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In Pictures: The sporting weekend - Steven Gerrard, Raheem Sterling, Naomi Osaka

International football has taken centre stage this weekend.

England kicked off the sporting weekend in style as Raheem Sterling scored his first international hat-trick in a thumping 5-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win over the Czech Republic on Friday evening.

The Republic of Ireland edged past Gibraltar on Saturday while Wales claimed a narrow victory over Slovakia and there were also wins on Sunday for Northern Ireland and Scotland, who bounced back from their defeat to Kazakhstan.

Here we look at some of the weekend's best action in pictures.

Raheem Sterling scores England's first goal of the game against the Czech Republic
Raheem Sterling scores England's first goal of the game against the Czech Republic (Nick Potts/PA)
Callum Hudson-Odoi (centre) made his England debut in the 5-0 victory
Callum Hudson-Odoi (centre) made his England debut in the 5-0 victory (Nick Potts/PA)
Jonny Lomax (centre) celebrates scoring St Helens' eighth try in the crushing 42-12 win over Castleford on Friday night
Jonny Lomax (centre) celebrates scoring St Helens' eighth try in the crushing 42-12 win over Castleford on Friday night (Nigel French/PA)
The Republic of Ireland claimed a narrow 1-0 win in Gibraltar
The Republic of Ireland claimed a narrow 1-0 win in Gibraltar (Simon Galloway/PA)
Kazenga LuaLua celebrated Luton's third goal in style as they beat Doncaster to make it 26 league games unbeaten
Kazenga LuaLua celebrated Luton's third goal in style as they beat Doncaster to make it 26 league games unbeaten (Chris Radburn/PA)
There was a familiar sight at Anfield as Steven Gerrard scored for a Liverpool Legends side against AC Milan
There was a familiar sight at Anfield as Steven Gerrard scored for a Liverpool Legends side against AC Milan (Peter Byrne/PA)
France's Carolann Heduit in action on the vault during the Gymnastics World Cup in Birmingham
France's Carolann Heduit in action on the vault during the Gymnastics World Cup in Birmingham (Bradley Collyer/PA)
Charlie Edwards beat Angel Moreno in their WBC flyweight title bout at the Copper Box Arena
Charlie Edwards beat Angel Moreno in their WBC flyweight title bout at the Copper Box Arena (Paul Harding/PA)
Saracens overturned an 11-point deficit to beat London rivals Harlequins in the Gallagher Premiership
Saracens overturned an 11-point deficit to beat London rivals Harlequins in the Gallagher Premiership (Nigel French/PA)
Riders take part in the women's elimination race during day two of the Six Day Series in Manchester
Riders take part in the women's elimination race during day two of the Six Day Series in Manchester (Martin Rickett/PA)
Gareth Bale was in action for Wales during their Euro 2020 qualifying clash against Slovakia
Gareth Bale was in action for Wales during their Euro 2020 qualifying clash against Slovakia (Darren Staples/PA)
Daniel James scored the only goal of the game in the fifth minute
Daniel James scored the only goal of the game in the fifth minute (Darren Staples/PA)
Tottenham held an Under-18 Premier League test event match at their new stadium on Sunday
Tottenham held an Under-18 Premier League test event match at their new stadium on Sunday (Ian Walton/PA)
The game finished 3-1 to Spurs' Under-18 side against their Southampton counterparts
The game finished 3-1 to Spurs' Under-18 side against their Southampton counterparts (Ian Walton/PA)
The Dallas Mavericks condemned the Golden State Warriors to a 126-91 defeat - their heaviest at home since 2007
The Dallas Mavericks condemned the Golden State Warriors to a 126-91 defeat – their heaviest at home since 2007 (John Hefti/AP)
World number one Naomi Osaka suffered a shock three-set loss to Hsieh Su-wei in the third round of the Miami Open
World number one Naomi Osaka suffered a shock three-set loss to Hsieh Su-wei in the third round of the Miami Open (Lynne Sladky/AP)
Scott Hend of Australia takes a selfie with his trophy after winning the Malaysia Golf Championship in Kuala Lumpur
Scott Hend of Australia takes a selfie with his trophy after winning the Malaysia Golf Championship in Kuala Lumpur (Vincent Phoon/AP)
Thomas Leuluai is tackled by Salford's Daniel Murray and Gil Dudson during Wigan's Super League win on Sunday
Thomas Leuluai is tackled by Salford's Daniel Murray and Gil Dudson during Wigan's Super League win on Sunday (Anthony Devlin/PA)
Exeter extended their lead at the top of the Gallagher Premiership to nine points with a 29-10 win over Bath
Exeter extended their lead at the top of the Gallagher Premiership to nine points with a 29-10 win over Bath (Mark Kerton/PA)
Scotland got back to winning ways in their Euro 2020 qualifier in San Marino
Scotland got back to winning ways in their Euro 2020 qualifier in San Marino (Simon Cooper/PA)
Kenny McLean (far right) got the Scots off to the perfect start, opening the scoring in a 2-0 win
Kenny McLean (far right) got the Scots off to the perfect start, opening the scoring in a 2-0 win (Simon Cooper/PA)
Josh Magennis (left) celebrates scoring Northern Ireland's second goal in a 2-1 win over Belarus
Josh Magennis (left) celebrates scoring Northern Ireland's second goal in a 2-1 win over Belarus (Brian Lawless/PA)
Paul Casey became the first back-to-back winner of the Valspar Championship as he scraped a one-shot victory at Innisbrook
Paul Casey became the first back-to-back winner of the Valspar Championship as he scraped a one-shot victory at Innisbrook (Mike Carlson/AP)

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3Tottenham HotspurSpurs342211164352967
4Chelsea35207859382167
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RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3535272069-4914

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