it was close. 27—26 — as a last minute penalty sent the crowd wild. joe lynskey reports. don't let the moves fool you. right now south africa are of a brute force tea m. perhaps even better when they won the world cup. that final with england was two years ago and twickenham has not forgotten. giving so much for the line he had to go off with injury. he's part of what the coach calls the ensemble attack, a mix of boys and battering rams, like freddie stewart. but always south africa stay in touch. with 15 minutes left they kicked their way in front. this year england have found new stars. rafik is just 20 could barely believe he'd scored. but still the springboks came back with one minute they were two points in front
but england won a penalty. marcus smith is the new hope at fly half. this nerveless kick sealed a breathless victory and england's team for the future is already making memories. a win for england — and a win for scotland — who had to hang on to beatjapan 29—20 at murrayfield in their final autumn international of the year. there was a piece of history for the home side as stuart hogg went out in front as scotland's record try scorer — his 25th international career score taking him beyond the record first set in the 1930s. but in the second half japan made a game of it, from 19—6 down they got back to within one score. scotland though did get over the line thanks to the boot of finn russell. they've won three of their four games this autumn, the one defeat coming to south africa.
her islands side were down to m players and nine points behind but managed to dig in. griffin scored two tries as rallied to beat japan 15-12. it follows therefore— one trashing for this afternoon which made it four defeats in five league games for the united side. two down when harry mccoy was sent off. got too two more goals in stoppage time was up two more goals in stoppage time was up now to points clear of relegation suit. united seventh and 12 points off top spot. i never said or never going to that i feel safe. i work for the club, with the club as club as hard as i can with a great staff, the players are doing as well as they can.
and any conversation between and in the club of course is not for you and me, that's for us. it was embarrassing for me, to be honest the way we play today, very very poor. concede four goals in 45 minutes. for this club, the level of the players that we have, yet is a nightmare. a nightmare for united. liverpool had moved up to second closing the gap on chelsea with a far— 7 zero win. the match came to life when tempers boiled over following this challenge. i checked and juergen clopp in a heated exchange use both managers, saw the crowd push liverpool on breaking the deadlock less than ten minutes after that. arsenalfall deadlock less than ten minutes after that. arsenal fall back. deadlock less than ten minutes after that. arsenalfall back. tavarez deadlock less than ten minutes after that. arsenal fall back. tavarez set “p that. arsenal fall back. tavarez set up job of thought liverpool second. not long after the break mo sala put
the result beyond doubt midway through the second half. his 11 for me a goal this season. and just 48 seconds after coming on nino scored his first touch. steven gerrard would've been happy with that. great start though for steven gerrard in his role as the new aston villa manager. it was all high fives at full time. two goals in the final six minutes giving them victory over brighton. ollie watkins and tyrone mings with the goals. it was really good. it's the result we dreamed of though, if you live, perfect start for us. but now we got to back it up. really pleased with the clean sheet. i think we asked the player to do, they've done it. i think we deserve it because we finish the game, brightened up a lot
of possession but in the areas we wanted them to have the ball. really pleased with the players, really proud of them. but it's only a good start we need to going back it up now. dean smith enjoyed a winning start in his first game as norwich manager, but his team had to come from behind to after che adams had put southampton ahead after only four minutes. but goals from teemu pukki and captain grant hanley earned norwich three points that move them off the bottom of the table, having also won their last game under daniel farke. for me the second half performance is probably the most important thing. yes, we know we need to point the league. at the performance levels will give certainly in that second half of the lads a big lift.. run twice last three years and just not well enough of the premier league in that moment. the players, ifeel sorry for daniel and the job is done with this job but somebody�*s got to come in and out thankfully we
got that win. chelsea were at their ruthless best again, as they extended their lead at the top of the premier league to six points after beating leicester city 3—0 at the king power stadium. patrick geary reports. summer already feels distant so that that hazy day when lester was historic yet now slightly dated. two weeks laterjay—z became champions of europe. maybe now they are heading towards england. number two with their number one. soon lester were confronting their past. this is an candidate that drove them to the league title five and half years ago. now he drove chelsea for the clear. somethings missing with lester depleted by injuries, short of old certainties. vardi once scored those automatically. here's what it looks like when you get it right. every chelsea past and move perfectly measured until christian finish things off. for some in the lester in time to beat the traffic. for chelsea, no need.
