The sporting weekend in pictures

Jose Mourinho returned to the dugout for the first time since his appointment as Tottenham head coach with a tense 3-2 win at West Ham.

Liverpool tightened their stance at the top of the Premier League with victory at Crystal Palace, with Leicester and Manchester City in close pursuit.

There were boxing title bouts, European action in rugby union, Europe’s number one golfer was crowned in Dubai and the International Swimming League arrived in London.

Mourinho gestures on the touchline during his first match in charge of Tottenham
Mourinho gestures on the touchline during his first match in charge of Tottenham
Great Britain reached the semi-final of the revamped Davis Cup but lost to Spain in the last four
Great Britain reached the semi-final of the revamped Davis Cup but lost to Spain in the last four
Raul Jimenez, left, scored his sixth goal in seven Premier League matches after extending Wolves' unbeaten league run to eight matches with a 2-1 win at Bournemouth
Raul Jimenez, left, scored his sixth goal in seven Premier League matches after extending Wolves' unbeaten league run to eight matches with a 2-1 win at Bournemouth
England crushed Italy 60-3 in Bedford to end a successful year in style
England crushed Italy 60-3 in Bedford to end a successful year in style
Arsenal needed a stoppage-time equaliser at home to Southampton in a 2-2 draw which increases pressure on under-fire boss Unai Emery
Arsenal needed a stoppage-time equaliser at home to Southampton in a 2-2 draw which increases pressure on under-fire boss Unai Emery
Saracens ran out 44-3 winners against Ospreys in the Champions Cup at Allianz Park
Saracens ran out 44-3 winners against Ospreys in the Champions Cup at Allianz Park
In-form Leicester secured their sixth successive win in all competition with a 2-0 victory at Brighton
In-form Leicester secured their sixth successive win in all competition with a 2-0 victory at Brighton
Callum Smith, left, successfully defended his WBA World, WBC Diamond ans Ring Magazine super-middleweight titles in a controversial win over John Ryder in Liverpool
Callum Smith, left, successfully defended his WBA World, WBC Diamond ans Ring Magazine super-middleweight titles in a controversial win over John Ryder in Liverpool
Liverpool extended their unbeaten Premier League streak to 30 games after a 2-1 triumph at Crystal Palace
Liverpool extended their unbeaten Premier League streak to 30 games after a 2-1 triumph at Crystal Palace
Deontay Wilder, top, defeated Luis Ortiz with a seventh-round knock-out to retain his WBC heavyweight title
Deontay Wilder, top, defeated Luis Ortiz with a seventh-round knock-out to retain his WBC heavyweight title
Marco Silva's job at Everton is under severe pressure after falling to a 2-0 home defeat against struggling Norwich on Saturday
Marco Silva's job at Everton is under severe pressure after falling to a 2-0 home defeat against struggling Norwich on Saturday
Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes and James Tarkowski sent Watford bottom of the Premier League as Burnley bruised their way to a 3-0 victory at Vicarage Road
Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes and James Tarkowski sent Watford bottom of the Premier League as Burnley bruised their way to a 3-0 victory at Vicarage Road
Ollie Pope, left, shakes the hand of New Zealand’s BJ Watling after he was dismissed for 205 runs - the highest total by a Black Caps wicketkeeper
Ollie Pope, left, shakes the hand of New Zealand’s BJ Watling after he was dismissed for 205 runs - the highest total by a Black Caps wicketkeeper
Raheem Sterling had a goal ruled out by VAR in a tight offside decision as Manchester City defeated Chelsea 2-1
Raheem Sterling had a goal ruled out by VAR in a tight offside decision as Manchester City defeated Chelsea 2-1
Chris Ashton scored a record-extending 40th Champions Cup try in Sale's 25-15 success against 14-man La Rochelle
Chris Ashton scored a record-extending 40th Champions Cup try in Sale's 25-15 success against 14-man La Rochelle
Chelsea maintained their one-point lead at the top of the FA Women’s Super League with a 6-0 win over Birmingham
Chelsea maintained their one-point lead at the top of the FA Women’s Super League with a 6-0 win over Birmingham
Jon Rahm claimed the 2019 Race to Dubai trophy after winning the DP World Tour Championship
Jon Rahm claimed the 2019 Race to Dubai trophy after winning the DP World Tour Championship
Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie, centre, scored a stoppage-time equaliser to earn a 3-3 draw with Manchester United
Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie, centre, scored a stoppage-time equaliser to earn a 3-3 draw with Manchester United
Adam Peaty helped London Roar reach the International Swimming Finals with victory in the 100m breaststroke at the London Aquatics Centre
Adam Peaty helped London Roar reach the International Swimming Finals with victory in the 100m breaststroke at the London Aquatics Centre
Spain clinched the Davis Cup on home soil - their first since 2011
Spain clinched the Davis Cup on home soil - their first since 2011