# yeah, up around the river bend now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome along. radacanu's remarkable run but will there be a fairytale ending at flushing meadows .. two goals on ronaldo�*s return at old trafford — we'll be live thereb shortly and is the formula one championship slipping away from lewis hamilton as an awful start costs him dear in sprint qualifying
for the italian grand prix. hello and welcome to sportsday. it has been a remarkable run, one the 18—year—old emma radacanu hopes will bring her a first grand slam title in new york later. she faces leylah fernandez at nine o clock in the us open final. and who knows, she could be about to become the first british woman to win a grand slam title in 44 years. joe wilson reports. who is that girl? you may recognise it in this newly released home film footage butjubal certainly now, here comes that forehand. emma raducanu has been on the radar a british tennis for most of her young life but nobody expected this.
nobody thought she could overwhelm opponents to reach the us open final. �* . , ., ., final. beating everyone without dro -|n~ final. beating everyone without dronping a _ final. beating everyone without dronping a set _ final. beating everyone without dropping a set and _ final. beating everyone without dropping a set and barely - final. beating everyone without. dropping a set and barely games final. beating everyone without - dropping a set and barely games is really incredible, we are witnessing a true superstar probably of the next decade of women's tennis, you guys have been waiting for that for a long time. guys have been waiting for that for a long time-— guys have been waiting for that for a lona time. ., . ., . , ., a long time. virginia wade wimbledon 1977, it has been _ a long time. virginia wade wimbledon 1977, it has been a _ a long time. virginia wade wimbledon 1977, it has been a while _ a long time. virginia wade wimbledon 1977, it has been a while since - a long time. virginia wade wimbledon 1977, it has been a while since a - 1977, it has been a while since a british woman last won a grand slam title but globally women's tennis has been waiting as well for a new young player to capture the worlds imagination. emma raducanu. it could certainly be her, itjust as easily be leylah fernandez her opponent. the 19—year—old canadian shares a lot with emma, not least the fearlessness of youth, after all what is experience but the memory of defeat. when it is all this new has
nothing to lose. flushing meadows is the place to be this evening — just over two hours away from the final. give us a sense of what we saw unfold this last fortnight, some of the records emma raducanu is breaking. we the records emma raducanu is breakinu. ~ . , breaking. we have never seen an hinu breaking. we have never seen anything like _ breaking. we have never seen anything like it, _ breaking. we have never seen anything like it, i— breaking. we have never seen anything like it, i have - breaking. we have never seen anything like it, i have been i anything like it, i have been covering tennis for 20 years but never seen anything like this, no player has ever come into a grand slam tournament as a qualifier meaning winning three qualifying rounds just to meaning winning three qualifying roundsjust to get meaning winning three qualifying rounds just to get in the draw and then gone on to reach the final. that is what she has done, she has played nine matches and won them all in straight sets, 18 cents in total, none of them even close and here she is in the final aged 18 ranked 150 in the world, this not happen. i don't think it has ever happened and players with much bigger names and incredible records have not managed
to do what she has done in terms of coming on the tour as a novice and going all the way, that is what we are talking about. it does not mean she will have the storied careers they have had but in terms of right here and right now this is pretty much unprecedented. it here and right now this is pretty much unprecedented.— here and right now this is pretty much unprecedented. it feels with every passing _ much unprecedented. it feels with every passing when _ much unprecedented. it feels with every passing when the _ much unprecedented. it feels with every passing when the nation - much unprecedented. it feels with every passing when the nation has come on board with what we are seeing. give us a sense of the challenge she will face in leylah fernandez. challenge she will face in leylah fernandez— fernandez. she is an excellent -la er, fernandez. she is an excellent player. as _ fernandez. she is an excellent player. as we _ fernandez. she is an excellent player, as we have _ fernandez. she is an excellent player, as we have been - fernandez. she is an excellent i player, as we have been hearing fernandez. she is an excellent - player, as we have been hearing she is a surprise package as well, nobody would have picked her to go all the way, she is 73 in the world, she had to beat naomi 0saka to get this far, angelique kerber, and the world number two, she had a lot of tough players to get to the final so she is a very good player but she has not been beating people straightforwardly the way another canyou has side will be very interesting to see the two of them come face—to—face, we have only ever
