforts.
On Sunday, Tottenham beat Southampton 5-2 at St Mary’s and it was Son Heung-Min’s turn to put Premier League defenders to the sword.
The South Korean scored four of Spurs’ five goals with a quartet of assists from Harry Kane. Son scored either side of half-time to give Tottenham the lead before finding the net in the 64th minute to complete his treble and added a fourth ten minutes later.
Mane double downs Chelsea
Premier League champions Liverpool completed their first away win of the season thanks to a brace from Sadio Mane at Stamford Bridge.
The Liverpool forward headed the opener five minutes into the second period before latching onto a mistake from Blues keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to double the Reds’ advantage.
Andreas Christiansen was sent off for Chelsea in first-half stoppage time for a foul on Mane which ultimately changed the tide of the match. Jurgen Klopp’s side were also buoyed by an impressive debut from Thiago Alcantara who was introduced at the break.
Liverpool host Arsenal in the Premier League next Monday and are 1/2 to beat the Gunners. Despite losing to Liverpool, Chelsea are 12/1 to win the Premier League title this season.
Nahaar claims Ayr Gold Cup
Jockey Tom Marquand celebrated victory in the Ayr Gold Cup with a winning ride on Nahaar on Saturday afternoon.
Marquand followed up a breakthrough Classic success at St Ledger last weekend with a historic victory in Scotland’s biggest race.
Nahaar provided a late surge to deny outsider Spanish City in second, with Mr Lupton in third and Soldier’s Minute fourth.
The victory sealed an Ayr treble for Marquand and trainer William Haggas, following winners earlier in the day on board Johan and Addeybb.
US Open joy for Bryson DeChambeau
American Bryson DeChambeau carded a three-under par 67 in the final round to clinch his first major title at the US Open at Winged Foot.
DeChambeau was the only player to break par on the notoriously difficult course to win the tournament by six shots on six under par.
Fellow American Matthew Wolff finished second on level par after a final round 75 with Louis Oosthuizen in third on two over.
World number four Rory McIlroy ended joint eighth at six over after a final-day 75 that included two double bogeys, while England’s Lee Westwood was a stroke further back.
LA Lakers double finals advantage
Los Angeles Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 105-103 to go 2-0 up in the Western Conference finals.
Anthony Davies’ three-point buzzer-beater sealed the narrow victory after the Lakers blew a 16-point lead in the third quarter.
Nikola Jokic top-scored for the Nuggets with 30 points with point guard Jamal Murray adding 25. However, it was forward Davis who had the final say, scoring the Lakers’ final 10 points of the match.
Game three of the best-of-seven series takes place on Tuesday with the LA Lakers 1/3 to win.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.