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1—0 at half—time and shortly after, a sight that fans and even some away fans would've been happy to see — christiano ronaldo ready for action. the portuguese striker is well—known for his trademark goal celebration. the good news is united fans got to see it. the bad news is it came from everton�*s townsend. five minutes from the end, the visitors thought they had won the game — but var ruled he was off—side. at the final whistle, a point each, but one team clearly happier with the result. nestor mcgregor, bbc news. as nesta said, contrasting emotions for the two sides. rafa benitez�*s everton are fourth — they've lostjust once this season. for ole gunnar solskjaer, his side are third, but have picked up just one win in their last four games in all competitions. i felt we started well, scored a very good goal first half.
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we should have had that cutting edge and we should have done better, of course. and it's a disappointing goal to concede. it's happened too many times. we're in on the attack, or this time it's a corner, and we have well enough organisation behind it, wejust don't deal in a the situation. if we can rely on that feeling, we've got to do it. we can't say, "well, we deserve more points," because when you don't score more goals, you don't. finished goalless as brighton... the best chance of the game fell lewis, don't, but he's guide his efforts six yards away. the draw sees brighton move up to fifth place whilst the gunners moved down tonight. wolves, meanwhile, got theirfirst home win of the season with a 2—1victory over newcastle united at molineux. two goals from hwang hee chan coming either side of a jeff hendrick
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strike to give bruno lage�*s side the three points. newcastle drop into the relegation zone, while wolves move up to tenth. elsewhere, leeds have theirfirst win of the season at the seventh attempt. marcelo bielsa's side beat watford 1—0 at elland road — diego llorente with the goal in the first half. norwich had lost all their league games before today, but they're off the mark with a point at home to burnley. 0—0 at turf moor. bournemouth have moved three points clear at the top of the championship, coming from behind to beat sheffield united 2—1. the big result of the day came at lunchtime, though coventry with a stunning second half display to beat fulham 4—1, and they move up to third. the visitors even led 1—0 at half time, but four goals in just 23 minutes helped coventry put their own midweek 5—0 thrashing by luton behind them. this goal from viktor gyokeres wrapped it up with 20 minutes to go. fulham are fifth — it's their worst league defeat for more than two years.
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with the top two, rangers and hibernian, not playing untiltomorrow, hearts took their opportunity to go top of the scottish premiership, beating motherwell 2—0 at home. goals from liam boyce and stephen kingsley wrapped up the points. dundee united moved four points clear of celtic in fifth place with a 1—0 win against ross county. dundee remain without a win, losing at stjohnstone, while st mirren claimed their second win of the season at livingstone. captain kim little scored twice for the gunners, theirfirst captain kim little scored twice for the gunners, their first goal marking the 150th for the club. and before arsenal made sure of the results with three goals in a ten—minute spell towards the end, this audacious chip from katie mckay to hear the pick of the bunch. chelsea have done theirjob with a 3—1win over brighton earlier today. guro reiten scored the first before sam kerr's fifth goal of the season gave chelsea a comfortable lead at half—time. danielle carter pulled one back for the seagulls in the second half, but beth england's goal ten minutes from time secured the three
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points for chelsea. let's get a quick look at some of the day's other sport now. it's all to play for in the one—off day—night women's test between australia and india. the visitors declared on 377—8. deepti sharma adding 66 to opener simriti mandhana's 127. australia finished the day on 143—4 at close, some 234 runs behind meg lanning top scoring for the aussies so far with 38. britain's cameron norrie is in action in a few hours looking to reach another atp final. he beat denis shapovalov in the quarterfinals of the san diego open last night and, tonight, faces top seed andrey rublev in the semis. and bryson dechambeau has been beaten in the final of the professional longest drive association world championship. fellow american kyle berkshire won the event with a distance of 422 yards.
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includes france while pina. but then defeat at leicester in the premiership in the cruellest way possible. all the pre—match takeover talk was put on hold as two of the league's biggest hitters prepared for battle. even the pouring rain didn't deter a packed crowd at welford road, for this early—season blockbuster. after a cagey opening, it was the ever—reliable boot of owen farrell which gave saracens a nine—point lead. it was turning into a kicking battle, with george ford responding as he reduced the deficit at the break. and, withjust over ten minutes remaining, the game finally sprung into life. leicester thought they had the first try of the match... ..but replay showed jack van poortvliet was off—side in the build—up.
