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�*also-rans e11 at manchester united also-rans at manchester united at chelsea, a chance to show this race still has legs left. chelsea were all fingers and thumbs to start with, this marcus rashford free kick punched away. appealing for, well, this— handball or not, and whose hand. the finger—pointing continued. but it was chelsea with the better of what few chances came along. first, olivier giroud couldn't quite get there. and at the start of the second half, united goalkeeping hand defending kept the blues at bay. efforts for the most part so scarce that both sides, even those off target, were greeted with a moment's to light. the match, running out of steam long before the end. united will hope that doesn't sum up their title challenge — that gap at the top though looking harder to close. adam wild, bbc news. well, decisions on penalties are becoming a hot topic. unsurprisingly both managers had very different takes
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on the callum hudson—odoi incident. if that's a natural position for the hand to be and when the ball comes to you, then i'm blind. the last quality and the last pass wasn't good enough. we defended fantastically, pressing energy... you come away with a win if you score on one of the breakaways or you get that nailed on penalty, which it is. from my point of view, it was clear a guy— from my point of view, it was clear a guy in_ from my point of view, it was clear a guy in red — from my point of view, it was clear a guy in red played the ball with the hand~ — a guy in red played the ball with the hand. normally if the referee goes _ the hand. normally if the referee goes it's— the hand. normally if the referee goes it's clear that he did the wrong — goes it's clear that he did the wrong position, then it must be a penalty, — wrong position, then it must be a penalty, otherwise there's no need to look_ penalty, otherwise there's no need to look at— penalty, otherwise there's no need to look at it. but when we saw on the ipad, — to look at it. but when we saw on the ipad, i— to look at it. but when we saw on the ipad, i can understand what was going _ the ipad, i can understand what was going on_ the ipad, i can understand what was going on because it was only the red shirt who _ going on because it was only the red shirt who touched the hand. and i did not— shirt who touched the hand. and i did not know what this check was for. ,., ., ., in the late game, defending
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champions liverpool have travelled to bramall lane to face sheffield united. after 30 minutes, it's 0—0. liverpool having more chances, but sheffield united forcing a save from adrian. earlier, there were impressive wins for tottenham at home to burnley, and arsenal away at leicester city. arsenal had to come from behind after youri tielemans gave the home side the lead afterjust six minutes. arsenal then found an equaliser through a headerfrom david luiz. a handball gave them a penalty just before half time, from which alexandre lacazette scored. and nicolas pepe then rounded off the victory early in the second half, putting the finishing touch to a fine move. gareth bale scored twice for tottenham as they beat burnley 4—0. the welshman got the first, then harry kane broke through the burnley defence to score the second for spurs. lucas moura had the third and bale rounded off the convincing win with the fourth. josh maja had the best chance
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of the game at selhurst park, where crystal palace and fulham played out a goalless draw. the point means fulham are still three from safety, while palace stay in 13th place. some sad news to bring you — the former west ham and newcastle manager glenn roeder has died at the age of 65 after a long battle with a brain tumour. the league manager's association said it was deeply saddened by the news. roeder had a successful playing career and went on to manage gillingham, watford, west ham, norwich, and newcastle. he was also a coach in the england set—up when glenn hoddle was manager. former newcastle captain alan shearer tweeted, "so sad. a fantastic man. rest in peace, glenn." glenn roeder who died at the age of 65. elsewhere in football... norwich city are seven points clear at the top of the championship after beating wycombe 2—0.
