Arsenal claimed the north London derby bragging rights with a 2-1 come-from-behind win against Tottenham – after captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was dropped for a breach of the club’s pre-match protocol.
There were also Premier League victories for leaders Manchester City and Manchester United, taking them back up to second, while Sam Kerr notched a hat-trick as Chelsea won the Women’s Continental League Cup by thrashing Bristol City 6-0.
In the Guinness Six Nations, England secured a dramatic win over France following Maro Itoje’s late try and Ireland defeated Scotland thanks to a late Jonny Sexton penalty.
England were beaten by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 against India, for whom Ishan Kishan shone on debut, and Justin Thomas won the Players Championship, finishing a shot clear of Lee Westwood.
Here, the PA news agency takes a look at the best pictures from the sporting weekend.
Melbourne Victory face long road back to respectability after hitting rock bottomSaturday’s 7-0 derby thumping was indicative of a lack of football philosophy, colourless recruitment and a breakdown in discipline at the club Melbourne Victory are on the lookout for a new coach after losing 7-0 to cross-town rivals City at the weekend. Photograph: Graham Denholm/Getty Images
Chelsea Supporters' Trust have branded the proposed new European Super League as "unforgivable". On Sunday, 'The Super League' was confirmed with 12 founding members - Chelsea among them as one of six from the Premier League - as a rival to Uefa's Champions League.
Six English clubs have joined with six others from Europe in announcing the formation of a European Super League. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham have linked up with six European clubs - three from Spain and three from Italy - to create a rival competition to the Champions League.
Arsenal Supporters’ Trust have made clear their views on the proposed European Super League following the Gunners’ confirmation as a founding member, describing the decision as “the death of Arsenal as a sporting institution”. The Gunners are one of six Premier League teams to make up 12 founding members, with a further three expected to be added, of ‘The Super League’, a rival to Uefa’s Champions League. The move has been heavily criticised by football authorities, fans and even prime minister Boris Johnson, but plans are in place for the league to “commence as soon as practicable.”
Welcome to our live coverage of the huge news that 12 top clubs will form a breakway European Super League. Late on Sunday night, 12 teams confirmed they intend to join the Super League as founders. The Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ - Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Manchester United and Tottenham - will be joined by Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan in founding the new competition.
Twelve of Europe’s leading clubs, including the Premier League’s Big Six, have announced controversial plans to form a breakaway European Super League. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham join three Spanish clubs - Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid - and three Italian sides - Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan - in making the proposal, which could change the face of European club football.