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tv   Sportsday  BBC News  December 19, 2021 7:45pm-8:01pm GMT

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house for a cup final. the noise at hampden suggested those there were making the most of it. on the field, well, perhaps a little less so. in the first half, chances were few and fleeting. the occasion deserved more. after the break, it arrived, the game flashing into life, paul hanlon heading hibs in front, with a determination matched only by his jubilation. it was a lead that lasted a little over a minute. furuhashi finally taking a celtic chance, the control perfect, the finish unstoppable. if that was impressive, his second was quite exquisite, only one touch need this time, and celtic in front for the first time. they would hang on, if onlyjust head burning and going agonisingly close. this was celtic�*s day, scenes that had... —— scenes that had been a long time coming. —— scenes that had been
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a long time coming. it could well prove to be a pivotal day in the premier league title race — as liverpool dropped points in a thrilling 2—2 draw in north london. it meansjurgen klopp�*s side now trail manchester city by 3 points at the top of the table. spurs started the brightest and took the lead through harry kane — it was an eventful first half where spurs might�*ve had more goals, but also might�*ve had kane sent off for this challenge — he escaped with just a yellow. liverpool though got their equaliser before the break through diogojota, and then in the second half took the lead through an unlikely source — scotland's andy robertson, who had a very eventful afternoon putting them 2—1 ahead. spurs though hit back again, a mistake from liverpool's goalkeeper handed son the chance to score. and we mentioned robertson — well after scoring he was then sent off for a kick out on emmerson royal. spurs couldn't capitalise with the man advantage though, it finished 2—2, but liverpool's manager wasn't happy with the referee, he felt harry kane should've been off for that
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first half tackle. that was not the best challenge and he knows it himself. put us under pressure, fine, ourfault, but harry should not have been on the pitch in the second half any more. you don't need a referee who helps you, you need a referee who helps you, you need one who is clear and objective and says things are right or wrong. three decisions and he was once right. decisions were against us, unfortunately. so ground dropped for liverpool — but it's 8 wins in a row for leaders manchester city. they beat newcastle united 4 nil at st james park. it means pep guardiola's side will now spend christmas day top of the table — the struggles continue for newcastle, as they remain 19th in the table, with only goal difference keeping them above bottom club norwich city. joe lynskey watched the action. for newcastle, the focus isn't christmas but january, when they hope to spend money
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on a new image for the squad, but before that, the blues. man city are top of the league. to have a chance of beating them, you can't make mistakes. a misunderstanding, calamitous defending... ruben diaz headed in less than five minutes played. plenty of time for city to hit their stride, and canselo has a habit of scoring stunning goals. this run and strike made it 2—0. this match was already drifting beyond newcastle. a comeback might have started with a penalty, but ederson's slide here was deemed not a foul. instead, city got the run of the decisions. riyad mahrez hit the net but was flagged offside until the video assistant checked and said it was a goal. they were coasting to a 34th win in this calendar year, the most by one club in premier league history. raheem sterling rounded it off, 4—0.
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newcastle's third straight defeat and there are two games before new year. january on tyneside can't come soon enough. covid—hit chelsea also slipped further behind leaders manchester city — as they were held to a goalless draw at wolves. (00v)their request for the fixture to be postponed was rejected this morning — manager thomas tuchel said they were "a bit angry" with the decision. six of the premier league's 10 weekend matches were postponed because of covid. we travelled together three hours on a bus. we had dinner together, we have another positive test. people are worried because they were in the same bus, at the same dinner, but obviously it was not enough to postpone the match and so we had to play, but you cannot demand 100% focus, otherwise it would be stupid to normally focus if you can do this without being calm. it was everything else but calm. at 8.30 in the morning,
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everybody knocks on your door to have another test, nobody knew about it, so we woke players up who wanted to sleep a bit longer. 0k. but i gave my opinion and now you can do with it what you want. i have my opinion. manchester united made it three wins in a row in the women's super league after a dominant 5—0 victory over aston villa. in the fog, ella toone scored twice as united, briefly moved to third, before ending the day fourth in the table — villa remain third bottom of the table after a 6th defeat in seven games, but they are nine points above the relegation zone. three games were postponed due to covid, but two more went ahead. leicester moved from the bottom of the table, picking up their first points of the season with a 2—0 win over relegation rivals birmingham. and tottenham reclaimed third spot in the table with a hard—fought victory over everton at the hive. cricket now, as england are staring down the barrel
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of another defeat in the ashes series, afterjoe root fell in the final over of day four of the second test in adelaide. set a massive target of 468 by australia to win, england need to bat out the final day to secure a draw, but they will resume without their captain on 82 for 4. patrick gearey was watching. a meeting without the boss. england's captainjoe root was missing after being hit by a ball in the abdomen. that might have felt like a metaphor for the tour, but his side weren't too winded. england held on. not long afterjoe root return, the game became a phoney war, australia scoring runs they probably didn't need, waiting for the right moment to make england bat. 467 a67 ahead, they declared. england's turn — forget winning, to draw would mean batting more than four sessions. dawid malan is informed but here he was in line.
