The sporting weekend in pictures

Arsenal earned a crushing 5-0 victory over Crystal Palace to keep the pressure on in the title race, while Ivan Toney made his return to Premier League action.

The Women’s Super League returned after the winter break, while Rory McIlroy completed the best weekend comeback of his career to win a record fourth Dubai Desert Classic.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the top images from the weekend’s sporting action.

Brentford v Nottingham Forest – Premier League – Gtech Community Stadium
Ivan Toney scored on his return to action following his gambling ban (John Walton/PA)

Sheffield United v West Ham United – Premier League – Bramall Lane
Oli McBurnie scored a stoppage-time penalty to earn a 2-2 draw with West Ham(Nick Potts/PA)

Luke Littler handout photo
Luke Littler won the Bahrain Masters (BIC via PA Wire)

APTOPIX Spain Soccer La Liga
Jude Bellingham scored and assisted in Real Madrid’s comeback win over Almeria (Bernat Armangue/AP)

Saracens v Lyon – Investec Champions Cup – StoneX Stadium
Maro Itoje scored two tries as Saracens beat Lyon 39-24 (Adam Davy/PA)

Australian Open Tennis
Linda Noskova dumped Iga Swiatek out of the Australian Open (Louise Delmotte/AP)

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