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was that their chance gone? well, remarkably, in the dying seconds, this happened. leicester were awarded a penalty try to dramatically win the game by one point. saracens may feel hard done by, but the tigers won't care as they continue their perfect start to move to the top of the premiership. imran sidat, bbc news. there you had leading against london irish, but the away side fought back and there but made it 23 — 21 in the end. also wins for newcastle and gloucester. new zealand failed at the final hurdle in their quest to finish the rugby championship, with a100% winning record. they were beaten by south africa, in real thriller on the gold coast, which went right down to the wire. south africa hit 14 second—half points to recover from a first half deficit, butjordie barrett restored
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the all blacks�* lead. with the siren already gone, the springboks snatched victory with this last—ditch penalty from eltonjantjies, and, with the win, they move top of the world rankings. but, despite defeat and losing their number—one status, the all blacks still lifted the silverware, seven points clear of their nearest rivals. lizzie diagnan has become the first female winner of the legendary paris roubaix cycle race. 125 years after the classic one—day race was first held, one of britain's finest cyclists has written her name into the sport's history books once again. drew savage reports. mud, sweat, and gears — all the ingredients necessary for a monumental ride over the treacherous roads of northern france. by the time the race had reached the famous cobbles, lizzie diagnan was more than two minutes ahead of the peleton, using all her substantial bike—handling skills to stay there. the advantage of being at the front is you can stay out of trouble. marianna voss took up the chase as the competition fell victim to the conditions.
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crashes and punctures are part of every paris roubaix, and lizzie diagnan avoided both. vos, the three—times world champion who has so often been diagnan�*s nemesis, cut her lead in half. but that's as close as she got. some classic yorkshire grit kept the dutch woman at bay. she reached the finish alone. she gets her moment! a moment women's cycling had waited 125 years for. they were the winner in a classic race. today is a part of history. and i'm proud to be part of a team that also makes history, you know, and we're so grateful to everyone behind—the—scenes, all the viewers watching, because every fan watching this is also making history. it's proving that there's appetite for women's cycling, and that the athletes here can do one of the hardest races in the world. and i'm so proud that i can say i'm the first ever winner. one of britain's greatest cyclists has just written another chapter in a sport's history. drew savage, bbc news.
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what a day for lizzie with that sensational win on those brutal cobblestones. earlier, i spoke to hayley simmonds, a former team—mate of diagnan�*s who herself is a former commonwealth games bronze medallist, aboutjust how big an achievement this is. it was a brilliant performance by lizzie. it's actually quite rare that we see her grimacing like that, but you can see just how much she wanted that victory. and yeah, it was always going to be a pretty iconic win for whoever took the victory today. and lizzie wanted it, and she gave absolutely everything to make sure she was the first person to enter the velodrome, and then cross the line. that race is very renowned for the terrain and conditions, and today's race was particularly treacherous, wasn't it? it's a race like no other. we've seen varied conditions over the years in the men's race, and i think in a way it was kind of fitting and made it more special that the first—ever women's addition was held in actually pretty bad conditions. and in a way it was kind of fitting
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and made it more special i think it will have drawn more spectators in to watch the race today, which is quite important from a women's cycling perspective. so although if i was riding it, i would have been dreading today's conditions — but as a spectator sitting on my sofa watching it, it was amazing. it was gold to watch, wasn't it? in terms of being the first—ever british winner in the men's and women's event, how significant do you think that is? so we've actually had some junior and under—23 british winners before, but in the elite race, yeah, lizzie is the first british winner. i think she's actually very deserving of the honour. hopefully it will do really good things for cycling in the uk, which has suffered quite a lot over the last few years with covid, our racing scene has taken quite a big hit. it's been difficult for british riders to get out to the continent to race, as well — so hopefully her victory
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today will help the recovery process, in terms of cycling in the uk. for the event itself, the prize money is an aspect, significantly less than the men's event — is that something that will improve over time, do you think? it's a big disappointment because actually, the disparity between the prize money for this event — i think it was around 13 times lowerfor the women, the overall prize pot, compared to the men's prize pot, which is obviously a huge disparity. with the prize money, although organisers can set their own levels of prize money, most organisers for races actually go by the uci regulations as to what the minimum levels can be. so it's really at the uci level that we need to be kind of looking at the prize money situation. but saying that, quite often what you see in women's racing is the teams that take home the prize money are those teams that
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actually already have more equality in terms of, they'll pay their riders a salary. so it's almost the money going to the teams that are already better—funded anyway. that's all from sportsday. thanks for watching. now it's time for the weather with nick miller. here's your live latest weather update from bbc, which has brought a lot of rain across the uk. we've had some sunshine, showers poised to move in as we move into tonight. where it's been very wet, the rain is now starting to wind down, still could be something in the far southeast of england overnight, though it remains blustery across the uk with showers mostly in the
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west of wet and very when the weather. in the northern isles, shetland sees gusts of 60— 70mph overnight and into the first part of sunday. it stays windy tomorrow, there'll be sunshine moving from west to east across the uk, some will be heavy and there's a chance of a rumble of thunder. overall a much brighter day compared to today. showers by the end of the afternoon becoming very hit and miss. average wind speeds, gusts highest at 35— 45mph, so a blustery brighter sunday on the way. still feeling rather cool and we will leave those showers around. that's your weather.
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