Harry Kane’s first international goal in 16 months helped England on their way to a comfortable 2-0 victory in Albania as World Cup qualification continued without a hitch for Gareth Southgate’s side.
Scotland came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw with Israel in Tel Aviv, but the Republic of Ireland suffered an embarrassing home defeat to Luxembourg.
In the domestic game, Manchester United Women celebrated their first match at Old Trafford with a valuable 2-0 victory over West Ham in the Women’s Super League.
Away from the football, seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton held off Max Verstappen in a thrilling finish to win the Bahrain Grand Prix, while France’s Victor Perez lost to eventual winner Billy Horschel in the semi-finals of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Texas.
England’s cricketers suffered a seven-run defeat in their third One Day International against India to lose the series 2-1, despite a brilliant 95 not out by Sam Curran.
Here, the PA news agency takes a look at the best pictures from the sporting weekend.
Thomas Tuchel has told his Chelsea players to embrace their Champions League adventure. Liverpool and Real Madrid - with 19 Champions Leagues or European Cups between them - fight on Wednesday for the right to face Tuchel’s team in the semi-final. Forget adventure, Chelsea’s manager is in fantasy land, having the luxury of musing over which of the two sides he would rather face in the next round.
Former Arsenal and England player Alex Scott is widely tipped to be the new host of Football Focus. Scott, 36, has been prepared by the BBC for a presenting role and is in the frame to replace Dan Walker, who has announced he will step down from the Saturday afternoon show at the end of the current season. Scott has excelled as a pundit for the BBC and others since retiring in 2018 following three spells with Arsenal and 140 caps for the Lionesses.
Mikel Arteta is refusing to think about the prospect of Arsenal not playing European football next season ahead of their crunch clash with Slavia Prague. The Gunners are at risk of missing out on Europe altogether for the first time this century as they currently sit ninth in the Premier League and trail on away goals going into the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final against Slavia. Arsenal drew the first leg 1-1 at Emirates Stadium last week and must prevail in the Czech capital on Thursday night if they are to keep alive their dream of winning the competition and qualifying for the Champions League.