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tv   Sportsday  BBC News  February 7, 2021 7:45pm-8:01pm GMT

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leigh halfpenny�*s kicks nudged wales in front, for a while. tackling is safest when it is aimed at the legs. johnny williams, head injury assessed and replaced. remember, it was ireland who were permanently a man down. it was ireland who were dominating the game. just before half—time, a try. but the second half began with george north deceiving the irish defence, as wales found space. the same corner, and an even better finish from louis rees—zammit. ball, line, flag, done it. five points was the winning margin and welsh relief the final emotion. joe wilson, bbc news. wales were under some pressure to perform after a disappointing campaign in the autumn — head coach wayne pivac understandably pleased with how things turned out.
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yes, we made it hard for ourselves, didn't we? very relieved obviously, happy to get off to a winning start, that's the main thing, it is round one, wejust talked about that in the changing rooms, so we will take that win any way we can and push forward to scotland next week. we did well and i'm proud of the boys and the effort and the position we put ourselves in. ultimately it came down to a few mistakes at key times. wales are a very good side and we only have ourselves to blame. we spoke about discipline earlier in the week and i think that let us down at key times as well as some key unforced errors. 10 points behind — that's the stark reality for liverpool fans this evening. they conceded four goals at home for the first time in 12 years, as manchester city dominated them at anfield this evening and look to be pulling away in the title race. ben croucher reports. get a closer look, juergen. his side
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are learning just how hard it is to play catch up. coming from behind is not something liverpool have been used to in the last year, even when the obstacle it's right in front of you, it is not easy to stop. note replays or var could get for being yo out of that. turns out he just needed to get a little closer, and liverpool were doing the chasing. ruben diaz got there first, only he missed the ball and was left clutching at mo salah who promptly showed gundogan just had to do it. liverpool were in the business of educating others, alison demonstrated how not to do it, handing city the ball, gundogan knew what he was doing. alison did not learn his lesson, laying it on a plate again, it gobbled up by raheem sterling. phil foden fired in a fourth to take them five points clear, ten ahead of liverpool with a game in hand. seeing city
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disappearing out of sight. spurs have ended their miserable run of three straight premier league defeats. harry kane was a surprise in their starting line up as they beat struggling west brom 2—0. jim lumsden reports. a sight for sore spurs eyes. harry kane back after shrugging off ankle problems. how they have missed him — losing three league matches on the bounce. west bromwich's woes were worse, one place off the bottom of the table. they have won just one match in 12. kane's influence was immediately apparent, almost putting his side ahead. they dominated in the first 45 minutes, but forced just the one save from sam johnstone. indeed the baggies held firm. and then a rare visit to the other half almost bore fruit. spurs looked aimless without harry kane against chelsea last week, but soon into the second half the difference today was clear. that energised his team—mates. a few minutes later, son heung—min made it 2—0.
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spurs' season is back on track. but west brom's slide into the abyss gathers pace. leicester missed the chance to go level on points with second place manchester united after battling out a goalless draw with wolves at molineux. leicester had a great chance to snatch victory in added time butjamie vardy headed just wide. so confirmation of all today's scores. bottom side sheffield united are currently underway against chelsea. just over 30 minutes gone, still goalless. the scottish premiership�*s bottom club hamilton academical snatched a late draw at home to title—chasing rangers. steven gerrard's side weren't at their best and needed an own goalfrom hamilton to take the lead, borna barisic�*s cross turned in by brian easton. but hamilton got their equaliser
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in the fourth minute of injury time, ryan callachan drew them level. they're now three points behind ross county, rangers are 21 points clear of celtic at the top. there's been a couple of big shocks in the women's super league this afternoon. brighton came from behind to end chelseas 33 match unbeaten run, stretching back two years. aileen whelan equalised before megan connolly's corner went straight in. look at those celebrations. manchester united's women weren't able to take advantage and their title hopes also suffered a big blow as they lost 2—0 at home to reading danielle carter scored the royals' second goal. they'd wonjust one of their previous 10 league games. england have been piling the pressure on india in the first test — four wickets for dom bess meant india finished day three 321 runs behind. adam wild rounds up the action. before the play, the plotting. this was england planning an all—round team performance. first with the bat and adding as many as possible to their already impressive total. this helped them towards 578 before the clatter of wickets signalled the start of phase two
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of the day's plan. england's bowlers taking early wickets. here wasjofra archer, right on schedule. at lunch, england on top and still revising that strategy. dom bess showing exactly how he intended to trap virat kohli. after the break... isn't it great when a plan comes together? but you cannot always bank on brilliance, except perhaps when it comes tojoe root. already inspirational with the bat, this catch was quite magnificent. if anything, that spurred india on. this approach was less subtle but effective. no amount of preparation can save a batsman from sheer bad luck. this shot ricocheted into the hands of an england fielder. eventually one risk too many, out for 91. india ending still
