and jeanette kwa kye. hello there, these are our headlines this evening. manchester city are stunned at home, the champions beaten by crystal palace, are the omens good for liverpool? manchester united are playing right now, with ole gunnar solskjaer in the dugout, the caretaker has made a bright start, they are winning at cardiff and there's a big night ahead for british boxing, but with two fights on at the same time... the fans have to make a choice to which 50,000 watch one and 250,000 watch the other, both sides lose 2050 fans. also coming up in the programme... exeter chiefs move to the top of rugby union premiership..with a big win over the champions saracens. and we'll tell you about the retired swedish footballer who has taken memorabilia to another level. hello and welcome to
sportsday, only one place to start, there's been another title twist in the premier league, 0lly has all the details. thanks jeanette, we just didn't see this coming. the champions manchester city losing to crystal palace at home. 28 years to the day after palaces last league win at city, 1990, liverpool were the reigning champions at the time and this result will have them celebrating today city took the lead through ilkay gundogan. but palace had the lead by half time, jeffrey schlupp with a tidy finish butjust a couple of minutes later a wonderstrike from andros townsend with a volley from way outside the box that flew past ederson.
that's a must watch on match of the day tonight. luka milovojevic then stretched the lead from the penlaty spot, substitute kevin de bruyne pulled one back with a cross that went straight in, there was a frantic finish but palace held on to win. 3—2 the final score. and to think that palace had lost 5—nil 5—nil, a—nil and 3—nil in league matches at the etihad in the last four seasons. this was the slip that liverpool were hoping for, they remain 4 points clear it was quite a late, we had more chances, sometimes, they should three times and you know in the goal and three golds and we tried and 0k, what goes in the other one, will not go to leicester and try to leicester trade wind. you don't produce that kind of performance by waving a magic wand, a lot of work goes on in
the training field to get that structure that we had and i was delighted at the discipline, our concentration our focus was excellent. city shocked there at home and, so too chelsea. they could have moved up to third in the table with a win over leicester, but they went down i—nil at stamford bridge. jamie vardy‘s second half goal was the difference. chelsea had chances to get something out of the game. eden hazard and marcos alonso hit the woodwork, that win moves leicester up to the top half of the table after the goal, it is not that i think the right reaction. we've reacted as a team and the shock and
confusion and i think that we had only to continue to play like the first 55 minutes. there was time to recover. we'll get to the day's other results in a moment but the late kick—off is under way at cardiff city. manchester united the visitors at the end of a tumultous week for them. sacking jose mourinho on tuesday, and installing 0le gunnar solskjaer on wednesday as their caretaker until the end of the season here he is arriving at the city of cardiff stadium, where he had a very forgettable eight months in charge four years ago as they were relegated to the championship. he has made four changes to the team that lost to liverpool last weekend. paul pogba is restored to the starting elevne, luke shaw, philjones and anthiony martial also return they took a two nil lead, a marcus rashford free kick after three minutes,
the cardiff wall should have done better, they could do nothing about a long range ander herrera strike. camarasa scored a penalty for cardiff but united went into half—time 3—1 up, martial finishing off a lovely move arsenal beat burnley in the day's early kick off at the emirates stadium, two goals from pierre emerick aubamayang helping them to a 3—1 win, but it wasn't as straight—forward as the scoreline suggests, as jo currie reports. arsenal looking to put a bleak week behind them and close the gap on the top four back in the team as captain for burnley, debra trade a pick up some much—needed points before heading into christmas and there afternoon got up to action—packed
start as firstjoe had to be alert to deny them before going up on the other end. but it wasn't long before pa are without a breakthrough, putting home to the burnley. he was at it againjust putting home to the burnley. he was at it again just after the half—time break, the striker shooting this rocket pastjoe break, the striker shooting this rocket past joe hart, break, the striker shooting this rocket pastjoe hart, and bring them to the top of the goal score table, but burnley was not done yet, ashley scoring their first away goal since the start of november, to give the this it is some hope. but i was extinguished, arsenal countered and scored from close range to give his manager an early christmas present. we can enjoy, tomorrow and on monday we will continue working. arsenal maintains its push for a
championship league spot, but burnley‘s difficulties continued. let's just wrap up a couple of the other results for you, southampton's revival under new manager. ralph hassenhuttl continues, they won 3—1 at huddersfield, redmond, ings and 0bafemi with their goals, and they are 3 points above the reelagation zone. huddersfield are well and truly in it let's show you the table on what has been a very good day for liverpool. they started it 4 points clear after last nights win at wolves and that's hpow the lead will stand at christmas. after city slipped up at palace, tottenham will hope to keep pace tomorrow. they are at everton. arsenal are now level on points with chelsea after that surpising defeat for the blues. big drop to watford who won at west ham today. bournemouth still going well, they won at home to brighton this is
the bottom of the table, fulham kept their first clean sheet of the season, a goaless draw at newcastle but they remain bottom . huddersfield also on ten points, they are beginnning to be cut adrift of safety, they play each other next weekend that's all the football for now, we'll have the scottish premiership and championship results coming up later in the programme, let's get some other sport now, jeanette. to rugby union's premiership, where the top two sides met in the big game of the day. saracens went to exeter on a 22 match unbeaten run and top of the table — just ahead of the chiefs. it was billed as a thriller, and it didn't disappoint, as james burford reports. separating these two sides amid a rallying cry. featuring one of these two sometimes both, such as the quality on show. just how many
points this is marksmanship worth? pure physicality saracens asserting early dominance, more reminiscent of a battlefield. and this being the top two, there is not a moments rest. take charge and they tried. touching down to set the tone. if ever there was a premiership game decided on sheer strength alone, this was it. the visitors simply could not deal with exeter‘s power. while very well worked, it would not change the outcome of this battle. still reeling from last season's defeat in the final, exeter delivered a mauling of their own. saracens beaten for the first time in eight months. so exeter move ahead of saracens to the top of the gallagher premiership. elsewhere today there was a big win for leicester over harlequins, whilst sale comfortably beat bristol. in the pro 14 0spreys ended scarlets' impressive run of ten consecutive derby victories with a 19—12 win at the liberty stadium.
