they have now received government funding to explore new ways of helping health care through robots like benny here in a covid world and beyond. luxmy gopal... ..and benny, for bbc news, in sheffield. a look at the near future, perhaps! something happening quite soon, perhaps. still chilly but things are warming up. stav has the weather. hello there. we are starting to see some changes now to our weather after what has been a cold week both by day and by night, slightly less cold air will be pushing across the country through tonight, some heavy and persistent rain in northern and western scotland, drizzle over western areas further south. mainly dry with a few clear spells in the south—east. so away from here it's going to be a much milder night, and largely frost free for most. this upcoming week is looking a lot milder than the weekjust gone. there will be some rain at times, some of it quite heavy across the west. a little bit of snow mainly across the hills in the north. the pressure chart for monday shows these weather fronts across the north of the country thanks to low pressure. higher pressure towards the south, that westerly breeze pushing
the milder air in off the atlantic. but still that plume of cold air to the north of the country will impact the rain across northern scotland, turning that to snow. some of it could be quite heavy and down to lower levels, wintry showers for the northern isles. further south across the country, a lot more cloud, most of the rain in the west. drierfurther east, but much milder, 7—11 for many of us. good evening, 6:31pm, you're watching bbc news. the headlines: as coronavirus admissions to hospitals rise, the health secretary says flexing the lockdown rules could be fatal, while some warn the measures are not strict enough. we can all do something to help, which is to stay at home, because every time you try to flex the rules, that could be fatal and we all have a part to play. we have had mixed messages, i'm afraid, for the past nine months, which is why we have a problem.
i would like to see the prime minister out there every day with a press conference making sure that message is getting through because that is the most crucial thing. the government promises that every adult over 18 will be offered a coronavirus vaccine by the autumn. search teams recover the black boxes of the passenger plane that crashed yesterday off indonesia, killing 62 people. now on bbc news, it's time for sportsday. hello, and welcome to sportsday. i'm gavin ramjaun, thanks forjoining us this evening. league two side crawley town achieve a stunning upset, knocking premier league leeds united out of the fa cup. the fairy tale appears to be over for non—league marine —
tottenham too much so far, for eighth tier side. we'll have the latest. and cricket australia apologise to india as they investigate claims that six spectators racially abused the tourists during the third test. the tourists during the third test. hello, and welcome to sportsday. plenty on the way this evening. and what better place to start than with the fa cup? crawley town, of league two, produced one of the most stunning results, to live long in the memory of the competition's third round. they beat mighty leeds united. the premier league side managed by marcelo bielsa by 3—0 today... andy swiss was watching. under cold grey skies, a day when crawley town lit up the cup. 62
places separated them and leeds united, but from the off you would scarcely have guessed it, as tom nichols so nearly put the underdogs ahead. and just after the break, they were ahead, and how?l ahead. and just after the break, they were ahead, and how? a run into they were ahead, and how? a run into the penalty area, and what a goal of! what a moment for nick tsa rou lla , of! what a moment for nick tsaroulla, his first ever goal in senior football. tsaroulla, his first ever goal in seniorfootball. he will tsaroulla, his first ever goal in senior football. he will do well to score a better one. remarkably, though, that was just the start, as moments later ashley nadesan made it 2-0. moments later ashley nadesan made it 2—0. yes, it was a goalkeeping howler, but his manager wasn't complaining. and if the fans want already pinching themselves, they we re already pinching themselves, they were after this. 3-0 to lead to crawley town! jordan tunnicliffe completing the misery and crawley euphoria. and the scorelines didn't flatter them, but rarely has such a shock seemed quite so straightforward. and the swiss, bbc news. so, a great day for crawley. let's hear now from the man who scored their third and final goal.
