GALLERY: WEEKEND IN SPORT – Sport Industry Group
With the business end of the season upon us, teams are already beginning to get their hands on the big trophies. Chelsea won an FA Cup, Manchester City all but confirmed a Premier League title, and Saracens set up a Premiership final against Sale Sharks. We’ve looked back at the weekend’s sporting highlights…
Sam Kerr was Chelsea’s matchwinner yet again as they wrapped up a third successive Women’s FA Cup title with victory over Manchester United in front of a world-record domestic crowd at Wembley Stadium.
Kerr, who has netted six goals in the competition this season, fired in a cross from Pernille Harder and celebrated in front of Chelsea supporters with her trademark backflip.
Unilver is the latest brand to make its move in women’s football by agreeing a deal that will see several of its personal care brands become official sponsors FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023.
Arsenal’s title hopes looked to come to an end on Sunday after the Gunners lost 0-3 to Brighton, leaving leaders Manchester City one win from a fifth Premier League title in six seasons.
The Gunners needed to respond after City’s 3-0 win over Everton earlier on Sunday left Mikel Arteta’s side trailing by four points in the race for the title, but conceded three times in the second-half at the Emirates Stadium.
Back in Auguts, Arsenal renewed its partnership with Acronis, which saw the global technology company continue as the Gunners’ official cyber protection partner.
Manchester City will now have the chance to clinch the Premier League title next weekend.
The club recently renewed its long-term partnership with Korean tyre manufacturer Nexen Tire.
Saracens reached their seventh Premiership final in 10 years as they survived a second-half comeback to complete a five-try play-off semi-final win over Northampton Saints.
The 38-15 victory sees Saracens chase a sixth title – and a first in four years following their relegation to the Championship – when they face Sale Sharks at Twickenham on 27th May.
Last week, Saracens signed a five-year sponsorship renewal with principal partner Shawbrook.
Geraint Thomas has taken the Giro d’Italia lead after after Race leader Remco Evenepoel tested positive for Covid-19 and withdrew.
Evenepoel had retaken the leader’s pink jersey with victory in the stage nine individual time trial, beating Geraint Thomas by one second.
Last month, British Cycling agreed two new long-term commercial partnership with travel specialists Sportive Breaks and Destination Sport Travel.
Veloce Racing took the win in Round 4 of Extreme E, marking a second victory of the season and a return to the top of the standings on home soil at the Hydro X Prix in Scotland.
Last week, Extreme E announced that it will broadcast all live events on global streaming platform Recast throughout Season 3.