hello and welcome to sportsday. what a way to bow out. in the final race of his career jockey sam waley—cohen wins the grand national. anthony gordon gives everton a huge boost in their bid for premier league survival and we'll bring you the latest from the women's six nations as unbeaten england and wales go head to head.
welcome along to sportsday. so much sport to bring you on one of the busiest weekends of the year — but we'll start with the grand national which provides some brilliant stories, and the 147th edition of the famous race at aintree didn't disappoint. jockey sam waley—cohen won onboard noble yeats in the final race of his career, on a horse that was bought for him by his father robert and trained by emmet mullins. a remarkable way to bow out. our correspondent laura scott is at aintree. it really was, to quote sam waley—cohen, the winning jockey, he said, that's beyond words, if they're town fantasy. —— afairy —— a fairy tale and a fantasy for the top of this is reality. he was
50-1 the top of this is reality. he was 50—1 shot in the race. the only amateur among the a0 jockeys in the race. few would have backed him because he was a 50—1 chance but judging by the reception he got here at aintree among the 70,000 strong crowd, no one was progressing him his fairy tale finish to his career. it was a really thrilling finish to the race. he beat any second now, who finished second. delta work was third, santini forss and fiddler 0n third, santini forss and fiddler on the roof fifth. but of course the story everyone will go home today with aintree is willing right for sam waley—cohen, his final ever right. he only announced on thursday that he was going to retire from racing. his horse noble yeats was bought for him by his father robert only two months ago to give him this final ride and itjust proved to be the perfect swansong to a very successful career for sam waley—cohen, that has included winning a cheltenham gold cup. if you were to write a spec for the way
you'd want your career to end, this is surely what would write. and just let you know, all a0 horses all safely through the grand national. everton boosted their premier league survival hopes with a win over manchester united in the early game. the three points could prove priceless as they look to avoid the drop, frank lampard's side are now four points off the bottom three. while the loss for united proved another blow for their top four hopes. joe lynskey reports. they've been in the top flight since the 50s. now one concern looms over everton. they came here one point off the relegation zone, with nine games to move clear. but even in a season like this, they still have a local hero. season like this, they still have a local here-— season like this, they still have a - local hero._ anthony local hero. anthony gordon! anthony gordon joined _ local hero. anthony gordon! anthony gordon joined everton _ local hero. anthony gordon! anthony gordon joined everton aged - local hero. anthony gordon! anthony gordon joined everton aged 11 - local hero. anthony gordon! anthony gordon joined everton aged 11 and i gordon joined everton aged 11 and grew up down the road. this deflected strike, he knew, meant so much. the blues could have been clear by half—time but for
manchester united's keeper. they too have had a season to forget and could miss out on the top six. but everton were in greater need. every block edged them closer, every fan knew what's at stake. the nerves would last right through to stoppage time. it’s would last right through to stoppage time. �*, ., ., ., would last right through to stoppage time. 3 ., . ., win would last right through to stoppage time._ win keeps - would last right through to stoppage time._ win keeps them | time. it's ronaldo! win keeps them 17th but changes _ time. it's ronaldo! win keeps them 17th but changes the _ time. it's ronaldo! win keeps them 17th but changes the move. - time. it's ronaldo! win keeps them 17th but changes the move. this - time. it's ronaldo! win keeps them | 17th but changes the move. this was the lift everton so needed from a winning goal made on merseyside. well, let's hearfrom both managers, ralf rangnick in a moment, but first frank lampard, who has been feeling the heat from everton�*s lack of form. the reality is clear, you can feel it in the stadium. we've been good here at goodison, we've won five out of seven games, we don't concede like we do away from home, which is another question but the fighting spirit we showed, the qualities we showed are a big dealfor us and we need to replicate that, it's three points, one win, we need more.
