Sports fans were in for a treat on Super Sunday as Formula One fever swept Singapore, while football fanatics soaked in the EPL action in England.
Sebastian Vettel took a huge step towards his fourth straight F1 world title with a superlative victory at the Marina Bay street circuit that left his rivals fighting for scraps.
The German, starting from pole, fought off Nico Rosberg in the first corner and, despite a safetycar intervention, was untouchable as he scored his third win in a row and a hat-trick of wins in Singapore.
Ferrari's Alonso finished second to keep up the pressure on Vettel, who now leads the championship by 60 points from the Spaniard with six races remaining.
Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen battled through the pain barrier to finish third but there was disaster for Red Bull's Mark Webber, whose late charge ended in a blown engine and a ride back to the pits on the wing of Alonso's Ferrari.
Vettel, 26, has now won four of the last five Grands Prix and is almost certain to become the sport's youngest four-time world champion, joining Michael Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio as only the third man to win four world crowns in a row.
Over in North London, another German was making all the headlines.
Mesut Oezil had a hand in all three Arsenal goals as Arsene Wenger's side moved to the top of the Premier League table with a 3-1 victory over Stoke at the Emirates Stadium yesterday.
Oezil was making his home debut following his £42.4 million (S$85million) move from Real Madrid. Super Sunday finished on a high when City routed United 4-1 in the Manchester Derby, with Sergio Aguero opening the floodgates.
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