this was england's youngest team for 60 years and alex oxlade—chamberlain's first start in 18 months. it feels good to be back. england were brimming with confidence and pinpoint precision. england's current captain carrying on where england's record goal—scorer left off. kane was clearly the man for the big occasion. when no one bothered to mark him at a corner he made hay. and montenegro‘s tough day at the office was going from bad to worse. a first—half hat—trick for kane but england 5—0 up. this was one to forget for montenegro. a second—half own goal saw england 6—0 up and cruising, but some fans still found cause for complaint. joe gomez! a difficult end to a difficult week forjoe gomez. applauded by the player dropped
for their canteen quarrel. but tammy abraham's first england goal soon turned jeers to cheers and put the icing on the qualification cake. raheem sterling has said on twitter in the last few minutes, it is hard for him to see his team—mate booed for him to see his team—mate booed for something that was his fault. a fault line appeared in the england squad for the first time this year under gareth southgate but tonight they were united in a single obsession, a single cause, the 7—0 victory which meant england qualified with a game to spare for the euros next year and as group winners they will play every single one of their group games here at wembley. no one is pretending they are the real deal, sometimes they're defending can leave a lot to be desired, but at least four england fa ns desired, but at least four england fans they are guaranteed it will be afun fans they are guaranteed it will be a fun ride. —— for. fans they are guaranteed it will be a fun ride. -- for. thanks for joining us. art thieves tried to steal two paintings by rembrandt, worth around £100 million each,
from england's oldest public art gallery last night. but police and gallery security staff managed to stop them after alarms went off at the dulwich picture gallery in south london. an intruder was chased but they managed to get away — without the paintings. that's it. newsnight is starting over on bbc two now with kirsty wark, but here on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. goodbye. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm katie shanahan, coming up on the show tonight. it's seventh heaven for england as they thump montenegro, and qualify for next years euros. roger roars to victory.
federer beats novak djokovic in a shootout of the heavyweights at the atp finals. and sonny bill williams tells us why he couldn't say no, when the wolfpack and return to rugby league came calling. good evening and welcome to the programme. we start tonight at wembley stadium where england put on a show to shine the spotlight on their one thousandth game. they absolutely thumped montenegro 7—nil to qualify for euro 2020 with a game to spare. our sports correspondent natalie pirks is at wembley — this was england's big night wasn't it, and they certainly lived up to the billing? q — a slightly odd reception forjoe gomez though tonight,
they did, to be fair never expected them to do well against montenegro but 7-0, it them to do well against montenegro but 7—0, it was a demolition derby really. montenegro look very helpless and we look at the pressure thatis helpless and we look at the pressure that is been put on that squad, of course i'm talking about with the incident which we will talk about later but the pressure put on them, they had to do a job and there's plenty of talk about whether southgate would have dropped raheem sterling, and would have been dropped, that is something that we may never know but it did not look like they needed him to nate and harry kane, he has become the sixth top goal store or of all time, he has gotten past allen share with the hetrick 5—0 up —— hetrick. home goal
to put it 6—0 up and indeed, he knows the squad and they are not a finished product but it is been very exciting and this is england's youngest side in 60 years, so really quite specialfor youngest side in 60 years, so really quite special for those players, fresh off of the ones who scored their first fresh off of the ones who scored theirfirst goalfor fresh off of the ones who scored their first goal for england. his special night all around that england has played with a host of legends to watch them do it as well and qualifications easy with one game to spare before they go on sunday. a slightly odd reception forjoe gomez though tonight, after everything that happened with raheem sterling earlier in the week? it was horrible to hear, to be honest was that 50% of the cloud so it was by no small means of them doing joe gomez, it was inexplicable to see and to hear that. raheem
sterling has tweeted in the last few minutes, let us have a look. it is ha rd minutes, let us have a look. it is hard for me to see my tea made boot for something that was my fault. and this week was the first time we have seen fault lines appear, the big hallmark of southgate‘s tenure has been that they have been completely together, they have been with cloud rivalries, largely separated and these players have really been together. it has been such a big story but obviously, he is trying to essentially say look, we need to move on now and undoubtedly they will. again, topping the group, means england will play all of their group games in the euros rate here at wembley and the final is here as well. so it could be a very special summer well. so it could be a very special summerfor well. so it could be a very special summer for england if they can appear united once more.
