What happened in sports across the world in last 24 hours?

In the world of football, Erik ten Hag hailed Scott McTominay for scoring two vital goals late on, against Brentford to help Manchester United register an unlikely win. Iga Swiatek reached the final of the China Open, after breaking the 16-match winning streak of Coco Gauff. The world of motorsports saw Max Verstappen win his third straight F1 Driver’s Championship after finishing in second place at the Qatar GP Sprint race. 

Read below to learn details about these top stories and other happenings in the sporting world in the last 24 hours.

Football

Erik ten Hag hails Scott McTominay after spirited comeback win for Manchester United

The manager of Manchester United Erik ten Hag has hailed Scott McTominay for scoring two goals off the bench, deep into stoppage time, to help the club register an unlikely 2-1 Premier League win against Brentford at the Old Trafford. In the post-match interview, Erik ten Hag was quoted as saying, “He (Scott McTominay) is Manchester United in his heart. He is playing for the badge and gives his life. When you are coming on and giving this to the team it tells a lot.”

Wayne Rooney leaves managerial role with DC United by mutual consent

The record goalscorer of Manchester United, Wayne Rooney has left his role of managing DC United of the Major League Soccer (MLS) by mutual consent, after he failed to secure them a spot in the MLS Cup playoffs. The 37-year-old, who joined the club as the manager in July 2022, said the following about his departure from DC United, “It’s the right time. I’ve done everything I can to get this club into the play-offs. It’s not a single thing that’s happened. It’s about timing.”

Juventus plans to sign Jadon Sancho on permanent deal worth £60 million next summer: Reports

Jadon Sancho, the winger for Manchester United has been out of favour at the club since his infamous social media post, in which he claimed to be a “scapegoat,” following a tough start to the season. Since then, there have been a lot of speculation about what will happen next in the career of Jadon Sancho, the latest being the reported plan from Juventus to bring him to the fold with a loan deal in January, before signing him on a permanent deal worth £60 million next summer.

Some major results in football are as under:

Premier League 2023-24

Luton Town 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Burnley 1-4 Chelsea

Manchester United 2-1 Brentford

Bundesliga 2023-24

Borussia Dortmund 4-2 FC Union Berlin

RB Leipzig 0-0 VfL Bochum 1848

Serie A 2023-24

Inter Milan 2-2 Bologna

Juventus 2-0 Torino

Genoa 0-1 AC Milan

Ligue 1 2023-24

Reims 1-3 Monaco

La Liga 2023-24

Real Madrid 4-0 Osasuna

Sevilla 2-2 Rayo Vallecano

Major League Soccer 2023-24

Inter Miami 0-1 Cincinnati

Saudi Pro League 2023-24

Al-Akhdoud 0-3 Al-Hilal

Tennis

Carlos Alcaraz advances to third round of Shanghai Masters after defeating Gregoire Barrere

The world number two and the top seed at the Shanghai Masters, the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz has advanced through to the third round of the men’s singles after brushing aside the challenge of the world number 73, Gregoire Barrere of France. The 20-year-old cruised to a 6-2, 7-5 victory in a match which was played under the roof at the Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, after the rain caused the proceedings to be suspended.

Iga Swiatek reaches final of China Open after ending Coco Gauff’s winning run

Iga Swiatek, the world number two player from Poland, has reached the final of the China Open in Beijing, after ending the 16-match winning run of Coco Gauff, who required treatment for a shoulder injury in the second set. After the 22-year-old got the better of the world number three from the USA in straight sets by 6-2, 6-3, she set up a final against Liudmila Samsonova of Russia on Sunday.

F1

Max Verstappen wins third straight F1 Driver’s Championship title in Qatar

The Belgian-Dutch driver Max Verstappen won his third straight F1 Driver’s Championship title after finishing in second place at the Qatar GP Sprint race. The 26-year-old had a poor start to the Sprint race on the medium tyres after three safety car interventions, but he managed to pass George Russell, before finishing behind the winner Oscar Piastri.

Rugby

England top Pool D in Rugby World Cup 2023 after Samoa escape

England topped Pool D in the Rugby World Cup 2023 after escaping with a 18-17 win against Samoa at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France. They had got the better of Argentina, Japan, and Chile in the pool stage earlier, to book their place the last eight of the biggest rugby tournament in the world.

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