The sporting weekend in pictures

Jos Buttler hitting an unbeaten 71 and Manchester United defeating Tottenham feature among the weekend’s best sports pictures.

Pa Sport Staff
Monday 01 November 2021 05:00
Jos Buttler was at his best as England made a statement in the win over Australia (Aijaz Rahi/AP)
Jos Buttler was at his best as England made a statement in the win over Australia (Aijaz Rahi/AP)

Jos Buttler was at his best, scoring an unbeaten 71, as England took a massive stride towards the T20 World Cup semi-finals with an eight-wicket thrashing of old rivals Australia.

In the Premier League Manchester United eased the pressure on under-fire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with an easy 3-0 win at Tottenham which saw the heat turned up on Nuno Espirito Santo.

Here, the PA news agency takes a look at a selection of pictures from this weekend’s sporting action.

Jos Buttler struck an unbeaten 71 as England made a statement of intent against Australia (Aijaz Rahi/AP)
Manchester United celebrate their 3-0 win at Tottenham (John Walton/PA)
Tottenham fans have turned on Nuno Espirito Santo after the defeat (Tim Goode/PA)
The All Blacks stormed to a 54-16 victory in Wales (David Davies/PA)
England’s Chris Woakes dives to take the catch to dismiss Australia’s Steve Smith (Aijaz Rahi/AP)
Chelsea’s Bethany England celebrates scoring her side’s third goal in a 3-0 victory in the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City (Martin Rickett/PA)
Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah celebrates scoring in a 2-0 win at Leicester (John Walton/PA)
Kyle Steyn scored four tries as Scotland eased to an emphatic 60-14 victory over Tonga in their opening autumn Test at Murrayfield (Steve Welsh/PA)
England Women laid down a marker ahead of next year’s World Cup with a comprehensive 43-12 victory over reigning champions New Zealand (David Davies/PA)
Reece James celebrates a second-half double as Chelsea beat Newcastle 3-0 at St James’ Park (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Trent Boult takes the catch to dismiss India captain Virat Kohli as New Zealand beat India (Aijaz Rahi/AP)
Fashion Sakala (left) celebrates after scoring as Rangers romped to a 6-1 win over Motherwell to take them four points clear at the top of the cinch Premiership (Jeff Holmes/PA)

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