var was back on the agenda today, this time at a meeting for all 20 members of the premier league. the west ham co—chairman, david gold, says that the video assistant referee is "alive and kicking" three months into the season. but well, this is a different view to many others, who have been unhappy with how it's being used. the referee's chief, mike riley, was there at the meeting where they agreed that there would be no major changes.however the premier league will lead a consultation into how well var is working. we have had a very robust discussion m essa 9 es we have had a very robust discussion messages got through to the league into the referee association the fa ns into the referee association the fans are unhappy in many of the stakeholders in the game think you have to do a whole lot better and i expect to see real improvement in the speed of decisions, consistency which is whatever one craves in for
others, we want much better communication with what is going on before, during and after. and into look a whole lot better in a few months' time. to the 02 arena in london next, where roger federer put in a strong performance to beat novak djokovic. it was a match that was a straight shoot—out for a place in the semi—finals. nick parrott was watching. a chance to get him back was all rogerfederal a chance to get him back was all roger federal described taking on novak novak djokovic and who could blame him and after the final, the swiss had plenty of motivation. he sees the early initiative by breaking the surface. calling on his full repertoire, he was amazing the crowd and dominating nevada novak djokovic to take the first set. and he felt something go. but roger federer was soon on the back foot
having to save break point for the first time. the feeling that he perhaps is not going to be beaten with most of the crowd on the site, the emotion was bubbling away and soon the emotion was bubbling away and soon roger federer was roaring to victory and a place in the semifinals for the 11th year in a row. let's have a look at some of the other sport new stories from today. lewis hamilton says he wants to stay in formula one beyond next season. but admits that he will take his time over finalising a new contract. his current deal runs until the end of next year's season. he is though almost certain to stay at mercedes after winning his sixth world title earlier this month. the former arsenal striker, thierry henry, has taken over as head coach of montreal impact in the mls on a two year deal. he had a short spell in charge of monaco for three months, after being sacked back injanuary. britain's maria lyle won her second gold medal
at the world para—athletics championships in dubai. it was after a convincing win in the t35 200m. hannah cockroft also retained her t34 800m title, and sabrina fortune won gold in the f20 shot put. to golf and catriona matthew has been given the chance to retain the solheim cup after being chosen to captain europe for the second time in a row. the 50—year—old scot led her team to victory over the united states on home soil at gleneagles in september. she will be captain again at inverness golf club in ohio, in 20—21. sonny bill williams has been talking about his big money move to super league. he'sjoining the toronto wolfpack on two year deal. he's won two world cups with the all blacks, but has also played rugby league for the kiwis. and will be switching codes for a third time in his career. he's been talking to bbc sport's mark chapman.
as you grow, the experiences, the biggest thing that is help me along my journey is biggest thing that is help me along myjourney is the person they look in front of my look in the mirror. when i talk to them, i'd be as gentlemen as possible and speak my truth and tell them that i am grateful for the opportunity to be here and i am gratefulfor such grateful for the opportunity to be here and i am grateful for such a awesome opportunity at this stage. with df to do, going back from the union to the league, both physically and mentally, what is the switch for you? will be about adjusting to the game plan, looking at how they play based on the text which is quite different in a lot of the teams that have watched which is really exciting. and also, once i get there, and the first part of the season i'll be able to add my flavour to it, i guess. i think the
beauty has allowed me to notjust pacﬁy beauty has allowed me to notjust pacify that but also turned on its head and push it to be something positive and beautiful and really allowed me to do things that i never thought i would ever do, you know, so. thought i would ever do, you know, so. my faith has allowed me to have the confidence to step into the red zone and me, who i am, my purpose, what i stand for, there is that side, that other side where yes we all have egos and i know when i'm at the top of my game, i know what i can do. but i have to check that. pull that back and be like, come on, it is just pull that back and be like, come on, it isjust a game. i still pull that back and be like, come on, it is just a game. i still have that but just, when it is just a game. i still have that butjust, when i play, i want to do well. i want to be successful. but
humility and understanding, you are just a man in this world and there are bigger things, but what is happening in palestine and syria, lucas was happening to less fortu nate lucas was happening to less fortunate people commit to have humility because then you can get to a space where you can live your life and you're grateful for your blessings, you know what i mean? let's just return to our top story, england's big night at wembley. a 7—nil win over montenegro to qualify for next years euros. it was match number, one thousand. and here's a little reminder of a few others. goodnight.
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