The sporting weekend in pictures

PA Sport Staff
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Manchester City enjoyed a good weekend as the race for the Premier League title took a potentially significant turn in their favour.

As Pep Guardiola’s men cruised to victory over Tottenham, reigning champions Liverpool squandered a lead at Leicester, while second-placed Manchester United could only draw with lowly West Brom.

Away from the football, England belatedly opened their Six Nations account with victory over Italy, Wales got the better of Scotland and Ireland lost to France.

Here, the PA news agency takes a look at the best pictures from the sporting weekend.

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson (right) is congratulated by team-mates Joao Cancelo (centre) and Oleksandr Zinchenko after setting up Ilkay Gundogan to score
Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson (right) is congratulated by team-mates Joao Cancelo (centre) and Oleksandr Zinchenko after setting up Ilkay Gundogan to score the opener in a 3-0 win over Tottenham (Tim Keeton/PA)
Leicester’s Jamie Vardy wheels away after scoring following a blunder by Liverpool keeper Alisson as Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson looks on
Leicester’s Jamie Vardy wheels away after scoring following a blunder by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson as the reigning champions were beaten 3-1 (Paul Ellis/PA)
Arsenal v Leeds United – Premier League – The Emirates Stadium
Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (left) clutches the match ball after scoring a hat-trick in a 4-2 win over Leeds (Catherine Ivill/PA)
Sam Johnstone makes a stunning last-minute save to deny Harry Maguire a winner in West Brom's 1-1 home draw with Manchester United
Sam Johnstone makes a stunning last-minute save to deny Harry Maguire a winner in West Brom’s 1-1 home draw with Manchester United (Michael Steele/PA)
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring one of his two goals in a record-equalling 505th appearance for the club
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring one of his two goals in a record-equalling 505th appearance for the club (Joan Monfort/AP)
England’s Jonny May takes to the air before touching down against Italy
England’s Jonny May takes to the air before touching down in England’s 41-18 win over Italy (David Davies/PA)
England’s Jack Willis treated for a knee injury which left him writhing in agony
England’s Jack Willis treated for a knee injury which left him writhing in agony (David Davies/PA)
Wales celebrate a tense 25-24 victory over Scotland
Wales celebrate a tense 25-24 victory over Scotland (Jane Barlow/PA)
Ireland’s Rhys Ruddock (left) and France’s Charles Ollivon contest a line-out at the Aviva Stadium
Ireland’s Rhys Ruddock (left) and France’s Charles Ollivon contest a line-out at the Aviva Stadium (Brian Lawless/PA)
France players celebrate their 15-13 victory in Dublin
France players celebrate their 15-13 victory in Dublin (Brian Lawless/PA)
Rhys Clutterbuck riding Cappananty Con (left) wins The Betway Handicap at Lingfield Park Racecourse
Rhys Clutterbuck riding Cappananty Con (left) wins The Betway Handicap at Lingfield Park Racecourse (Alan Crowhurst/PA)
Twilight Heir ridden by Cieren Fallon (left) wins the Get Your Ladbrokes Daily Odds Boost Handicap at Lingfield Park Racecourse
Twilight Heir ridden by Cieren Fallon (left) wins the Get Your Ladbrokes Daily Odds Boost Handicap at Lingfield Park Racecourse (Alan Crowhurst/PA)
Kevin Durant got a friendly welcome from his former team-mate Draymond Green, before leading his Brooklyn Nets to victory over the Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant got a friendly welcome from his former team-mate Draymond Green, before leading his Brooklyn Nets to victory over the Golden State Warriors (Jeff Chiu/AP)