everyone else is in the rear—view mirror. there's a certain spirit in a certain quality that we know better and better where we can take risks and where we should not take risks. and how to play our game and how to find our identity and force our identity onto the pitch. i feel that's important that we are confident and that we play also with a certain freedom but the most important is the attitude and the teamwork. saturday's results in the premier league. saturday's results in the premier league. liverpool on track at the moment to close the gap to chelsea four points because they are 2—0 up for the genre with the goals to stop west hymns four games winning they were off when it comes to the end they were beaten 1—1 at wolves. in the scottish premiership hearts missed the chance to go second ahead of celtic — they lost 2— nil at motherwell. elsewhere dundee united beat aberdeen 1—0, while the game between st mirren and
livingston was drawn 1—1. celtic are up against stjohnstone in the semi it stjohnstone in the semi is over. they've been bea the it is over. they've been beaten in the semifinals tonight. where block the semifinals tonight. where block the shot by substitute james forrest firing in the rebound. celtic are through to the final to collect the trophy for the 20th time. there was just one game in the women's super league today, as manchester city thrashed aston villa 5—nil to relieve some of the pressure on their manager gareth taylor. city were frustrated in the first half but a superb second half display claimed an important win at the academy stadium. scotland international caroline weir opened the scoring just after the break. substitute hayley raso scored her first goals for the club with lauren hemp also on the score sheet. the win sees city leapfrog villa in the table, and restore some much—needed confidence as the team head off onto international duty.
they're 9 points behind the leaders arsenal. lewis hamilton's hopes of closing the 14 point gap to championship leader max verstappen have been boosted today, after he claimed pole position for tomorrow's qatar grand prix. verstappen will line up alongside him, but hamilton will have the support of his mercedes team mate valtteri bottas in third. nick parrott reports. formula 1 is always looking for new horizons. the latest is in qatar and the sale circuit has witnessed drama when hosting was up but it looks like the arrival of cars will see them return of mercedes dominance. last weekend in brazil lewis hamilton won from ten. this time he wants to lead from the front. he was quickest in the first two sessions of qualifying but by less than a tenth of a second. a sign things may go his way came with sergio perez with the top ten to spite using a pass or tire.
——faster hamilton was first over the final runs and pulled out all the stops. he'd already set the benchmark time but improved it by almost half a second. no one could get close, not even title rival max verstappen. i was here till midnight last night working with the engineers who also always work so late, they are such hard workers for that and found a lot of areas in which i can improve. made some changes for petri and it seemed to work. of course you've got to carry that through into qualifying. but i'm so grateful for the time that it's put us out on track, we didn't have any traffic. i was just, the last lap was just beautiful. so will the stars align for lewis hamilton? the pole sitter at every new venue since 2010 has gone on to become world champion. time now for some of the days other
salisbury and joe salzberg is become the first man in history to reach the first man in history to reach the finals. his american partner beat the world number one pair in the semifinal in tourette. meanwhile it's been confirmed that unvaccinated tennis players won't be allowed to compete in the australian openin january for champion djokovic is not yet revealed his vaccination status. the reigning champion is currently on course to retain his world rally championship title at final round of the season in italy. hoping to claim his eighth crown leading britons by half a second with three stages left. to golf, roy rory mcelroy is back at the top of the leaderboard going into the final day of golf since earning in the body. it won
stage mcelroy looked in trouble but he somehow recovered from this position at the back of the green to rescue a bogey. a part of three in 17. he was able to retake the out right lead on the final hole of the third—round birdie for the final day to play, that starts in will play that final round with england. sam force field is one shot behind mcelroy after a bogey on his last. before we go won more rugby union result to bring you up—to—date with an amazing match. another one for the wells had picked australia byjust one point at the principality stadium by a penalty looking to have wanted for australia. reese reese failed celtic crucial penalty to celik 29 point, 28 points or wells on a date with england and scotland 12. that is all
for now. bye—bye. hello. we're just seeing first signs of a much advertised change in our weather fortunes where sunday produces a much cooler feeling day across all parts of the british isles. first signs of the cold air already getting up into the north of scotland but as we get on through the night and into sunday the weather fronts will allow a northerly flow to dominate right across the east. and that transition will happen for many overnight. we will keep some showers going across northern and eastern parts of the british isles. one or two drifting through the irish sea. in between with the skies clear and there isn't so much of a noticeably north wind will end up with a touch of frost. so it's a chilly, bright, really sunny start to the day provided you're not picking up on all of the showers
this is bbc news, i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 8pm. each the world health organisation says it is very worried about the rise in covid cases in europe, saying the disease is once again the continent's biggest killer and warns the uk against complacency. success today does not mean success tomorrow, because no country is an island. more than 50 people have been arrested, after protests over new covid restrictions in rotterdam erupted into rioting last night. record numbers of migrants crossing the channel prompts a government review. missing chinese tennis star peng shuai has been seen in unverified new footage released by state media — dining with friends and her coach in a restaurant. a public consultation starts on a potential ban on single—use