there were 14 points from the boot of sam davies, and luke morgan's seventh try of the season helped 0spreys reclaim the bragging rights from their west wales rivals. as manchester and london prepare to host a big night of uk boxing — there's a fight going—on outside the ring over the scheduling clash which leaves two high—profile events — both on pay—per—view tv — at the same time. in one corner, derek chisora and dillian white are preparing for a heavyweight grudge match, in the other, josh warrington makes the first defence of his ibf featherweight title against carl frampton. adam wild reports. boxing rivalries often run deep. it is what makes the sport is spectacle. now fans are being asked to ta ke spectacle. now fans are being asked to take their side. in london the much anticipated rematch between derek and gilead, while on the same night in manchester, carl frampton
fightsjosh night in manchester, carl frampton fights josh warrington for a night in manchester, carl frampton fightsjosh warrington for a world title. both televised in asking armchairfans to title. both televised in asking armchair fans to pay almost £20 for the privilege. two pay-per-view fights and it means is a boxing fan, then have to either pay for them both or none. no, it is not a good thing for boxing. that appears to be the view of many, the conflict faced a pie fight fans now becoming a war of words between the promoters. it's stupid, disrespectfulto of words between the promoters. it's stupid, disrespectful to the fighters and the fans, 500,000 fans and 250 thousand of them what was wanted in the other, both sides lose to which 50,000 fans. it is stupid. it isa to which 50,000 fans. it is stupid. it is a fight game, but a terrible business, but it is what it is. we are not here to disrupt people were plot people, we just get on with our business. the pay-per-view is big
business. the pay-per-view is big business. his last fight was bought an estimated a70 , 000 business. his last fight was bought an estimated 470,000 times, but british boxing's success comes at a price. boxing is really flourishing in its because there are so many good fighters in big fights at the number of free weekends where television companies can put the fights on on those weekends and when there are arenas big enough to house there are arenas big enough to house the expected turnout, they are free as well. getting all of those factors in places not easy. boxes and boxing tonight going head—to—head in the ring and on the box. also coming up in the programme. we catch up with christian wade, two months after he shocked the world of rugby union by quitting for the nfl. and gareth southgate tells us how some unexpected items kept the england squad entertained
at the world cup. i don't know who gave the budgets to sign off, but it is to keep people entertained. let's catch up with the rest of the day's football with 0lly. there's a fabulous title race shaping up in scotland, 4 teams separated by just three points before todays matches celtic are three points clear at the top ahead of aberdeen after both won today. celtic beat bottom club dundee 3—0, the don's were 2—0 i let you know who puts that away
and whether it is safe in the next couple of minutes. there's a fabulous title race shaping up in scotland, 4 teams separated by just three points before todays matches celtic are three points clear at the top ahead of aberdeen after both won today. celtic beat bottom club dundee 3—0, the don's were 2—0 winners over hearts. kilmarnock lost a bit of ground with a surprising draw at hamilton. it was also i—all between hibs and livingstone. good win for st mirren at motherwell. rangers will move up to second if they get at least a draw at stjohnstone tomorrow. it's tight at the top of the championship too. leeds, norwich, west brom all right in the mix and it's norwich. who are back at the top of the league. teemu pukki's late winner at blackburn enough to take them ahead of leeds for now, they play aston villa tomorrow. big win for west brom too — 4—0 over rotherham whilst middlesborough beat reading. the result was never really in doubt, but real madrid have added yet another piece of silverware to their collection. wood manchester united 4—1, how long
that lasts going really well down in wales. united cruising towards victory at the moment, with about 25 minutes left to play. the result was never really in doubt, but real madrid have added yet another piece of silverware to their collection. this afternoon they won the club world cup. they beat al ain, from the uae 4—i. luka modric and sergio ramos were amongst the scorers. its the third time in a row real have won the title. so much football to look forward to in 2019, but it's not a bad time to reflect on the year that's gone, 2018 dominated by the world cup in russia. there's our own tournament review that you can catch on bbc news and on the bbc iplayer there's a really nice interview with the england manager
gareth southgate. who decides, i'm going to pack a unicorn, whose the person behind that? unicorns and darts, but... young mike piazza of those items with you. i know you can't buy darts and unicorns, you make of that all choreographed before hand. and unicorns, you make of that all choreographed beforehand. price, very good coaches and i don't know who gave been the budgets to sign off, but they had unicorns and things to keep people entertained, so things to keep people entertained, so yeah, again they were approaching things differently because part of the recovery is to keep the players in the water as long as you can. but
