The sporting weekend in pictures

Max Verstappen registered another dominant win at the Chinese Grand Prix, while Peres Jepchirchir smashed the women’s-only world record to win the London Marathon on Sunday.

Manchester United scraped into the FA Cup final with a penalty shoot-out victory against Coventry and will face rivals Manchester City, who beat Chelsea 1-0 in their semi-final on Saturday.

Ellie Kildunne continued her impressive form for England in the Guinness Women’s Six Nations and Manchester City moved to the top of the Women’s Super League table after beating West Ham 5-0.

Here the PA news agency takes a look at some of the best pictures from this weekend’s sporting action.

Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen won the Chinese Grand Prix (Andy Wong/AP)
Ellie Kildunne
Rasmus Hojlund
Bernardo Silva
Peres Jepchirchir
Peres Jepchirchir smashed the women’s-only world record to win a thrilling London Marathon in two hours, 16 minutes and 16 seconds (John Walton/PA)
Marcel Hug
Marcel Hug won a record fourth-consecutive men’s wheelchair race, clocking 1:28.33 (John Walton/PA)
Khadija Shaw
Casper Ruud
Casper Ruud beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets to win the Barcelona Open final (Joan Monfort.AP)
Joe Hart
Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart saved Killian Phillips’ spot-kick to beat Aberdeen 6-5 on penalties in the Scottish Gas Scottish Cup semi-finals (Steve Welsh/PA)
Jude Bellingham
Luca Brecel
Defending champion Luca Brecel was knocked out of the opening day of the World Snooker Championship (Richard Sellers/PA)
Nelly Korda
Nelly Korda celebrates after winning the Chevron Championship (David J. Phillip/AP)