Burnley’s Premier League game against Tottenham on Sunday was called off a little under an hour before kick-off as snow continued to fall at Turf Moor, while Chelsea fought back to draw 1-1 against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge to stay top of the table.
US Open champion Emma Raducanu made a winning return to Britain in an exhibition match at the ATP Champions Tour event held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, and Great Britain reached the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup in Austria.
Here, the PA news agency showcases the best of the sporting weekend in pictures.
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Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira is pleased with the selection headache Jack Butland has caused him. The 28-year-old was thrust into the starting eleven following an injury to first-choice stopper Vicente Guaita and was at fault for the opening goal in an eventual win away at London rivals Millwall earlier this month. While Guaita is now fit again, Vieira spoke in glowing terms of Butland’s presence ahead of Sunday’s Premier League meeting with Liverpool at Selhurst Park.
Andy Murray has cast doubt on his competitive future after a straight-sets second-round defeat at the Australian Open by Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel, the worst result by ranking of his grand slam career. A picture of dejection as he reflected on a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 loss to the world No 120, he said: “A performance like that is not something I find motivating at this stage.”
Rafael Nadal progressed into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on a day in which the Spaniard saw Alexander Zverev eliminated from the competition. Denis Shapovalov defeated the German as Zverev’s struggles at the grand slams continued. Nadal was up against veteran Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, and the match was all-but decided in an epic first-set tie-break lasting nearly half an hour.
Man City’s 12-match winning run in the Premier League was ended by Southampton as the league leaders were held to a 1-1 draw at St Mary’s. Kyle Walker-Peters put the hosts ahead early on, but Aymeric Laporte equalised in the second-half and a winner looked almost inevitable as City pinned the Saints back. Ralph Hasenhuttl promised pre-match that Southampton would look to cause City problems by being brave, and they did just that to take lead after seven minutes.