face masks in classrooms to reduce the spread of omicron. unions welcome the move. warnings of a worst case scenario of quarter of staff in the public sector being off work because of covid. government minsiters say there's nothing in the current covid data to suggest more restrictions are required in england. fire engulfs the parliament building in south africa after its sprinkler system failed. and the kenyan anthropologist and conservationist, richard leakey — renowned for his extensive fossil discoveries that shed light on human evolution — has died aged 77. now on bbc news, it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm sarah mulkerrins. coming up on the programme...
a breathless four goal thriller at stamford bridge had everything that a winner as chelsea draw with liverpool. rafa on the rocks. the pressure continues to mount on benitez as everton are beaten by brighton. at the ashes, england's head coach chris silverwood tests positive for covid—19, but his squad remain positive on the field of play. we are coming away 3—2. obviously, we have lost the series, but we are keeping our head up that we did not let them walk all over us and we pushed back a little bit. also coming up in the programme... great britain start 2022 with a win at the atp cup, but onlyjust, after getting past germany. and how cold is too cold for sport? we'll tell you why this winter classic really lived up to its name.
hello and welcome to sportsday. sometimes, the games that we give the big billing to don't quite live up to the hype. not so for chelsea against liverpool in the premier league today. it was second against third in the table and they gave us a thrilling encounter at stamford bridge. the final score was 2—2, which doesn't help either side's title hopes — but that doesn't tell half of the story. so with a full match report, here's craig templeton. remain here's craig templeton. lula kaki was on the ham but remain lula kaki was on the banners but not in the squad, dropped for an explosive interview which thomas tuchel said created noise we don't need. —— lukaku. part of the noise they did need came from a section of standing fans, allowed at a top—flight game for the first time in a quarter of a century. soon, they will be silenced at the sardi omani spotted a mistake, and
rounded man on the line, 1—0. stand—in manager pep line celebrated with similar gusto. it wasn't long before he celebrated again as most sala found a gap he seems only capable of finding. a gift before he departs for the africa cup of nations. ——. chelsea were far from beaten, africa cup of nations. ——. chelsea were farfrom beaten, and their start back came in style. n'golo kante found feel a search. 2—2 in a breathless half of premier league football. after conceding to a piece, they second half saw the goalkeepers come to the fore. mendy kept out salah, and the opposing team stopped pool sits. it finished 2—2, a result that doesn't do much for either side's title hopes, but again was a joy to watch. it certainly was. well, as craig mentioned in his report, there
was also a moment of history at stamford bridge as a selection of fans were allowed to legally stand during the match, as part of a trial. our senior news reporter laura scott has the details of how it worked today. this was a hugely significant match for many reasons. today, 12,000 liverpool and chelsea fans became the first since 1994 to have been legally allowed to stand for the duration of a top—flight game. in reality, many fans have been persistently standing for a number of years, but have done so against a law that was introduced in the wake of the hillsborough disaster. there was a real mix of opinions from fans on the way into the match, with some saying there is a better atmosphere when fans are standing, but others voicing some safety concerns and saying that that has to be the priority here. we know the police have some reservations about fans migrating into the standing areas and a potential deterioration of fan behaviour, but those behind the
pilot programme, which runs for the rest of the season and involves four other clubs, are confident this can be done safely, with barriers between the rows of seats designed to prevent crowd collapses. fans also still have the option to sit in their seats if they wish. but unlike their seats if they wish. but unlike the action on the pitch, we won't know the result of today's pilot at the final whistle. but the new year has brought a new era for football. elsewhere in the premier league today, brentford's excellent first season in the top flight goes on. they came from behind to beat aston villa 2—1, as nesta mcgregor reports. a new year brings with it oodles of optimism and that incentive for change. fitting for brentford and aston villa. both mid—table, both as far from relegation as they are from the top of the table. the game's first big chance, danny ings, his shot well blocked, the defender having a
