Sports weekend in pictures

Manchester City secured their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup by beating Chelsea 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

Sunday’s third-round draws also included Stevenage taking a shock 2-1 win over Aston Villa, while Wrexham triumphed 4-3 at Coventry and Sheffield Wednesday beating Newcastle 2-1 were upset on Saturday.

Shaun Murphy knocked out defending champion Neil Robertson from snooker’s Masters, in tennis the US beat Italy to triumph in the United Cup, and Britain’s Ellia Smeding made speed skating history in Norway.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best photos from the weekend’s action.

Riyad Mahrez scores fourth for City and second at the Etihad Stadium (Martin Rickett/PA).

Riyad Mahrez scores fourth for City and second at Etihad Stadium (Martin Rickett/PA)

Cheslea players wearing number nine jerseys in tribute to the late Gianluce Vialli (Martin Rickett/PA).

Before the match, Chelsea players wore the number nine jersey in tribute to the late Gianluce Vialli (Martin Rickett/PA)

Manchester City and Chelsea players and supporters pay tribute to Gianluca Vialli with minute-long applause

Both groups of players and fans paid tribute to Vialli with a minute’s applause (Martin Rickett/PA)

Stevenage players celebrate after upsetting Villa (Nick Potts/PA).

Stevenage players celebrate after upsetting Villa (Nick Potts/PA)

The score is shown on the screen at the end of Wrexham's National League win in Championship Coventry (Barrington Coombs/PA).

The score is shown on the screen at the end of Wrexham’s National League victory at Championship Coventry (Barrington Coombs/PA)

Josh Windass scores the second goal in Sheffield Wednesday's win over Newcastle (Nick Potts/PA).

Josh Windass scored twice as Sheffield Wednesday beat Newcastle (Nick Potts/PA)

Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui speaks to referee Andrew Madley after a 2-2 draw with Liverpool (Peter Byrne/PA).

Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui was frustrated at a late offside attempt as his side drew 2-2 with Liverpool (Peter Byrne/PA)

Fashion Sakala (right) celebrates scoring Rangers' first goal in a 2-0 win over Dundee United to take them 16 points from a possible 18 under new Premiership boss Michael Beale (Jane Barlow/PA).

Fashion Sakala, right, celebrates with fellow scorer Malik Tillman after Rangers’ first goal in a 2-0 win over Dundee United took them 16 points from a possible 18 under new boss Michael Beale in the strict Premiership (Jane Barlow/PA )

Sale's Akker van der Merwe breaks through the goal line to score in the 24-16 Gallagher Premiership win over Harlequins (Andrew Matthews/PA).

Sale’s Akker van der Merwe breaks through the goal line to score during the 24-16 Gallagher Premiership win over Harlequins (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Josh Allen, Center and Buffalo Bills quarterbacks carry the number 3 flags in support of the safety of Damar Hamlin, who suffered a cardiac arrest in a previous game

Josh Allen, Center and Buffalo Bills quarterbacks carry the number 3 flags in support of the safety of Damar Hamlin, who suffered a cardiac arrest in the previous game. (Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP)

Bills fans put up a sign in Hamlin's honor

Bills fans put up a sign for Hamlin (Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP)

Murphy celebrates after beating Robertson 6-4 on day one of the Cazoo Masters at Alexandra Palace (John Walton/PA).

Murphy celebrates after a 6-4 win over Robertson on day one of the Cazoo Masters at Alexandra Palace (John Walton/PA)

The United States national team poses with a trophy after defeating Italy and winning the United States Cup in Sydney (Mark Baker/AP).

The United States national team poses with the trophy after defeating Italy and winning the United States Cup in Sydney (Mark Baker/AP)

Coco Gauff in action at the ASB Classic Final (Andrew Cornaga/AP).

Their compatriot Coco Gauff also lifted the trophy by defeating Spain’s Rebecca Masarova in the final of the ASB Classic in Auckland (Andrew Cornaga/AP)

Britain's Ellia Smeding of Great Britain in action during the women's 1000m at the European Speed ​​Skating Championships in Norway (Christoffer Andersen/AP).

Ellia Smeding finished third in the 1000m at the European Long Track Speed ​​Skating Championships in Norway, taking a British female skater first on the podium in the title event in the discipline (Christoffer Andersen/AP)

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