the headlines: australia's firefighters in the state of new south wales are still battling to bring more than a hundred blazes under control. tesco has suspended christmas card production at a chinese factory — after a six year old girl in london finds a message claiming that prisoners are being forced to pack them. we were writing in them and about on my sixth or eighth card, there was somebody who had already written in it. the home secretary has met the family of harry dunn — the teenager killed in a road accident in northamptonshire in august. a man has been arrested in sussex on suspicion of murder after the deaths of two women outside a house in crawley down. the queen attends a church service in sandringham — while the duke of edinburgh remains in hospital receiving treatment for a pre—exisiting condition.
now on bbc news, it's time for sportsday. (1830 sunday sportsday) hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm gavin ramjaun. coming up: chelsea's premier league win over tottenham is marred by an allegation of racist abuse from spurs fans. a howlerfrom de gea costs man united — who are beaten by the bottom side watford. and liverpool fly back to focus on winning the premier league, after victory in the club world cup final. also coming up in the programme... fallon sherrock marches on at ally pally — so what next for the new superstar of darts?
hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm gavin ramjaun. we should be starting tonight by talking about a brilliant away win for chelsea over spurs in the premier league, but instead all the headlines will be about racism — after an allegation of abuse by some spurs fans. this is the chelsea defender antonio rudiger suggesting that he's heard monkey chants from the crowd at the tottenham hotspur stadium. there were then three announcements made to the crowd asking for the abuse to stop — this is part of uefa's anti—racism protocols. an item was also thrown from the crowd at the chelsea keeper kepa ariza balaga. it all happened after a controversial red card was given to spurs‘ son hyung min. he was sent off for aiming a kick at rudiger in the second half. well, the game had already got away from tottenham by the time son was sent off. willian gave chelsea the lead with a brilliant strike from outside the box.
chelsea then got a penatly when the spurs ‘keeper paulo gazzaniga clattered into marcos alonso — the penalty awared by var. it finished 2—0, a game marred by racism. david de gea made an absolute howler as manchester united were beaten by the premier league's bottom side watford in the early kick off. united's keeper gifted watford their opener at vicarage road, on a day that saw paul pogba make his long—awaited return. andy swiss was watching. fair to say smiles have been in short supply at watford. nigel pearson's team hadn't won at home since april, and against manchester united, there at first seemed little chance of that changing. jesse lingard with about the only opportunity of a desperately drab first 45 minutes. just after the break, how is this for a howler? calamity for united keeper david de gea, as the shot somehow squirmed
through his fingers. it simply got worse with every replay, and it would soon get even worse for united. a terrible challenge, and from the penalty spot, troy deeney calmly doubled watford's lead, that long—awaited victory within their sights. united brought on paul pogba, his first appearance in three months, but there was nothing he or his team—mates could do as the hosts kept them at bay. a deeply disappointing day for united, but for watford, at last, something to celebrate, a potentially pivotal win for their survival hopes. plenty then for ole gunnar solskjaer to think about — manchester united have won just six games in the league this season, and only two of those away from home. we didn't deserve to win the game by the way we performed. we were too slow in possession, too slow, no intensity without the ball, and when they scored two
in quick succession, we didn't have enough to get back. one other line from the premier league today, and it's bad news for aston villa — they've confirmed that midfielderjohn mcginn has broken his ankle. it happened just seven minutes into their defeat at home to southampton yesterday when mcginn got his studs caught in the turf. villa haven't said how long he'll be out for, but it does make him a doubt for scotland's euro 2020 play—off semi—final against israel on 26th march. liverpool now turn their attention back to winning the premier league after their exploits at the club world cup. here are the players enjoying their win over flamengo in doha. they've got a quick turn—around though with a tricky—looking trip to second—placed leicester on boxing day. fifa meanwhile have ambitious plans of their own for the club world cup. olly foster's been following the tournament in doha for us. that is the club world cup done for another year. it will be back here
in qatar in 12 months. european clubs‘ domination of this tournament in recent years continues, liverpool were the winners, upgrading their european champions league title to a world title now. juergen klopp, speaking about how he didn't know how to feel about this tournament, but he now knows it is sensational, he said. it is outstanding. and they head back to the premier league winter now to see if they can stay in front of the chasing pack, ten points clear at the moment ahead of leicester city, and wouldn't they just love to add a premier league title, their first in the top division in england for almost three decades, to all those other titles that they have won this year? as for this tournament, it will stay with the six continents, the best from them, next year, before it expands hugely in china in 2021. 2a teams will be involved, many clubs and associations from around the world
have their reservations about that as fifa try to expand their own interests into the club game around the world. that will become a tournament every four years. we will see exactly how that beds down. as for liverpool, they are world champions, and very worthy winners. let's turn our attention to european football for a moment, because in italy, ac milan suffered their biggest defeat in more than 20 years. they were thumped 5—0 by atalanta in serie a — papu gomez scored the first inside the opening ten minutes with a brilliant solo run and finish. atalanta then scored three goals in 9 minutes including two from josip illicic. it is milan's joint—heaviest serie a defeat and leaves them 11th in the league going into the christmas break.
meanwhile, the german champions bayern munich have confirmed that caretaker boss hansi flick will remain in charge until the end of the season. he replaced niko kovac last month after the german champions lost heavily to eintracht frankfurt. bayern are currently four points off bundesliga leaders leipzig. to the premiership next, and bath ended their recent run of five successive defeats in all competitions by thrashing london irish. they did all the hard work in the first half at the madejski stadium, as michael redford reports. two teams with two wins each this season, but two teams deemed to be having different campaigns. london irish are enjoying their return to the top flight after promotion. for bath, it has been a struggle mainly because they have struggled to score tries. bath scored two in the first seven minutes, anthony watson with the second of them, back from injury and back on the scoresheet. the away side would score five in total in the first a0 minutes.
