gci’oss across the uk, ole gunnar solskjaer has been sacked as manchester united's manager after three years, following a had run of results i think it was always going to happen, wasn't it? he spent all that money and it's just not good enough. the change is necessary. the taxi driver from the liverpool terror attack says it's a "miracle" he is alive, and thanks the public for their �*amazing generosity�*. belgian police fire water cannon and tear gas at protesters in brussels marching against coronavirus restrictions. missing chinese tennis star peng shuai is reported to have said she's safe and well in a call with olympic officials. in formula one lewis hamilton closes the gap with max verstappen to just 8 points with a win in qatar.
it was pretty straightforward. it's re it was pretty straightforward. it�*s pretty lonely at the front. i enjoy those races when you are battling through but we needed those points today. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm gavin ramjaun. no longer at the wheel... manchester united focus on life after ole gunnar solskjaer, who was was sacked today, following their poor run of form. a rocket from rodri! city are slick at the etihad — they blow away everton, to keep the pressure on at the top. and dominant in the desert — lewis hamilton closes in on max verstappen, as the fi season gets set for a grandstand finish.
good evening, plenty to come on the programme but we start with the big news concerning manchester united — who this morning sacked their manager ole gunnar solskjaer. the move follows yesterday's 4—1 defeat at watford. solskjaer had been in charge for almost three years, but the club has suffered a string of poor results , and are currently seventh in the premier league. jane dougall reports. this has been a dark and dismal day for him and manchester united football club. even he seemed to know this would be his last game in charge. a club legend like ole gunar solskjaer could have been forgiven for losing 4—1 to watford but after is only so many other disappointing results the patients and the fans had been pushed to their limits. the boys are in a terrible place in their heads right now. of course they are disappointed. they've let themselves down, we have let ourselves down.
and the fans down. it's hard to stand there and explain that but that's football. anyway, we have to take the flak for it. the manner in which they lost left even the players bemused. it was embarrassing for me, to be honest. it is unacceptable for this club, the level of players that we have. so it is another nightmare. it prompted crisis talks with club owners, the glazerfamily, and manchester united fans woke up to the news that their manager had gone. finally. finally, ole out. i think it was always going to happen. he started off well. at the start and then obviously the last seven - of games he's only won two. he spent all that money and he's just not good enough so a change is necessary, isn't it? many had wished for him to succeed. as a player he helped the team on the way to winning the treble in 1999, his famous goal in the champions league final cementing him as a cult hero.
and that was acknowledged by the club. they said... but in that time, he produced no silverware and for a club with high expectations like manchester united, that was not acceptable. the dream of the super sub with a late reprieve was not to be. jane dougall reporting there. for united fans, a miserable weekend was perhaps capped off by manchester city's resounding win at the etihad, against everton. pep guardiola's side are now three points off leaders chelsea in second place. drew savage reports. another good day at the office for pep guardiola. and raheem sterling, who has not racked up 300 premier league appearances. everton had kept city fairly quiet but they came up
with something special in the 43rd minute. ~ ,,., , with something special in the 43rd minute._ there i minute. absolutely divine! there were five everton _ minute. absolutely divine! there were five everton players - minute. absolutely divine! there were five everton players and - minute. absolutely divine! there l were five everton players and none of them could do anything to stop stirling getting manchester city the lead and if that was a lesson in how to kick a football, how about this? everton didn't know what had hit them. an everton didn't know what had hit them. �* . , ~ ., them. an absolute rocket from rhodri. rafael— them. an absolute rocket from rhodri. rafael benitez - them. an absolute rocket from rhodri. rafael benitez could i them. an absolute rocket from i rhodri. rafael benitez could only sit and watch. _ rhodri. rafael benitez could only sit and watch. a _ rhodri. rafael benitez could only sit and watch. a patient - rhodri. rafael benitez could only - sit and watch. a patient performance from the premier league champions wrapped up with four minutes to go. in silva 3—0, job done. —— bernardo silva. be patient, sometimes chances arrive at 43 minutes, sometimes earlier but it was a good performance against one of the best managers in the
