The Sports Matrix: Monday 3 October 2011

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Lampard hat-trick sees off Bolton

Chelsea condemned Bolton Wanderers to their sixth league defeat of the season yesterday, winning 5-1 at the Reebok Stadium. Daniel Sturridge and Frank Lampard scored two each in the first half, before Lampard completed his hat-trick on 59 minutes. MORE

Murray aims to leapfrog Federer

World No 4 Andy Murray has his sights on usurping Roger Federer asworld No 3 after winning the Thailand Open, beating American Donald Young 6-2 6-0. Murray said: “I’ll keep working hard to give myself a shot at doing that [becoming No 3].” MORE

McClaren quits after Forest defeat

Manager Steve McClaren and chairman Nigel Doughty have resigned from Nottingham Forest. Former England manager McClaren took over this summer but Forest, who lost 3-1 to Birmingham City yesterday, have taken eight points from 10 games under him. MORE

Danedream claims win in Longchamp

German horse Danedream stunned the field by winning the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp. The 20-1 three-year-old won in a record time of two minutes 24.49 seconds. “This is my best moment in racing,” said trainer Peter Schiergen. MORE

Opinion: James Lawton

The weekend’s fresh evidence of unprofessional conduct by some of the England rugby players further suggests that there is a damaging lack of grown-up leadership and common sense in Martin Johnson’s squad. MORE

Welbeck in squad for Montenegro

Danny Welbeck and Bobby Zamora have been included in Fabio Capello’s 24-man squad for the Euro 2012 qualifier away at Montenegro on Friday night. Kyle Walker is also selected, but veterans Steven Gerrard and Rio Ferdinand both miss out. MORE

Johnson ‘worried’ about Wilkinson

Martin Johnson is concerned over the availability of Jonny Wilkinson for Saturday’s quarter-final against France after the out-side-half had a scan on his damaged right arm yesterday. “I’d be lying if I told you I wasn’t worried, very worried, about Jonny.” MORE

Walker earns Spurs north London bragging rights

Kyle Walker’s powerful strike gave Tottenham Hotspur a 2-1 win over Arsenal yesterday, moving them five points clear of their rivals. Rafael van der Vaart gave Spurs the lead just before half-time, volleying in after controlling Emmanuel Adebayor’s pass. Seven minutes into the second half, Aaron Ramsey equalised, tapping in Alex Song’s cross from close range. With 17 minutes remaining Walker’s powerful shot went through and into the net. MORE

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