31—3 at half—time, a lead that was extended shortly after the restart. a poor kick giving tom homer an early present. nobody came close to catching him. london irish did have the final word. white like adam coleman marking his first premiership start with a try. it was much too late. bath won 38—10 to move above their opponents. they can head into christmas with a bit of festive cheer. gareth anscombe will miss wales‘ tour of new zealand next year. the fly half suffered a setback in his recovery from a knee injury. anscombe missed the recent rugby world cup, after the injury sustained in a warm up game against england in august. his club side, ospreys, say he'll need to have a second operation. new wales coach wayne pivac says he won't be fit in time to face the all blacks injuly. england's first test series of the winter kicks off against south africa on boxing day,
and captainjoe root‘s still waiting on the fitness on three of his key bowlers. root says he'll allow jofra archer, stuart broad and jack leach decide if they're fit to play in centurion. they all missed the warm—up games with flu—like symptoms, but did take part in a net session ahead of the final warm—up match. and it was a game in whichjimmy anderson got himself a couple of wickets, as england drew with a south africa a—side. anderson hasn't played a test match since getting injured in the first ashes test in august. he got through 19 overs in a match that was downgraded from first—class status because of that illness in the england squad. the third round of the pdc world darts championship is underway at alexandra palace. the former bdo world champion stephen bunting is the first man through to round four after whitewashing jonny clayton, but 24th seed max hopp is out after he lost to darius labanauskas by four sets to two. i2th seed nathan aspinall had a bit of scare, but came through to beat krzysztof ratajski in a final set decider. defending champion
michael van gerwen plays ricky evans later. fallon sherrock is the name everyone is talking about at this year's competition. since becoming the first woman to win at the pdc, she's become a huge hit with fans, who've been calling her ‘the queen of the palace‘. sherrock‘s now into the last 32, after beating another top name, mensur suljovic, and said she couldn‘t sleep after the victory. it was amazing last night. i haven‘t had that much sleep. my adrenaline wasjust running wild last night. i‘ve only had a few hours because i couldn‘t switch off last night. when i went up there last night, i forgot all about what i had done on tuesday i‘m just focused on the game, like, i totally forgot about everything else, so i didn‘t put pressure on myself. again, it is alljust trying to sink in at the moment.
it‘s still not sunk in. so, i‘m still in disbelief about what‘s going on. i never thought i would be in this situation and it‘s incredible and i‘m enjoying everything. i‘ve definitely like helped put women‘s darts on the map. i‘ve definitely heard a lot of stories about how i‘ve inspired more younger people to play, like younger girls, more women to take up the sport. it‘s a great sport to get into and i feel really proud of myself that i‘m helping everyone else discover it and enjoy it for themselves. i‘m dealing with it well. with all the interviews, the life changing, the money, everything like that, like i said, it‘s still sinking in, but i‘m dealing with it ok. i‘m not overthinking anything. i‘m taking each step as it comes at keeping my feet on the ground. i‘m not running away with it, i‘m just staying calm at the moment. and we finish with big air skiing in atlanta — and a medal for british
freestyler izzy atkin. here she is taking bronze at the world cup event in atlanta. you might remember that she became the first briton to win an olympic skiing medal at the last games in pyongchang. the big air event is going to make it‘s debut at the winter olympics in beijing in 2022. that‘s all from sportsday. now on bbc news, private eye‘s editor, ian hislop, joins the bbc‘s media editor amol rajan to look back on a year of front covers, cartoons and satire. hello. ian. come in. good to see you. now, you are everywhere. thank you for having us in, thank you so much. how do you come up with a private eye cover like those? well, this was when theresa may, who — do you remember her? she was around at the beginning of the year. um, she used to be prime minister. anyway, she left and we had to think
"how can we pay tribute to mrs may?" so i thought "perhaps a blank page will be good" and so we have the theresa may memorial issue — her legacy in full. and a little thing at the bottom, saying "er, thank you". which, again, seems quite cruel, but was quite funny at the time. do you know how each of those — do you ever keep tabs on how each of those sell? yeah. yeah, that was a seller. i‘m afraid that was popular! and nigel farage? nigel farage. this is great. he‘s always good. partly because he always does photo opportunities, so having been accused of having a party full of fruitca kes, he does a photo op eating a fruit cake. i mean, it is fantastic. i mean, he does thejoke for us. borisjohnson‘s private life has furnish you with ideas and this time you had a pretty busy one withjennifer arcuri.