race of said they go on to the final race of the season level on points, but he temper is really off and the gloves are off in the championship. we are 'ust seeinu are off in the championship. we are just seeing some — are off in the championship. we are just seeing some pictures _ are off in the championship. we are just seeing some pictures here - are off in the championship. we are just seeing some pictures here in i just seeing some pictures here in the studio and lewis hamilton celebrating so ferociously with his teammates and you could really see the teams behind the scenes during the teams behind the scenes during the whole race really kind of getting behind the truck drivers, a loss of emotions, but an awful lot of negative stuff on the team radio between those 2 drivers and i suppose you just wonder how that is going to affect next weekend and saw the drama we had today, if it is going to come down to a final race what could happen next this has turned into a very sour title battle. ., , , turned into a very sour title battle. ., ,, . «m battle. not probably since the likes of michael schumacher _ battle. not probably since the likes of michael schumacher and - battle. not probably since the likes of michael schumacher and jack. .. | battle. not probably since the likes i of michael schumacher and jack. .. in of michael schumacher and jack... in 19 7, alex prost of michael schumacher and jack... in 19 7, alex frost and senna in the i9 7, alex frost and senna in the late 80s and early 90s. this is really fierce and the pressure both teams are under trying to get every advantage, where lewis hamilton was dropping too far behind at the
start, whether max verstappen was given an unfair advantage for doing something, the 2 teams are getting very aggressive and in the next week leading up to the abu dhabi grand prix we are not going to hear the end of what we saw today and let's not forget lewis hamilton leads max verstappen any chairmanship by virtue of the fact he has more victories and howls in the season, so if neither finish the race victories and howls in the season, so if neitherfinish the race next weekend, max verstappen will be the world champion for the very ist time. it is going to be absolutely fascinating to see what happens. it is i of the craziest days of formula 1 i is i of the craziest days of formula i i have a very seen. it is1 of the craziest days of formula 1 i have a very seen.— 1 i have a very seen. it certainly was. i 1 i have a very seen. it certainly was- i look— 1 i have a very seen. it certainly was. i look forward _ 1 i have a very seen. it certainly was. i look forward to - 1 i have a very seen. it certainly was. i look forward to the - 1 i have a very seen. it certainly was. i look forward to the post| 1 i have a very seen. it certainly - was. i look forward to the post race analysis and comment that will come from both races that you will see here on the bbc news channel over the coming hours. ben croucher, thank you so much forjoining us. chelsea are celebrating a domestic treble — after they won the women's fa cup title this afternoon. emma haye�*s side beat arsenal 3—0 in a dominant display,
in front of more than 40,000 fans at wembley. it was the 50th edition of the competition and chelsea added this title to their women's super league and league cup trophy. jane dougall watched the action. 1 marking their moment in history. the two captains from the very first women's fa cup final. lesley lloyd and elsie cook, touched by how far the game has come. 50 years on, the top two teams in the league, the teams in the league, game sprung into action in th 3rd the game sprung into action in the 3rd minute, fran kirby found herself in goal and slotting it home. she give her side the lead and chelsea never really looked back. arsenal struggled to recover and were not helped when this penalty appeals waved away. after the break it was the samantha kerr show, but not the best moment for arsenal's keeper here either and then the showstopper, with the coolest of finishes, to seal the cup in the player of the match performance. chelsea the runaway winners, arsenal failing to get a single shot on target. so 3 is the magic numberfor
chelsea, 3 goals on the day, that is their 3rd fa cup title and finally last season's domestic travel is complete, and all in front of the fans. jo currie, bbc news, wembley stadium. well, in the men's fa cup, it's also been a weekend of second round action, with four ties today. league two salford city lost 2—0 at home to chesterfield of the national league — liam manderville�*s superb goal setting the spireites on their way to the third round. elsewhere, kidderminster harriers beat halifax 2—0, wigan beat colchester 2—1, and league 0ne�*s plymouth argyle avoided an upset at league two's rochdale, with lukejephcott scoring a late winner less than two minutes after coming on as a substitute. highlights of all the games on a special fa cup match of the day at 11:45 tonight. manchester united's new era with ralf rangnick in charge has started with victory, after beating crystal palace 1—0 at old trafford. they moved up to sixth in the premier league and are within three points of the top four. fred's 77th minute winner was the difference,
with the brazilian midfielder hitting a superb effort from 20 yards. after a promising start to patrick vieira's time at crystal palace, the eagles have now failed to win in their past four matches, but rangnick is delighted with his debut victory. i am very happy with the way that the team performed, the way they played, especially the first half—hour was... ..exceptional, i thought. extreme high intensity and tempo. the only thing that was missing in that period of the game was 1—0 or 2—0. but the way the team defended as a team the whole game, we had control of the game, so i am very happy with the game, the performance, but also the result, a clean sheet is the most important part. in the late game, steven gerrard got one over on his old manager, brendan rodgers, as aston villa came from behind to beat leicester 2—1.
