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Top five moments from the weekend’s action.

Ireland celebration with bonus try

So, Ireland are the Six Nations champions and deservedly so – their performance against a dangerous Scotland at the weekend showed why they deserve to be winning the Six Nations as they brushed them aside, winning 28-8. The best moment from this game was when Ireland scored their fourth try for the bonus point; as soon as the try went over they knew that it would give them a greater chance of winning as England had to go to France and win by scoring four tries, which they failed to do as they lost the game.

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Old Firm derby winner

One of the biggest Derbys in the world, the Old Firm between Celtic and Rangersthe game certainly didn’t disappoint on Sunday with Celtic winning the game 3-2, despite playing with 10 men from the 57th minute. But it was the winner from Odsonne Edouard that was a touch of brilliance. Moussa Dembele picked the ball up in the middle of the park and found Edouard on the left wing before he cut inside two rangers defenders and curled the ball into the top corner, sending the away fans into wild celebrations. The win extended Celtic’s lead at the top to nine points and has put to bed any hopes Rangers had of a title challenge.

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Rashford’s first goal

Marcus Rashford helped Manchester United to a 2-1 win by scoring both goals in their 2-1 victory over Liverpool, but it was his first goal that was something truly special. After being played through on the left hand side of the box the youngster showed some great skill with the famous chop, cutting back onto his right foot before unleashing an unstoppable finish into the bottom corner, a moment of class and it sent the United fans into dream land.

Vardy’s stunner

Jamie Vardy dosen’t always get the plaudits he deserve’s but his goals at West Brom showed incredible technique and proved how talented a footballer he is. Riyad Mahrez picked out Vardy with a wonderful ball over the top of the West Brom defence, Vardy watched the ball drop over his left shoulder and onto his left foot where he dispatched it into the bottom right corner, a technique that is incredibly hard. This helped Leicester recover from a goal down to win 4-1 and inflict more misery onto West Brom.

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The greatest of farewells

A touching display towards Davide Astori in the fiorentina game with incredibly moving scenes before kick off – as the players were coming out you could hear a pin drop in the stadium. This was before the scheduled two minutes silence and was truly touching. The game also stopped in the 13th minute, as that was Davide Astori’s shirt number, to a minute’s applause. Fiorentina went on to win the game 1-0 with Vitor Hugo scoring the goal and in his celebration he showed a t-shirt with Astori’s image on it, a grand farewell to their captain.

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