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time this season. that the first time this season. that prompted tactical changes from lampard prompted tactical changes from lampa rd but they prompted tactical changes from lampard but they didn't make much difference. the fate seems to be against him. bukayo saka struck soon after. it must have felt too good to be true for the gunners and almost was as tammy abraham pulled one back with chelsea's first effort on target. chelsea sensed an improbable comeback when mason mount was brought down, but bernd leno saved the day leaving arsenal hopeful of a happier new year. chelsea missing the chance to close the gap at the top of the table. earlier today, an entertaining game at the king power stadium between second and third in the table. in the end manchester united missed the chance to move above their opponents thanks to jamie vardy rescuing a point for leicester city late on. drew savage was watching. manchester united were eyeing a record—equalling 11th consecutive premier league away win. with barely a minute on the clock it looked like they had cracked it.
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this should have been premier league goal number 50 for marcus rashford. 20 minutes later, fernandes stretched to let rashford make amends. rashford doesn't miss this time. that's more like it. what was leicester's response? harvey barnes, from there? a brilliant shot, excellent goal. 1-1. once a guy called schmeichel would save manchester united, like this. here was kasper rescuing leicester single—handed. united sent on edinson cavani to score or create. his pass to fernandes and then the finish. that could have been the show stopper. it wasn't. 85 minutes, back came leicester. givejamie vardy an inch and he'll take a point. deflected on its way in, but the right place at the right time to keep leicester above their opponents. drew savage, bbc news. it's three wins in four for aston villa now, who are up to sixth in the premier league after beating crystal palace 3—0 despite playing with ten men. tyrone mings was sent off
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just before half time when villa were i—up. the pick of the goals was the last one though, coming courtesy of anwar el ghazi. villa arejust three points behind second placed leicester with two games in hand. fulham are a point from safety after a 0—0 draw against southampton. everton would be second by the end of play today as long as they win at sheffield united, they could close the gap on the leaders liverpool to two points. manchester city against newcastle is also an 8:00pm kick off. it's nowhere near as tight at the top of the scottish premiership — rangers are relentless at the moment in pursuit of the title, 16 points clear. they beat hibernian 1—0 at ibrox this afternoon. imran sidat was watching. traditional glasgow weather, but the only elements rangers have been battling so far this season is how far they can stretch their lead at the top. 16 points clear going into this
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game, but they were facing a hibernian side who themselves were in good form and they almost stunned ibrox in the very first minute. that may have helped blow away any christmas hangover, with the league leaders going close from ianis hagi. he didn't have to wait too much longer for another chance, and this time he made no mistake. it was a cagey second half but would rangers come to rue their failure to put the game to bed? well, they were almost made to pay shortly after, when allan mcgregor came to the rescue. they held on for their 12th win in a row and in the season to be jolly, steven gerrard mayjust be starting to think about ending the long wait for a league title. imran sidat, bbc news. celtic go to ibrox a week today, 16 points behind but with three games in hand. they made it five wins in a row earlier with a 3—0 victory at hamilton academical. leigh griffiths with
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one of the goals. aberdeen are third now after a 2—1 win over stjohnstone. dundee united drew 1—1 with motherwell whilst there were away wins for livingston and st mirren. aston villa actually faith because of the chelsea goal difference, no offence to aston villa fans, they arejust in fifth. next to rugby union and exeter chiefs have mantained their 100% start to their premiership defence, after grinding out another bonus point win at home to their west country rivals gloucester, winning 28—20. ben croucher reports. one last hurrah, european champions, premiership champions, premiership leaders. exeter chiefs have had lots to celebrate in 2020. simply allowing fans in for the final game of the year was something too. jonny gray's first try for the club was really the only thing to cheer in a tight first half. after the interval it was the simmonds show. fly—halfjoe had the vision and pass to feed 0llie devoto for the chiefs' second.
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brother sam tried the power approach. they're worth five points however you score them! even when you can't necessarily tell you scored them. sam was at the bottom of that bundle. honestly. look at the bottom of the post, the ball makes an appearance. bonus point try. taking no points, gloucester will take heart from substitute toby venner, who scored two tries on his premiership debut, admittedly in vain. this was exeter‘s afternoon, top of the tree on boxing day. bristol have picked up their first win at harlequins for 19 years. the bears fought back to claim a 27—19 bonus point victory at the stoop to move up to second in the table. at the ninth time of trying, northampton saints won a premiership home game this season. dan biggar was sin binned, scored a try and scored 12 points in a man of the match performance as the saints beat worcester 29—10. in the pro 1a cardiff blues have the south wales bragging rights
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tonight after a 13—12 win over dragons. heavy rain in the build—up to the match made for a difficult surface at rodney parade but it was cardiff who had enough to take the points back along the m4. angus 0'brien late converted try gave scarlets victory in the west wales derby over 0spreys. 16—14 it finished. next to another of sport's great boxing day traditions — the start of the melbourne test match, which this year is between australia and india. the hosts bowled out for 195 today as india bounced back from that nightmare of a first test. the most dramatic of the aussie wickets to fall was the second one — matthew wade skying an ashwin delivery. jadeja on your left calling the catch but his teammate nearly colliding with him. jadeja with a word or two for shubman gill, who was making his test debut, got away with it in the end. steve smith's currently the words best batsman.