ezri konsa scored both goals for villa, who now climb into the top half of the table. it's now three wins out of four since gerrard took over at villa park. four goals at elland road as leeds and brentford drew 2—2. patrick bamford returned from injury to score the stoppage—time equaliser for the hosts. brentford were so close to securing their second win in three league games, but couldn't hold on. the injury woes continued for leeds, though — captain liam cooper and kalvin phillips both left the field of play. the unbeaten league run continues for antonio conte in charge of tottenham — a 3—0 win for them over norwich, who remain rooted to the bottom of the table. lucas moura, davinson sanchez and son heung—min with the goals. they moved up to fifth on the table — above north london rivals arsenal. celtic have moved back to within four points of rangers at the top of the scottish premiership, following a 3—0 win at dundee united. tom rogic and david turnbull put celtic into a commanding lead
before young defender liam scales finished the scoring on what was only his fourth appearance as a substitute since moving from shamrock rovers in august. and hearts have a five—point cushion in third place after beating livingston. a fiercely contested game, liam boyce with the winner in the second half. let's ta ke let's take a quick look at some other stories making the news today. great britain and serbia have been awarded wildcards into next year's davis cup finals. great britain were knocked out at the quarter—final stage of this year's competition. the russian tennis federation have just won that in the last hour, beating croatia. despite losing 53—63 today, england roses have wrapped up a series win againstjamaica, having won the first two of the three match series in nottingham. the contest was rearranged after coronavirus travel restrictions meant it was postponed back in january.
england will defend their commonwealth games title this in birmingham next year. and the england boxing national amateur championships are at the semi—final stage in cannock — you can follow the action on the bbc sport website. and the uk snooker championship final is underway in york, best of 19 frames for the title decider between belgium's luca brecel and china's zhao xintong — and it's zhao who leads 5—3 after the first session. so so let's have a look at the action now, which is live on bbc2 right now. you can follow that for the afternoon and it is chinese zhao xintong who is leading a 7— 4, so the best of 19, remember, xintong who is leading a 7— 4, so the best of19, remember, in xintong who is leading a 7— 4, so the best of 19, remember, in that1 uk championship snooker final in york, live. top of the table leicester tigers have extended
their lead in the premiership with their ninth win in a row... they're nine points clear at the top of the table after beating harlequins 16—14 at welford road. of the table after beating drew savage was watching the action. of the table after beating a sense of anticipation at wells road and they could not at welford road and they could not wait for the tigers to take on the champions. george ford's boot kept leicester ahead in the 1st half, with marcus smith, who has replaced him as england's flyhalf, in the sin bin. at half time, the tigers press their advantage, harry potter racing through to score a breakthrough try, released by a magical outside of the boot pass from ben youngs. 0nce converted, that gave leicester a 10 point lead, but harlequins came back. a marcus smith penalty and a spot of inspiration from louis lynagh. that drew them within 2 points, but not the easiest angle for the conversion for marcus smith. 16—14 to leicester
was how it stayed. still unbeaten this season and in front of their first sell—out crowd for over 3 1/2 years, setting the standard others will have to match. drew savage, bbc news. australia have named their team for the first test of the ashes, which starts at midnight on tuesday evening our time. travis head is included in the batting line up ahead of usman khawaja, while left—arm fast bowler mitchell starc keeps his place in the side. here's the reaction of the captains. we have tried not to focus too much on what the exact 11 was going to be, making sure we prepared for the whole squad and ultimately looking after ourselves as well, making sure that we are ready ourselves and we are clear how we want to approach the series and the test match individually. we know what to expect now with 2 days to prepare and we have real clarity for that 1st ball. when we walk out here they won and see a packed house and see all the tv we walk out here day one and see a packed house and see all the tv
