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tv   Sportsday  BBC News  September 19, 2021 6:30pm-6:46pm BST

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in only fools and horses — has died at the age of 79. now on bbc news, it's time for sportsday. thank you. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm chetan pathak. coming up on the programme, we look back at the life ofjimmy greaves, after the former england striker and tottenham's record goal—scorer dies at the age of 81. he was a great personality, a wonderful footballer and a man with huge charisma and fun. well, the two clubs greaves impacted most — spurs and chelsea — faced each at the tottenham hotspur stadium, with the visitors leaving
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with all three points to go top. and england's women battle through the rain to beat new zealand in the second one day international. welcome along, thank you forjoining us. welcome along. good evening. thank you forjoining us. only one place to start — with a man widely regarded as one of the greatest goal—scorers there's ever been. jimmy greaves' death at the age of 81 has lead to tributes across football. we'll bring you some of them tonight. greaves was a man who scored 357 times in the english top flight, more than anyone in history. his former clubs tottenham, chelsea and west ham were all in action today. more on how they got on shortly. but first, our sports correspondent andy swiss looks back at the life of a man as a giant of the sport.
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—— regarded as a giant of the sport. he was english football's ultimate goal machine. back to greaves, the chance of a shot! jimmy greaves once said that, for all his skill, scoring was hisjob — and it made him a superstar. greaves! oh, and a hat—trick for greaves! after starting at chelsea, greaves moved to ac milan in 1961 — but his european adventures soon turned sour, and he came home to tottenham hotspur — the club which would define his career. it wasn't just the goals, it was the staggering rate at which he scored them — 266 for spurs, 44 injust 57 games for england. he was a key player heading into the 1966 world cup. but early in the tournament, greaves was injured — and, although he recovered by the final, he was left out in favour of geoff hurst. a disappointment which proved hard to take. i couldn't force myself
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to join the festivities, because i'd built... in my own mind, i had built myself up that i was going to be in the side and i was going to be one of the key people and, suddenly, it wasn't there. this is greaves! after retiring in 1971, greaves struggled to cope. alcoholism was followed by bankruptcy. but he battled back from both to reinvent his career. good afternoon. g'day! now, saint, what happened there? you were favourites to qualify... a relaxed raconteur, he was a tv natural, and saint and greavsie — alongside ian stjohn — was a hit with viewers. although the programme ended in the early �*90s, the affection for greaves certainly didn't, and in 2009, the man who famously missed out on the world cup final at last received a winner's medal. it was a fitting reward for one of football's most popular and prolific talents. rarely has the art of goal—scoring been made to look quite so easy.
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tributes have been pouring in from all across football and beyond today. gary lineker followed in jimmy greaves' footsteps in representing tottenham and england before also taking up a career in broadcasting. for me, jimmy was one of my heroes as well. obviously growing up, watching him play, we didn't have the amount of games on television that we now do, but managed to see him play a few times. i also was fortunate enough to meet him on numerous occasions, and he was always affable and fun and hugely knowledgeable. he was a great personality, a wonderful footballer and a man with huge charisma and fun, and he'll be much missed. it was poignant that two ofjimmy greaves' former teams
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were in action just hours after his death was announced. tributes were paid before kickoff at the tottenham hotspur stadium, with chelsea ultimately leaving with the three points that take them level at the top of the premier league. austin halewood reports. the fiercest of rivals, the oldest of adversaries, united in their appreciation for one man, jimmy greaves, a legend at both tottenham and chelsea, a timely meeting between the two clubs where he enjoyed the most distinguished days of his career. in a first—half with few clear—cut chances, chelsea had about the best of them. it fell to mason mount, like greaves, a product of the blues academy, but his usual composer on the ball this time deserted impulsive after the break, though, chelsea were a different team, more precision and more effective, tiago silva with the simplest of headers to put the blues ahead. eventually after they doubled
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their lead, n'golo kante with a deflected shot, and for chelsea, seemingly everything going their way. and they could have scored more if it was not for the quick reactions of hugo lloris. silva again the man causing problems in the airfor tottenham. despite his best efforts, he could not keep this out from antonio rudiger. he tottenham fans brought to near silence in that second half, the team in blue are definitely the team to beat in london right now. austin halewood, bbc news. big win for chelsea. after nine years at tottenham, jimmy greaves played for a couple of seasons at west ham towards the end of his career. those inside the london stadium today paid their respects as the hammers welcomed manchester united. the game itself had no shortage of drama, with the visitors holding on for the win, as adam wild reports. fans at west ham, as they have been across football, united in honouring the great jimmy greaves.
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he spent 1a months with the hammers as a player, remembered today with warmth and with reverence. it's been a long time since west ham have made such an impressive, assured start to a premier league season. against manchester united, they had plenty of chances to score even before they actually did. a shot found it a flexion and no shortage of good fortune. but whatever the trouble is, manchester united have cristiano ronaldo, a player in his second spell with a rare gift to find his second chance. that's what it took to bring things level. but whilst much has been made of his return, it was another player returning that looked certain to have won it. jesse lingard rejuvenated his career whilst at west ham last season, now it was his brilliant goal that put them behind. that, though, only the start of the drama. west ham were handed a penalty in the game's final seconds. mark noble, just on as a substitute, his very first kick, chance missed.