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lbw a8-2. english wickets tend to arrive in flocks. rory burns fought for sa, then took flight. at least england still had joe root, the best batsmen in the world. the aussies found the weak spot in their strongest points. that really hurtsjoe root. the last thing he would have wanted — well, the second last. edge. stark with a hammer blow. that was england's final chance — painful but predictable. just one game went ahead today in european cup rugby, as clubs struggled to navigate covid travel restrictions this weekend. leicester tigers continue to go from strength to strength. they came from behind to beat connacht, to make it 13 wins from 13 this season. connacht were 20—12 ahead, but the tigers fought back... hosea saumaki put the them back in front — plus a conversion and a penalty from bryce hegart. but connacht didn't leave empty handed —
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jack carty�*s last minute drop goal gave them a losing bonus point, as leicester won 29—23. and in the women's premier 155, world player of the year zoe aldcroft scored two tries as gloucester—hartpury claimed a bonus—point win at worcester. the away side scored six tries in all, winning 36—10 and have moved up to sixth in the table. and some more rugby news... as ospreys hooker ifan phillips has revealed he has had to have a leg amputated following a road traffic accident, earlier this month. the 25—year—old son of former wales hooker kevin phillips made the anouncement on social media, this afternoon. ospreys have said they will do all they can for the player, who added he is determined to remain active. the rosberg x racing team of molly taylor and johan kristofferson are the first extreme e champions — the series designed to highlight climate change, as electric suvs are raced off—road.
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cristina gutierrez and sebastien loeb, racing for lewis hamilton's team, took it down to the wire as they won the final round, held in dorset. but taylor and kristofferson picked up the fourth place that they needed to win the overall title — by virtue of having won more races. team owner nico rosberg joined in the celebrations, having beaten his former f1 team—mate to the championship. britain's harry charles triumphed in the world cup qualifier at the london international horse show — two decades after his dad won the famous class. harry beat a top class field with a super fast jump—off time on stardust. the 22 year old's dad is peter charles who was part of britain's gold medal winning team at the 2012 olympics. that's all from sportsday. remember, you can keep up—to—date on bbc sport personality of the year live on bbc one right now. from me
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and the rest of the team, have a lovely rest of the evening. goodbye. hello, there. earlier this morning, we had enormous temperature contrasts in scotland. in braemar, we had temperatures of minus nine celsius but it was 16 degrees warmer than that over the tops of the scottish mountains in cairnwell. the only difference was elevation. cairnwell is nearly a kilometre higher in the atmosphere and air sinks through the atmosphere and as it happens it warms up. this layer of warm air, the sunny conditions, pretty widespread across upland areas of the country whereas lower down, we are stuck under a lot of cloud and mist and that's what many of us have experienced today. overnight tonight, we'll keep those conditions. clearer skies across parts of scotland where it will turn cold. some deeper valleys may get down to —8.
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with the cloud elsewhere in most parts, frost free, but it may be misty and foggy for some as we start monday morning. monday, on the face of it, a cloudy day, but the cloud in eastern scotland and eastern areas of england will be more prone to breaking so it may turn out to be a brighter day somewhat. temperatures similar to the weekend, typically around 6 or 7 degrees. and this quiet spell of weather continuing into tuesday and wednesday with variable cloud, some sunny spells and some frost. mist and fog patches. after that, later in the week of the weather gets really interesting because the jet stream is going to split. one branch going up over the north of greenland, which is pretty unusual and then coming back down towards scotland. another branch of the jet stream crosses the atlantic and what we end up with later in the week is enormous temperature contrasts straddling the uk. cold air to the north. milder conditions to the south. that will bring potentially interesting weather our way later in the wake.
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across the north, some snow flurries from time to time. cold, dry weather and sunshine and in the south, cloud, with some rain, so quite grey and mild. in between, a risk of something a bit more disruptive. that risk may well be there on thursday across the pennines. but the boundary between the cold and the mild is a little uncertain. it could move a bit over the next few days but it's worth staying in touch with the forecast. there may be some issues as far as christmas travel plans go. that's as christmas travel plans go. your latest weather. for that's your latest weather. goodbye for now.
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this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the latest headlines in the uk and around the world. the netherlands goes into a tough new lockdown over christmas, amid concerns over the omicron variant. the uk health secretary refuses to rule out tighter covid restrictions and says people should cautious in their social mixing. britain's foreign secretary liz truss will become the uk's lead brexit negotiator with the european union, following the resignation of lord frost.

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