lot to say after. moments later, however, ings let his left foot do the talking full stops angle, different outcome. brentford were outplayed for most of the first half, but equalised just before the break. excellent finish! ., ., . excellent finish! johann wissa with a fizzer. however, aston villa continued to create the bulk of the chances. boss stephen gerard could foresee a difficult finish, that's what he got. seven minutes from time, a second attempt made them pay. the breeze soaring, and so is their optimism, for the moment at least. —— the bees. while brentford are enjoying life, everton definitely aren't, as pressure continues to mount on manager rafael benitez. his side were beaten again, losing 3—2 at home to brighton. it's everton�*s eighth league defeat in 11 matches, and leaves them 15th in the table. pew
iam i am conscious that we have to improve in defence, so i can see that the team work hard and push and try, but we are missing a bit of quality and the positions, in the final third, quality and the positions, in the finalthird, normally, and quality and the positions, in the final third, normally, and also the kind of thing we can see, so that should be something we improve. brilliant. it's been a fantastic week— brilliant. it's been a fantastic week for— brilliant. it's been a fantastic week for us. seven points from brentford. _ week for us. seven points from brentford, chelsea away, and everton away, _ brentford, chelsea away, and everton away, is _ brentford, chelsea away, and everton away, is a _ brentford, chelsea away, and everton away, is a really good return. had to dig _ away, is a really good return. had to dig in _ away, is a really good return. had to dig in today, but the first half we played — to dig in today, but the first half we played really well, i thought. took_ we played really well, i thought. took the — we played really well, i thought. took the lead, and deservedly so, and as_ took the lead, and deservedly so, and as is— took the lead, and deservedly so, and as is the case, it's hard to control— and as is the case, it's hard to control the _ and as is the case, it's hard to control the match with the crowd getting _ control the match with the crowd getting involved, but they got involved — getting involved, but they got involved and we scored some good goals, _ involved and we scored some good goats, so— involved and we scored some good goats, so i— involved and we scored some good goals, so i do like the players. and _ like the players. and late drama at elland road as the goal in added time from danjames ensured leeds united beat burnley 3-1 to ensured leeds united beat burnley 3—1 to increase the gap between themselves and the relegation zone to eight points. burnley remain third from bottom,
but they do have games in hand. we knew coming into this game it was huge. people talk about six pointers, and of course, at this stage of the season, still a lot of football to be played, but today, it was huge for us, coming off the back every few happy results, if you happy defeats, and so we are delighted with that. now to the ashes, which resumes on tuesday evening uk time — but ahead of the fourth test, it's been confirmed that england's head coach chris silverwood has tested positive for covid-19. silverwood has been isolating in melbourne since late decemberfollowing a positive test from one of his family members. he will remain in isolation until saturday. england's squad have also undergone another round of routine pcr tests after a local bowler tested postive for covid in sydney where the fourth test is being played. england are 3—0 down and have already lost the series. obviously, every positive case is not a good thing, but we are just
dealing with the fact at the moment and getting tested every day, and the doctors say we are in a good place to carry on, and so i am concentrating on what we are trying to do and so are all the lads. i know we're pretty focused on the game. and so, while england insist they're ready to fight for pride, australia insist they're motivated to complete a 5—0 whitewash. bowler nathan lyon has called on his team to show no mercy. they went home last time in 17—18 with a _ they went home last time in 17—18 with a zero— they went home last time in 17—18 with a zero as well, having lost 4-0 _ with a zero as well, having lost 4-0 i'm — with a zero as well, having lost 4—0. i'm pretty keen to win 5—0, no douht— 4—0. i'm pretty keen to win 5—0, no douhtahout— 4—0. i'm pretty keen to win 5—0, no doubt about that. it's a pretty interesting question, to be honest, because _ interesting question, to be honest, because i've never gone into a test series— because i've never gone into a test series thinking i'm going to lose a test metch— series thinking i'm going to lose a test match every series, so