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Kompany, Koepka, Woakes – the weekend’s sport in pictures

Manchester City completed a historic domestic treble as they thrashed Watford 6-0 to win the FA Cup at Wembley. There was plenty more silverware handed out on an action-packed sporting weekend. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at some of the best pictures. Vincent Kompany lifts the FA Cup after Manchester City complete a domestic treble with a 6-0 rout of Watford at Wembley (Mike Egerton/PA) But City manager Pep Guardiola (right) appeared to still have an issue to raise with two-goal forward Raheem Sterling after the game (Mike Egerton/PA) Brooks Koepka kisses the Wanamaker trophy after defending his US PGA Championship title (Julio Cortez/AP) Koepka entered round four with a record seven-shot lead but had to hold his nerve after a run of four bogeys, eventually clinching a two-s...

5 things we learned from this weekend’s Scottish Premiership action

Rangers beat Ladbrokes Premiership champions Celtic 2-0 at Ibrox in the penultimate round of fixtures this season. Here, Press Association Sport looks at five things we learned from the weekend’s football. Celtic defeat does Neil Lennon no favours Full #RANCEL match report. https://t.co/9rEykkFsIf — Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) May 12, 2019 Celtic travelled to Ibrox as champions but were strangely subdued against city rivals Rangers. Although the defeat makes no difference to the league position, it may have harmed interim boss Neil Lennon’s chances of getting the job on a permanent basis. The Northern Irishman took over until the end of the season in February when Brendan Rodgers left suddenly for Leicester. The Ibrox loss was his first since returning to  dugout but the manner of the...

Five talking points ahead of the weekend’s Premier League action

Manchester City and Tottenham provided a spectacle for the ages in their midweek Champions League clash and the two teams will meet again at the Etihad Stadium – this time with both needing Premier League points. Here, Press Association Sport looks at the fixture and four other talking points ahead of this weekend: Can City and Tottenham go again? Mauricio Pochettino’s side reached the Champions League semi-finals in midweek (Mike Egerton/PA) Even before these teams provided an instant classic on Wednesday night, the Saturday lunchtime kick-off looked to be the defining fixture of the weekend. But the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final has amped that up several notches, not least because of its dramatic denouement. The question now is: are both teams physically and ment...

This weekend’s Premier League fixtures – talking points

Plenty to play for at both ends of the table. Another exciting Premier League weekend lies ahead as the season hurtles towards a fascinating conclusion. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at five of the main talking points this weekend. Will Liverpool or City blink? Crunch time is approaching for Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola (Martin Rickett/PA) It is fast approaching crunch time in the most exciting Premier League title race for many a year. Liverpool hold a two-point lead at the top of the standings after riding their luck to win at Southampton last week, when Manchester City were wrapping up their place in the FA Cup final. Pep Guardiola’s men have a match in hand as a result and few would expect them to come a cropper at Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon. Within an hour...

Premier League: Five talking points ahead of the weekend’s action

With the FA Cup semi-finals taking centre stage this weekend there are only a handful of Premier League games on the fixture list for Saturday and Sunday. The pick of them comes on Sunday when Champions League-chasing Arsenal head north to face a rejuvenated Everton, who are hoping to build on back-to-back victories over Chelsea and West Ham. Here Press Association Sport looks at five talking points for the weekend’s games. Can Arsenal prosper on the road? Crucial fixtures await us. 🔴 #WeAreTheArsenal pic.twitter.com/lB4zwpiqiO — Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) April 5, 2019 With the four-way battle for the final two Champions League berths hotting up, it is Arsenal who have moved into pole position with seven wins from their last nine. They begin the weekend in fourth place, but Sunday’...

