In this week of sport we've rounded up the highlights from the past seven days, recapping action from the FA Cup, The Ashes and Premiership rugby
The FA Cup
This week saw the return of the oldest national football competition in the world, the FA cup. Liverpool, Nottingham Forest, Coventry and Newport County were the stand out performers in this week’s FA cup.
Liverpool beat Everton 2-1 on Friday evening, Virgil Van Dijk made a dream start to his Liverpool career, scoring a late header to secure the win for the reds.
Coventry City claimed a shock 2-1 victory over Premier League Club Stoke City, after the game Stoke boss Mark Hughes departed the club following a run of six defeats in eight matches.Underdogs Newport County beat Championship side Leeds United 2-1 thanks to Shawn McCoulsky’s late header at Rodney Parade.
Nottingham Forest beat FA cup holders Arsenal 4-2 at the City Ground. This was Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s first FA Cup third-round exit in 21 years of managing the club.
The Ashes Fifth Test Match
England’s Ashes ended with a huge defeat by Australia in the fifth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The tourists were bowled out for 180 on day five, this meant that Australia won by an innings and 123 runs to complete a 4-0 series win.
Here is some post match analysis from England Vice Captain James Anderson
Saracens, Northampton and Newcastle were the stand out performers in this week’s premiership fixtures.
Saracens claimed a bonus-point victory as they beat Wasps 38 – 15 at the Ricoh Arena. Saracens full-back Alex Goode scored two tries to ensure Saracens close the gap on Premiership leaders Exeter.
Northampton beat Gloucester 22-19 with a last minute penalty try to win their first Premiership match since September.
Newcastle beat Premiership leaders Exeter 28-20 at Kingston Park. Newcastle have now won six matches in a row in all competitions
Worcester 25 46 Bath
Sale Sharks 30 29 Harlequins
Northampton 22 19 Gloucester
Leicester 19 15 London Irish
Wasps 15 38 Saracens
Newcastle 28 20 Exeter