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in the side and i was going to be one of the key people and, suddenly, it wasn't there. this is greaves! after retiring in 1971, greaves struggled to cope. alcoholism was followed by bankruptcy. but he battled back from both to reinvent his career. good afternoon. g'day! now, saint, what happened there? you were favourites to qualify... a relaxed raconteur, he was a tv natural, and saint and greavsie — alongside ian stjohn — was a hit with viewers. although the programme ended in the early �*90s, the affection for greaves certainly didn't, and in 2009, the man who famously missed out on the world cup final at last received a winner's medal. it was a fitting reward for one of football's most popular and prolific talents. rarely has the art of goal—scoring been made to look quite so easy. tributes have been pouring
in from all across football and beyond today. gary lineker followed in jimmy greaves�* footsteps in representing tottenham and england before also taking up a career in broadcasting. for me, jimmy was one of my heroes as well. obviously growing up, watching him play, we didn't have the amount of games on television that we now do, but managed to see him play a few times. i also was fortunate enough to meet him on numerous occasions, and he was always affable and fun and hugely knowledgeable. he was a great personality, a wonderful footballer and a man with huge charisma and fun, and he'll be much missed. how poignant that two ofjimmy greaves�* former teams were in action just hours after his death was announced. tributes were paid before kick off at the tottenham hotspur stadium with chelsea ultimately leaving with the three points that take them level at the top of the premier league tonight. austin halewood reports.
the fiercest of rivals, the oldest of adversaries, united in their appreciation for one man —jimmy greaves, a legend at both tottenham and chelsea — a timely meeting between the two clubs where he enjoyed the most distinguished days of his career. in a first—half with few clear—cut chances, chelsea had about the best of them. it fell to mason mount, like greaves, a product of the blues academy, but his usual composure on the ball this time deserted him. after the break, though, chelsea were a different team — more purpose, more precision and more effective, thiago silva with the simplest of headers to put the blues ahead. and shortlu after, they doubled their lead, n'golo kante with a deflected shot, and for chelsea, seemingly everything going their way.
and they could have scored more, too, if it was not for the quick reactions of hugo lloris. silva again the man causing problems in the airfor tottenham. but despite lloris�* best efforts, he could not keep this out from antonio rudiger. the tottenham fans brought to near silence in that second half. the team in blue are definitely the team to beat in london right now. austin halewood, bbc news. yeah, big win for chelsea. but despite going joint top of the table, their manager thomas tuchel says there's still lots to improve on. everybody will get better. i don't think we see the top teams on the highest level. the precision was unique. there are and there will be a national break —— international breaks. i don't thickly see the big teams on the highest level, but don't get me wrong, we are competitive and it is absolutely necessary that we get better so the first half is again prefer that, because everybody will get better, i'm pretty sure. —— again proof of that.
after nine years at tottenham — jimmy greaves played for a couple of seasons at west ham towards the end of his career. those inside the london stadium today paid their respects as the hammers welcomed manchester united. the game itself had no shortage of drama — with the visitors holding on for a famous win as adam wild reports. fans at west ham, as they have been across football, united in honouring the great jimmy greaves. he spent 14 months with the hammers as a player, remembered today with warmth and with reverence. it's been a long time since west ham have made such an impressive, assured start to a premier league season. against manchester united, they had plenty of chances to score even before they actually did. a shot found a deflection and no shortage of good fortune. but whatever their troubles, manchester united have cristiano ronaldo, a player in his second spell with a rare gift to find his second chance. that's what it took to bring things level. but whilst much has been made
of his return, it was another player returning that looked certain to have won it. jesse lingard rejuvenated his career whilst at west ham last season, now it was his brilliant goal that put them behind. that, though, only the start of the drama. west ham were handed a penalty in the game's final seconds. mark noble, just on as a substitute, his very first kick, chance missed. manchester united getting away with it, just. adam wild, bbc news. brighton are just a point off top spot, its four wins out of five for them, their best start to a premier league season. neil maupay and danny welbeck scored in a 2—1 win over leicester — who had two goals ruled out for offside late on. so chelsea, liverpool and manchester united are all level on points at the top of the table. brighton fans happy with how that looks for now too. tottenham stay seventh. in scotland, rangers have dropped points at home — after motherwell grabbed a 1—1 draw.
the result moves steven gerrard's side a point ahead of hibs in second. meanwhile in the dundee derby, it looked like the match was heading forstalemate, but ian harkes had other ideas — snatching a dramatic win for dundee united with ten minutes to go. the result extends dundee�*s streak without success at tannadice to 11 games. and celtic have lost for the fourth time in five games in all competitions, as andrew shinnie�*s goal lifted livingston off the bottom of the scottish premiership. celtic remain mid—table, four points behind rangers. what a debut series it's been for charlie dean. she produced a superb spell of bowling, taking 4—36, to help england edge out new zealand by 13 runs in the second one—day international at worcester. chasing a revised target of 183 to win because of rain, the tourists fell short in a tense finish as england took a 2—0 lead in the series. jim lumsden was watching.
