Weekend winners and losers: Matsuyama becomes first Asian winner of a World Golf Championship whilst Cue Card failed to win at Wetherby
Hideki Matsuyama of Japan became the first Asian winner of a World Golf Championship in Shanghai. Matsuyama shot 29 birdies and finished 23 under par, which was just one shot off the 72-hole record score at Sheshan International. At a pre-tournament price of 22/1, the Japanese player tops the list of our biggest winners of the weekend.
Lewis Hamilton kept his title hopes alive by winning the Mexican Grand prix for the first time in his career. Hamilton claimed his 51st victory in Formula One as he closed the gap on Rosberg to 19 points in the Drivers’ World Championship. With two races remaining, is it too late for Hamilton to win his fourth title?
Bangladesh secured their first Test win over England with a 108 run victory. England collapsed from 100-0 at tea to losing all 10 wickets for a pultry 64 runs. Spinner Mehedi took 6-77 as Bangladesh finished the series by tying the score at 1-1.
In the Premier League, Chelsea claimed their fourth win in a row by defeating Southampton 2-0. Diego Costa scored his eighth league goal of the season and his 40th in the Premier League in only 64 games, seven fewer than it took Aguero to reach the same landmark. Costa is currently 4/1 to be the top goalscorer this season and is one ahead of Lukaku and Aguero.
Firstly, we start with the Premier League where David Moyes suffered another defeat. After 10 games, Sunderland sit bottom of the table with two points and they are seven points from safety. Moyes is now best priced 4/9 to be the next manager to leave.
Hull’s record isn’t very impressive either. They are currently on a six game losing streak which has seen them slip into the bottom three. Mike Phelan has finally been announced as the permanent manager of The Tigers and his first priority will be to save them from relegation.
Man Utd continue to struggle after failing to win in four league games. Mourinho will be hoping to guide his team to a top four finish otherwise it will be another season without Champion’s League football at Old Trafford. They are seven points adrift of Chelsea who sit in fourth.
Cue Card was odds-on to repeat last year’s win in the Wetherby Grade 2 and at 8/11, you would have thought he would make it back to back victories. The Bet365 Charlie Hill Chase was won by Irish Cavalier though, who was a pre-race price of 16/1.
Finally, in the X-Factor, Gifty Louise was the surprise act to leave Fright Night. Four of Diamonds won the sing-off for the second consecutive week as Nicole, Louis and Sharon opted to save the girl band.