it scored their third and final goal. hasn't sunk in, do week it hasn't sunk in, don't think. all week we have been preparing for the game. we know how good leads are, but we knew that if we gave 100% and be stuck to our guns then we had a chance and i think every man has done brilliantly out there today. they made it easy for us back four, they were working hard at the front, but i think it shock at the minute. that is the overriding emotion. you can say that again. well let's get up to speed on the rest of the third round. adam wild joins me in the studio — with the latest on non—league marine, who are playing spurs of the premier league. yes, you are saying what a day therefore crawley. what a day too for marine. they play of course in the northern premier league division one north. that is the eighth tier of english football, this afternoon up against tottenham hotspur, currently fourth in the premier league. quite amazingly, they almost took the lead, have a look at this — neil kengni hitting the crossbar. joe hart in the spurs goal massively
misjudging the flight of the ball. spurs though took the lead a short time later. carlos vinicius with the first two. lucas moura added a third, an excellent free kick and at that point the game was over. vinicius getting his hat trick before half time. so the dream over for marine. a dream though for alfie devine, just 16 years and 163 days old, scoring to make it 5—0. he is spurs' youngest ever player and a goal on his debut. gareth bale is on. the closing stages of that game over on bbc one right now. if league two morecambe had been hoping to spring a shock this afternoon, those hopes didn't last too long at stamford bridge. it was always going to be an impossible task for them, especially given the covid outbreak they've suffered over the last couple of weeks. they only returned to training on tuesday after coming out of isolation. up against last year's finalists, they were comprehensively outplayed. this is england's mason mount opening the scoring for chelsea.
frank lampard's side were two up before half time, timo werner with the goal that ends 827 minutes without scoring for the blues, so that is a boost for him. callum hudson—odoi hit the third, good control, well ta ken. and they got a fourth in the closing stages, this time kai havertz on the end of it. 4—0 it finished at the bridge. we should win it. we should win it and we did. i thought that before the game. i didn't want to sit out loud, because it sounds cocky, we have just got to do with the game, but we have. clearly we have to win at this game and we did right, and i think we did think do things right. we have had some results we didn't like before, so it's an important pa rt like before, so it's an important part of the process, dealing with this game in the right way. some individual performances, some goals for individuals, younger players, it builds up confidence and we have to push on. so chelsea push on,
west london derby on friday night for them against fulham. no great problems either for manchester city, they beat birmingham city by 3—0. some terrific performances at the etihad. some rather poignant scenes too as the club paid tribute to their former player, colin bell, who died earlier this week. this, theirfirst home game since his passing. but as i say, some really excellent goals, this was the first from bernardo silva. a brilliant finish, well worth a second look. have a look at this volley! really terrific control. he got the second as well after some lovely passing from his team mates. and then a very well taken third came from phil foden. all the goals in the first half, so man city into the fourth round to go with their efl cup final. just one extra line from the etihad — pep guardiola confirming that sergio aguero wasn't involved today because he is isolating
after coming into contact with someone with covid. eight games in total today, wins this afternoon for barnsley, bristol city and cheltenham. newport county take on brighton this evening. all the results are over on the bbc sport website, bbc.co.uk/sport, where you'll also find in—play highlights, marine against spurs, currently 5—0, of course, on bbc one. gavin. yeah, i look forward to seeing marine, how they have done today. a good effort in all respects, but spurs just too much for them. thank you very much for that. rangers are now 22 points clear at the top of the scottish premiership after beating ten—man aberdeen 2—1 at pittodrie. but james tavernier missed the resultant penalty for the first time this season. two goals from alfredo morelos though were enough for rangers to make it 15 wins in a row, despite a consolation goal for matthew kennedy. only one match took place in the women's super league today, after covid cases forced the postponement of three matches. chelsea put on a five—star
