In this week of sport we've rounded up the highlights from the past seven days, recapping action from the NatWest 6 Nations, Premier League and the Superbowl
NatWest 6 Nations
England v Italy
England started off their Six Nations campaign with a convincing 46-15 win over Italy. Anthony Watson, Owen Farrell, George Ford and debutant Sam Simmonds were the try scorers. England face Wales at Twickenham this Saturday in what proves to be a tightly fought contest.
Wales v Scotland
Wales made a great start to the Six Nations as they beat Scotland 34-7 to secure a bonus point win at the Principality Stadium. Leigh Halfpenny and Gareth Davies were the try scorers for Wales. Wales head coach Warren Gatland said after the game “we expected to win and win reasonably comfortably”.
Ireland v France
Ireland beat France 15-13 thanks to a brilliant last minute drop-goal by fly half Johnny Sexton. France thought they had won the game after Teddy Thomas scored in the 72nd minute but Sexton held his nerve to secure Ireland a dramatic victory at the Stade de France.
The Philadelphia Eagles won the Superbowl for the first time by beating the New England Patriots 41-33 in an high scoring encounter at the US Bank stadium in Minneapolis. Led by quarterback Nick Foles, the Eagles produced a brilliant offensive display to deny the Patriots a record-equalling sixth Super Bowl.
Arsenal, Brighton and Watford were that stand out performers in this week’s Premier League fixtures. Arsenal beat Everton 5-1 on Saturday, debutant Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored one of the goals and Aaron Ramsey netted his first ever hat-trick. Brighton took a massive step towards premier league survival with their 3-1 victory over a lackluster West Ham at the Amex stadium. Watford scored three late goals to secure a 4-1 win over Chelsea. Watford manager Javi Garcia described it as an “unforgettable night” for the hornets.
Burley 1 1 Manchester City
AFC Bournemouth 2 1 Stoke City
Brighton & Hove Albion 3 1 West Ham United
Leicester City 1 1 Swansea City
Manchester United 2 0 Huddersfield Town
West Bromwich Albion 2 3 Southampton
Arsenal 5 1 Everton
Crystal Palace 1 1 Newcastle United
Liverpool 2 2 Tottenham Hotspur
Watford 4 1 Chelsea