played injunior about three come face—to—face, we have only ever played in junior about three years ago, radacanu won it. it is going to be fascinating, it has captivated america and britain and certainly most people i speak to think raducanu is a slight favourite but who knows how she will handle it. perhaps this will be the only final she will play in with what we have seen play out the asked couple of weeks and you will be calling this one out later, starting from 9pm. listen in to that was issued to be a fascinating final. cristiano ronaldo made his much anticpated return for manchester united,
and no surprises he was on the scoresheet twice in a 4—1 win over newcastle in front of a packed and delirious 0ld trafford.his first a simple tap in, the second a nice finish after being sent through by luke shaw. a belterfrom bruno fernandes and a lovely team goal finished byjesse lingard gave them their third win out of four this season, to go to the top of the table. he senses the big moments, he is a ruthless goal—scorer, clinical and patient in his movement and he has lifted the team and everyone around the club, you can see everyone is dreaming and they can dream a ruby focused and get our feet on the ground and think about the next game. jo — no wonder they're both smiling,
as i imagine were the united supporters there this afternoon? give us a sense of the atmosphere at old trafford. it give us a sense of the atmosphere at old trafford-— give us a sense of the atmosphere at old trafford— old trafford. it may be empty now and auiet old trafford. it may be empty now and quiet outside _ old trafford. it may be empty now and quiet outside but _ old trafford. it may be empty now and quiet outside but only - old trafford. it may be empty now and quiet outside but only at - old trafford. it may be empty now and quiet outside but only at this i and quiet outside but only at this place was absolutely rocking, before the game there was a nervous excitement, fans eagerly buying run out of scarves and mementos and for those fans lucky enough to have tickets they couldn't wait to get in and welcome back their hero i8 tickets they couldn't wait to get in and welcome back their hero 18 long years after he made his first debut and if you add a united fan his return could not have gone much better and the fans i spoke to afterwards where very happy. absolutely fantastic, unbelievable he is back. he has come back to save us. ., , ., , a he is back. he has come back to save us. he will not be as quick as he used to be _ us. he will not be as quick as he used to be but _ us. he will not be as quick as he used to be but he _ us. he will not be as quick as he used to be but he knows - us. he will not be as quick as he used to be but he knows the - us. he will not be as quick as he i used to be but he knows the game us. he will not be as quick as he - used to be but he knows the game and scored _ used to be but he knows the game and scored two _ used to be but he knows the game and scored two goals _ used to be but he knows the game and scored two goals. it _ used to be but he knows the game and scored two goals. [it is _ used to be but he knows the game and scored two goals-— scored two goals. it is the confidence _ scored two goals. it is the confidence she _ scored two goals. it is the confidence she gives - scored two goals. it is the confidence she gives the i
scored two goals. it is the - confidence she gives the team it is just fantastic. i confidence she gives the team it is just fantastic— just fantastic. i thought be might be a bit slow _ just fantastic. i thought be might be a bit slow but _ just fantastic. i thought be might be a bit slow but he _ just fantastic. i thought be might be a bit slow but he was - just fantastic. i thought be might be a bit slow but he was still- be a bit slow but he was still running _ be a bit slow but he was still running at 90 minutes. brilliant. kristen _ running at 90 minutes. brilliant. kristen rinaldo is a real legend but there are a couple of fans before there are a couple of fans before the game who questioned at the age of 36 pretty reproduce the magic on the pitch that made united fans fought in love with him all those years ago but one thing is still sure and that is he delivers goals, it seems age is just a number and if anything related fans could be in for a very special season. a day to forget for tottenham, beaten three nil by london rivals crystal palace. after a great start to the season and a manager of the month award for nuno espirito santo, this was a reality check for him
and his spurs side who started the day top of the table. michael redford reports. after three wins from three to seven have been flying high, crystal palace still waiting for liftoff. both sides struggled to find top gear at selhurst park, this was a london derby lacking in passion. until this. a yellow card for both. it wasn't long before we would see that card again, i like lunch and an early bath, palace sensitive chance. this was somehow cleared off the line but the resolve was broken moments later, the finish. odsonne edouard knows how to finish as well, 30 seconds into his debut he made his impact. so often the star man for celtic he has quickly settled in at selhurst park, two chances to goals, the perfect start ground to a
halt for tottenham, palace steam ahead. a much needed win for arsenal, who started the day at the bottom of the table. after three defeats in three, they beat norwich at the emirates one nil. pierre emerick aubamayang with the goal. norwich now the only team in the table that remain pointless. bernardo silva gave manchester city a one nil win over leicester. the champions, after their opening league defeat to spurs, have now won their last three games, as they move up to second, a point behind city rivals united who top the table this evening. in the late game.. chelsea are upo against aston villa.. elsehwere..
