The sporting weekend in pictures

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The FA Cup third round took centre-stage this weekend with eighth-tier Marine hosting Tottenham and Sky Bet League Two Crawley shocking Leeds.

Elsewhere, Bristol underlined their Gallagher Premiership title credentials by beating reigning champions Exeter 20-7 at Sandy Park.

Paddy Jackson landed a tricky conversion in the final minute to rescue a 27-27 draw for London Irish at The Stoop that extended Harlequins’ victory drought to over a month.

In racing, Paul Nicholls enjoyed another memorable Saturday after saddling seven winners across the three jump meetings in Britain, while Secret Reprieve provided proud Welshman Evan Williams with victory in the Coral Welsh Grand National at Chepstow.

Marine v Tottenham Hotspur – Emirates FA Cup – Third Round – Rossett Park
Marine v Tottenham Hotspur – Emirates FA Cup – Third Round – Rossett Park
But Spurs went on to win 5-0 with youngster Alfie Devine, right, grabbing a debut goal
But Spurs went on to win 5-0 with youngster Alfie Devine, right, grabbing a debut goal
Marine v Tottenham Hotspur – Emirates FA Cup – Third Round – Rossett Park
Marine v Tottenham Hotspur – Emirates FA Cup – Third Round – Rossett Park
Crawley Town v Leeds United – Emirates FA Cup – Third Round – People’s Pension Stadium
Crawley Town v Leeds United – Emirates FA Cup – Third Round – People’s Pension Stadium
Crawley Town v Leeds United – Emirates FA Cup – Third Round – People’s Pension Stadium
Crawley Town v Leeds United – Emirates FA Cup – Third Round – People’s Pension Stadium
Jason Steele atoned for an earlier error by  making four saves in the shoot-out as Brighton avoided a cup upset at League Two Newport
Jason Steele atoned for an earlier error by making four saves in the shoot-out as Brighton avoided a cup upset at League Two Newport
Manchester City v Birmingham City – Emirates FA Cup – Third Round – Etihad Stadium
Manchester City v Birmingham City – Emirates FA Cup – Third Round – Etihad Stadium
Alfredo Morelos' brace at 10-man Aberdeen helped Rangers move 22 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership
Alfredo Morelos' brace at 10-man Aberdeen helped Rangers move 22 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership
Exeter Chiefs v Bristol Bears – Gallagher Premiership – Sandy Park
Exeter Chiefs v Bristol Bears – Gallagher Premiership – Sandy Park
Paddy Jackson earned a late draw for London Irish at Harlequins
Paddy Jackson earned a late draw for London Irish at Harlequins
Kempton Park Races – January 9th
Kempton Park Races – January 9th
Coral Welsh Grand National – Chepstow Racecourse
Coral Welsh Grand National – Chepstow Racecourse