Social Zone: Steve Bruce gets the love he craves and Cristiano Ronaldo shrugs off his brilliance

Allan Saint-Maximin's tribute to Steve Bruce was a nice touch, but should more Newcastle fans hold him in the same regard as Rafa Benitez? Stats seem to suggest so.

SOCCER: Often a man of many words, surely Cristiano Ronaldo has something iconic or inspirational to say after scoring the winner for Manchester United... no?

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SOCCER: At least Steve Bruce will be missed by somebody on Tyneside after his Newcastle sacking...

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SOCCER: One left a hero and a genius, one left a villain branded a "tactically inept cabbage-head." Perhaps you can see why Steve Bruce felt a little hard done by.

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SOCCER: Staying in the north east, Middlesbrough forward Duncan Watmore may be having a few nightmares about this miss for a while...

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SOCCER: While on the topic of spectacular misses, take a look at this. Although depending on what he was aiming for, it could also be one of the greatest strikes ever...

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SOCCER: This one however, doesn't even have a comical excuse behind it. Almost impressively bad.

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SOCCER: If you don't ask - you don't get. And this Dortmund fan probably got more than he initially bargained for.

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FORMULA 1: And now for a cross-over you probably never expected to see, ut definitely one we can root for.

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BOXING: After becoming the mandatory challenger for Tyson Fury, Dillian Whyte has suffered a - coincidental - injury. It's like getting your parents to sign a sick note so you can skip sports class, only to go and sign up for a marathon.

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READ MORE: Odds slashed on Paulo Fonseca to take the reins at Newcastle; Zidane and Conte unrealistic

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