The sports weekend in pictures

Around 48,000 people took part in the London Marathon on Sunday, which was the last for Sir Mo Farah, with Kelvin Kiptum and Sifan Hassan producing brilliant runs to win the elite races.

Riyad Mahrez scored a hat-trick as Manchester City beat Sheffield United 3-0 in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday, before rivals Manchester United overcame Brighton on penalties to set up a derby showdown at Wembley on 3 June.

In the Premier League, Leicester boosted their survival hopes but it was a Sunday afternoon to forget for Tottenham as they were beaten 6-1 at Newcastle.

Elsewhere, Leyton Orient clinched the League Two title and there was a Hollywood ending to Wrexham’s dream of returning to the Football League.

Here, the PA News Agency looks at some of the best pictures of the weekend’s sports action.

Sir Mo Farah crosses the finish line in the 2023 London Marathon

Sir Mo Farah completed his latest London Marathon on Sunday, finishing ninth, while Kenyan Kelvin Kiptum raced to victory in the elite men’s race with the second fastest time in the history of the event (John Walton/PA)

Sifan Hassan crosses the finish line to win the women's elite race at the London Marathon 2023

Track specialist Sifan Hassan overcame two unscheduled stops – for drinks and through injury – to produce a brilliant finish on her London Marathon debut winning the women’s elite race, having only entered to see if she could finish (John Walton/PA)

Wrexham co-owners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds celebrate with the National League trophy
Co-owners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds (right) celebrated along with the rest of Wrexham after Saturday’s victory over Boreham Wood at the racecourse secured the Vanarama National League title and promotion to the EFL (Martin Rickett/PA )
Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring in the FA Cup semi-final

Riyad Mahrez celebrated a hat-trick as Manchester City knocked out Sheffield United 3-0 in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday (Nick Potts/PA)

Victor Lindelof scores in Manchester United's FA Cup semi-final victory against Brighton at Wembley

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof sorted things out with his late penalty to secure a 7-6 shoot-out win over Brighton in Sunday’s semi-final (Nick Potts/PA)

Tottenham forward Harry Kane (left) walks away after Newcastle scored
It was a Sunday afternoon to forget for Harry Kane (left) as Tottenham were beaten 6-1 at Newcastle (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Leicester's Timothy Chestnuts celebrates scoring
Timothy Castagne scored a late winner as Leicester came from behind to beat Wolves on Saturday and lift themselves out of the Premier League relegation zone (Tim Goode / PA)
Arsenal's Stina Blackstenius celebrates with team mates after scoring
While there was disappointment for the men’s team in the Premier League on Friday, Stina Blackstenius had plenty to celebrate after helping Arsenal come from behind to draw 2-2 in the Women’s Champions League semi-final first leg in Wolfsburg (PA Wire via DPA )
Ronnie O'Sullivan and Hossein Vafaei after their match at the World Snooker Championship

After a heated build-up, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Hossein Vafaei were all smiles following their ‘grudget’ match at the World Snooker Championship. O’Sullivan (right) won comfortably to stay on course for a record eighth title at the Crucible (Richard Sellers/PA)

Leyton Orient players celebrate on the pitch

The champagne was flowing after Leyton Orient clinched the League Two title with a home win over Crewe (James Manning / PA)

England's Marlie Packer scores a try against Ireland

England kept on course for the Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam with a 48-0 win over Ireland in Cork (Brian Lawless/PA)

Joe Cordina celebrates winning the IBF World Super Featherweight bout at the Cardiff International Arena

Joe Cordina regained his IBF super featherweight title with a thrilling split decision victory over Shavkat Rakhimov on Saturday at the Cardiff International Arena (David Davies/PA)

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