we are confident. we drew a game where we do not start so well, we get a goal which is a deflection then we show reel spirit. it is important that the performance went that way for us today to show the players what it takes to dig in and find ways to win games and we absolutely did it. as long as we don't win our own games it doesn't make sense to go ——to hope for a good result from other teams and as i said, especially in the first half hour, we should have scored a goal or two out of that first half hour but we did not and all of a sudden, being one goal down changed the whole game. chelsea were the big winners of the day, though — they thrashed southampton 6—0 at st mary's. having lost to brentford and real madrid in the last week, chelsea hit back in devastating fashion with a goals in the first half, to solidify their position in third. england international mason mount and striker timo werner both scored two each. and manager thomas tuchel said
it was a crucial win ahead of the second leg of their champions league quarter—final against real madrid. like i said after it, after the match against real madrid, at first i thought it's necessary to do the turnaround here and not wait for the response and think about the response and think about the response. this will be a very difficult task and there is no change to it but we did what's necessary and this is the good news, and now we have two days to recover and now we have two days to recover and see what is possible on tuesday. elsewhere, leeds took a big step towards safety with a win at fellow strugglers watford. leeds 9 points from the drop, watford still second from bottom. and in the race for the top four — arsenal have given tottenham the initiative after they lost to brighton. spurs are in action in the late game — currently winning at aston villa. scottish premeirship leaders celtic cruised to a 7—0 win over stjohnstone.
they're now nine points ahead of rangers, who play tomorrow. elsewhere, dundee united drew 2—2 with local rivals dundee. united are now guaranteed a top six finish. dundee remain rooted to the bottom of the table. seven teams had started the day still in with a chance of finishing in the top six as it splits into two for the final five matches. and in the end, with the results there, it means that dundee united, ross county and motherwell clinched the final three places. in the championship, second placed bournemouth have moved one step closer to promotion to the premier league, but had to settle for a point away to sheffield united with a goalless draw. the homeside will be disappointed though that they didn't win all three points with filip uremovic missing a glorious chance in injury time. sheffield united stay in fifth for now. we are into round three
of the women's six nations as holders england are hosting wales in gloucester. there's a record crowd in attendance at kingholm — over 1a,000 there. and they have been treated to another english masterclass. on her return from injury, wingerjess breach has scored to of her sides eight tries so far. the score is currently a6—5 to england. tomorrow scotland host france while ireland host italy. to champions cup rugby union now, where it's a weekend of round of 16 ties. and for the first time they will be played over two legs. bristol have a very slight advantage against sale, after they won by 10 points to 9 in their all—english encounter in manchester. austin halewood watched that one. and so the business end of the rugby season begins, and all english affairfirmly in the season begins, and all english affair firmly in the european spotlight as well as the manchester sun. now both sides have struggled domestically this season, so the champions cup will take on huge
significance, and you could tell in a particularly cagey first half. sale only edging it thanks to boot of robert du preez. and even after the break both sides failed to find top gear, some of the world'sbest players constantly making uncharacteristic errors. but after a tryless i7 uncharacteristic errors. but after a tryless 17 minutes the uncharacteristic errors. but after a tryless17 minutes the game needed a bit of magic and it was no surprise when it came from one of rugby's ultimate show stoppers, semi radradra off the bench and into the action, the run of play, bristol were ahead. and they nearly extended their lead. it was only a try saving tackle from arron reed that kept andy uren out from a certain score. andy uren out from a certain score. a poor game but a prices lead for the bears to come to bristol next friday night. there was a big win for ulster in france — they beat the defending champions toulouse by 26 points to 20.