those small things that are funded they can go and just mess around, really, that's part of the switch off will stop i don't think anyone likes organised fun, we've all been in those sorts of situations. you can imagine 23 football is not really wanting to be up for that. sports memorabilia is a big business. autographs, signed shirts, selfies all high on the wish list of sports fans all over the world, but one former footballer has gone much, much further. nils—ericjohansson played for leicester and blackburn, but is seen as a legend at swedish champions aik, so much so that he's now offering fans the chance to own his dna. here he is to explain how it works. went first was able to do this, it
was quite a scary thought, i was quite, i have become a bit when does this mean? and how has this gone too far. it would take selfie is now, so the autograph is kind of gone. everyone takes pictures of the heroes together with them and this is like the next step to bring in your player with you. in this day and age, this professor in switzerland came up with, by accident, we actually worked with a dna memory and all the sunday find way to crystallize dna, which means you can keep it for 500 years. so it's almost like jurassic you can keep it for 500 years. so it's almost likejurassic park and a bit. so in 500 years you might see a bunch of me running around. we selling a nice box with the
captain's armband, it is a nice certificate and i'm only selling 300 of 751 boxes, which is the mind of games i played for the cloud and yes, it's a bit scary, i understand that, but it is quite fun as well to try and push it a little bit and see what the fans like. lets have a quick look at some of the other stories making the headlines today. . .. how about this for a catch in the big bash from the sydney sixers captain daniel hughes? it proved a turning point and they went to beat the perth scorchers by 17 runs. england'sjoe denly and tom curran both played but strugged to make an impact on the match. australian cricketer cameron bancroft says he almost quit the game to become a yoga teacher, after he was banned for nine months for his role in the ball—tampering scandal. bancroft‘s ban ends next week and he'll play in the big bash on december the 30th. and fifth seed daryl gurney is out of pdc world darts championships after losing 4—3 to jamie lewis at alexandra palace.
gurney missed a match—winning dart, before lewis won four legs in a row to claim a thrilling win. to the 0lympia horse show in london, where britain's william whitaker won the world cup jump—off. whittaker and his horse, utamaro decaussine, finished the course in a time of 37.02 seconds which proved to be too fast for the other riders in one of showjumpings biggest competitions. william's brother michael finished fourth. i have been coming here ever since i was two or three years old, so it was two or three years old, so it was kind of, ever since i was young it was the thing that spurred beyond every day to go and win the world cup here and this happened. christian wade is the third highest try—scorer in premiership history. he's played for england and toured with the lions. so when he announced in october that he was leaving rugby union to take up american football, it came as a pretty big surprise. he's spent the last couple
of months in florida, training and getting his head around the intricacies of the nfl before starting a gruelling three—month training camp injanuary. he's home for christmas at the moment, and nipped in to see mark chapman and 0si umenyiora on the nfl show. so you have been in miami, we've got some of the shots from that, what did the american football coaches feedback to you after this was blue they said i happy physical attributes in my footwork, from by attributes in my footwork, from rugby and my addition to an extent, it'sjust about rugby and my addition to an extent, it's just about the intricate details, the foot patterns and knowing when to cut and within five yards, it's hijacked, not four and a half, it's five. —— five yards. i'm
so half, it's five. —— five yards. i'm so used to catch get what they feel it in my hand, i'm looking around for defenders where in the nfl, it's different. the balls of matters and make sure you catch and secure it easy to get hit, at least you got the ball. so it'sjust a lot of little things, sol the ball. so it'sjust a lot of little things, so i drill it every day, over and over again until it becomes second nature and then learning the place, learning the playbook. it is quite intimidating but there is a method to it and that's all you have to learn the terminologies and all that sort of stuff so that you learn how to dissect it and the other side, it's about learning something in the space of three hours and then put it into practise in the afternoon for the next practise, retaining back and then doing the thinking again for a whole new set of plates. so they have given you a sort of play
to learn? yes, they took old playbooks, an example of what you have to learn, so go from this and then we're going to go for it to the and then obviously to show the whole kind of playbook to so i can see it visually so i'm not shocked when i first see it and hopefully get to a team. ballet on skis — sounds like an idea for a new celebrity reality show, but it was big in the 1980's. there hasn't been an official international competition since 2000, but one man is determined to bring it back. mike bushell went to ‘the chill factor‘ in manchester to find out more. not so much dancing eyes, this is strictly on snow, the ski ballet was
