A goal from returning hero Paul Scholes set Manchester United on the way to a comfortable 3-0 win over Bolton at Old Trafford as they continue to pursue league-leaders Manchester City, who play Wigan this evening.
North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham both struggled: Tottenham lost ground on the Manchester clubs after only managing a draw against Wolves at White Hart Lane and Arsenal lost 3-2 away at Swansea.
Dutchman Christian Kist won the BDO World Darts Championships final against Tony O’Shea on Sunday. The unseeded qualifier who was making his first appearance in the competition knocked out two-time champion Ted Hankey in Saturday’s semi-final before winning Sunday’s final 7-5 to take home the title and £100,000 in prize money, reportedly 50 times his career earning to date.
Ronnie O’Sullivan knocked out defending champion Ding Junhui in the first round of the Masters at London’s Alexandra Palace while Mark Williams beat Stephen Maguire. O’Sullivan will face Judd Trump, who defeated Stuart Bingham this afternoon.
Both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer registered first round wins in the first round of the Australian Open, both winning in straight sets. Andy Murray begins his campaign against Ryan Harrison at midnight tonight.