Sky Sports highlights the best and worst performances over the last week

By Paul Higham Twitter: @SkySportsPaulH.   Last Updated: 11/03/14 11:10am

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Wigan celebrate a huge upset at Man City

Wigan celebrate a huge upset at Man City

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What a difference a week makes! Going from the monumental highs to the soul-destroying lows is commonplace in sport, as we see week in and week out.

Last week Manchester City were celebrating League Cup success at Wembley, fast forward seven days and they tasted a home humbling at the hands of Wigan in the FA Cup.

We had a youngest winner of a WGC event in golf, and a very confident one at that, while England's cricketers suffered a bitterly disappointing T20 loss in the West Indies.

Here's our full pick of the week's sport.

Good Week

Patrick Reed beats a top-class field at Doral

Patrick Reed

The 23-year-old became the youngest winner of a World Golf Championship event as he claimed the title at Doral by holding off the best field assembled so far this season - a win that sent out a big statement that he was one to watch for the future.

And Reed is certainly one of his own biggest fans, as he claims he is a top-five player in the making after he bagged a third win in his last 14 outings at the revamped and toughened 'Blue Monster' course in Miami.

Cup minnows

The magic of the FA Cup is well and truly back this year, you only have to look at the final four left in the competition to see that. Arsenal are the huge favourites but Hull, Wigan and Sheffield United are all heading to Wembley dreaming of returning for the final in May.

Cup holders Wigan produced the shock of the weekend as the repeated last year's final victory over Manchester City by dumping them out in their own back yard. Uwe Rosler got a fantastic reception at Eastlands, but turned villain on his old team as Wigan emerged with a 2-1 win to book a semi-final date with Arsenal.


England bagged a first Triple Crown for 11 years and gained revenge for last year's mauling in Cardiff at the same time as they dispatched Wales with a 29-18 victory at Twickenham to keep their hopes of winning the Six Nations well and truly alive.

Stuart Lancaster's men fully deserved their win and they head to Italy next week hoping for a win and the Ireland v France result to go their way, with all three teams level on six points heading into what will be a thrilling final weekend of the season next week.

Adrian Lewis

A good week for 'Jackpot' in the darts as he came from 6-3 down to rescue a point against world champion Michael van Gerwen in the Premier League before going on to add a fourth major over the weekend with victory in the UK Open in Minehead.

Lewis emerged from the 'FA Cup of darts' and a field of 138 hopefuls before battering Terry Jenkins 11-1 in the final. Lewis moved back up to World No 3 in the process and also took home a £50,000 first prize, not bad for a weekend away in Butlins.

Bad Week

City players trudge off after Wigan defeat

Man City

A trophy won one week, a trophy gone the next, that's the way it goes in football but it was still a shock to see Wigan repeat their cup success over City's expensively-assembled squad at Eastlands. City fans were dreaming of a cup double at least and maybe even a treble after beating Sunderland last week, but they were well below par as Wigan pulled off another upset.

Manuel Pellegrini was dismayed with his side's performance, branding the first 45 minutes as the 'worst half we've had in the year'. To make matters worse, Chelsea took advantage of City not playing in the league to go nine points clear at the top, and next up for City is a mission improbable trip to Barcelona looking to overturn a 2-0 deficit in the Champions League.

Stuart Broad

England's Twenty20 captain had a day to forget in the first of the three matches in Barbados as his side suffered a 27-run defeat and he picked up a knee injury that will rule him out for the rest of the series and is a big obstacle with the World Twenty20 just around the corner.

The day started badly for Broad as his first ball of the match was launched into the stands for six in a first over that went for 19. From there it went from bad to worse, with West Indies making a decent total, England's batsmen struggling and Broad limping off after being run out - not the best day to have in the Caribbean.

Wigan Warriors

The Super League champions badly need a pick-me-up after returning from their defeat at the World Club Championship in Australia, and in a frantic finish at Castleford it looked like they had got just that when they scored a late try and Matty Smith nailed a drop-goal to give them a one-point lead.

Or so it looked with just a minute left on the clock. But, from the restart, Luke Dorn burst through for the Tigers to score an even later try and pinch the win from under Wigan's noses. Castleford maintained their perfect start to the season, while for Wigan it's anything but with just one win from their three games so far.

Phil Taylor

The 16-time world champion is badly struggling this season. Having suffered yet another loss in the Premier League he was then dumped out of the UK Open by major debutant Aden Kirk in one of the biggest shocks in his career.

That third-round loss added to a fourth defeat in five Premier League games, this time by Gary Anderson, that leaves Taylor struggling to avoid relegation in the bottom two of a tournament he's won six out of the nine times it has been staged.

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