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magnificent Murray becomes world #1
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
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
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
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.