What Happened Last Week? (Week: 06.10.14)

England International Football

England played the titans’ of Europe in a fixture list split with games on Thursday and Sunday. On Thursday they faced the tough San Marino, who were ranked the joint lowest by Fifa (208th) going into the game. England didn’t make hard work of it and came out with a 5-0 win in front of the Wembley crowd. They then travelled to Talinn to face an Estonian team that had an impressive home record. The game was a dismal affair and despite Rooney scoring the winning goal from a free-kick in the 73rd minute, he took a lot of stick from the media for an indifferent performance. In all fairness, the free-kick should have been saved by the keeper but England kept their 100% group E win record. 10 things better than watching England….

ATP Shanghai Masters

The Shanghai Masters has been gaining a bigger profile in the world of tennis and you can check out our two write-ups here and here. The mens singles tournament had a predictable semi-final match up of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Djokovic was going for a third consecutive Shanghai Masters title but his hopes were ended by the most decorated player in tennis history with Federer winning 6-4, 6-4. Federer then faced Gilles Simon who had displayed great form and confidence throughout the tournament. The match was closely fought but Federer won both tie breakers to run out 7-6, 7-6 winner.

Super League: Grand Final

Ben Flowers grabbed all the headlines for the wrong reasons when he was sent off only two minutes into the game for delivering two hefty punches to a St.Helens player. It was an up-hill battle for Wigan who despite being a man down, arguably played the better rugby. St.Helens played shrewdly and absorbed many of the attacks from Wigan and scored two good tries to win the match 14-6. Ben Flower now faces a six month ban (13 games) for his conduct in the final, see below.

F1 – Lewis Hamilton Wins in Sochi

The first Russian Grand Prix was a success for Lewis Hamilton and the F1 overall. Despite turbulent times in Russia the race went ahead without a hitch and Lewis Hamilton extended his lead at the top of the F1 drivers table with his fourth win in a row. He claimed pole position and never looked like forfeiting first place. Rosberg had a chance to maybe take him early on, but a small margin of error let the chance slip and Hamilton cruised to victory. Jules Bianchi is currently still in hospital following his awful crash in the previous race, you can get an update on his health right here. We wish him a healthy recovery.

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