5 talking points ahead of this weekend’s Premier League matches

After the midweek European action, the fight for points at both ends of the Premier League table kicks off again. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at five talking points ahead of the next set of games. Can City turn up the heat? Pushing on 🔥⚽️🔥 #LS19 #inSané @ManCity pic.twitter.com/gcnqXlsfnl — Leroy Sané (@LeroySane19) March 7, 2019 Pep Guardiola’s side will be out to extend their lead over title rivals Liverpool in Saturday’s 5:30pm kick-off at home against Watford. City had some 23 shots to get their only goal in last weekend’s 1-0 win at Bournemouth, so expect them to come out firing on all cylinders against the Hornets as they bid to lay down another title marker. No love lost at Selhurst Park 💪 The boss knows how much tomorrow’s game means to you all…#BHAFC 🔵⚪️ — Bri...

5 talking points ahead of this weekend’s games in the Premier League

The midweek fixtures threw up a number of unexpected results. The Premier League continues this weekend after some unexpected results in the midweek programme. Here, Press Association Sport looks at the talking points ahead of the action. Will normal service be resumed? If anyone wins an acca this midweek they’re a bloody genius. — Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 30, 2019 The midweek fixtures threw up a number of surprising results, most noticeably strugglers Newcastle recovering from conceding a goal in the first minute to beat title contenders Manchester City. That gave Liverpool the chance to move seven points clear at the top of the table, only for Jurgen Klopp’s side to also let an early lead slip as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Anfield by Leicester. Liverpool must wait until M...

5 talking points ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes the helm at Manchester United. Manchester City bid to maintain their Premier League title challenge against Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium, but the spotlight will be shared with rivals Manchester United. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes charge of his first game as United’s temporary new manager at Cardiff after Jose Mourinho was sacked this week and the Norwegian hopes to hit the ground running. Here Press Association Sport focuses on five key talking points from this weekend’s top-flight fixtures. Returning hero Solskjaer has plenty to ponder Ole’s comments on Sir Alex in full… #MUFC — Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 21, 2018 Solskjaer will hope to help launch a new era for the club with a morale-boosting victory in the evening kick-off at the Cardiff...

5 things we learned from this weekend’s Premier League action

Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League with victory over Manchester United while Manchester City are just a point back after defeating Everton. Here, Press Association Sport looks at the talking points following the weekend’s Premier League action. Liverpool can last the course Xherdan Shaqiri scored twice as Liverpool beat Manchester United 3-1 (Peter Byrne/PA) The pressure was on in one of Liverpool’s biggest games of the season against rivals Manchester United. Manchester City’s win over Everton had taken them back to the top of the table on Saturday but Liverpool responded in style with a deserved 3-1 win. They showed the character to deal with the mounting expectation and Jurgen Klopp’s side proved they can handle the heat when it is on. Paul Pogba...

5 things we learned from this weekend’s Premier League action

Liverpool are a point ahead of Manchester City in the title race. Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League with victory over Manchester United while Manchester City are just a point back after defeating Everton. Here, Press Association Sport looks at the talking points following the weekend’s Premier League action. Liverpool can last the course Xherdan Shaqiri scored twice as Liverpool beat Manchester United 3-1 (Peter Byrne/PA) The pressure was on in one of Liverpool’s biggest games of the season against rivals Manchester United. Manchester City’s win over Everton had taken them back to the top of the table on Saturday but Liverpool responded in style with a deserved 3-1 win. They showed the character to deal with the mounting expectation and Jurgen Klopp’s side proved they can...

5 things we learned from this weekend’s Scottish football action

Rangers moved to the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership while Celtic were busy winning yet more silverware. Celtic won more silverware but Rangers achieved a significant milestone in the league. Here are five things we learned from the weekend of Scottish football action. 1. Celtic have their magnificent seven Celtic lifted more silverware (Jeff Holmes/PA) The Hoops equalled a Scottish record by claiming a seventh successive piece of domestic silverware and now have the chance to build on their unprecedented double treble achievement. A 1-0 win over Aberdeen in the Betfred Cup final was not the most emphatic trophy success under Brendan Rodgers but they showed resilience to fend off a spirited Dons display. 2. Ryan Christie is a key Celtic player Ryan Christie struck against Aberdeen (Jeff H...

Joy, despair and a broken bone – the weekend’s best sporting pictures

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