A Week of Sport #13 – 29 February

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RBS 6 Nations round up

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Billy Vunipola of England is challenged by Devin Toner of Ireland during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2016 in London, England.

Wales 19–10 France
Wales recorded their fifth consecutive win over France on Friday night at the newly named Principality Stadium to set up what could be a Six Nations title showdown against England at Twickenham. George North’s second-half try took Wales to a 13 point lead, which the French could not recover from.

Italy 20–36 Scotland
Scotland ended a nine match losing run in the competition with a fantastic kicking display by captain, Greg Laidlaw. The Scots went 17–3 up early on in the match but, with a lack of composure, lost Finn Russell and WP Nel to the sin-bin allowing Italy a way into the game with tries for Ghiraldini and Fuser. Thanks to Laidlaw’s flawless kicking, Scotland won the match in Rome.

England 21–10 Ireland
England had their third consecutive win on Saturday against Ireland to keep their Grand-slam hopes alive. A tight first half ended 6–3 to England was soon cancelled out in the second half with a try from Ireland scrum half Conor Murray. England bounced back with tries from Anthony Watson and Mike Brown. It was another man of the match performance from No.8, Billy Vunipola, who made 96m in attack and had the highest carries for an individual on the pitch.

Manchester City win the Capital One Cup over Liverpool

Manchester City's Belgian defender Vincent Kompany (C) holds up the League Cup surrounded by his team-mates during the presentation after Manchester City won the penalty shoot-out to win the English League Cup final football match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London on February 28, 2016. / AFP / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

Replacement goalkeeper, Willy Caballero, was Manchester City’s hero after saving three penalties in a row to give City the Cup. After extra time, the two sides were drawn 1–1. With the game going to penalties, it was Manchester City got it underway with Fernandinho hitting the post. Jesus Navas and Sergio Aguero hit the target and allowed Caballero to make his decisive saves for Yaya Toure to convert the winner.

Stan’s the man in Dubai Championship

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates with the trophy after defeating Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus during their ATP finals tennis match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on February 27, 2016 in Dubai.

Stan Wawrinka overcame Marcos Baghdatis in Dubai, 6–4, 7–6 (15–13), to win his ninth straight final and his second title of the season. Wawrinka saved five set points in the second set tie break to eventually win 15–13.

Rashford helps United win 3-2 over Arsenal

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates scoring his opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on February 28, 2016 in Manchester, England.

18 year old Marcus Rashford continued his fine form by scoring two goals and setting up a third in Manchester United’s victory over title challengers, Arsenal. Rashford made his fist senior appearance on Thursday against FC Midtjylland and scored a double, promoting him to a first premiership start on Saturday. Rashford didn’t disappoint, scoring two goals in the first-half and setting up Herrera to give United the victory.

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