The sporting weekend in pictures

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Gary Lineker dominated the sporting headlines over the weekend after being stood down from Match of the Day presenting duties by the BBC.

In terms of action, there were big wins for Arsenal and Manchester City in the Premier League and Ireland in the Six Nations, while England were thrashed.

Here, the PA news agency looks at the sporting weekend in pictures.

Leicester City v Chelsea – Premier League – King Power Stadium
Lineker (right) may not have spoken much in public amid the BBC storm surrounding him but he has not minded being seen. Instead of presenting Match of the Day on Saturday he was at his beloved Leicester’s clash with Chelsea (Mike Egerton/PA)

Damian Penaud scores against England
Away from the football, England crashed to a humiliating 53-10 defeat against France in the Guinness Six Nations. Damian Penaud (above) scored two of Les Bleus’ seven tries (Adam Davy/PA)

George North (left) and Rio Dyer (right) celebrate Wales' win in Italy
George North (left) and Rio Dyer (right) celebrated after Wales beat Italy 29-17 in Rome for their first win of this year’s Six Nations (David Davies/PA)

Mohamed Salah misses a penalty at Bournemouth
It was a story of penalty woe for Liverpool as Mohamed Salah missed from 12 yards in a shock 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth (Kieran Cleeves/PA)

Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler chipped in at the eighth as he produced a commanding performance to win the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass (Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo)

Sam Kerr
Sam Kerr scored a stunning winner as Chelsea beat Manchester United to leapfrog them at the top of the Women’s Super League (Steven Paston/PA)

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