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but he was out for a duck — his first in test cricket for over four years. in the last match india recorded their lowest ever score of 36. and they were 36—1 at stumps today — the wicket to fall, mayank agarwal, but india will still be feeling a lot better than they were in adelaide. a busy 2a hours of cricket in australia with england's alex hales busy. alex hales making 35 for syd ney busy. alex hales making 35 for sydney thunder, the second highest score of the day. big hitting, eventually bowled. 0liver davies hitting 48 from just 23 balls. they posted 209—8. the renegades came nowhere near it in reply. alex hales in the end took the catch that ended the innings and a bit of revenge, the innings and a bit of revenge,
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the man who bowled, hales removing. and finally, anthonyjoshua and then joejoyce have won heavyweight medals for great britain at the last two olympic games and both times frazer clarke was the man to miss out on a place. but the 29—year—old believes his time will finally come in tokyo next year. that said, he's been telling our 0lympics reporter nick hope that at one stage during lockdown, when the games were postponed, he did think about abandoning his dream. i don't know what i did in my past life, but, you know, someone has had it in for me! i knew if it was going to happen any year, it was going to be the year i was going to go to the olympic games. how have you coped? not well. it's been difficult. notjust physically, not being able to train as much and compete. the mental side of things. in the world at the minute, especially mental health, it's a massive subject. during lockdown my mum was all over the place. i was close to throwing the towel in.
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excuse the pun. i was almost thinking that, you know, the olympics isn't meant to be for me. i want to turn professional. but thank god for gb boxing. i come to this gym every week and look around and i see successful people on the wall that came from the same place i have come from. i know what the olympic games can do for people. how do you feel about the safety around the olympics and would you be happy to have a vaccine if it meant you could go to the games as well? safety first for me, you know? i've got a daughter, a child on the way. family back at home, elderly grandparents who i adore and want to be around. if there is any chance of me infecting anyone or causing harm to my family then the olympic medal, forget it. i don't want it if it's going to cause any trouble to me and my people. so if there is a vaccine and that's what we are told to take and that's the only way to get to the olympics, i will do it. there's not a lot of things i won't do for the olympic medal, but the one thing i won't do is put my family and friends in danger.
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i'm sure it will get sorted. it's a big deal. when you look at the next year and how it is playing out at the minute, the olympics could be the only thing that picks the country up and hopefully that's the start of us going on to beat this pandemic. first of all we want to go there and beat everyone else and get all these medals, and secondly, that could be the morale booster for everyone in the country because at the minute everyone is down and i do want to pick the place up. that's all from sportsday. thanks for watching tonight and goodbye. storm bella is upon us bringing some very wet and windy weather, south across the uk. this area of low pressure, named to raise awareness of the impact from the rain and england and wales bearing the brunt as we go through the night. behind it, turning colder in scotland, northern ireland and northern england, the chance of icy patches
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and increasingly wintry showers as well. from storm bella, damaging gusts of wind but the heavy rain bringing further flooding to areas already dealing with flooding overnight and into sunday. snow for some and icy conditions to follow. the strongest wind likely to be where the met office has the amber warning in force over the coast and hills of southern england, gusts up to 80 mph. potentially damaging, certainly disruptive gusts of wind. the heaviest rain moving south over night is over england and wales. elsewhere gusts of 50—60 mph. the rain bringing a risk further flooding and in the colder air following it, the storm is turning wintry into the hills. behind the band of rain, the strong when clearing the far south—east of england quickly in the morning. then sunshine and showers, very few reaching the east of england or
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scotland but across the west, showers of rain, sleet, snow and hail, and prolonged snow in north—west scotland in the afternoon. not as windy as it will be overnight but gusty wind making it feel even colder. temperatures in scotland close to freezing during the day. scotland, northern ireland, northern england and northern wales may see some snow to quite low levels bringing a few centimetres in places, turning it icy on sunday night into monday morning. on monday, low—pressure right across us and we expect from that some areas of rain, sleet and cold enough for some snow, notjust the hills. uncertainty about where it's going to be sitting on monday, so keep checking the forecast. certainly cold on monday. starting a cold week. back to storm bella, impact from the wind, rain, snow and ice to follow. flood and weather warnings are in force. check out the details on our website.
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