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top scorer teemu pukki and adam idah with the goals at adams park. in the women's super league, manchester city are now two points behind chelsea at the top of the league after a 4—0 win over birmingham — sam mewis getting two of the goals. and jill scott, who's on loan from city at everton, got the winner for her new club in their 3—2 victory over tottenham. the first football silverware of the season has been won by stjohnstone, who've lifted the scottish league cup after a 1—0 victory over livingston. in front of empty stands at hampden, the only goal of the game came from sean rooney, the hero for his side. it's the first time the perthshire club have won the competition in their history. chris mclaughlin was watching. a few flames but no fans. covid come finals are becoming worryingly familiar. but thankfully, still a little weird. this was the battle of
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the small clubs. no celtic or rangers insight. livingston came closest early on. but at the other and just after the half hour, the only goal of the game, sean rooney getting on the end of the corner. the goal keeper and the post both had a nibble at keeping it out. the ball was having none of it. it could have been two, this time the goal stood firm. but seven years after lifting the scottish cup against all the odds, once again, it was st johnstone's day. manager callum davidson, former captain, coach and now manager, leading the celebrations. a classic cup final it was not, saintjohnson won't care. they left the league cup for the first time in their history and, in terms of silverware, today's victory means they are the second most successful club in scotland in the past ten years. chris mclaughlin,
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bbc news, hampden park. to cricket, and england women played their third one—dayer against new zealand in dunedin behind closed doors after a snap lockdown in the country. but it was the home side who restored some pride with a seven—wicket victory. england had already won the series, and tammy beaumont top—scored with 88 as they made 220. however, amelia kerr took four wickets, before new zealand reached their victory target with more than three overs to spare. rory mcilroy has started well on the final day of the wgc workday championship in florida, with a birdie at the third. he's one of several players to show their support for tiger woods by wearing his famous red—and—black colours. woods is still receiving treatment after his serious car accident last week. mcilroy is now three shots off the leader collin morikawa, who's dropped a shot to go to ia—under. let's take a look at some of the other sports news stories making the headlines. premiership strugglers bath staged
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a big comeback to beat northampton saints 23—22. bath clawed back a nine—point deficit in the second half, with zach mercer's converted try eventually proving the difference. in the pro iii, leinster beat glasgow warriors 40—21. the scottish side had adam hastings sent off before half time and had tee jay ioane sin binned before leinster ran in two more tries. britain's elfyn evans has slipped to fourth in the world rally championship, after he could only finish fifth at arctic rally finland. the race was won by ott tanak. freestyle skier gus kenworthy is an openly gay winter olympian, but says he was "too scared" to come out before the sochi games because he feared repercussions after russia introduced new anti—gay legislation. he came out the following year, but then received death threats at the 2018 olympics.
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the skier was pictured kissing his boyfriend in pyeongchang and it became one of the most iconic moments of the games. kenworthy has represented the usa at the last two olympics, but will compete for great britain at the beijing 2022 games. he's been speaking to bbc sport's nick hope, as part of lgbt+ history month. ican i can remember so many times on ski trips with overnights that i would make sure i was the last person in the room to fall asleep, because i was really scared that i would out myself essentially in my sleep, because i talk in my sleep. i guess i worried that nobody would speak to me again and i would be kicked out of my home, and never have a career or ski again. of my home, and never have a career or ski again-— or ski again. you are battling all those emotions, _ or ski again. you are battling all those emotions, then _ or ski again. you are battling all those emotions, then going - or ski again. you are battling allj those emotions, then going into or ski again. you are battling all - those emotions, then going into your first olympics at sochi in 2014, russia brought in new anti—gay legislation. i know there were protests, but how are you feeling going into those games? i was protests, but how are you feeling going into those games?- protests, but how are you feeling going into those games? i was in a weird headspace. _ going into those games? i was in a
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weird headspace. i— going into those games? i was in a weird headspace. i was— going into those games? i was in a weird headspace. i was like - going into those games? i was in a weird headspace. i was like a - going into those games? i was in a weird headspace. i was like a lamb going into the lion's then, because this was a political atmosphere that completely didn't support me. coming in backwards — completely didn't support me. coming in backwards for _ completely didn't support me. coming in backwards for his _ completely didn't support me. coming in backwards for his triple _ completely didn't support me. coming in backwards for his triple 14. .. - completely didn't support me. coming in backwards for his triple 14. .. 0h - in backwards for his triple 14... oh my goodness! i in backwards for his triple 14. .. oh my goodness!— my goodness! i had sort of had secret plans — my goodness! i had sort of had secret plans to _ my goodness! i had sort of had secret plans to come _ my goodness! i had sort of had secret plans to come out - my goodness! i had sort of had secret plans to come out in - my goodness! i had sort of had i secret plans to come out in russia as like a protest. and i didn't do it, i was too scared and i wasn't ready. but it kind of ate away at me. and i was really struggling with that. i considered killing myself. i felt so fake. about a year later, i got to the point where i was like, "i can't go on like this." when i came out, i actually felt this huge weight off my shoulders and. people were generally _ weight off my shoulders and. people were generally so _ weight off my shoulders and. people were generally so supportive - weight off my shoulders and. people were generally so supportive of - weight off my shoulders and. people were generally so supportive of you, j were generally so supportive of you, but there were those who weren't. in but there were those who weren't. iri pyeongchang, being out, adam but there were those who weren't. i�*i pyeongchang, being out, adam ripon and i, we both received death threats from people online,. really crazy, dark things that i don't
