The sporting weekend in pictures

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Rachel Blackmore made history as the first female jockey to win the Grand National at Aintree on Saturday aboard Minella Times, while Hideki Matsuyama became the first male Japanese player to claim a major championship with victory at the Masters.

In the Premier League, Manchester United closed the gap at the top of the table after Mason Greenwood wrapped up a 3-1 win over Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

There had been a shock for Pep Guardiola’s City on Saturday lunchtime when the leaders were dramatically beaten by 10-man Leeds.

Holders Exeter were edged out of the Heineken Champions Cup by Leinster while in rugby league, St Helens were among the winners as they beat Leeds Rhinos.

Meanwhile the sporting world took the opportunity to pay tribute to Prince Philip, with a series of two minute silence prior to all major matches.

Randox Health Grand National Festival 2021 – Grand National Day – Aintree Racecourse
Rachel Blackmore became the first female jockey to win the Grand National aboard Minella Times (Tim Goode/PA)

Masters Golf
Hideki Matsuyama celebrates after putting on the champion’s green jacket for winning the Masters (Gregory Bull/AP)

Manchester City v Leeds United – Premier League – Etihad Stadium
Ten-man Leeds claimed a famous win at Premier League leaders Manchester City (Rui Vieira/PA)

Burnley v Newcastle United – Premier League – Turf Moor
Allan Saint-Maximin sealed a crucial win for Newcastle at Burnley (Peter Powell/PA)

Exeter Chiefs v Leinster Rugby – Heineken Champions Cup – Quarter Final – Sandy Park
Leinster knocked holders Exeter out of the Heineken Champions Cup (Adam Davy/PA)

St Helens v Leeds Rhinos – Betfred Challenge Cup – Third Round – Totally Wicked Stadium
St Helens edged past Leeds Rhinos in the Rugby League Challenge Cup (Mike Egerton/PA)

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