In Pictures: The sporting weekend

Manchester City celebrate after winning the Carabao Cup final at Wembley, © PA Wire/PA Images

Late thrills and controversy punctuated another eventful sporting weekend which brought joy and pain in equal measure.

Manchester City triumphed over Tottenham in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final at Wembley – which was watched by a crowd of 8,000 – as ‘big six’ counterparts Manchester United and Liverpool found themselves on the wrong end of a fans backlash over their involvement in the European Super League proposal.

On the pitch, there was misery for Jurgen Klopp’s men after their Champions League qualification hopes were dealt a further blow by a Newcastle fightback, while a rare Chris Wood hat-trick at Wolves eased Burnley’s relegation fears.

There were celebrations for England’s Women as they clinched a third successive Six Nations title, but disappointment for reigning champion Ronnie O’Sullivan as his hopes of a record-equalling seventh World Snooker Championship success were dashed.

Here, we reflect on a dramatic weekend of sport.

Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte celebrates after scoring the winner at Wembley (Adam Davy/PA)

Manchester City fans at Wembley hold up a banner protesting against the European Super League (Adam Davy/PA)

A plane flies over Elland Road carrying a message to Manchester United’s owners following the collapse of the European Super League proposal (Peter Powell/PA)

Liverpool fans protest against the club’s owners outside Anfield (Martin Rickett/PA)

Burnley’s Chris Wood celebrates his hat-trick in a 4-0 Premier League win at Wolves (Oli Scarff/PA)

Newcastle’s Joe Willock jumps for joy after securing a 1-1 draw at Liverpool with a stoppage-time equaliser (Clive Brunskill/PA)

West Ham’s Fabian Balbuena is controversially shown a red card by referee Chris Kavanagh after catching Ben Chilwell in his follow-through as he cleared the ball (Andy Rain/PA)

Mbaye Diagne’s shot was deflected in by Tyrone Mings as West Brom drew 2-2 at Aston Villa (Michael Steele/PA)

Watford head coach Xisco Munoz is thrown into the air by his players after guiding the club back into the Premier League at the first attempt (Tess Derry/PA)

Derby manager Wayne Rooney, centre, and Birmingham counterpart Lee Bowyer after City’s 2-1 win at Pride Park secured their Championship status and left the Rams in deep trouble (Barrington Coombs/PA)

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard showed off his ball skills during the Scottish Cup quarter-final tie with St Johnstone which his side lost on penalties (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Ella Toone scored twice in a 4-1 WSL win over Tottenham to boost Manchester United’s hopes of Champions League qualification (Tim Markland/PA)

England celebrate winning the Guinness Women’s Six Nations at Twickenham Stoop after victory over France (Adam Davy/PA)

England’s Vickii Cornborough, left, is tackled by France’s Carla Neisen (Adam Davy/PA)

Exeter Chiefs’ Sam Simmonds, centre, is tackled by Bristol Bears’ Sam Bedlow and Charles Piutau during his side’s 20-12 win over the Gallagher Premiership leaders (David Davies/PA)

Anthony McGill celebrates victory over world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan at the Crucible (George Wood/PA)

David Bass riding Younevercall (orange) on their way to winning the bet365 Select Hurdle at Sandown (Alan Crowhurst/PA)


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