world setting his team deep and well organised and defending well. ﬁnd organised and defending well. and tottenham got their first league win under antonio conte, coming from behind to defeat leeds. this is the man who wants to change spurs ways, antonio conte is a hands—on coach. most of that button there as he gets results but the hard way. players say his first weeks in charge have been springs and wells but he leaves united were quickest out of the traps. stuart dallas almost gave them a sensational start and while tottenham looked for marginal gains it was leeds making the inches. spurs' first half was drifting at the away side found a sensational start and while tottenham looked for marginal gains it was leeds making the inches. spurs' first half was drifting but the away side found light energy. on tuesday danjames set up the goal that earned wales a draw with belgium. now he was making an italian salad. how would antonio conte rally spurs for the second
half? harry kane somehow hit the post but the breakthrough was coming. that scruffy equaliser was their first league goal under contrite but now he wanted more and with sergio regier of�*s finish, the extra yards were paying off, the spaniard following in the most alert, spurs are now 2—1 up. that was enough for the first win of a new era and spurs hope this is the antonio conte a fact. the points take them seventh but this club now and now they have a man at the helm who makes teams contenders. rangers have started life without steven gerrard with a league cup semifinal defeat to hibernian. martin boyle scored a hattrick for hibs, his first from a corner inside the first ten minutes. he got his second just 10 minutes later,
slotting a fine finish beyond allan mcgregor before getting his third from the penalty spot. rangers pulled one back through scott arfield but it wasn't enough with the match finishing 3—1 to hibs. they'll now face celtic in the final in december. women's super league leaders arsenal won 2—0 at manchester united in today's early kick off. it was goalless at half—time but soon afterwards, netherlands international viviane miedema cut in to score her 13th goal in 16 games. i—0 became 2—0 after katie mccabe won arsenal a penalty and scored from it. that keeps the gunners unbeaten and top of the table, in the other wsl matches today — it was a five star showing from chelsea. they won 5—0 against birmingham city, sam kerr with a hat—trick. they'rejust a point behind arsenal at the top. also wins for everton, reading and west ham. lewis hamilton has won the qatar grand prix to move to within eight points of the formula one championship leader, max verstappen. with just two races left this season. verstappen finished in second place in the desert race and took the bonus point for the fastest lap. patrick gearey reports. so much hangs over qatar as a sporting venue. are gestures of diversity and inclusion compatible with its record on human rights?
should it be hosting a grand prix, and next year a football world cup? the race began with a crucial penalty and a chance for lewis hamilton. he was on pole leading driver max verstappen, trying to redeem his demotion to seventh. with hamilton safely clear, the first question was, how close could verstappen get to him? well, wthin five laps he was second. a swerve even he'd admire. this would be a battle of wits and pits. valtteri bottas left his tyres on too long, a blazing trail team—mate hamilton safely avoided. in wearing his rainbow helmet, he has made a point about this grand prix. hamilton on top in qatar! in winning it he has earned 25 of them in the drivers' standings. verstappen, though, was second and took the fastest lap. the gap between them is eight points with two grands prix left. the race is on. it was pretty straightforward. it's pretty lonely at the front, of course i enjoy those races where you
are battling through but we needed those points today so i think a solid job from the team. ﬁur solid job from the team. our startin: solid job from the team. our starting position _ solid job from the team. our starting position was compromised but we _ starting position was compromised but we had a really good start and everyone — but we had a really good start and everyone was quite quickly back into second _ everyone was quite quickly back into second so— everyone was quite quickly back into second so to get that fast lap was very nice — second so to get that fast lap was very nice and of course i know it will be _ very nice and of course i know it will be difficult to the end but that's— will be difficult to the end but that's nice, it keeps it exciting. on to— that's nice, it keeps it exciting. on to rugby union. ireland have finished off their autumn internationals with a dominant 53—7 win over argentina in dublin. the irish ran in seven tries in all, each coming from the forward line, dan sheenan getting this one over in a game were argentina were reduced to 11! men after tomas lavanini was sent off for a high tackle. england's women made it 18 test wins a row after thrashing usa 89—nil. they ran in 15 tries from 12 different players to cap off a successful autumn campaign. england's focus will now be on attempting to win a third women's six nations title in a row in april
