and south—east england, but turning colder across the north. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines... millions of people in england and wales are told to stay at home on the first day of tough new coronavirus restrictions as action is taken on a new variant of the virus. the variant is out of control and we need to bring under control, and this news about the new variant has been an incredibly difficult end to, frankly, an awful year. the health secretary labels crowded scenes at london stations last night as ‘irresponsible‘. the transport secretary says extra police officers will be deployed to enforce the rules. the republic of ireland is to restrict air and sea travel with britain from midnight, and the netherlands, italy and belgium and germany ban
flights between the uk as concern grows over the new coronavirus variant. long waits for some shoppers, as only essential retail can be open in england's tier 4 and in wales. now on bbc news, it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm sarah mulder ends. celtic win the scottish cup on penalties to complete a historic 12th domestic trophy in a row. but don't think it's ever been done in club history. leicester go second in the premier league after beating spurs at white hart lane. and we'll be live at sports personality of the year ahead of this year's award ceremony.
lovely to have you with us this sunday evening, where we are going to start with what they are calling ‘the quadruple treble‘ — 12 consecutive scottish trophies in a row for celtic. but they were made to wait and work for it, as hearts came from two goals down to force extra time and penalties in the scottish cup final, which should have been played in may. chris mclauglin was at hampden park for us and sent this report. on glasgow's south side, the festive cup final had flames but no fans. initially, there was familiarity and the strangest of times. celtics dominating when it mattered. the
first was sensational. take a bow, ryan christie. a helping hand from christoph berra was followed by the gds of chips. —— the cheeky us. stephen kingsley given an equal dell my equaliser. game on. both teams are he did it the hard way, but it's the quadruple travel for celtic. chris mcglocklin, bbc news, hampden park. such a dramatic and pulsating final. worth the wait for celtic. here's ryan christie, who scored the first goal for celtic.
frustrating but to come back, to keep coming up and getting knocked down again, stepping up taking a penalty. amazing. great for the boys, it's never been done in club history. history makers again. aberdeen are up to third in the scottish premiership, after they won 2—0 at ten—man kilmarnock. there was an element of fortune about aberdeen‘s first goal, early in the second half — ryan hedges‘ shot took a deflection on its way in. kilmarnock had brandon haunstrup sent off in injury time for this profession foul on sam cosgrove, and cosgrove got up and did this from the resulting free—kick. aberdeen level on points with second—placed celtic but they've played two games more. leicester are up to second in the premier league. they beat tottenham two—nil at white hart lane. that's just one point in three games forjose mourinho‘s side.
jo currie watched the game. this had all the hallmarks of an early festive thriller. sadly, the first 35 minutes didn't exactly deliver —— 45 minutes. with only seconds before the half—time whistle, a moment of recklessness. with no real danger imminent, a penalty awarded. leicester headed the break. james madison thought he doubled the lead with this finish, only for va are to rule it out. but a second goal was coming. a perfect bowl for vardy, who won the header. no reprieve from tottenham this time. a lackluster afternoon for
spurs, leicester, though, go to christmas four points behind liverpool. jo currie, bbc news. after the game... spurs boss jose mourhino struggled to explain the game frustrated, but i think it's a strange game to describe. it's a game you lose with a penalty and a goal. it's a game where your goalkeeper doesn't make one single safe. but at the same time, it's a game where we didn't play very, very well. we never lose enthusiasm. we've lost games we shouldn't have lost, and that's part of a developing group. that's part of young players improving and developing. but are at enthusiasm comes into the next game —— our enthusiasm. when you have that as well as the quality, that will help us improve. we have a long, long way to go and a lot more
improvements to make a. manchester united thrashed leeds united 6—2 in theirfirst league meeting in 16 years. it was a frantic start as scott mctominay scored the opening goal afterjust two minutes. he then broke a premier league record by becoming the only player to score twice inside three minutes. bruno fernandes then continued his rich vein of form by making it 3—0. and it was 4—0 after 35 minutes when the ball fell to victor lindelof after a corner. leeds then pulled one back before danjames, on a rare start, scored a fifth for united. fernandez got his second of the night from the penalty spot before stuart dallas scored a fantastic consolation goal — 6—2 the final score. united are up to third. a late danny welbeck equaliser denied sheffield united their first league win of the season as they drew 1—1 at brighton. united's job was made even harder when john lundstram was sent off for this challenge,
after the referee had checked the var monitor. but against the odds, they went in front, jayden bogle scoring a deflected effort on his premier league debut. sheffield united couldn't hold on though as welbeck came off the bench to score in the 87th minute. chris wilder's side are still rooted to the bottom of the league onjust two points. sam allardyce takes charge of west brom for the first time when they host aston villa in the late game. manchester united will be top of the women's super league table at christmas after a resounding 6—1 win at bottom club bristol city. leah galton and usa international tobin heath both scored twice. this was heath's second that made it 6—1 to keep united top of the pile. they're four points ahead of arsenal who beat everton 4—0. the 67th bbc sports personality of the year show will take place later tonight. a public vote will decide
