A Week Of Sport #44 – 7 November

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magnificent Murray becomes world #1

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 06: Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with 'Tree of Fanti' Trophy after winning the Mens Singles Final against John Isner of the United States on day seven of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on November 6, 2016 in Paris, France.Along with celebrating his win in Paris on the weekend, Murray received some very exciting news. To claim the world No.1 spot, all Murray needed was a place in the final, which he achieved when Milos Raonic pulled out before their semi-final. Murray becomes the 26th man to hold the No.1 spot since computerised rankings began in 1973.

Reaching his 11th final in his last 12 events, Murray went on to win the Paris Open, ending what was already a great weekend with a bang.

Speedster christie wins gold in canada

CALGARY, CANADA - NOVEMBER 6: Elise Christie of Great Britain celebrates her first place finish in the women's 500 meter final during the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating event November 6, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The British skater clocked a time of 42.565 seconds to win the 500m at the Speed Skating World Cup in Calgary, Canada.

After being disqualified three times at Sochi 2014, Elsie Christie had been training with men and ‘learning to lose’ in order to boost her medal prospects. And, with her dominant performance at the World Cup, it looks as if her training is paying off.

Ireland end all blacks winning streak

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 05: Ireland players celebrate their 40-29 victory as the final whistle blows during the international match between Ireland and New Zealand at Soldier Field on November 5, 2016 in Chicago, United States. CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 05: Sekope Kepu of the Australian Wallabies holds off Bradley Davies during the International match between Wales and Australia at the Principality Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Michael Fatialofa of Barbarians takes on Jean-Luc Du Preez and Nizaam Carr of South Africa during the Killik Cup match between Barbarians and South Africa at Wembley Stadium on November 5, 2016 in London, England. An incredible display of rugby saw Ireland run in five tries to defeat the All Blacks 40–29 – the first time in 111 years! The Irish helped themselves to a healthy 25–8 lead at half time thanks to tries from Murphy, Stander and Murray.

The All Blacks came back fighting – as they always do – in the second half to move just four points behind. However, Robbie Henshaw secured the win with his try later on in the match.

This weekend also saw Australia win 32–8 against Wales at the Principality Stadium; their 12th consecutive win over Wales since 2008.

Meanwhile, at Wembley Stadium, the Barbarians and Springboks put on a thrilling match that ended in a stalemate. The 31–31 draw had spells of exhilarating rugby and, when the Baa Baas lead 17–12 at half time, the game could have swung either way.

South Africa clawed back a draw in the final 10 minutes after being 31–19 down. South Africa are set to play England at Twickenham on the 12th November and it’s sure to be a thrilling match.

Chelsea dominate in premier league win

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Eden Hazard of Chelsea (R) is put under pressure from Ramiro Funes Mori of Everton (L) during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge on November 5, 2016 in London, England. Eden Hazard produced two goals to help Chelsea defeat Everton 5–0 at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea were 3 goals up at half-time thanks to goals from Hazard, Alonso and Costa. Hazard then scored the best of the bunch to make it 4–0, with Pedro putting the icing on the cake when he scored into an empty net.

The win momentarily put Chelsea on top of the Premier League until Liverpool’s 6–1 victory against Watford pushed the Blues back down to second place.

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