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manchester united getting away with it, just. adam wild, bbc news. that win takes manchester united joint top of the table, which wouldn't have happened if west ham scored that late penalty. the spot kick decision didn't entirely convice ole gunnar solskjaer when he was asked about it afterwards. it's probably the right call because luke, he does make himself a little bit bigger, even though it's from very short distance. so it could be argued. i'm going to sit on the fence there because if you clip the ball into someone�*s hands, it's difficult. a great save. david has worked... we have prepared for this game. he was going to take their penalties, and this time it was... he made the right call and went to the left. that's just football. we do not deserve the defeat. we played _ we do not deserve the defeat. we played very well. we were up against a good _ played very well. we were up against a good team who have invested really heavily— a good team who have invested really heavily in _ a good team who have invested really heavily in their squad, sol a good team who have invested really heavily in their squad, so i think if you _
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heavily in their squad, so i think if you would say it was a proper game — if you would say it was a proper name. , , , ., if you would say it was a proper name. , , , . , , game. jesse lingard the biggest the winnin: coal game. jesse lingard the biggest the winning goal for— game. jesse lingard the biggest the winning goal for them. _ game. jesse lingard the biggest the winning goal for them. there's - game. jesse lingard the biggest the winning goal for them. there's a - game. jesse lingard the biggest the winning goal for them. there's a lot | winning goal for them. there's a lot of thins i winning goal for them. there's a lot of things i could _ winning goal for them. there's a lot of things i could say _ winning goal for them. there's a lot of things i could say today. - winning goal for them. there's a lot of things i could say today. but - of things i could say today. but jesse _ of things i could say today. but jesse has — of things i could say today. but jesse has been great for us. the bad mistake _ jesse has been great for us. the bad mistake and — —— in midweek cost them, hopefully we recover— —— in midweek cost them, hopefully we recover next week. brighton are just a point off top spot, it's four wins out of five for them, their best start to a premier league season. neil maupay and danny welbeck scored in a 2—1win over leicester — who had two goals ruled out for offside late on. and this, then, is how the early premier league table shapes up. chelsea, liverpool and manchester united all level on points at the top of the table. brighton fans happy with how that looks for now too. tottenham stay seventh. in scotland, rangers have dropped points at home after motherwell grabbed a 1—1 draw. the result moves steven gerrard's side a point
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ahead of hibs in second. meanwhile in the dundee derby, it looked like the match was heading for stalemate, but ian harkes had other ideas, snatching a dramatcic win for dundee united with ten minutes to go. the result extends dundee's streak without success at tannadice to 11 games. and celtic have lost for the fourth time in five games in all competitions, as andrew shinnie's goal lifted livingston off the bottom of the scottish premiership. celtic remain mid—table, four points behind rangers. england's women have beaten new zealand by 13 runs in a rain—affected second one day international in worcester. the white ferns won the toss and chose to field. england lost early wickets, but lauren winfield—hill proved more dependable before eventually being run out for 39. danni wyatt excelled with the bat and was 63 not out when her side were bowled out for 197. new zealand were slow to get going,
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but suzie bates made steady progress before departing on 28. an hour's play was lost to rain — the tourists returned and wickets tumbled. england eventually won by 13 runs to go two—up in the four—match series. champions harlequins opened the defence of their premiership rugby title with a bonus point win over newcastle. louis lynagh�*s two tries were added to byjoe marchant and danny care to earn quins a 26—20 win in the north east. it was a winning start for their new senior coach tabai matson. tries from bibin parsons and amee—leigh murphy crowe saw ireland women beat italy 15—7 in their rugby world cup 2021 qualifier in parma. ireland are now level with italy on five points at the top of the table. scotland are currently leading spain 27—22 and will face ireland in the final round next saturday. huddersfield giants ended their super league season
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with a 112—24 win over bottom side leigh centurions. louis senior scored two of their eight tries whilst leigh will be relegated with just two wins to their name all season. time now for some of the day's other sport stories. and italy's filippo ganna retained his world time trial title in belgium. the team ineos rider pipped home favourite wout van art for the second year in a row. britain's ethan hayter finished eighth. after winning a motogp race for the first time last weekend, francesco bagnaia has done it again by claiming victory at the san marino grand prix. starting from pole he led every lap, holding off championship leader fabio quartararo to win his home race. leeds rhinos have completed the super league challenge cup double in wheelchair rugby. they beat leyland warriors 52—36 in the grand final in kent this afternoon.
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and finally tonight, we start where we began, with football paying its respects to one of its greats, the former england striker and tottenham's record goal—scorer jimmy greaves, who died today at the age of 81. spurs said in a statement he's the finest marksman this country ever saw. and when you watch him play, you can understand why. it'sjimmy greaves on the pitch, doing what he did best, that we leave you with this evening. goodnight. back to greaves. cheering music he scores a lovely goal!
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0h, oh, beautiful football! what oh, beautifulfootball! what a great goal! hello and welcome to lagos — nigeria's commercial hub. i'm mayenijones, the bbc�*s correspondent here. now, lagos is africa's most populous city, but it's also one of the most vulnerable to rising sea levels and floods. human activity and climate change
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are eroding the coastline here, and it's a problem that more and more cities around the world are having to face. now, injust under two months, global leaders will be meeting for the climate summit cop26 in scotland. top of the agenda will be their response to the un's intergovernmental panel on climate change. the ipcc has warned that human activity is changing our climate in unprecedented and sometimes irreversible ways. global leaders will have the opportunity to act fast and in concert. but what are some of the key challenges facing those who want to forge a new agreement at these talks? the bbc�*s science editor, david shukman, has this assessment. year after year, the countries of the world have gathered for huge conferences on climate change. i've seen for myself how they can go wrong, like in copenhagen in 2009. so what's on the cards now for glasgow? well, the first challenge is to get
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rapid cuts in the gases heating the planet — something thatjust

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