cameras and the start of the summer feels like it's here, i think that is when it will hit me. but it has been really good. i think outside that everything else feels really the same, starting off the summer at the gabba here, it has been really good. it is the same with the boys and the staff _ it is the same with the boys and the staff. , y ., , ., , ., staff. remember, you will be able to follow the whole _ staff. remember, you will be able to follow the whole of _ staff. remember, you will be able to follow the whole of the _ staff. remember, you will be able to follow the whole of the ashes - staff. remember, you will be able to follow the whole of the ashes series | follow the whole of the ashes series here with us on the bbc news channel. that is about it here from the sportsday team this evening, but before we go let's just bring you right up to date with that formula 1 action we have had at the saudi arabia grand prix, which has ended in victory for lewis hamilton, but that was only part of the story. it was such a dramatic grand prix, so now him and his title rival, max verstappen, the red bull driver, they are both heading into the final race in the season in dubai level on points. max verstappen has won more races, so that would put him ahead, but there was so much controversy, incident, penalties, crashes, the whole lot, from that race in saudi
arabia. you can get all the latest news and reaction to that on the bbc sport website and also on radio 5 live there will be a pod cast coming out from the formula 1 team you might well want to listen to, but from me of the sports, the sportsday team, have a lovely evening, goodbye. hello there. it's been quite a cold start to december. it felt chilly over the weekend
and in the week ahead we will keep on this quite cold air, the risk of frost most nights and then some snow for northern hills, some windy weather on tuesday will be quite a talking point, i imagine. we have a band of wet weather pushing east during monday, briefly some snow over northern hills and then it will be replaced by sunshine, blustery showers in western areas, wintry in western parts of scotland and a chilly wind. temperatures similar in many places to what we had on sunday but milder in the south—west of england and south wales. things go downhill on tuesday, this is the next named storm, a rapidly deepening area of low pressure heading to the uk, that has been named by the irish met service where we are more likely to have a bigger impact as far as the uk is concerned, just around 50 mph, stronger around exposed coasts and a possibility of disruption and damage. earlier in the day the strongest winds are in the west with this band of heavy rain that will move further north and east in the uk and into the cold air where we are more likely to have snow in scotland and northern england. more over the southern uplands and highlands. a cold day here, milder in the south—west but the story is the strength of the wind. then as we move into wednesday the area of low pressure starts to weaken, the winds start to ease
in inland areas during the night and on wednesday the strongest winds will be to the south so light showers here in the south—west and in the english channel. with low pressure sitting over the uk it's a messy story heavy rainfall again over the pennines and the scottish hills, up to 10 centimetres and some of the most affected spots. a pretty terrible day, the snow, some heavy rain, into be bad and it will feel cold, but as we go into wednesday storm borough, storm barra begins to weaken across the uk, so you can see with the isobars it was sad to ease down suddenly because the afternoon, but we could see some gales south of the channel and a blustery day with longer spells of rain here and some of these continuing to be wintry over the hills. still going to feel pretty cold.
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