which of the six nominees wins the main prize. our sports correspondent andy swiss is there for us this evening. andy, bit different this year. as is everything. i suppose for obvious reasons, this is very different. usually we'd be ina huge is very different. usually we'd be in a huge arena with thousands of people in the crowd, but tonight, there'll just be people in the crowd, but tonight, there'lljust be a audience of contenders and award winners. although there will be a virtual audience, around 700 people will be watching on video screens. as far as the main award goes, there are six contenders. they are in alphabetical order. stuart broad, holly doyle, tyson fury, lewis hamilton, jordan henderson and ronnie o'sullivan. the winner will be decided by a public
vote. you can vote by phone or you can vote. you can vote by phone or you ca n vote vote. you can vote by phone or you can vote online and details of how you can vote will be given out during the show. we had a glimpse of rick astley in the background. some of the celebs. fresh from the pitch, also marcus rashford. he's getting a special award. he's played about 17 minutes for manchester united in that thrashing of leeds. he's now jetting his way over to collect a special award that the bbc are giving him and recognition in his fight against poverty. he picked up an mbea fight against poverty. he picked up an mbe a few months ago for his efforts. tonight, he is picking up a special award here. it has been quite a few months for him. plenty of other awards too. coach of the year, team of the year, unsung hero.
i get under way at eight o'clock live on bbc one —— it gets under way. harlequins failed to make an impression in the champions cup. they were beaten 49—7 by racing 92, who dominated from the start. the parisian side got over the line seven times — teddy thomas and simon zebo amongst the try scorers. and at the sports ground in galway, bristol boss pat lamb is back at his former club connacht. bristol are leading ten points to three — just starting the second half there. both those sides lost their opening games, so a win is important for their hopes. callum smith lost his unbeaten record and super—middleweight world title to saul canelo alvarez. alvarez, widely regarded as one of the best pound—for—pound boxers on the planet, takes smiths wba belt takes smith's wba belt
and the vacant wbc belt. he won on a unanimous points decision. he himself has only lost once before. i made the weight ok. there's no excuses from me. he's a good fighter. i've lost to a pound—for—pound star. i don't know, ijust think, there could have been a better version of me tonight, but it is what it is. we turned up, i performed, he performed, and he was the better man tonight. andy murray beat the current british number1 dan evans, in the latest ‘battle of the brits' event at the national tennis centre in london. murray served and moved well, after six weeks of pre—season training. he took the first set on a tie break, and won the second as dan evans called his own shot as out on match point. murray the winner, 7—6 6—4, and he'll now play cameron norrie on tuesday. that's all from sportsday. will be back again at 745 so we will
see you then. now it is time for of the travel show. many of us love to travel around this time of year but with so many restrictions currently, what's happening in places where christmas is a year—round obsession. it feels like a long time ago now, but around this time last year, i was in the village of there's furred for the uk's biggest annual christmas show. for over 40 years, people have been flocking here to see a traditional, all singing, all dancing seasonal spectacular —— thursford. it's broken records and become a regular fixture thursford. it's broken records and become a regularfixture in thursford. it's broken records and become a regular fixture in the christmas calendar of many people here in the uk. 150 artists take pa rt here in the uk. 150 artists take part each year, and last year, for one night only, i was lucky enough
to be one of them. of course, this year, things will be different. christmas is far from cancelled. sadly, there is no show. instead, the vast performance spaces and grounds have been transformed into a huge, dazzling light trailfor people to explore. since first opening back in 1977, this family has on the site and put on the annual christmas extravaganza. this is their baby. you've build this up for nothing. how hard it was it for you personally to take the decision not to have the performance here? you're right, i worked on christmas here for over 40 years. it starts almost as soon as it's finished. to
produce it right and directed has been a major part of my life. and theory, you could have shut down entirely. you could have waited it out until 2021, but you didn't. you really took steps to do something different. really, a new business. i was confident that it would work in concert confidence it would be a success. concert confidence it would be a success. i have literally hundreds of letters to say, "we're coming to your journey of light of letters to say, "we're coming to yourjourney of light because we've been coming for 33 years." i think when they get here, they won't be disappointed, because we've been working on this sincejuly. disappointed, because we've been working on this since july. but of course, it's not just working on this since july. but of course, it's notjust thursford not how to adapt. even for santa claus himself and his helpers in santa's village. i'm anthony, the busy