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more than 300 behind. another good day for england, off to plot another tomorrow. adam wild, bbc news. a good day for bess then, well on the field anyway. here he is in the post—match press conference minding his own business. when all of a sudden... he has hit on the back of the head. luckily no lasting damage and the england media rep was on hand to prevent any more mishaps. and they say there is no such thing as bad publicity. let's round up some of today's other sports stories. british number one dan evans has won his first atp title. he beat canada's felix auger—aliassime in straight sets in the murray river 0pen final in melbourne. evans will will play fellow brit cameron norrie in the first round of the australian open on tuesday. dustinjohnson won the saudi international
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on the european tour. the world number one shot a final round of 68 to finish two shots ahead of the chasing pack. england's justin rose was joint—second on 13 under. exeter have narrowed the gap on leaders bristol to just two points at the top of rugby union's premiership with a 15—9 victory at newcastle. exeter ran in two tries including this one from alex cuthbert and debutant kyle mayers scored a stunning 210 not out as west indies achieved the fifth highest successful run chase in test history. they chased down 395 to beat bangladesh by three wickets, with 15 balls remaining in the first test in chittagong. get out your nachos and chicken wings. get out your nachos and chicken wings. finally, we are a matter of hours away from the superbowl. it's the kansas city chiefs taking on tampa bay buccaneers, who will be playing in their own stadium. the bucs are led by the veteran tom brady, who will be aiming to win his seventh title at the age of a3. former bucs star ryan russell says the event, even in the pandemic, will still be something special. he's been speaking
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to nesta mcgregor. the super bowl weekend is huge, the anticipation and just waiting to see the best of the best go at it on the biggest platform in the world is awesome. i have an allegiance to tampa bay, i play for them, i still know a lot of guys on that team, i want them to do well, but i also have some good buddies on the chiefs, and i am a personal patrick mahomes fan, so it is a win—win for me. either way it goes, ijust want to see some good football. we will not have you sit on the fence. if you have all the career earnings, tampa bay or chiefs? where are you putting all that money? i can't bet against tom brady, so i'm going with the buccaneers. how awesome as well, you have played in tampa, you know the people, you know the city, first team ever to play in a home super bowl. i think the city of tampa has a super loyalfan base, they have been through it with the buccaneers in the past couple of years and not really
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having that success, so to be the first team to have a team in there and host a home super bowl game is amazing, i know they are going crazy. whether it is at home, quarantining and socially distanced, or if they can go, however that's going to look, that city deserves it and i'm really glad they got it. tom brady has been playing for 21 seasons, but you know what it feels like, can you put that into context for anyone who doesn't knowjust how much of a toll that must�*ve taken on this man? there are guys in their mid—20s who are like i don't know how long i can do this. and tom brady is i think 43 now, saying i want to play till at least a5, insane, it is insane. you see guys, if you were to see us after the game, after the game on monday, how are these guys going to do it? you can barely get up out of bed, everything hurts, you just kind of feel sore, you feel maybe twice your age and then you use all of week to get ready to do it again on sunday
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and repeat the cycle. tom brady is doing something that is unheard of, you can't even start to think about chasing that legacy or even who is going to be next because he is not done. he is still playing at the highest level, doing things like going to the super bowl, so it is mind blowing, it has never been done before. it is definitely worth tuning in to see if he cannot do it again. the super bowl on a bbc one this evening, the australian open tennis starts overnight and 4am we are back into day four of the cricket in india, so 2a our sport, just how we like it. that is it fur sports day, thanks for watching. goodbye. like it. that is it fur sports day, thanks forwatching. goodbye. —— 24—hour sport.
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we have some accumulations causing road closures intent as you can see by that weather watch a picture. we have also had a keen easterly wind whipping up the north sea, making it feel bitingly cold at times. actually this easterly flow is set to stay with us for the next few days, so yes it is a beast from the east, the question is how long will it stay with us? it has been driving in snow showers across eastern scotland and north—east england through the day, we have had more persistent snow across the south—east due to the legacy of a weather front here. that is where the amber weather warning remains throughout the night and into tomorrow lunchtime. as you can see, plenty of snow showers are set to continue. it will be a cold start to monday as well, with temperatures just below freezing. we will start off monday with plenty of isobars on the chart, that easterly wind a noticeable feature and that will continue to drive in the threat of further snow showers. we could potentially see
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funnelling of these snow showers merging together for longer spells of snow at times and those could start to bring some accumulation of further inland, but sheltered western areas should stay relatively dry and quiet, but it will be a cold and blustery afternoon for many. that would just exacerbate that wintry feel out there. temperatures in your thermometer yes will just sit a couple of degrees above freezing, but factor in wind strength and direction of that wind, it really is going to feel quite cold indeed. moving into tuesday, the isobars open just a touch across central and southern england, lighter winds, fewer showers here and we need to keep an eye on this weather front to the south—west. it mayjust bring the threat of snow showers to the isles of scilly by the end of the day. the snow showers will remain across north—east england and up into eastern scotland, sheltered western areas again seeing the best of the drier, sunnier moments and temperatures are still likely to struggle. from wednesday onwards it looks likely to stay relatively quiet, perhaps not quite as cold as we head
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towards the weekend.
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