every test _ test match every series, so every test match — test match every series, so every test match i— test match every series, so every test match i go out to play, we are going _ test match i go out to play, we are going out— test match i go out to play, we are going out to — test match i go out to play, we are going out to win, it doesn't matter who we _ going out to win, it doesn't matter who we are — going out to win, it doesn't matter who we are playing what we are doing — who we are playing what we are doing so — who we are playing what we are doing. so no doubt, our big focus is here _ doing. so no doubt, our big focus is here at— doing. so no doubt, our big focus is here at the — doing. so no doubt, our big focus is here at the scg, to go 4—0 up, then we will— here at the scg, to go 4—0 up, then we will move — here at the scg, to go 4—0 up, then we will move onto our focus to hobart, — we will move onto our focus to hobart, which will be a big challenge. now let's get some of today's other sporting headlines. a day after being awarded the mbe in the new year's honours
tom pidcock had something else to celebrate. showing his versatility, the olympic cross country mountain bike champion took his second elite cyclocross world cup win in the netherlands. brad hall has won his second silver in as many days at the bobsleigh world cup in latvia as he and nick gleeson finished behind germany in the two—man event. silver too for mica mcneill and adele nicoll as they finished behind the united states in their event. and andy murray will play argentine facundo bagnis in his first match of 2022. britain's former world number one has been awarded a wildcard for this week's australian open warm—up tournament in melbourne. and we'll stay with tennis, as great britain have gotten their atp cup campaign off to a winning start after beating germany in sydney. they won 2—1. dan evans gave great britain the perfect start, beating jan—lennard struff in straight sets, but cameron norrie was then
beaten by alexander zverev as germany levelled the tie. which meant it came down to the doubles, and evans and jamie murray secured the win in gb�*s favour, winning in straight sets. great britain are next in action against canada on tuesday. rugby union now and premiership champions harlequins fought back to beat gloucester by 20 points to 17 at kingsholm. they trailed by 10 points midway through the second quarter, but came away with the win to stay 3rd on the table. patrick gearey was watching. visitors to gloucester must make their— visitors to gloucester must make their own — visitors to gloucester must make their own welcome. harlequins knew they were _ their own welcome. harlequins knew they were entering a cauldron, one thing _ they were entering a cauldron, one thing which — they were entering a cauldron, one thing which would be's most passionate places, especially when their team passionate places, especially when theirteam are making passionate places, especially when their team are making such progress. ruan ackerman over the line on his 100th _ ruan ackerman over the line on his 100th gloucester appearance. quins— 100th gloucester appearance. quins were a man down at the time, but once level on numbers, they soon got even on points, with luke northmore's try, the reigning champions finally announcing themselves.
the game settled into a rumbling stalemate, awaiting inspiration. a time to dare, thought danny care. on his 35th birthday, the type of try he has been scoring most of his life. as well as care, quins had concentration. marcus smith, back from covid to kick them further clear. but this is gloucester. they don't go quietly. everybody, every voice propelled santiago to the try line. quins lost that battle but when the war. a ferocious test has been passed. elsewhere in rugby's premiership, leicestertigers' superb season continues. they thrashed newcastle falcons 31—0. harry potter scored the bonus point winning fourth try to maintain their 100% start to the season. saracens beat northampton in the day's other game. and finally, how cold is too cold to play sport? in the usa, the answer appears to be never, as the national hockey league's winter classic lived up to its name.
freezing temperatures meant that the match between the minnesota wild and the st louis blues was the coldest outdoor game in the league's history, with the official temperature at the start of the match close to —21 degrees celsius. the players, and the fans, stood strong though, and it was the blues supporters who were rewarded, as they won 6—4. that's all from sportsday. i would absolutely not coping those conditions, but fair play to them. —— cope in those conditions. we'll have more throughout the evening. see you soon. goodbye. this week, sustainability is the name of the game, which is why i am
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