The sporting weekend in pictures

By Karen Sykes, PA

England and Wales reached the Rugby World Cup semi-finals in Japan, while Andy Murray won the European Open in Antwerp.

Elsewhere, Premier League leaders Liverpool fought back for a draw at Manchester United as second-placed Manchester City closed the gap at the top, while Leicester claimed an emotional win.

Here, the PA news agency picks out some highlights from over the weekend.

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England stormed into the World Cup semi-finals as two tries from Jonny May underpinned a record-equalling 40-16 victory over Australia at Oita Stadium (David Davies/PA)
England stormed into the World Cup semi-finals as two tries from Jonny May underpinned a record-equalling 40-16 victory over Australia at Oita Stadium (David Davies/PA)
Wales staged a stunning 20-19 fightback victory to win a gripping World Cup quarter-final after France pressed the self-destruct button (David Davies/PA)
Wales staged a stunning 20-19 fightback victory to win a gripping World Cup quarter-final after France pressed the self-destruct button (David Davies/PA)
An emotional Andy Murray claimed his first ATP Tour title for more than two-and-a-half years at the European Open in Antwerp (Francisco Seco/AP)
An emotional Andy Murray claimed his first ATP Tour title for more than two-and-a-half years at the European Open in Antwerp (Francisco Seco/AP)
Substitute Adam Lallana (right) saved Liverpool from a chastening loss at bitter rivals Manchester United in a pulsating 1-1 Premier League clash (Martin Rickett/PA)
Substitute Adam Lallana (right) saved Liverpool from a chastening loss at bitter rivals Manchester United in a pulsating 1-1 Premier League clash (Martin Rickett/PA)
Manchester United were on course for a memorable win thanks to Marcus Rashford’s opener (Jon Super/AP)
Manchester United were on course for a memorable win thanks to Marcus Rashford’s opener (Jon Super/AP)
Hosts Japan were knocked out of the World Cup after defeat to South Africa (Jae C Hong/AP)
Hosts Japan were knocked out of the World Cup after defeat to South Africa (Jae C Hong/AP)
Gabriel Jesus and David Silva (centre) were on target as Manchester City bounced back in the Premier League to win 2-0 at Crystal Palace (John Walton/PA)
Gabriel Jesus and David Silva (centre) were on target as Manchester City bounced back in the Premier League to win 2-0 at Crystal Palace (John Walton/PA)
Wayne Rooney’s (right) time in MLS ended on a low note as DC United were crushed 5-1 after extra time of their play-off against Toronto (Frank Gunn/AP)
Wayne Rooney’s (right) time in MLS ended on a low note as DC United were crushed 5-1 after extra time of their play-off against Toronto (Frank Gunn/AP)
Leicester came from behind to defeat Burnley 2-1 on a day when their late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was remembered at the King Power Stadium (Nigel French/PA)
Leicester came from behind to defeat Burnley 2-1 on a day when their late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was remembered at the King Power Stadium (Nigel French/PA)
Rory Best called time on his Ireland career after 124 caps following Saturday’s 46-14 World Cup quarter-final defeat to New Zealand (Adam Davy/PA)
Rory Best called time on his Ireland career after 124 caps following Saturday’s 46-14 World Cup quarter-final defeat to New Zealand (Adam Davy/PA)
Oakland Raiders’ Josh Jacobs was stopped during the second half against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday (Mike Roemer/AP)
Oakland Raiders’ Josh Jacobs was stopped during the second half against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday (Mike Roemer/AP)
Goalkeeper Mary Earps celebrated after Manchester United beat Manchester City 2-0 in the Continental League Cup (Zac Goodwin/PA)
Goalkeeper Mary Earps celebrated after Manchester United beat Manchester City 2-0 in the Continental League Cup (Zac Goodwin/PA)
Makazole Mapimpi (bottom right) bagged a brace as South Africa beat Japan 26-3 to book a World Cup semi-final with Wales (Mark Baker/AP)
Makazole Mapimpi (bottom right) bagged a brace as South Africa beat Japan 26-3 to book a World Cup semi-final with Wales (Mark Baker/AP)
Dele Alli’s (centre) late goal rescued a point for Tottenham in a 1-1 Premier League draw with winless Watford (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Dele Alli’s (centre) late goal rescued a point for Tottenham in a 1-1 Premier League draw with winless Watford (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Cristiano Ronaldo (centre) was on target as Juventus extended their unbeaten start and stayed top of Serie A after a 2-1 home win against Bologna (Luca Bruno/AP)
Cristiano Ronaldo (centre) was on target as Juventus extended their unbeaten start and stayed top of Serie A after a 2-1 home win against Bologna (Luca Bruno/AP)
Marcos Alonso’s first goal of the season fired Chelsea to a 1-0 victory over Newcastle on Saturday (Steven Paston/PA)
Marcos Alonso’s first goal of the season fired Chelsea to a 1-0 victory over Newcastle on Saturday (Steven Paston/PA)
Former Ryder Cup star Nicolas Colsaerts ended a seven-year winless run on the European Tour with a dramatic one-shot victory at the Amundi Open de France (Thibault Camus/AP)
Former Ryder Cup star Nicolas Colsaerts ended a seven-year winless run on the European Tour with a dramatic one-shot victory at the Amundi Open de France (Thibault Camus/AP)
A parachutist landed on the pitch during Sunday’s Serie A match between Sassuolo and Inter Milan just before Romelu Lukaku took a penalty (Elisabetta Baracchi/AP)
A parachutist landed on the pitch during Sunday’s Serie A match between Sassuolo and Inter Milan just before Romelu Lukaku took a penalty (Elisabetta Baracchi/AP)

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