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think any other athlete had to deal with. �* . ., , ., �* think any other athlete had to deal with. �* _, , ., �* ., with. and the competition didn't go accordin: with. and the competition didn't go according to _ with. and the competition didn't go according to plan, _ with. and the competition didn't go according to plan, but _ with. and the competition didn't go according to plan, but you - with. and the competition didn't go according to plan, but you arguablyj according to plan, but you arguably made an even greater impact in other ways. i made an even greater impact in other wa s. . . made an even greater impact in other wa s. , ., ., made an even greater impact in other was. ,., ., made an even greater impact in other was. , ways. i shared a kiss with my boyfriend _ ways. i shared a kiss with my boyfriend and _ ways. i shared a kiss with my boyfriend and didn't - ways. i shared a kiss with my boyfriend and didn't even - ways. i shared a kiss with my l boyfriend and didn't even know ways. i shared a kiss with my - boyfriend and didn't even know that it was being televised. i think if i had seen that, it would've made me see that it was ok and that there was sort of a future for me. it wasn't even the intention, it was his guess i didn't even think about. but i do think your presentation matters. if anything, but i do think your presentation matters. ifanything, if but i do think your presentation matters. if anything, if that's —— that's what my final legacy was for the 2018 olympics.— the 2018 olympics. what would it mean for you _ the 2018 olympics. what would it mean for you to _ the 2018 olympics. what would it mean for you to win _ the 2018 olympics. what would it mean for you to win a _ the 2018 olympics. what would it mean for you to win a medal- the 2018 olympics. what would it mean for you to win a medal in i the 2018 olympics. what would it - mean for you to win a medal in 2022? if i can get back on the podium to represent the lgbt community, it would be my crowning achievement. after 39 minutes, it is still 0—0 between sheffield will united and liverpool. that's all from sportsday. thanks so much for watching,
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bye—bye. hello there. it's been a fine weekend for most of the country. we've seen quite a bit of sunshine around, but today was exe quite chilly particularly when out of the sunshine. but a fine and it to the afternoon for many, particularly for england and wales. a bit more cloud for scotland and northern ireland. for this upcoming week, high pressure will dominate, so it will stay generally fired and settled with some sunshine, seeing increasing cloud and fog through the week, and at night, we will remain on the chilly side. we have our high area of the share of high—pressure still with us, as we push on into tonight, it means under clear skies, temperatures will take a tumble. we've got light winds as well which doesn't help with those values falling, though quite breezy across the far southwest in the far north and west of scotland. cloud will start to roll if dashed off the sea, affecting much of central, southern
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and eastern parts of england, some fog through scotland's central belt and parts of northern ireland. where we half the fog, temperatures staying just above freezing but with clear skies we will see some frost here. some time to start on monday, other areas will see that fog and the cloud which will take its time to burn away through the morning. it might be quite stubborn to clear across parts of east wales, the midlands, east england and some eastern areas close to the coast, but where the sunshine appears, again rising to highs of 10—11 c. we do all again on tuesday, high—pressure still with us, it'll be a rather cold, grey, misty and foggy morning. that fog will tend to burn towards coastal areas, so it could stayed grey and chilly again, parts of the midlands also holding on. turning mild into the afternoon where we have the sunshine, signs of something a bit cooler across the north of the uk. this little weather front is likely to bring a cluster
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of showers to southern parts of the country through wednesday and thursday, this area of new donor high—pressure will increase our dutch influence our weather for the rest of the week. it will turn dryer for all but also having some colder air wrapped into it which will affect the whole of the uk by the time we reach friday, so that will be quite noticeable. a few showers in the forecast for south wales in southern england on wednesday, then it turns dry and colder for all by the end of the week.
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this is bbc news, the headlines at 8pm... six cases of a coronavirus "variant of concern" that was first detected in brazil have been identified in the uk. plans for a £5 billion grant scheme in england for high street businesses hit by covid—19 — as the chancellor says he'll continue to protect people through the pandemic. it's difficult out there for many of these businesses. they've been brilliant at trying to adapt. we want to support them as they reopen, and i want people to be reassured that we will have support in place to help them move along the prime minister's road map as we move forward on that path. more than 20 million people in the uk have now received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine. free rapid covid tests to be offered to families in england, as children go back to school.
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