A Week of Sport #12 – 22 February

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Chelsea thrash Manchester City 5-1 in the FA Cup

Chelsea beat a below-strength Manchester City team 5-1 to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday. With the match going into half-time at 1-1, Chelsea came out fighting after the break with Willian scoring from close range and Gary Cahill putting the hosts further ahead with a powerful finish to go 3-1 up. Chelsea number 10 Eden Hazard was also on fine form scoring a free-kick and providing a tough challenge for the City defence all day.

England women win T20 series over South Africa

England women added the T20 series win over South Africa to the one-day series they won earlier in the month over the weekend. It was once again Sarah Taylor who shone with the bat scoring 60 from 40 deliveries making her total for the three-match series 200 runs for 143 balls. The match was the last outing for the team before the opening World T20 match against Bangladesh.

Wasps move up to third in the Aviva Premiership with win over Bath

In wet and windy conditions at the Rec, Wasps climbed to third in the Aviva Premiership and secured a fifth straight win in the competition. England hopeful, Elliot Daly opened the scoring with a long range kick from almost the half way line and two tries either side of half time from Frank Halai secured the victory for the visitors. It was too little to late however for Bath who got a final-play try courtesy of Japan international Amanaki Mafi.

North Queensland Cowboys win their first World Club Challenge

The two sides had been kept to a 4-4 half time score but a rush of second half tries for the Cowboys made them eventual winners 38-4 and in doing so meant the last four World Club Challenge games have been won by an Australian team, the last English side to win was Leeds in 2012.

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