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VAR, Archer and North: The sporting weekend in pictures

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)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his seventh goal in four appearances against Burnley as Arsenal made it two wins from two
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his seventh goal in four appearances against Burnley as Arsenal made it two wins from two (Yui Mok/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)
Jofra Archer enjoyed a titanic tussle with Steve Smith on day four of the second Ashes Test...
Jofra Archer, left, enjoyed a titanic tussle with Steve Smith on day four of the second Ashes Test... (Mike Egerton/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)
James Forrest's deflected strike in extra-time helped Celtic get past Dunfermline in the Betfred Cup
James Forrest's deflected strike in extra-time helped Celtic get past Dunfermline in the Betfred Cup (Jeff Holmes/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)
Brighton players celebrated wildly after Leandro Trossard scored but it was ruled out by VAR
Brighton players celebrated wildly after Leandro Trossard scored but it was ruled out by VAR (Gareth Fuller/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)
Teemu Pukki, left, scored a hat-trick as Norwich secured their first win since returning to the Premier League
Teemu Pukki, left, scored a hat-trick as Norwich secured their first win since returning to the Premier League (Joe Giddens/PA)
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)
Gabriel Jesus appealed to referee Michael Oliver after his stoppage-time goal was ruled out by VAR
Gabriel Jesus appealed to referee Michael Oliver after his stoppage-time goal was ruled out by VAR (Martin Rickett/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)
John Lundstram netted the only goal against Crystal Palace as Premier League football returned to Bramall Lane
John Lundstram netted the only goal against Crystal Palace as Premier League football returned to Bramall Lane (Tim Goode/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)
Adam Gemili, left, came second in the 100m final behind Yohan Blake in Birmingham
Adam Gemili, left, came second in the 100m final behind Yohan Blake, right, in Birmingham (Martin Rickett/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)
Dina Asher-Smith came second to Shaunae Miller-Uibo, left, in the 200m women's final in Birmingham
Dina Asher-Smith came second to Shaunae Miller-Uibo, left, in the 200m women's final in Birmingham (David Davies/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)
Frank Lampard's first home game as Chelsea manager finished in a 1-1 draw
Frank Lampard's first home game as Chelsea manager finished in a 1-1 draw (Steven Paston/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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