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Old Firm glory, Liverpool joy and England despair: The weekend in pictures

There was plenty of action in the final weekend of the 2010s.

Liverpool will end 2019 with a 13-point lead at the top of the Premier League after following up their 4-0 Boxing Day win over second-placed Leicester with a 1-0 victory over Wolves.

Nicola Katic's second-half header gave Rangers their first win at Celtic in almost a decade to enable his side moved to within two points of the reigning Ladbrokes Premiership champions going into the winter break, with a game in hand.

West Ham are looking for a new manager following the sacking of Manuel Pellegrini shortly after Saturday's home defeat by Leicester.

Elsewhere, England's cricketers fell to a 107-run defeat in the first Test against South Africa in Centurion, where not even Ben Stokes, fresh from being awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list, could find it in himself to defy cricketing logic one more time.

Andy Murray will miss the Australian Open after failing to recover in time from an injury picked up at the Davis Cup finals last month, while Fallon Sherrock's history-making run in the PDC World Darts Championship came to an end at the last-16 stage.

Here, the PA news agency look at some of the weekend's best action in pictures.

Fallon Sherrock after her 4-2 defeat to Chris Dobey in the last 16 of the PDC World Darts Championship
Fallon Sherrock, who made history by becoming the first woman to win a match at the PDC World Championship, bowed out after her 4-2 defeat to Chris Dobey in the last 16 (Tess Derry/PA)
William Hill World Championship – Day Fourteen – Alexandra Palace
Peter Wright was colourful as ever after winning his quarter-final at Alexandra Palace (Steven Paston/PA)
Defending champion Michael Van Gerwen reached the semi-finals of the PDC World Darts Championship
Defending champion Michael Van Gerwen also reached the semi-finals (Steven Paston/PA)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp applauds the fans at the end of the Premier League match at Anfield following his side's 1-0 win over Wolves
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp applauds the fans at the end of the Premier League match at Anfield following his side's 1-0 win over Wolves (Nick Potts/PA)
Celtic v Rangers – Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership – Celtic Park
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard celebrates his team's win over Celtic in the Old Firm derby at Celtic Park (Andrew Milligan/PA)
West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini was sacked shortly after his team's home defeat by Leicester
West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini was sacked shortly after his team's home defeat by Leicester (John Walton/PA)
Marcus Rashford sealed a 2-0 win for Manchester United at Burnley
Marcus Rashford sealed a 2-0 win for Manchester United at Burnley (Martin Rickett/PA)
Kevin De Bruyne was on the scoresheet in Manchester City's 2-0 win over Sheffield United
Kevin De Bruyne was on the scoresheet in Manchester City's 2-0 win over Sheffield United (Martin Rickett/PA)
Mikel Arteta suffered his first defeat as Arsenal head coach against Chelsea
Mikel Arteta suffered his first defeat as Arsenal head coach against Chelsea (John Walton/PA)
Tottenham captain Harry Kane, right, appeals to referee Kevin Friend during the 2-2 draw at Norwich
Tottenham captain Harry Kane, right, appeals to referee Kevin Friend during the 2-2 draw at Norwich (Joe Giddens/PA)
South Africa secured a 107-run victory over England in the first Test of the four-match series
South Africa secured a 107-run victory over England in the first Test of the four-match series (Themba Hadebe/AP)
Exeter Chiefs v Saracens – Gallagher Premiership – Sandy Park
Exeter beat Saracens in the first meeting between the Gallagher Premiership giants since the salary cap scandal (David Davies/PA)

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