The sporting weekend in pictures

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Kyogo Furuhashi hit a Hampden double as Celtic came from behind to beat Hibernian 2-1 in the Premier Sports Cup final.

Emma Raducanu accepted her BBC Sports Personality of the Year award whilst isolating in a hotel room in Abu Dhabi after testing positive for coronavirus last week.

Back home, the resurgent virus caused a slew of cancellations.

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

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2021
Emma Raducanu was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year (David Davies/PA)
Australia v England – 2021/22 Ashes Series – Second Test – Day Four – Adelaide Oval
Joe Root was dismissed by Mitchell Starc as England faced the prospect of another defeat (Jason O’Brien/PA)
Aston Villa v Burnley – Premier League – Villa Park
Aston Villa’s clash with Burnley was called off at late notice due to an increase in coronavirus cases (David Davies/PA)
Newcastle United v Manchester City – Premier League – St. James’ Park
Ryan Fraser was controversially denied a penalty as Newcastle crashed 4-0 to Manchester City (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea – Premier League – Molineux
Wolves’ clash with Chelsea went ahead despite rising coronavirus cases in the Blues’ ranks (Nick Potts/PA)
Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool – Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Harry Kane was fortunate to avoid a red card as Tottenham drew with Liverpool (Adam Davy/PA)
Hibernian v Celtic – Premier Sports Cup – Final – Hampden Park
Celtic lifted the Premier Sports Cup after beating Hibernian (Jane Barlow/PA)
William Hill World Darts Championship 2021/22 – Day Five – Alexandra Palace
Fallon Sherrock failed to summon more PDC World Championship heroics as she fell to veteran Steve Beaton (John Walton/PA)
Spain Soccer La Liga
Lucas Ocampos grabbed a late winner as Sevilla downed Atletico Madrid in LaLiga (Angel Fernandez/AP)
Harlequins v Cardiff – Heineken Champions Cup – Group B – Twickenham Stoop
Andre Esterhuizen scored a try as Harlequins beat Cardiff in the Champions Cup (Adam Davy/PA)
Joseph Parker v Derek Chisora – Matchroom Boxing Fight Night – AO Arena
Joseph Parker outpointed Derek Chisora in Manchester (Peter Byrne/PA)
Howden Christmas Racing Weekend – Ascot – Saturday December 18th
Adrian Heskin steered Tritonic to victory in the Betfair Exchange Trophy at Ascot (Nigel French/PA)
Cowboys Giants Football
The Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants to stand on the brink of a play-off spot (Seth Wenig/AP)
PNC Championship Golf
Tiger Woods with his son Charlie during the second round of the PNC Championship (Scott Audette/AP)
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