Norwich are 8-games unbeaten in the EPL


In English football action, 

Norwich City extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to 8 games, after last night's 2-1 home victory over struggling Sunderland. 

At Carrow Road, defender Sebastien Bassong gave Norwich an 8th-minute lead. 

And Anthony Pilkington made it 2-0 after 37 minutes. 

But just before halftime, Craig Gardner pulled 1 back for the Black Cats. 

With the win thou, Norwich moved up a place to 12th in the table and level with Liverpool on 19 points. 

And defeat left Sunderland just 1 spot and 1 point above the relegation zone.


Still on English football news, 

Chelsea will face Southampton in the FA Cup next month, after they were drawn against the Premier League club in the 3rd Round of the competition. 

The defending champions will play away at the St. Mary's Stadium to kick start their title defence. 

In other selected upcoming fixtures, 

Arsenal, having lost 2-0 to Swansea at the Emirates Stadium over the weekend, will be gunning for revenge when the 2 clubs meet again in the FA Cup. 

And league champions Manchester City will host 3rd division club, Watford 

As for Manchester United, they'll play West Ham at Upton Park while Liverpool will face either Lincoln City or Mansfield Town.

In local sports news, 

Our Singapore Girls opened their Netball Nations Cup campaign yesterday, by beating Malaysia 44-42 at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall. 

And in doing so, the Republic was able to maintain its unbeaten run against their arch rivals since 2002. 

Meanwhile in other results from the opening day's action, 

Namibia thrashed Ireland 58-25 while Sri Lanka lost 67-51 to Tanzania. 

And later today at 5pm, the Singapore team will be back in action against the Irish.

In other news, 

Newly crowned Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon winner Kip-roo Lilan Kennedy, will reportedly donate US$20,000 dollars of his prize money to charity. 

Yesterday morning, Kennedy clocked 2 hours 17 minutes and 20 seconds to finish 1st in the Men's Open category. 

And from his $50,000 prize, the Kenyan will be giving away part of his earnings to a children's home in Nairobi. 

Over in the Women's Open, 

It was fellow Kenyan, Irene Jerotich Kosgei who won her 3rd consecutive title with her time of 2 hours 37 mins and 53 seconds