we have moved things on in the course of the last month, we have moved things on in terms of notjust our game but likely in the women's game and showing if you resource the players properly and back them, they can deliver and if you think you had five or six teams who were delivering at that level, you would have a great world game so i'm really pleased because of that. what really pleased because of that. what a run they are _ really pleased because of that. what a run they are on _ really pleased because of that. what a run they are on at _ really pleased because of that. what a run they are on at the _ really pleased because of that. what a run they are on at the moment. britain's joe salisbury and partner rajeev ram were beaten in the the atp doubles final in turin. the pair lost the first set and took the second to a tie break but struggled to pull things back as france's pierre—hugues herbert and nicolas mahut claimed the title with a 6—4, 7—6 victory. and in the singles, alexander zverev beat the defending singles champion, daniil medvedev. it's the second time zverev has won the atp finals title and finishes off a successful year for the german — winning six titles including the olympic gold medal. let's get a check on the day's other sports stories now. britain's bryony page won gold at the trampoline
and tumbling world championships in baku. page won in the women's trampoline final with this routine. she's already won two olympic medals, including a bronze in tokyo this summer, frenchman sebastian ogier claimed his eighth world rally championship in nine years in italy earlier today. ogier ended his world rally championship career in style with victory at monza after a thrilling duel with britain's elfyn evans, who finished second in both the race and season standings. and jin young ko has stormed into the lead on the final day of the lpga's season ending tour championship in florida. the south korean world number two, was 20 under at her half way point. nelly korda, who was in tie for the lead with ko, was three off the top of the leaderboard. finally to a frustrating day for rory mcilroy, who held the lead with four holes to go, at the world tour championship in dubai. it could have been a third victory in the european tour's season—ending event.
but the honour went to america's collin morikawa after a phenomenal final day — earning him a slice of history too, as our golf correspondent iain carter explains. i think it was very special, a 66, coming home in 31 in the backdrop is important to remember. yesterday his final 12 holes, he created a number of birdie opportunities, he could not take any of them and finished his round with 12 straight pars. he opened up—to—date with six straight pars and it looked like it might be another frustrating day and there was pressure from matt fitzpatrick and then suddenly he managed to birdie the seventh and then embarked on a real tear on the back nine, and the timing was impeccable, coming home in 31, 66 the timing was impeccable, coming home in 31,66 and the timing was impeccable, coming home in 31, 66 and proved a comfortable winner.- home in 31, 66 and proved a comfortable winner. ., , comfortable winner. how disappointed will rory mcllroy _ comfortable winner. how disappointed will rory mcilroy be _ comfortable winner. how disappointed will rory mcilroy be with _ comfortable winner. how disappointed will rory mcilroy be with his _ will rory mcilroy be with his performance in not seeing this
through, he was also going for a landmark in dubai? he through, he was also going for a landmark in dubai?— through, he was also going for a landmark in dubai? he didn't say an hinu landmark in dubai? he didn't say anything to _ landmark in dubai? he didn't say anything to us — landmark in dubai? he didn't say anything to us afterwards - landmark in dubai? he didn't say anything to us afterwards but - landmark in dubai? he didn't say anything to us afterwards but i i anything to us afterwards but i think he is disappointed and the evidence of him ripping his shirt in anger tells us all we need to know about his mood. he was unlucky when his approach to the 15th hit the flag and bounced back into the bunker but he couldn't get up and down the previous hole, he failed to get up and down for a birdie and then there were three putts on the 16th so there was some wasteful plight on the way in which open the doorfor plight on the way in which open the door for collin plight on the way in which open the doorfor collin morikawa plight on the way in which open the door for collin morikawa and rory mcilroy will feel this is one that will got away and will feel painful as a result. that's all from sportsday. we'll have more throughout the evening. next up, it's the film review.
welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is, as always, mark kermode. where are we starting this week, mark? interestingly this week we have ghostbusters: afterlife, which is a new ghostbusters film. we have petite maman, the new one by celine sciamma. who i think is my favourite film—maker. and we have king richard, about richard who is the father of venus and serena williams. ghostbusters, the sequel. it's not called that. no, ghostbusters afterlife. we've already had the sequel and we had the reboot. this is directed byjason reitman, whose father ivan reitman directed the original. the story is a single mum and her two kids are evicted from their home and they go out to an old farmhouse owned by her now deceased father. paul rudd is out there.