A Week of Sport #4 – 21st December 15

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Andy Murray wins Sports Personality of the Year

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - DECEMBER 20: Andy Murray on the red carpet before attending the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award at Odyssey Arena on December 20, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Andy Murray added to trophy list last night by winning the Sport Personality of the Year Award for a second time. Murray, the current champion of the Aegon Championships, led Team GB to a first Davis Cup win in 79 years back in November. Other winners included:

Overseas Sports Personality of the Year: Dan Carter
Young Sports Personality of the Year: Ellie Downie
Coach of the Year award: Michael O’Neill
Lifetime Achievement Award: AP McCoy
Helen Rollason Award: Bailey Matthews
Sport’s Unsung Hero: Damien Lindsay
Team of the Year award: Britain’s Davis Cup team

Leicester City go five points clear at the top of the Premier League

Leicester City will be top of the Barclays Premier League for Christmas with a 3–2 win against Everton. Riyad Mahrez scored two penalties to help The Foxes to victory at Goodison Park on Saturday. There was no goal, however, for the prolific Jamie Vardy – although he was awarded Man of the Match for his display.

Eddie Jones’ adds Paul Gustard and Steve Borthwick to his England backroom staff

Japan's forwards coach Steve Borthwick attends a training session at Kingshlom Stadium in Gloucester, western England, on September 22, 2015, during the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Eddie Jones has begin to form his England coaching squad and has appointed Paul Gustard as defence coach and Steve Borthwick as forwards coach. Gustard, well known for his ‘wolfpack’ defence system, has previously coached alongside Eddie Jones at Saracens. Borthwick has more recently worked with Jones during the 2015 Rugby World Cup, where he was forwards coach for Japan.

Finn shines on England’s tour match

England v New Zealand: 1st Investec Test - Day Two

Steven Finn shone for England by taking four wickets in their final tour match against South Africa A. Finn, who was initially left out of the tour squad due to injury, met up with the team for the final warm-up match and excelled, helping England bowl the opposition out for 136. England’s first Test Match against South Africa starts on Boxing Day and, after this performance, Finn is on track for a starting position.

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