Sporting weekend in pictures

Aston Villa v Liverpool – Premier League – Villa Park
Aston Villa v Liverpool – Premier League – Villa Park - (Copyright PA Wire)
5:00am, Mon 05 Oct 2020
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Manchester United and Liverpool were at sixes and sevens on another crazy goals-filled weekend in the Premier League.

United were hit for six by Tottenham as Spurs boss Jose Mourinho enjoyed a remarkable return to Old Trafford.

If that was not enough of a shock, Premier League champions Liverpool then shipped even more goals in an extraordinary 7-2 defeat at Aston Villa.

Dean Smith’s Villa still have a 100 per cent record after three matches, but it is Everton who top the table after winning their opening four games.

There was chaos in Italy as Napoli, having had two players testing positive for coronavirus, failed to turn up for a league fixture at Juventus, as Serie A league officials had demanded.

Ethiopia’s Shura Kitata was a shock winner of the London Marathon and Salford Red Devils ended over 50 years of hurt to make Rugby League’s Challenge Cup final.

Here, the PA news agency looks at the weekend’s action in pictures.

Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur – Premier League – Old Trafford - (Copyright PA Wire)
Aston Villa v Liverpool – Premier League – Villa Park - (Copyright PA Wire)
Everton v Brighton and Hove Albion – Premier League – Goodison Park - (Copyright PA Wire)
Leeds United v Manchester City – Premier League – Elland Road - (Copyright PA Wire)
Chelsea v Crystal Palace – Premier League – Stamford Bridge - (Copyright PA Wire)
Leicester City v West Ham United – Premier League – King Power - (Copyright PA Wire)
Arsenal v Sheffield United – Premier League – Emirates Stadium - (Copyright PA Wire)
Italy Soccer Juventus Napoli Virus - (Copyright AP)
Virgin Money London Marathon – St James’ Park - (Copyright PA Wire)
Virgin Money London Marathon – St James’ Park - (Copyright PA Wire)
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs – Gallagher Premiership – Ricoh Arena - (Copyright PA Wire)
Salford Red Devils v Warrington Wolves – Coral Challenge Cup – Semi Final – Totally Wicked Stadium - (Copyright PA Wire)
Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors – Coral Challenge Cup – Semi Final – Totally Wicked Stadium - (Copyright PA Wire)
Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open – Day Four – The Renaissance Club - (Copyright PA Wire)
France Tennis French Open - (Copyright AP)
Surrey v Notts Outlaws – Vitality Blast T20 – Final – Edgbaston - (Copyright PA Wire)

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