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The sporting weekend in pictures

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Jofra Archer’s highly-anticipated Test debut did not disappoint at Lord’s.

Jofra Archer marked his England Test debut with typical brute force as the second Ashes contest came to a gripping climax at Lord’s on Sunday.

Video Assistant Referee continued to be the talking point in the Premier League as Manchester City were denied a stoppage-time winner at home to Tottenham.

Here, the PA news agency picks out the best images from the sporting weekend.

Bevan French, right, marked his first Wigan start with a try during their 20-6 win over Warrington
Bevan French, right, marked his first Wigan start with a try during their 20-6 win over Warrington (Martin Rickett/PA)
George North scored the only try as Wales became world number one after a 13-6 win over England
George North scored the only try as Wales became world number one after a 13-6 win over England (Adam Davy/PA)
... which ended up with Smith on the floor after Archer connected with a fierce bouncer
… which ended with Smith in a heap on the floor after Archer connected with a fierce bouncer (Mike Egerton/PA)
Douglas Luiz scored a superb goal for Aston Villa but they fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to Bournemouth
Douglas Luiz scored a superb goal for Aston Villa but they fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to Bournemouth (Tim Goode/PA)
Bernard scored the only goal as Everton won their first home game of the season against Watford
Bernard scored the only goal as Everton won their first home game of the season against Watford (Ian Hodgson/PA)

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Roberto Firmino, centre, was the match-winner for Liverpool at Southampton
Roberto Firmino, centre, was the match-winner for Liverpool at Southampton (Steven Paston/PA)
Katarina Johnson-Thompson was just one centimetre behind women's long jump winner Nafi Thiam in Birmingham
Katarina Johnson-Thompson was just one centimetre behind women’s long jump winner Nafi Thiam in Birmingham (Martin Rickett/PA)
Ben Stokes struck a century on day five of the second Ashes Test match at Lord’s
Ben Stokes struck a century on day five of the second Ashes Test match at Lord’s (Mike Egerton/PA)
Rangers ran out 3-0 winners at Ladbrokes League One East Fife in the Betfred Cup
Rangers ran out 3-0 winners at Ladbrokes League One East Fife in the Betfred Cup (Ian Rutherford/PA)
Joe Denly, centre, was mobbed after his fine catch accounted for Australia captain Tim Paine as England pushed for victory on day five
Joe Denly, centre, was mobbed after his fine catch accounted for Australia captain Tim Paine as England pushed for victory on day five (Mike Egerton/PA)
England walk off the Lord's pitch after the second Ashes Test ended in a draw
England walk off the Lord’s pitch after the second Ashes Test ended in a draw (John Walton/PA)

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