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The weekend in pictures: England beat Argentina, Asher-Smith's hat-trick, Liverpool go eight clear

England secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup, while Liverpool maintained their perfect Premier League start.

England kicked off a bumper weekend of sporting action with a 39-10 win over Argentina the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Dina Asher-Smith completed a historic hat-trick of medals at the IAAF World Championships with her part in the women's 4x100m relay silver while Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table.

Here, the PA news agency picks out the weekend's best pictures.

Ben Youngs was among the scorers as England saw off Argentina at Tokyo Stadium.
Ben Youngs was among the scorers as England saw off Argentina at Tokyo Stadium (Ashley Western/PA)
Asha Philip, Dina Asher-Smith, Ashleigh Nelson and Daryll Neita celebrate their 4x100m relay silver
Asha Philip, Dina Asher-Smith, Ashleigh Nelson and Daryll Neita celebrate their 4x100m relay silver (Martin Rickett/PA)
Adama Traore scored twice as Premier League champions Manchester City suffered a shock 2-0 home defeat by Wolves.
Adama Traore scored twice as Premier League champions Manchester City suffered a shock 2-0 home defeat by Wolves (Nick Potts/PA)
James Milner (left) kept his cool to score a stoppage-time penalty as Premier League leaders Liverpool maintained their perfect start at Anfield.
James Milner, left, kept his cool to score a stoppage-time penalty as Premier League leaders Liverpool maintained their perfect start at Anfield (Peter Byrne/PA)
A dropped baton dashed Great Britain's hopes of finishing the World Championships with another relay medal.
A dropped baton dashed Great Britain's hopes of finishing the World Championships with another relay medal (Martin Rickett/PA)
Matthew Longstaff had a Premier League debut to remember with Newcastle's winning goal against Manchester United at St James' Park.
Matty Longstaff had a Premier League debut to remember with Newcastle's winning goal against Manchester United at St James' Park (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Brighton pulled off a shock 3-0 win over Tottenham, who saw goalkeeper Hugo Lloris suffer an elbow injury.
Brighton pulled off a shock 3-0 win over Tottenham, who saw goalkeeper Hugo Lloris suffer an elbow injury (Gareth Fuller/PA)
The Chicago Bears and the Oakland Raiders went head to head in the NFL International Series at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The Chicago Bears and the Oakland Raiders went head to head in the first NFL International Series match to take place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (Steven Paston/PA)
England Women suffered a 2-1 defeat by Brazil in their friendly at the Riverside Stadium.
England Women suffered a 2-1 defeat by Brazil in their friendly at the Riverside Stadium (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Celtic lost to Livingston for the first time as they were leapfrogged at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership by Rangers.
Celtic lost to Livingston for the first time as they were leapfrogged at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership by Rangers (Graham Stuart/PA)
New Zealand ran in 11 tries as they demolished Namibia 71-9 at the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
New Zealand ran in 11 tries as they demolished Namibia 71-9 at the Rugby World Cup in Japan (Adam Davy/PA)
Defender David Luiz scored his first Arsenal goal, which was enough to beat Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium.
Defender David Luiz scored his first Arsenal goal, which was enough to beat Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium (Tim Goode/PA)
Ott Tanak, right, and Martin Jarveoja celebrated victory in the the Wales Rally GB.
Ott Tanak, right, and Martin Jarveoja celebrated victory in the the Wales Rally GB (Bradley Collyer/PA)
Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi (right) was among the goals as Chelsea ran out 4-1 winners at Southampton.
Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi, right, was among the goals as Chelsea ran out 4-1 winners at Southampton (John Walton/PA)
Rugby Cup final with a 54-28 win over the holders at Franklin's Gardens.
Saracens got a small measure of revenge for their loss to Northampton in last season's Premiership Rugby Cup final with a 54-28 win over the holders at Franklin's Gardens (Joe Giddens/PA)
Brazilian forward Wesley scored twice as Aston Villa ran out 5-1 winners at Norwich.
Brazilian forward Wesley scored twice as Aston Villa ran out 5-1 winners at Norwich (Joe Giddens/PA)
Specialise, ridden by David Egan (right), won the British EBF Premier Fillies Handicap at Newmarket.
Specialise, ridden by David Egan (right), won the British EBF Premier Fillies Handicap at Newmarket (Tim Goode/PA)
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Rugby World Cup
National League
EFL Trophy
Shanghai Masters Second Round
Result
Basilashvili
Paire
6 1 6
4 6 1
Result
Monfils
Hurkacz
2 61
6 7 
Result
Sousa
Pospisil
3 5
6 7
Result
Ramos-Vinolas
Federer
2 65
6 7 
Result
Fognini
Murray
7  2 7 
64 6 62
Result
Medvedev
Norrie
6 6
3 1
Shanghai Masters First Round
Result
Rublev
Coric
6 7 
4 64
Result
Opelka
Lajovic
6 6
3 4
Result
De Minaur
Isner
61 4
7  6
Result
Li
Pouille
7  4 4
64 6 6
Result
Pella
Millman
3 5
6 7
Result
Struff
Berrettini
2 1
6 6
Result
Auger-Aliassime
Bublik
7  4
65 0

(ret.)
Result
Goffin
Gasquet
6 6
2 3

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