The sports weekend in pictures



Sadio Mane outclassed his Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah as Senegal beat Egypt to lift the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time during a dramatic sporting weekend.

Nationwide League North Kidderminster came within seconds of knocking Premier League West Ham out of the FA Cup before they made an agonizing exit themselves, but top division Boreham Wood represented Sky Bet Championship Bournemouth, whose second-tier counterparts Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest eliminated top-flight Manchester United and defending champions Leicester, respectively.

The action was no less hectic on the rugby pitch, as Scotland retained the Calcutta Cup at Murrayfield after England hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie was awarded a penalty try to nullify his team’s lead, while Ireland outscored Wales in the match. opening matches of the Six Nations.

Elsewhere, Britain’s Bruce Mouat and Jennifer Dodds finished in the top four in the round-robin phase of the Winter Olympics mixed curling event and will compete for a medal, while 15-year-old Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva became the fourth woman to hit a triple. axel in the games

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

Senegal players celebrate their victory on penalties over Egypt in the African Cup of Nations final (Themba Hadebe/AP)

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Kidderminster’s Alex Penny, left, celebrates scoring the opening goal against West Ham in the Premier League (David Davies/PA)

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Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper celebrates his side’s 4-1 fourth round victory over FA Cup holders Leicester (Tim Goode/PA)

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Boreham Wood’s Adrian Clifton, left, and Tyrone Marsh celebrate with fans as they hold up a miniature replica of the FA Cup trophy after victory in Bournemouth (Adam Davy/PA)

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Guro Reiten led Chelsea to a Women’s Super League victory over Manchester City (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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Scotsman Ben White lifts the Calcutta Cup after his 20-17 win over England (Jane Barlow/PA)

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England’s Luke Cowan-Dickie, center, receives a yellow card at Murrayfield (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Ireland’s Andrew Conway tees off during his team’s 29-7 Six Nations win over Wales at the Aviva Stadium (Niall Carson/PA)

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Davy Russell wins the Irish Gold Cup in Conflated on day one of the Dublin Festival of Racing in Leopardstown (Donall Farmer/PA)

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Chris Eubank Jr, left, celebrates his points win over Liam Williams, right, at their middleweight meet in Cardiff (Nick Potts/PA)

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Great Britain’s Jennifer Dodds in action against Norway during the mixed doubles curling round robin at the Winter Olympics in Beijing (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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Mika Vermeulen of Austria, Andrew Musgrave of Great Britain and Michal Nova of the Czech Republic, left to right, in action during the men’s 15km + 15km skiathlon in Beijing (Henrik Schmidt via DPA/PA)

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Kamila Valieva of the Russian Olympic Committee became the fourth woman to land a triple axel at an Olympic Games (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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