Weekly Digest: England bags maiden FIFA U-17 World Cup

Dive into our roundup of the sporting action of the week gone by. From England's spellbinding success at the FIFA U-17 World Cup to Hamilton winning the F1 World Championship, read on to know more.

England was crowned the FIFA U-17 World Champion at Kolkata's Salt Lake stadium on Saturday.   -  AP

FOOTBALL

FIFA U-17 WC

Victorious England U-17 team celebrates with the trophy after winning the FIFA U-17 World Cup final against Spain in Kolkata on Saturday.   -  K.R. Deepak

 

Playing their own version of the sleek passing game, England asserted its supremacy, handing Spain, the land from where a lot of the modern football ideas have generated, a humiliating 5-2 defeat. (REPORT)

EPL

Anthony Martial starred in Manchester United's nerve-wracking 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspurs in the EPL.   -  Getty Images

 

Manchester United was at its smash-and-grab best, soaking up 80 minutes of Tottenham pressure before Anthony Martial grabbed a late winner to make it 1-0. (REPORT)

Manchester City restored its five-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 3-2 victory over West Brom on Saturday. (REPORT)

Jurgen Klopp came out on top against good friend David Wagner as Liverpool recorded just its second Premier League win in seven games with a comfortable 3-0 home triumph over Huddersfield Town. (REPORT)

Ronald Koeman's 16-month tenure at Everton came to an end after the Premier League side announced it has dismissed the Dutchman. (REPORT)

BUNDESLIGA

Bayern Munich went top of the Bundesliga after a comfortable 2-0 win over 10-man RB Leipzig at the Allianz Arena on Saturday. (REPORT)

Borussia Dortmund was reduced to 10 men as its grip on top spot in the Bundesliga weakened further in a thrilling 4-2 reverse at Hannover. (REPORT)

SERIE A

Gonzalo Higuain scored his 100th Serie A goal as Juventus claimed a 2-0 win at San Siro to move joint-top with Napoli and ramp up the pressure on AC Milan boss Vincenzo Montella. (REPORT)

CRICKET

India vs New Zealand

In a contest that turned out to be a battle between top orders, India pipped New Zealand in the final over of the match to continue its winning juggernaut and deny the visitor its first One-Day International series victory in India. (REPORT)

Reporters, posing as bookies, approached Salgaonkar for a pitch that will assist fast bowlers of one of the competing teams; he agreed saying ‘it will be done’. (REPORT)

India captain Virat Kohli , who slammed his 32nd ton in the third and final ODI against New Zealand, entered the 9,000 club; joining the elite list, headed by Sachin Tendulkar (18,426 runs), Kumar Sangakkara (14,234 runs) and Ricky Ponting (13,704 runs). (REPORT)

India captain Virat Kohli, who slammed his 32nd ton in the third and final ODI against New Zealand, entered the 9,000 club.   -  Rajeev Bhatt

 

RANJI TROPHY

Ajinkya Rahane and Shardul Thakur will return to play for Mumbai for its Ranji Trophy Group C tie against Odisha next week. (REPORT)

As Baroda takes on Tripura in its next Ranji Trophy encounter, the side has axed Irfan Pathan, while his elder brother Yusuf has pulled out due to typhoid. (REPORT)

Samiullah Beigh, who represented the state side in first-class cricket for 14 long years, has informed the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) and his team-mates that this would be his last Ranji Trophy season. (REPORT)

Bangladesh vs South Africa

South Africa completed a tour whitewash against Bangladesh, with David Miller taking the plaudits for a record-breaking performance. (REPORT)

David Miller hammered the fastest T20 century, breaking his compatriot Richard Levi’s record, against Bangladesh on Sunday. (REPORT)

Captain Faf du Plessis has been ruled out of South Africa's Twenty20 international series against Bangladesh, however Cricket South Africa is confident he will be available for the lone Test against neighbours Zimbabwe, which starts on December 26. (REPORT)

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 36 runs in the third and final Twenty20 international in Lahore on Sunday, taking the three-match series 3-0. (REPORT)

Pakistan showcased its security capabilities to the cricketing world for the third time in eight months on Sunday when it hosted Sri Lanka in a Twenty20 international at Lahore’s heavily guarded Gaddafi Stadium. (REPORT)

TENNIS

Martina Hingis bids farewell  to a career that has spanned 23 years and included 107 WTA Tour titles this week.   -  Getty Images

 

Martina Hingis bids farewell  to a career that has spanned 23 years and included 107 WTA Tour titles this week. (REPORT)

Roger Federer exorcised a Swiss Indoors demon by coming from behind to beat Juan Martin del Potro and claim an eighth title in Basel, winning 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-3. (REPORT)

Roger Federer pulled out of next week's Paris Masters to all but end his chances of snatching the year-end world number one spot. (REPORT)

Former world number Caroline Wozniacki ended her career-long jinx against Venus Williams in spectacular style to lift the WTA Finals trophy for the first time on Sunday. (REPORT)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's eight-match winning run came to an end in the Austrian capital, where Lucas Pouille was crowned champion. (REPORT)

Rohan Bopanna in partnership with Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay won the doubles title in the €2,621,850 Erste Bank Open in Austria on Sunday. (REPORT)

BADMINTON

Kidambi Srikanth carved out a 21-14, 21-13 win over Kenta Nishimoto and clinch the French Open title, which is his fourth Super Series title of the year. (REPORT)

HOCKEY

Indian junior men’s hockey team thrashed host Malaysia 4-0 to claim the bronze medal at the seventh Sultan of Johor Cup on Sunday. (Report)

KABADDI

Patna Pirates scripted history on Saturday, when it soared past the Gujarat Fortunegiants 55-38 to clinch its third successive Pro Kabaddi League title at Chennai's Jawarharlal Nehru Indoor stadium. (REPORT)

BOXING

Double Olympian Manoj Kumar of Railways stayed on course for a gold with a fluent win over Shubham of Punjab with a 5-0 win on points in the welter weight category semifinal of the second Elite Men’s national boxing championship. (REPORT)

FORMULA 1

A first-lap collision between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel played in the Briton's favour as he clinched a fourth Formula One title. (REPORT)

Sebastian Vettel secured the 50th pole position of his career at the Mexican Grand Prix as the champion-elect qualified third. (REPORT)