Top Sport Stories of the Week

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Updated: March 10, 2014

It’s Monday! It can only mean one thing. It’s top sport stories of the week once again on the Let’s Talk Sport website. Let’s have a look at the biggest news in the world of sport from the last 7 days.

The FA Cup

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Manchester City‘s hopes of visiting Wembley stadium for a second time this season has been denied, as Wigan Athletic pull off an historical 1-2 win to reach the semi-finals.

It is the second successive season that the Athletics have beaten the League Cup winners with the Latics winning the FA Cup final last season.

Wigan will play Arsenal in the semi-finals after the Gunners secured a 4-1 victory over Roberto Martinez’s Everton side at the Emirates last Saturday.

Sheffield United and Hull City will face each other in the other semi-final after both sides won their home matches to Charlton Athletic and Sunderland.

 

Premier League

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Chelsea go 9 points clear from Manchester City after a comfortable 4-0 thumping against Tottenham Hotspur last Saturday evening.

Samuel Eto’o opened the scoring and replied back to Jose Mourinho‘s comments about his age as the Cameroon striker turned 33 on Monday (10th March) and celebrated by using the corner flag as his walking stick.

Manchester United chances of finishing top 4 this season is still alive after a convincing 3-0 away win to West Bromich Albion thanks to goals from Phil Jones, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck.

Results:

West Brom 0-3 Man Utd

Chelsea 4-0 Tottenham

Norwich 1-1 Stoke City

Cardiff 3-1 Fulham

 

RBS Six Nations

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England, Ireland and France are all still in contention of winning the 2014 Six Nations this Saturday after all 3 nations won their crucial matches.

England ended Wales‘ title defense at Twickenhaim on Sunday afternoon as the home side took control of the match right at the start of the kick-off. England beat the champions 29-18 making it Wales’ 2nd defeat of the campaign.

Ireland are set to be the favorites of taking the crown with a walk over the park victory against Italy in Dublin 47-7. It was a memorable day for the Ireland Rugby team as Brian O’Driscoll was representing his country for the final time in Dublin.

France just hung on to beat Scotland at Murrayfield last Saturday 19-17 to keep themselves in the hunt for the trophy.

Fixtures (Saturday 15th March):

Italy v England – 12:30

Wales v Scotland – 14:45

France v Ireland – 17:00

 

Winter Paralympics 2014

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Kelly Gallagher writes herself into the history books as she becomes the first British winter Paralympian to win a gold medal by coming out on top in the visually impaired Super-G.

Jade Etherington won the very first medal for Team GB in the Sochi Paralympics by winning a silver medal in the visually impaired downhill.

In total Team GB have so far secured one gold and one silver medal at the Sochi games since the opening ceremony took place last Friday night (7th March).

 

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