Press Association Sports Reporter Rob Barnett has recently joined the CVM writing team. We are very excited about this partnership. Below is his Monday sports round up. Enjoy.
Manchester United and Arsenal made emphatic statements about their Premier League title ambitions this weekend with big home wins.
United stayed top as Dimitar Berbatov’s hat-trick capped a 5-0 thrashing of Birmingham while the Gunners moved up to second with Robin van Persie also netting three times in a 3-0 victory over Wigan.
In another notable Premier League result, Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish enjoyed his first win since returning as Reds manager with a 3-0 triumph at Wolves.
The England cricket team have come down from their Ashes success with a bump, albeit with several different players in the one-day series against Australia.
The injury-hit tourists are 3-0 with four games to play after suffering a 46-run defeat in Hobart on Friday and a four-wicket loss at Sydney on Sunday. The series continues in Adelaide on Wednesday, which is Australia Day.
The group stage of rugby union’s European Cup reached it’s climax this weekend with four British and Irish teams progressing to the quarter-finals.
Northampton will play Ulster and Leinster face Leicester. The other two quarters are all-French affairs with Perpignan against Toulon and Biarritz versus Toulouse.