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tv   Sportsday  BBC News  October 17, 2020 7:45pm-8:01pm BST

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the challenge cup trophy goes to leeds rhinos on a day dedicated to club legend rob burrow. rob's with us in spirit. that's for sure at the moment. we've carried him to all the way through and he has been very much an inspiration for us and i think it's really fitting we have done it this year for rob. hello, and welcome to sportsday. we were hoping for drama in the merseyside derby and it didn't disappoint. everton came from behind twice to draw 2—2 at goodison park, but liverpool were left bemused by a late var decision that denied them victory. patrick gearey was watching.
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goodison park is one of the few places on merseyside that you are allowed to meet your neighbours. in the league, everton started this derby ahead. in the match, quite the opposite. sadio mane scored for liverpool after just two minutes, and after five, they threatened again. were van dijki not slightly offside, it would have been a penalty. as it was, it only ended the van dijk‘s match. with great defenders, you notice the most when they're not there. michael keane was there and it was 1—1. klopp was unnerved. liverpool conceded seven in the last match, and for all the tactical manoeuvring, sometimes it's about pure instinct of players like mohamed salah. once everton might have folded, but in dominic calvert—lewin, they have a striker reaching more improbable heights. his tenth of the season already. after richarlison was sent off, it seemed like henderson had won it. now there's always a cheque. sadio mane offside by an inch. this was a derby that really was that close. patrick gearey, bbc news.
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liverpool managerjurgen klopp said it was the best game they'd played at everton since he took over, but he was utterly baffled by that late var decision. somebody showed me the situation with the henderson goal and i don't know where the line is and where you can do offside. ijust don't understand it. so, yes, obviously we should have won this game, but we didn't. so we accept that obviously. so everton stay top, with liverpool second, but chelsea missed the chance to move into the top four this afternon, surrendering a 2—0 lead to draw 3—3 with southampton. chelsea were flying thanks to two strikes from timo werner, his first premier league goals since joining in the summer. but southampton weren't about to lay down, and theo walcott‘s shot was turned in by danish defender jannik vestergaard in injury time. and their manager was pleased with the team's resilience. arsenal also lost ground today.
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they were beaten by manchester city at the etihad. raheem sterling with the only goal of the game in the first half. the only goal of the game arsenal are fifth, but cityjump to tenth after the win. and there's one more game to come tonight, can manchester united bounce back from their 6—1 hammering at the hands of spurs in their last league match? they're away at newcastle. rangers have gone four points clear of celtic at the top of the scottish premiership after easing to victory in the first old firm derby to be played without fans. celtic were missing several players through covid restrictions, but as ben croucher reports, they were soundly beaten in what is one of football's most historic contests. goal! and celtic have the opening goal! the importance of football in this city is etched into the glaswegian granite. but without the cauldron bubbling with the old firm crackle,
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this is a fixture that always has meaning. always anyway after the defending champions were stunned inside nine minutes. with the usual ferocity absent, this tame chip represented the best celtic had to offer and any attempt to draw a reaction seemed to fall on deaf ears. so, no shock when rangers doubled stubbled their lead. the only surprise was the identity of the goal scorer. goals blowing celtic off the part. indeed the only anguisd rangers felt against subdued celtic was it not more right and this free kick both thwarted but there was no stephen gerrard's team a deserved victory. football without fans may be nothing, but this rangers team are onto something special. celtic manager neil lennon was furious even before the game after his team selection was leaked. he's vowed to track down the mole. it's not great. somebody with the clu b it's not great. somebody with the club has given us and basically. and
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that's disgusting i think. how do you get to the bottom of that? well we will try. we work on it. it's very disappointing.” we will try. we work on it. it's very disappointing. i guess it makes yourjob all the more difficult. of course it does. privacy is key around our club it is not the case for some people and that is very disappointing for my point of view. we had a couple of 0—0 draws elsewhere in the scottish premiership, but there were plenty of goals in the other games. stevie may and craig conway scored two apiece as stjohnstone won 5—3 at hamilton. and kilmarnock shrugged off their recent covid—i9 troubles to come from behind and win 3—1 at livingston. but a third positive coronavirus test for st mirren left them with only eight available outfield players, so their match against motherwell had to be postponed. now to rugby union, and the exeter chiefs have been crowned european champions for the very first time. they've beaten french side racing 92 31—27 in bristol. it's a title that caps a remarkable transformation for the chiefs, as austin halewood reports.
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no fans and empty stands. an understated backdrop for the biggest prize in european rugby but exeter does and care. getting to this point has been decades in the making from the fourth tier to the very top of the fourth tier to the very top of the game. it is power that has taken them there and once again it did not let them down. time after time. exeter into an early lead but this was a clash of styles. chiefs brought the muscle and racing 92 brought the muscle and racing 92 brought the muscle and racing 92 brought the flare. back to back tries bringing the french side back into the match but the biggest of finals are to set up of the smallest of margins and an interception thrown by fenn russell opened the doorfor thrown by fenn russell opened the door for exeter. the fine line between brilliance and foolishness. i pass equally desperate to have back and it was a gap that raised money tojust back and it was a gap that raised money to just could not close as exeter captain joe simmons sealed the win. from english minnows to european giants, a transformation
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the sport has really seen before. but for exeter, not long to celebrate. the premiership final is just a week away. let's take a quick look at some of the day's other sporting headlines. motogp championship leader fabio quartararo recovered from this crash in third practice to take pole position for the aragon grand prix. britain's cal crutchlow was third, the first time he's made the front row this year. italy's filippo ganna took his third victory at the giro d'italia, winning the stage 14 time trial. portugal'sjoao almeida retained the overall lead. britain's tayo gaygan hart has moved up to 11th. englishman matt wallace is the outright leader at st andrews. he finished with back—to—back birdies to sit on 18—under par, three shots clear of the field. and kenya's peres jepchirchir slashed 18 seconds off her own world record as she won the women's race at the world half marathon championships in gdynia in poland.
