Best of the Weekend – Feb 4-5

It was an enthralling weekend of sport with the New England Patriots winning arguably the greatest ever Super Bowl, while Chelsea just keep on winning. Check out all the action in our review of the sporting weekend that was.

Brady’s breaks bunch of records in remarkable Super Bowl win

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots pulled off the most remarkable Super Bowl comeback of all time on Sunday in Houston to win a fifth title as they defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime.

Brady and his team went from zeros to heroes following a horrible first half performance of sacks and dropped catches that left them 21-3 down, clawing their way back from a record 25-point deficit just after halftime to level things up in the final moments of the game.

At 28-28 it marked the first time that the Super Bowl had gone into overtime and they duly won it when James White made it over the line to clinch the Super Bowl 34-28 and give Brady and coach Bill Belichick their fifth titles, while Brady picked up a record fourth MVP award.

Brady later collected the Vince Lombardi trophy from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell – a sweeter moment there couldn’t have been!

Conte’s Chelsea continue conquering competitors

It was a case of business as usual for Chelsea as Antonio Conte’s men wrapped up another three points in their bid to win the Premier League with a convincing 3-1 win over rivals Arsenal.

Defeat for the Gunners leaves them 12 points behind and saw renewed calls for boss Arsene Wenger to call time on his 20-year spell with the club.

Tottenham, meanwhile, kept up the chase with a narrow win over Middlesbrough while Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool crashed to another defeat, this time at rejuvenated Hull City.

Romelu romps past Cherries

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku also deserves a special mention after bagging four goals in the Toffees’ 6-3 win over Bournemouth, the first ever Belgian striker to net four in a Premier League game – although bar Divock Origi, we can’t really remember the names of any other Belgian strikers who have played in the EPL.

Nevertheless, an impressive feat!

Bundesliga big boys falter

Over in Germany, Hoffenheim got back on track following their first defeat of the season last time out with a 4-0 rout of Mainz, but things were not so smooth at the top of the table.

The mighty Munich were held to a 1-1 draw by Schalke while Bayern chasers Leipzig went down 1-0 at Dortmund thanks to some outstanding wing play from Ousmane Dembele, who set up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the only goal of the game.

Eintracht Frankfurt, meanwhile, moved into third place after another impressive showing against Darmstadt.

Garcia and Matsuyama pick up

Sergio Garcia picked up a 12th career European Tour win in Dubai at the weekend after finishing the weekend at 19-under par to finish three shot s clear of Henrik Stenson.

The result could see the 37-year old return to the top ten, provided he doesn’t injure himself picking up the trophy!

Over in the US Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama claimed victory at the attractively named Waste Management Open in Phoenix. The victory was Matsuyama’s second PGA title this season and fourth in total – the most by a Japanese player and he’s still only 24.

The win was also his fifth in the last three and a half months worldwide following victories in the Hero World Challenge, China, and Japan (2).

One could say that he is the form player in world golf right now, although Justin Thomas might argue that point!

Zombie bites back at UFC Fight Night

The Korean Zombie, aka Chan Sung Jung, came back from the dead at UFC Fight Night in Houston at the weekend to score a KO win over Dennis Bermudez.

After three years out of ring, the Zombie showed no rustiness as he claimed his pound of flesh to win after just 2:48 of the opening round following a huge uppercut.

What a return! Just what have they been feeding him during his military service?

Cameroon crowned continental champions!

And last but not least, congratulations to Cameroon after their triumph at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Besiktas forward Vincent Aboubakar hitting the winning goal for the West African side two minutes from time to give them a 2-1 win over Egypt and no doubt send the whole of Cameroon into raptures.

It was Cameroon’s fifth title. Well Done!