The sporting weekend in pictures

England won the men’s T20 World Cup by beating Pakistan in Melbourne, but suffered heartbreak in the Women’s Rugby World Cup final after losing 34-31 to hosts New Zealand in Auckland.

There was also bitter disappointment for England at the men’s Rugby League World Cup as they lost 27-26 to Samoa in a thrilling golden-point semi-final.

England’s men made it through to the Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup final after defeating Wales, while Great Britain women’s tennis team lost out to Australia in their Billie Jean King Cup semi-final.

Manchester City lost at home to Brentford as Arsenal moved five-points clear at the top of the Premier League and George Russell clinched his maiden Formula One win at the Brazilian Grand Prix, with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton second.

In the men’s rugby union internationals, there were wins for England, Wales and Ireland against Japan, Argentina and Fiji respectively, while Scotland lost to New Zealand at Murrayfield.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best images from an action-packed weekend of sporting action.

England became double world champions after their five-wicket win against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup final having won the One-Day World Cup final in 2019
England became double world champions after their five-wicket win against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup final, having won the 50-over version in 2019 (PA)
Ben Stokes, right, who hit the winning runs, and Liam Livingstone celebrate England's win in Melbourne
Ben Stokes, right, who hit the winning runs, and Liam Livingstone celebrate England’s win in Melbourne (PA)
George Russell celebrates the first win of his Formula One career at the Brazilian Grand Prix
George Russell celebrates the first win of his Formula One career at the Brazilian Grand Prix (Marcelo Chello/AP)
England's bid for glory in the Women's Rugby World Cup final ended in heartbreak after defeat to hosts New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland
England’s bid for glory in the Women’s Rugby World Cup ended in heartbreak after defeat to hosts New Zealand in the final at Eden Park in Auckland (Brett Phibbs/PA)
There was also dejection for England in the Men's Rugby League World Cup as Samoa snatched a 27-26 golden-point win in their semi-final at the Emirates Stadium
There was also dejection for England in the men’s Rugby League World Cup at the Emirates Stadium (Zac Goodwin/PA)
England’s Joe Coyd goes over for a try in his side's 125-22 win against Wales in the Wheelchair Rugby World Cup semi-final in Sheffield
England’s Joe Coyd goes over for a try in his side’s 125-22 win against Wales in the Wheelchair Rugby World Cup semi-final in Sheffield (Richard Sellers/PA)
Great Britain team captain Anne Keothavong gathers her team after their 2-1 Billie Jean Cup semi-final defeat to Australia in Glasgow
Great Britain team captain Anne Keothavong gathers her team after their 2-1 Billie Jean Cup semi-final defeat to Australia in Glasgow (Jane Barlow/PA)
Switzerland beat Australia 2-0 in the final to win the Billie Jean King Cup for the first time. (From left) Simona Waltert, Viktorija Golubic, Jil Teichmann and Belinda Bencic celebrate with team captain Heinz Guenthardt
Switzerland beat Australia 2-0 in the final to win the Billie Jean King Cup for the first time. (From left) Simona Waltert, Viktorija Golubic, Jil Teichmann and Belinda Bencic celebrate with team captain Heinz Guenthardt (Kin Cheung/AP)
Ivan Toney struck twice for Brentford, including this stoppage-time winner, to seal his side a 2-1 win against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium
Ivan Toney struck twice for Brentford, including this stoppage-time winner, to seal his side a 2-1 win against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium (Nigel French/PA)
Martin Odegaard, second left, scores the first of his brace at Wolves, which sent the Gunners five points clear at the top of the Premier League
Martin Odegaard, second left, scores the first of his brace at Wolves, which sent the Gunners five points clear at the top of the Premier League (Nigel French/PA)
Manchester United teenager Alejandro Garnacho, right, stepped off the bench to score in stoppage time and clinch his side a 2-1 win at Fulham
Manchester United teenager Alejandro Garnacho, right, stepped off the bench to score in stoppage time and clinch his side a 2-1 win at Fulham (Zac Goodwin/PA)
Freddie Steward dives over the opening try in England's 52-13 Autumn international victory against Japan at Twickenham
Freddie Steward dives over for the opening try in England’s 52-13 autumn international victory against Japan at Twickenham (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Wales scrum-half Tomos Williams slides in for a try in his side's 20-13 win against Argentina in Cardiff
Wales scrum-half Tomos Williams slides in for a try in his side’s 20-13 win against Argentina in Cardiff (Joe Giddens/PA)
Mackenzie Hansen dives in at the corner for Ireland in their 35-17 Autumn international win against Fiji in Dublin
Mackenzie Hansen dives in at the corner for Ireland in their 35-17 win against Fiji in Dublin (Niall Carson/PA)
Scotland ran New Zealand close but are still waiting for their first-ever win against them after a 31-23 defeat at Murrayfield
Scotland ran New Zealand close but are still waiting for their first win against them after a 31-23 defeat at Murrayfield (Jane Barlow/PA)
Rafael Nadal lost his opening match at the end-of-season Nitto ATP finals in Turin to USA's Taylor Fritz 7-6 (3) 6-1
Rafael Nadal lost his opening match at the end-of-season Nitto ATP finals in Turin to USA’s Taylor Fritz 7-6 (3) 6-1 (Antonio Calanni/AP)