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it couldn't have been much closer in rugby league's challenge cup final. and it was leeds rhinos who came out on top, beating salford red devils 17—16 to lift the trophy for the first time in five years. and although guest of honour rob burrow was watching the match from home, his presence was certainly felt at wembley. adam wild reports. on the big occasion, so often it is about who can handle handle the atmosphere. for this challenge cup final, who could cope best? a first final for leeds in more than half a century. leeds, if you have been there more but still neither has played a final quite like this. the rugby league family not in their seats but always in their thoughts. even without the crowd, the excitement remains. leeds' briscoe somehow
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squeezing through. that was a truck through the tightest gap of the suffered reply was to find all the space wembley stadium had to offer. and williams is away! one of the great cup final tries for williams. leeds however lead at the break. handley giving the advantage here. salford were a team that continues to defy the odds and this from james greenwood put them ahead for the first time. the match rapidly becoming a classic. the second for handley tied the game at 16 and with time running out the captain took aim. a single point enough just to win it for leeds. heartbreaking for salford, but on a day where the sport honoured the former leeds great rob burrow, now living with motor neuron disease, this victory seemed inspired. rob has been with us in spirit and he has been an inspiration
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for us on this game and i think it is fitting we have done it this year for rob and number seven came up with a big play. an occasion long remembered for its extraordinary circumstances. a game that may well prove u nforg etta ble. adam wild, bbc news. what a day it's been for hollie doyle. she's become only the third female jockey to win a group one race. she already had one victory in the bag at ascot when she won the british champions sprint stakes on 16—1 shot, glen shiel. she also finished second in her other two races today. this all came just three days after she broke her own record for winners ridden by a woman ina year. doyle said it was a dream come true. northern ireland'sjonathan rea has won the world superbikes title for the sixth year in a row. he only needed three points from the first race of the weekend at estoril in portugal — and he finished fourth to take the crown. rea has won 11 of the 22 races staged so far — and he can make it 100 career victories in race two tomorrow — but he's finding this season a challenge. in the middle of what everyone in
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this world has experienced this year, spore always come second but we managed to race. and i really miss the fans here, i miss my family and friends here, all my travelling support from back home and northern ireland, i really miss that. they cannot be here right now but it is for all of them. that's all from sportsday. thanks forjoining us. we will see you a bit later on. hello. far from the sunniest day we've ever seen today. just a lucky few with a bit of brightness and blue sky. at least this weather watcher in lincolnshire was treated to a view of some crepuscular rays coming through the cloud. the sun getting lower in the sky, just finding a few holes in that cloud to shine through. this weather pattern we know is very quiet the moment and will be again tomorrow, but a word of caution, low pressure is gathering to the west. our weather pattern will be very
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different in the week ahead. overnight, still plenty of cloud, and from it in scotland, northern england and northern ireland, some patchy light rain and drizzle, low cloud around, some hill fog around, too. the far north of scotland and for the southern half of england and for wales, there will be a few breaks in the cloud allowing temperatures to fall a little bit lower than this in the countryside. but most of us around 4—8 degrees as we start the day tomorrow. and across much of scotland, northern and eastern england and northern ireland, a damp, drizzly start to the day. northern ireland brightening up a bit into the afternoon. northern scotland seeing a few sunny spells, but some rain heading into the northern isles and and for the southern half of england and into wales, overall brighter than today, a greater chance of seeing a few sunny spells coming through that cloud. still a rather cool day out there. and i mentioned there is this low pressure gathering to the west, and one of the first signs of that will be this rain. some heavier rain heading into northern ireland as we go through sunday evening. and more of us seeing the wetter weather overnight into monday. northern ireland, scotland, parts of northern england as well, a very active—looking weather pattern now as low pressure takes shape and these weather
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fronts start to come in. so, some heavy rain at times on monday into northern ireland, parts of scotland. some patchy rain just reaching in towards westernmost areas of england and wales at times. increasing cloud elsewhere, so any sunshine turning increasingly hazy. the breeze starting to pick up. it's a southerly breeze, though, and that does lift temperatures a few degrees. overnight and into tuesday, still some heavy rain into scotland and northern ireland. a band of rain pushing north and east across the rest of the uk. still raining at times in scotland on tuesday, especially in the north. elsewhere, some sunshine and showers, heavy and possibly thundery, especially in the west on what will be a blustery day. but again with that wind direction, it will be a milder day. 18 degrees celsius is possible. temperatures trail off again as we go through the rest of the week, but it does stay wet at times. more heavy rain potentially across southern areas as we go in into wednesday in, and then showery to the end the week. that's your forecast.
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this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 8. the number of covid—related deaths in the uk in the last 2a period rises to 150, with more than 16,000 new coronavirus infections recorded. millions of people adjust to tighter coronavirus restrictions in england but there's still a stalemate over greater manchester. french police say samuel paty, the history teacher who was beheaded in a suspected islamist attack, had been threatened for several days. a landside election victory for new zealand's, jacinda ardern, widely praised for her handling of the coronavirus pandemic. thank you to the many people who gave us their vote. who trusted us
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