brighton beat brentford, michale antonio was sent off for west ham in their goalless draw with southampton and wolves beat watford. in the only game today of the women's super league, aston villa snatched a lasp gasp equaliser to drawi all at west ham adriana leon had given the hosts an early lead before remi allen scored deep into injury time. villa lead the table with 4 points from 2 games in the scottish premiership, celtic bounced back from their defeat against old firm rivals rangers — as they thrashed ross county 3—0. that win leaves them three points behind rangers though — who stay top. rangers had to come from behind though to beat stjohnstone. michael o'halloran with the opener. but kemar roofe equalised from the penalty spot — and james tavernier sealed the win with a stunning strike 11
minutes from the end. elsewhere, motherwell are up to 11th after beating aberdeen 2—0 — while the games at dundee and st mirren both finished goalless. here's a quick look at some of the other stories around today... belgium's yves lampart was first across the finish line in edinburgh on stage seven of the tour of britain. ethan hayter finished sixth to maintain his overall lead of four seconds going into tomorrow's final stage. francesco bagnaia set a new all time lap record as he claimed pole for tomorrow's aragon motogp. it's just the second pole of the italian's career. australia's jack miller and championship leader france's fabio ouartararo will line up alongside him on the front row. finland's kaller rovanpera will take a thirty second lead going into the final day of the acropolis rally greece. britain's elvin evans
is seventh overall as he tries to hang on to second place in the championship. and charlotte dujardin has added a european dressage bronze medal to the two she won at the olympics this summer. dujardin finished third in the freestyle to music riding gio. germany won both team and individual gold. max verstappen has increased his lead in the formula one drivers championship to five points. despite finishing second to valtteri bottas in sprint qualifying for the italian grand prix the dutchman will start from pole, with title rival lewis hamilton fourth on the grid. nick parrott reports. like the fastest man on the planet lewis hamilton knows he needs to be quick off the start but when the lights went out so did the world
champion's hopes of claiming pole position. i sloppy start sending his mercedes tumbling down the order from second to fifth by the first corner. with a crash bringing out the safety can't hamilton was left with just ia laps to rescue his situation but try as he might the slipstream effect on the long straights kept the mclaren frustratingly out of reach. the position to the chequered flag so valtteri bottas when showing hamilton what he could have had full stop max verstappen extended his lead to five points, vaulted bot has bought stuff from last after taking a penalty for changing his engine which makes verstappen the deal were not with the dutchman starting the grand prix from pole. and to the golf where englishman laurie canter will head into the final round of the pga championship,
one shot off the top as he hit 70 at wentworth. the 31—year—old hit a birdies in the round, including this one on the 8th ,to finish the day, one behind italy's francesco laporta.wales' jamie donaldson finished strong with two birdies and an eagle to finish two off the pace, where ryder cup spots are up for grabs. three england international cricketers have pulled out of the rescheduled ipl tournament in the uae. england'sjonny bairstow, chris woakes and dawid malan have withdrawn from the competition, which was delayed in may due to rising coronavirus infections. england limited—overs captain eoin morgan is among nine english players still scheduled to take part in the tournament, which starts on 19th september. that's all from sportsday. and now on the bbc news channel, it's click.