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The Stagcom 16th May Round Up

Another dramatic weekend for a number of reasons! From bomb scares to records being broken, it has been an eventful weekend on and off the pitch. It would have been a hard task staying on top of it all this weekend, so we've covered everything for you here!

Bomb Scare

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A truly unbelievable Premier League season took another unbelievable twist on the final day. Manchester United's home game against Bournemouth had to be abandoned after a 'suspect package' was found in one of the toilets in the Stretford End of Old Trafford. The entire stadium had to be evacuated and then a controlled explosion took place inside the stadium.

The scare then turned into a fiasco when it became apparent that the package was a dummy left by a private firm who were performing security exercises at the stadium the day before. The game has since been rearranged for Tuesday evening, which isn't ideal for United who play Crystal Palace in the FA Cup Final at the weekend.

Premier League Curtain Closed (almost)

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With the exception of Manchester United and Bournemouth, all of the final game fixtures were played yesterday afternoon. The only matter left to be decided was fourth place, which Manchester City all-but mathematically claimed following a laboured 1-1 draw at Swansea.

Arsenal managed to pip local rivals Spurs to second place after they hammered Aston Villa 4-0 and Mauricio Pochettino's side suffered an embarrassing 5-1 defeat at the hands of already relegated Newcastle United.

Farrell's Final

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Saracens became champions of Europe for the first time on Saturday after defeating Racing 92 in the Champions Cup Final. Owen Farrell was the hero as he kicked all 21 points for Sarries in a rainy evening in Lyon. Saracens chances were boosted by the fact that Dan Carter was unable to kick and had to be replaced after 42 minutes. That handed the initiative to Sarries who controlled the second-half and become the first ever team to win the trophy whilst winning all of their nine games throughout the tournament.

Youngest Ever Winner

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Red Bull's Max Vertsappen became the youngest ever F1 winner at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday. The 18-year-old held off Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen to claim his maiden race win, but much of the talk around the race focused on Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton's crash on the first lap!

Neither seems to have come out of the race completely blameless, with mixed opinions on who was at fault. The incident is likely to further fuel the tension between the Mercedes teammates as Hamilton looks to close the gap on Rosberg at the top of the standings.

Back to articles Date Posted: Monday 16th May 2016 Author: George Crewe