robert baloucoune the star of the show with a hat—trick from him ensuring ulster return to ravenhill for the second leg with an advantage. exeter are in action at home against munster right now, and the chiefs lead 10—0. rugby league now and st helens beat catalans dragons in the challenge cup quarter—finals, and it was pretty dominant. they scored six tries altogether — joe batchelor rounding things off for his side. this was a rematch of super league's grand final — st helens wining again, this time by 36 points to 20 to make the semi—finals. charles leclerc will start the australian grand prix from pole after finishing fastest in a dramatic final qualifying session. the ferrari was more than a quarter of a second ahead of max verstappen. lewis hamilton will start from 5th and admitted he's not enjoying driving his mercedes car this season. nick parrot reports. after three years without a race, suns and melbourne were keen to see some drama. it didn't take long for
qualifying at albert park to deliver some. the two canadians had a little misunderstanding day come to a premature end. lewis hamilton almost came to a similar fate, premature end. lewis hamilton almost came to a similarfate, coming against max verstappen. his day didn't get much better, he was on pole position last time he raced here but today could only get fixed. and this delayed qualifying for a second time. when it resumed, world champion verstappen set the time to beat and then charles leclerc smashed it to put his ferrari on pole for the second time this season. ~ ., ~ ., ., , ., pole for the second time this season. ~ ., ~ ., ., , season. we worked hard, it was a bit messy free — season. we worked hard, it was a bit messy free practice _ season. we worked hard, it was a bit messy free practice session - season. we worked hard, it was a bit messy free practice session for - season. we worked hard, it was a bit messy free practice session for me, | messy free practice session for me, i did some good laps but not everything together, and in 03, i managed to put everything together, so it feels great and i am very happy to be starting on pole tomorrow. i happy to be starting on pole tomorrow— happy to be starting on pole tomorrow. �* . , tomorrow. i didn't really feel good in the whole _ tomorrow. i didn't really feel good
in the whole weekend _ tomorrow. i didn't really feel good in the whole weekend so - tomorrow. i didn't really feel good in the whole weekend so far, - tomorrow. i didn't really feel good in the whole weekend so far, i - tomorrow. i didn't really feel good i in the whole weekend so far, i think there's_ in the whole weekend so far, i think there's not— in the whole weekend so far, i think there's not been one lap where i actually— there's not been one lap where i actually felt confident, is a bit of actually felt confident, is a bit of a struggle. of course second is still a — a struggle. of course second is still a good result but not feeling that great to go to the limit. we will try— that great to go to the limit. we will try to — that great to go to the limit. we will try to analyse it. the that great to go to the limit. we will try to analyse it.— will try to analyse it. the state a- ears will try to analyse it. the state appears set — will try to analyse it. the state appears set for _ will try to analyse it. the state appears set for another - will try to analyse it. the state - appears set for another showdown between the winners of the two races so far. —— the stage is set. and finally to the masters — where just before eight o'clock this evening, leader scottie scheffler will tee off on eight under par for his third round. the world number one ended day two five shots clear of the field. it's cold and windy at augusta again so we'll see if the chasing pack can post some scores to pressure. ireland's shane lowry should like the conditions. rory mcilroy started his round at two over — bogeys on the first and sixth have him one over for his round so far. tiger woods began his round one over, and stays there, having birdied the second after bogeying the first.
you can follow us, of course, on the bbc sport website a bit lighter but that's the sport for me. goodbye. say her name. sabina nessa. lovely young lady who was in the prime of her life, and it was cruelly taken, like that. this feels like we are stuck in - a bad dream and can't get out of it. our world is shattered. my sister was funny, lovable, caring. she loved animals, as well. i remember when we were little, she first, herfirst pet was budgies. so she bought a couple of budgies and after the budgies,
we got tropicalfish, and then after the tropical fish, we got cats. she was a shopaholic. so she loved handbags, shoes. she had lots of shoes, especially heels, as well. very girly girl. if this didn't happen, i feel like she would have flourished throughout her whole teaching career. she wanted to make a change to the children's life, development, and have a positive impact on them. 0n the 17th of september 2021, 28—year—old sabina nessa was murdered. my sister called me. she couldn't get hold of me so she called my husband. and then obviously i knew something was wrong on the phone, like, "just tell me what it is." and then he told me and i was like... my whole world just crumbled down. going there, going to my mum's,
driving there was just horrific. that long journey to my mum's. and then my mum having them saying that she's passed, that she was found dead, it'sjust... a whole...it�*s just a bad dream. and you just wish that it wasn't true. sabina was killed by a stranger in cator park, south—east london. she was walking to go and meet a friend. she was late, and unfortunately, she chose to go through the middle of the park, probably instead of going around it, which is a route that i know she talked about with her housemate, that, you know, they would always stick to the well lit route. the thought that he was waiting for some woman to attack and do what he wanted to do, ijust think, what a horrible animal, vile animal he is. he's taken an innocent