Weekend winners and losers: Padraig Harrington’s Portugal Masters makes him this weekend’s big winner whilst David Moyes continues to struggle at Sunderland.
Three-time major winner, Padraig Harrington won his first European Tour in eight years after a one-shot victory at the Portugal Masters. At a pre-tournament price of 110/1, the Irishman tops the list of our biggest winners of the weekend.
After a closely fought match, Ben Stokes inspired England to a 22-run win over Bangladesh in their opening game of the test series. A knock of 85 in the second innings along with six wickets, there was also noticeable contributions from Bairstow, Moeen Ali and Gareth Batty finally saw off a valiant Bangladesh side, who on another day could well have claimed a massive test match scalp. The second test match gets underway on Friday and England go into it at 4/6 to claim the win and series.
In the Premier League, Liverpool and Chelsea were the only two team’s inside the top 10 who won at the weekend. Liverpool beat West Brom 2-1 which puts them third, only behind Man City and Arsenal by goal difference. Antonio Conte ruined Jose Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge by defeating Man Utd 4-0. Chelsea currently lie fourth, one point behind the front three. Surely both teams must fancy their chances at winning the Premier League if their rivals continue to drop points.
Firstly, we start with the Premier League where after Man Utd's humiliating defeat to Chelsea, they are now best priced at 25/1 to win the Premier League. A more realistic target will be to finish in the top four and they are currently 7/5 to achieve this.
Sunderland tasted another defeat thanks to an injury-time winner by West Ham. David Moyes is yet to win a game in the Premier League with Sunderland and at 10/11, he’s the favourite to be the next manager to leave.
Anthony Ogogo suffered a shock loss to Craig Cunningham. The 2012 Olympic bronze medallist was retired by his corner in the eighth round after struggling throughout the bout. Ogogo was as short as 1/10 to win the fight and claim the WBC International Middleweight title.
Finally, in X-Factor, Relley C became the third act to be booted off the show. She lost the sing-off as Simon, Nicole and Louis opted to save Four of Diamonds.