Best of the Weekend – Oct 1-2

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After yet another weekend packed full of drama and excitement, we’ve picked out the highlights from the sporting weekend that was…

Ricciardo on the front foot at Sepang
Daniel Ricciardo capitalised on Mercedes’ misfortune to grab his first win of the year in Malaysia after a crazy start and an even crazier engine fire put Lewis Hamilton out of the race after 40 laps.

The Aussie held on for the win from teammate Max Verstappen and then indulged in his famous ‘shoey’ celebration, although some of the other people on the podium weren’t so keen to join in!

Capital city blues for Pep
Man City’s fine start to the Premier League season finally came to an end after they were well beaten by Tottenham at White Hart Lane, thanks to goals from Dele Alli and a horror own-goal from Aleksandar Kolarov.

The question is now whether Spurs can continue their form and take things a bit further than last season to claim the Premier League title?

US reclaim Ryder Cup
There was no ‘Hallelulah at Hazeltine’ to match 2012’s ‘Miracle at Medinah’ for Europe on Sunday, as the US regained custody of the Ryder Cup for the first time in eight years after a comfortable 17-11 win in Minnesota.

Birdies were flying in everywhere – Sergio Garcia hit nine in his round and somehow only ended up with a half in his match with Phil Mickelson.

While Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed went blow for blow in their singles duel.

But hats off the Team USA, they came up with the goods and deserved every minute of their raucous celebrations.

UFC epic sees Lineker score the win
Over in Portland the crowd at UFC Fight Night 95 got their money’s worth as the ‘Battle of the Johns’, Lineker and Dodson went the full five rounds.

Some in the crowd would have liked more action, but it was an intriguing battle of styles in which the Brazilian eventually came out thanks to a split decision.

A draw would have been a fair result, but UFC crowds and the viewers at home don’t want that, do they?