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Weekend sports wrap

Spain defeated England in the World Cup final 1-0.

In sports this weekend, Spain wins their first Women’s World Cup, West Coast upset the Bulldogs, Montag wins first medal for Australia in the World Athletics Championships, and Postecoglou impresses in first home Premier League win as manager.

Spain first Women’s World Cup victory

Spain has won the Women’s World Cup after defeating England 1-0 in front of more than 75,000 fans at Stadium Australia in Sydney.

Spain full back Olga Carmona scored the only goal of the final midway through the first half with a hard low strike into the bottom corner.

England goalkeeper Mary Earps saved a penalty in the second half and was subsequently named the Golden Glove winner of the tournament.

With the tournament at a close, the 2023 Women’s World Cup was hailed the “most successful in history” by FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

West Coast surprise victory headlines a big AFL weekend

A five-goal haul by Eagles forward Jamie Cripps helped West Coast pull off the upset of the season beating the Bulldogs by seven-points.

The loss means the Bulldogs will need to beat Geelong and rely on Carlton beating GWS in the final round if they are to play finals.

Port Adelaide has kept their top two hopes alive with a 16-point win over Fremantle at Optus Stadium, meanwhile, Melbourne overcame Hawthorn by 27 points at the MCG.

In other games, GWS crushed Essendon’s finals hopes with a colossal 126-point win, St Kilda dominated reigning premiers Geelong to knock them out of finals contention, and Sydney’s one-point win secured them finals, while eliminating Adelaide’s chances.

Australia’s first medal in Budapest

Jemima Montag has walked into history, winning Australia’s first medal at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest by claiming silver in the women’s 20km walk.

The 25-year-old Victorian was in the lead group throughout the opening before eventual winner María Pérez from Spain made a clinical break from the lead pack.

This performance made Montag the first Australian women’s racewalker since Kerry Saxby-Junna in 1999 to finish on the podium at the world titles.

Meanwhile, Australian sprinter Rohan Browning ended a 28-year drought for Australia, becoming the first man since Damien Marsh to make the 100m semi-final at the world champs.

Matthew Denny will also be heading to the 12-man discus final, after throwing 64.29m to finish ninth in qualifying.

Postecoglou masterclass

Tottenham earned their first Premier League win of their new Postecoglou era with an impressive 2-0 victory over Manchester United on Sunday morning.

Ange Postecoglou’s first home game as Tottenham manager served as the perfect introduction for the former A-League club manager.

The Australian manager extends his impressive run of being unbeaten in his last 49 home league games as a manager with Yokohama F. Marinos, Celtic and now Spurs.


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