In this week of sport we've rounded up the highlights from the past seven days, recapping action from the Premier League, The Ashes and Premiership rugby
Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham were the stand out performers in this week’s Premier League Boxing day fixtures. Liverpool beat managerless bottom side Swansea 5-0 at Anfield, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said that his Liverpool side were “a joy to watch”. Chelsea recorded a sixth-straight home win as they beat Brighton 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. Tottenham beat Southampton 5-2 in a game where Harry Kane scored a hat-trick. This ensured that Harry Kane surpassed Alan Shearer’s record for Premier League goals in a calendar year with 39 goals.
Tottenham Hotspur 5 2 Southampton
AFC Bournemouth 3 3 West Ham United
Chelsea 2 0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Huddersfield Town 1 1 Stoke City
Manchester United 2 2 Burnley
Watford 2 1 Leicester City
West Bromwich Albion 0 0 Everton
Liverpool 5 0 Swansea City
The Ashes Fourth Test Match
Alastair Cook made a century on day two of the fourth Ashes Test at the MCG. The 33-year-old, in his 151 Test, reached his hundred in the final over of the day to take England to 192-2, 135 runs behind Australia’s first innings total. This came after Stuart Broad claimed 4-51 as Australia were bowled out for 327.
Saracens, Wasps and Worcester were the stand out performers in this weeks premiership fixtures. Saracens went second in the table with victory over Leicester at Welford Road, Owen Farrell kicked 19 points for Saracens. Wasps beat Gloucester to claim their fifth straight Premiership win. Wasp winger Christian Wade scored two tries to ensure Wasps a bonus point victory. Worcester Warriors eased their relegation fears as they beat London Irish to stretch their lead over the Premiership's bottom side to 10 points.
Leicester 17 29 Saracens
Wasps 49 24 Gloucester
Sale Sharks 32 9 Bath
Northampton 14 35 Exeter
Newcastle 11 10 Harlequins
Worcester 23 8 London Irish