england won the first one day despite its underperformance with the bat. today, the total amounted to three forth before she was sent packing. at one stage, england lost three wickets for nine runs, but lauren winfield hill was proving more dependable until her innings ended abruptly at 39, run out after danny white decided to return to her crease. wyatt made amends, as she hadn't been 63 and england were all out for 197. . �* , ., hadn't been 63 and england were all out for197. . �*, ., ., , , ., a gorgeous shot! 22 before she left... a gorgeous shot! 22 before she left- -- an _ a gorgeous shot! 22 before she left... an hour _ a gorgeous shot! 22 before she left... an hour was _ a gorgeous shot! 22 before she left... an hour was lecturing i a gorgeous shot! 22 before she l left... an hour was lecturing and the kiwis returned to a rain shortened total and their wickets began to tumble. england eventually won by 13 runs to go two up in the
four match series. champions harlequins opened the defence of their premiership rugby title with a bonus point win over newcastle. louis lynagh's two tries were added to byjoe marchant and danny care to earn quins a 26—20 win in the north east. it was a winning start for their new senior coach tabai matson. tries from bibin parsons and amee—leigh murphy crowe saw ireland women beat italy 15—7 in their rugby world cup 2021 qualifier in parma. ireland are now level with italy on five points at the top of the table. and scotland had to come from behind three times to beat spain by 27—22. they'll face ireland in the final round next saturday. huddersfield giants ended their super league season with a 112—24 win over bottom side leigh centurions. louis senior scored two of their eight tries whilst leigh
will be relegated with just two wins to their name all season. time now for some of the day's other sport stories. and italy's filippo ganna retained his world time trial title in belgium. the team ineos rider pipped home favourite wout van art for the second year in a row. britain's ethan hayter finished eighth. after winning a motogp race for the first time last weekend, francesco bagnaia has done it again by claiming victory at the san marino grand prix. starting from pole he led every lap, holding off championship leader fabio quartararo to win his home race. leeds rhinos have completed the super league challenge cup double in wheelchair rugby. they beat leyland warriors 52—36 in the grand final in kent this afternoon. finally tonight, we start where we began, with football paying its respects to one of its greats,
the former england striker and tottenham's record goal—scorer jimmy greaves, who died today at the age of 81. spurs said in a statement he's the finest marksman this country ever saw. and when you watch him play, you can understand why. it'sjimmy greaves on the pitch, doing what he did best, that we leave you with this evening. goodnight. back to greaves! cheering music he scores a lovely goal! 0h, beautiful football! what a great goal!
hello there. we saw a reverse of fortune today, weather—wise. it was the eastern side of the country today, which saw the cloud and the showers. further west, we had the best of the sunshine. this week is also going to be a tale of two halves. we are starting the week off on a fine note with a ridge of high pressure, plenty of sunshine and it will be quite warm. by the end of the week, low pressure takes over, bringing a risk of gales and it will feel cooler for us all as well. eastern england continues to see these weather fronts through the evening and the overnight period, lingering around east anglia and the south. thunderstorms will fizzle out, but there will still be some heavy bursts of rain there. some heavier cloud pushing into western scotland, perhaps northern ireland
by the end of the night. but elsewhere, under clear skies and light winds, temperatures will dip into single figures for many with mist and fog developing. still quite mild in the south—east with that weather front — 13 or 1a degrees. this is the pressure chart for monday. we will still have the weather front in the south—east, a new cluster of weather fronts pushing into scotland and northern ireland as the day progresses, turning increasingly cloudier, breezy with a few showers. we'll continue with a few heavy showers in the south—east through the day. this also tending to fizzle out, but elsewhere, lots of sunshine. feeling quite warm, maybe 21 or 22 degrees in the warmest spots. now, our area of high pressure continues to build in on tuesday, so i think at this stage, it looks like tuesday could be the best day of the week, regarding widespread sunshine and also warmth. a bit of mist and fog to start the day, and then many places will be dry with lightish winds and some good sunny spells. but it will be breezier for scotland and northern ireland, variable amounts of cloud, even some splashes of rain for western scotland. so, the high teens here,
but further south, 20 or 22 celsius. feeling very pleasant. now we start to see some changes. by mid week, we will see this area of high pressure pull away from the south. a deep area of low pressure to the north of the uk will begin to exert its force across scotland and northern ireland. turning very windy here, with a weather front sinking into the south—east, so outbreaks of rain, followed by sunshine and blustery showers. it could be windy with gales. england and wales — not a bad day again, i think, for wednesday. we will see some good sunny spells around and it will be quite warm as well, but it will be breezier than monday and tuesday. and then, for the end of the week, thursday and friday, all areas look windy, particularly across the north of the country, where we will see further showers and it will feel noticeably colder in the north.
this is bbc news. the headlines at eight. the england and tottenham footballing legend jimmy greaves has died. he was 81. before today's match between tottenham and chelsea, a minute's applause for a player regarded as an all time great for both clubs. he could score all sorts of goals. he was a beautifully graceful footballer and a wonderful finish. the government says it's confident there's no risk to energy supplies for customers, amid soaring wholesale gas prices and warnings more businesses could go bust. sir ed davey says only the lib dems can deprive borisjohnson of a majority, at the next election, and he urges activisits to reach out to voters, in traditional tory heartlands.
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