popular across the world, even the commentators were left to bit confused. if only he would make up his mind on which way he is going. pa rt—time, his mind on which way he is going. part—time, there was glory and metals and demonstrations sports in 19881982 games, and then on a snowboard in freestyle skiing, ballet was history. by 2000 and all competition was stopped. until now, when the saviour has arrived. a former british champion determined to give it a new lease on life. it isa to give it a new lease on life. it is a little bit of gymnastics, a little bit of acrobatics, a little bit of dance and a little bit of ice skate. it's like all sports, they go through phases and along came snowboarding which took the
enthusiasm away from ballet, which isa enthusiasm away from ballet, which is a great sport that we love but there is room for ballet as well. what could be more festive than christmas tunes and the artist ski ballet performed, the spins, and the dramatic flips. but seeing this these days is so rare. really spotting anyone doing this. back in the day, it came from it was something we could do on short artificial slopes in the uk. nearly two decades on, how relevant and accessible is it to the modern skier and snowboarder? that was great. the kick turn however was a real slippery slope. lifted up high, places, beautiful and then spin it
around. stand up. and that is your first freestyle move, all way around. but backwards and together. perfect, but got ballet routine you have already. a bit of variety to coming down in one piece. lu it looks a complicated, but a lot of fun. nothing else quite like it and it is an opportunity to express yourself artistically but also get really superfit. it is unlikely it will ever grace the olympics again, but at least it is alive and kicking once more. manchester united still beating cardiff, will show you what happened there go me go back. see his sun. would you believe it? there no snow
on the forecast. at least it was a mild run—up to christmas so no fresh snow for trying that ski ballet outside. it has a lovely day for parts of the country, england, wales and northern ireland. the weekend has seen its better half now, because tomorrow what difference a day makes is cloudier with rain, why? these have gathered towards the west of the uk, so they are push and in print in cloudier, wetter weather isa in print in cloudier, wetter weather is a book that and overnight. so does the sunshine is looking on the satellite picture earlier today, the south, is cloudier denotes and showers and then will fade away as the evening and overnightjust
pestering western parts of scotland in particular, one or two coming down, but this is all the rain coming in across southern and western areas through the small hours of the morning. still a few showers in the north and east and it will be quite chilly across the far northeast of scotland overnight and call it off for some frost and eight fog that risk as well. for most of those temperatures and be held by the gathering cloud in the rain as well. it does look like a soggy sunday unfortunately for many parts, quite grey and gloomy as well because with all this rain comes lots of low cloud and mist over the hills, mr on the coast as well not great if you're travelling. i'm not sure many will be with a foggy sunday unfortunately for many parts, quite grey and gloomy as well because with all this rain comes lots of low cloud and mist over the hills, mr on the coast as well not great if you're travelling. i'm not sure many will be with the christmas getaway continuing. the exception of scott went in the central areas, but it will be chilly here and it could be some lingering for much of the day. the rain is not heavy all the time comment died in fact it may well ease from northern ireland to get some clear why there even a
little brighter in the afternoon. but for england and wales it is drizzling but mild. high pressure building through, it will weaken dramatically through monday, we start off with a lot of cloud with the frosty and mist and fog, but a drier brighter day in wales and northern ireland and the chances and sunshine and scotland, it will be a court date this time of year and we will get what we call will you lose more heat from the sun and then the cloud lingers in the south. after christmas day, it should provide a way for most of us, but it will leave a legacy of a lot of cloud. this is bbc news.
the headlines at seven. police investigating the drones at gatwick search a house in west sussex, following the arrest of a man and a woman from crawley. meanwhile the airport has so far run a full service today — but passengers continue to suffer delays and cancellations. it's horrible. it goes against your human rights, doesn't it? a row over the money for donald trump's border wall results in a partial shutdown of the us government. retailers pin their hopes on "super saturday" to boost christmas shopping sales in what's been described as unprecedented levels of discounting after a disappointing year for the high street. and a dream start for 0le gunnar solskjaer in charge at manchester united and winning against cardiff. we'll have the latest on that and all the rest of the day's sport