showing to make up for fans missing their wsl fix, though, thrashing reading at the madejski stadium. fran kirby stealing the limelight against herformer club. jo currie reports. against herformer club. women's football has been making headlines, but all the wrong reasons this week. four matches had to be called off due to covid, with some of those players testing positive after they holidayed in dubai, contravening government advice. on the pitch today, at least, was business as usual for chelsea. 15 minutes in and sam found fran kirby, taking her time to round the keeper, not left—footed. with this audacious effort, you need to be denied by the woodwork, but more was to come. a moment later and she was at it again, this time holding off the reading defence to find the back of the net with a right foot. to find the net with a right foot. to find the back of the net with a right foot. two nil. this is turning into the fran kirby show. and she wasn't done yet, the stroke of half—time, a
chelsea kit comic kirby doing well to keep the ball in and with all the space to head home and complete a perfect first—half hat—trick, chelsea cruising. after the break and the fran kirby show continued. according to the front post and who else was there to guide the ball into the corner. there was time to substitute one so young to add one more, pouncing on a loose ball and getting the timing right to make it 5-0. but getting the timing right to make it 5—0. but all the plaudits will go to fran kirby, will be goals for her and three points for chelsea and the defending champions up to second in the table. jo currie, bbc news. what a performance from fran kirby there! there was a thrilling finish to rugby union's premiership clash between london irish and harlequins, irish scoring a late try, to draw the match 27—27. oli hoskins was the man they had to thank — the prop forced over from a line out with two minutes to go. quins had led 17—7 at one stage. london irish go seventh, just a place below their opponents today in the table. australian cricket's governing body has apologised to india and is investigating claims that visiting players were subjected to racist abuse by spectators during the third test.
local police ejected six spectators from the scg, after india's mohammed siraj complained to umpires. drew savage reports. after three days of enthralling cricket, sadly we focus on day four shifted. play was interrupted because of alleged abuse from the crowd. india had made a formal complaint on day three after bowlers jasprit bumrah and mohammed siraj said they'd been abused. today they brought it to the umpires' attention after more abuse was alleged to have taken place. the officials investigated, play stopped for ten minutes, until six members of the crowd were identified and removed. but not it is definitely not a cce pta ble but not it is definitely not acceptable in this day and age. we have seen a lot... and sometimes i think it goes back to the upbringing, so this must definitely be dealt with. and... we must make sure that doesn't happen again. i've said for years that one of my biggest pet hates in life, that
people can... they think they can come to a sporting event, whether it is cricket or any sport, and pay their money and think they can abuse also won't say whatever they like. i mean, i have hated it as a player, i hated as a coach. we have seen it in different parts of the world and it is really sad to see it happen in australia. cricket australia responded strongly — their head of integrity, sean carroll, said, when the action resumed, australia pressed home their advantage. three players made half—centuries, cameron green top scored with 84 as the hosts declared on 312—6. that left india needing an unlikely 407 to win. they started well, openers shubman gill and rohit sharma put on 71 for the first wicket. but with rohit second man out for 52 just before the close, 309 more runs on the final day looks a tall order. whatever the result, both sets of players will be hoping
it's the action on the pitch that grabs the headlines. drew savage, bbc news. golf's world number three, justin thomas, has apologised for using a homophobic slur during the third round of the tour of champions in hawaii. television microphones picked up the american‘s outburst, after he missed a par putt. the pga tour said his comment was "unacceptable" and thomas is expected to be fined. he was full of remorse. it's un—excusable. i mean, i'm speechless. there is nothing... as i found out i got done on the golf course and done with my round, it's bad. there is no other way to put it. i need to do better, i need to be better. it is definitely a learning experience, but... yeah, i just... i deeply apologise to anybody and everybody who i often did and! anybody and everybody who i often did and i will be better because of it. ...-- did and i will be better because of it. —— whoi did and i will be better because of it. —— who i often did. ——
mchugh offended. finally, the masters snooker is underway with kyren wilson the first man through to the quarter—finals. he beat gary wilson — who only received a late call up to the tournament after jack lisowski tested positive for covid—i9 — kyren winning 6—2 the event has been moved from it's traditional home of alexandra palace to milton keynes so that coronavirus protocols can be followed with a hotel on site. that's all from sportsday. now it's time for the film review. hello, and welcome to the film review with me, anna smith. i'm filling in for mark kermode to review this week's home viewing releases. by the time wonder woman 1984 came out in mid—december,