hello again. welcome along. eddiejones wanted england to be ruthless in rome and he got what he wanted. the team got what they needed, too. after an opening weekend defeat to scotland, they beat italy 33—0 in the six nations, with fly half marcus smith orchestrating throughout. nesta mcgregor has more. if england were out of tune last week, then italy are often the perfect opponents to get you back on song. the olympic stadium in rome pitch—perfect to conduct a masterpiece. a breakthrough didn't take long. marcus smith opening the scoring. the fly—half is dubbed as one for the future, but not a bad present
as he turns 23 tomorrow. as expected, england produced a dominant first half. two more tries from their number two jamie george made it convincing at the break. the performance of eddiejones�*s group must have been music to his ears. england would put more points on the board, but the second half was always going to be about ben youngs — this appearance a men's record 114th cap, thejoint—most alongside world cup—winning propjason leonard. hardly a classic, then, but a performance which hit a few of the right notes. nesta mcgregor, bbc news. and after that win, england head coach eddiejones was quick to praise both the younger and more experienced members of the squad who helped them put on a real performance today. it's a good blend and we are going tojust keep it's a good blend and we are going to just keep trying to get it right. the experienced players, they are cutting back into the team and they want to be part of it, because they can feel something exciting happening here, they want to be part
of it, and younger guys are pushing them hard. ithought of it, and younger guys are pushing them hard. i thought marcus and harry at the beginning of the game were brilliant. so let's take a look at the table after the second weekend. france are the only remaining unbeaten team after their win over ireland. and england slot in behind them as the best of those with one win from their two games. the weather in rome was considerably better than it was in london, where saracens dealt with the wind and rain a little better to beat defending premiership champions harlequins. sean maitland scored one of two tries for sarries in the first half, but the scores were level at half—time, only for the home side to pull away through three penalties after the break from alex lozowski to seal a 19—10 win and a league double over their london rivals. both west ham and manager david moyes had again been criticised for selecting kurt zouma for their premier league game at leicester today. but in the end, the defender didn't
play at the king power. having been picked to start, he pulled during the warm up, when he's believed to have had problems with his vision and also felt sick. he decided not to play after talking with the medical staff. zouma came under intense criticism after a video showed him kicking and slapping his pet cat. it was zouma's replacement issa diop who provided the pass that was put away by jarred bowen to west ham 1—0 up. youri tielemans equalised from the penalty spot in the second half, before ricardo pereira popped up at the far post to give leicester a 2—1 lead. but then west ham's other centre back on the day, craig dawson, survived a var check to score the goal that gave west ham a point. 2—2, it finished. liverpool have reduced manchester city's lead at the top of the premier league to nine points after winning 1—0 at burnley. fabinho has been on an unlikely scoring streak of late, certainly by his standards, and he bundled in after a corner to give liverpool the three points. burnley, meanwhile, stay bottom.
yeah, i'm really happy. needed and delivered. the boys sitting there, we are exhausted, but all will be happy because nobody give it a thought today to not play liverpool football. of course not, they played for survival, and that was the mentality we had to match, and that's what the boys did, so i'm really pleased with it. newcastle have put more space between themselves and the bottom three. it's four points now after a fourth win of the season. nearly all of those victories have come in a recent run that represents a significant resurgence, as lydia campbell reports. things are much happier around st james park these days. with two premier league wins in a row, this is a club finally united. on the pitch, relegation is still a real possibility, though maybe a penalty would help.
given by the referee, but var decided that chambers�* foul on willock was outside the box. but who needs a penalty when you can do this from a free kick? that's two in two now for kieran trippier. in the second half, it was the fancy footwork of saint—maximin that was causing villa more problems. but then in an instant, the away side thought they had the equaliser through ollie watkins, only for var to once again have the final say. that was cheered nearly as much as the goal in newcastle. this was just not villa's day, so no prizes for what steven gerrard was thinking here. the mood for those in black and white couldn't be more different, though. this is a newcastle side moving in the right direction. lydia campbell, bbc news. i think ithink in i think in a game like this, it was very, very tight. in weeks gone by,
we probably would not have won this game, and i think that shows an evolution of the team. we are heading in the right direction. still a hell of a long way to go. that performance was not worded wanted to be in terms of possession, lots of things we can improve, but basic fundamentals of football, we did really well. defended, we put our bodies on the line, and we did really good as well. wolves have gone above spurs after beating them 2—0 — both goals in the first half from rauljiminez and leander dendoncker taking wolves seventh. it's spurs�* third straight league defeat. caroline weir has a habit of doing what she did again in the women's super league manchester derby this afternoon. her superb goal was the difference between her team city and united — and it came a year and a day since the last time that happened. jo currie reports. not even the manchester rain could dampen this highly anticipated derby clash, with both teams needing points as they chase european football.
manchester city threatened first, lauren hemp unable to control the ball in front of an open goal... what a mess! ..the highlight of an otherwise underwhelming first half. after the break, jess park tried to spark the match into life, only to be denied by the woodwork. manchester united's chances were few and far between. martha thomas first to the ball here, but couldn't find the target. the match looked like it was heading for an uninspiring draw, until this — caroline weir on as a second—half substitute with a moment of magic. caroline weir undoes manchester united with a moment of sheer brilliance! a little look up, and then the audacious chip. in front of a stadium record crowd, city ahead and with just under ten minutes to hang on. but with united unable to mount a response, the home side saw out the win. bragging rights in the bag, but far more importantly, the three points which edge city closer to the all—important
top three of the table and a champions league spot. jo currie, bbc news. elsewhere, spurs have gone third above manchester united after two late goals gave them a 2—0 win at bottom side birmingham. aston villa, brighton and leicester all had comfortable wins. scottish premiership leaders celtic are through to the quarterfinals of the scottish cup, after a 4—0 win at home to championship side raith rovers. ange postecoglou had made seven changes to his team, and liam scales took his chance to impress and gave celtic the lead. only 1—0 at half—time, but celtic ran away with it after the break. giorgios giakoumakis made it two midway through the second half. number three came from a corner daezen maeda headed in, before nir bitton added the fourth late on. and hibernian are also into the last eight, after they beat arbroath 3—1. they came from a goal down to beat the championship leaders, with chris mueller scoring the third. the win ends their five—game wait for a victory. to the winter olympics, where heavy snow in beijing has caused havoc to the ski schedule, with a number of events delayed
or cancelled on day nine. it means team gb�*s katie summerhayes and kirsty muir will go tomorrow in the ski slopestyle qualification instead. but things haven't been affected inside the ice cube, where it's been a good day for britain's curlers. eve muirhead and her rink beat denmark, now third in the table, having won three of theirfive round robin matches. the top four go through to the semi—finals. had a really strong start. always felt in control. we had a game plan. we have schedule keep going. one board at a time. we are not getting ahead of ourselves. good to get a couple of wins, and tomorrow we will start fresh again. and things are going even
betterfor the men. bruce mouat and his side made light work of the danes, as they won 8—2. earlier, they beat hosts china 7—6. they now sit second in the table having won all but one of their five matches. england's liam livingstone fetched the highest price of any foreign player in the auction for the indian premier league. the punjab kings bought the lancashire all rounder for more than £1.1 million. livinsgtone only cost 473,000 last year but had a record—breaking summer in white ball cricket, including the fastest ever t20 century for an england player offjust 42 balls. in a season at the end of which the nfl has said goodbye to tom brady, perhaps a chance for a new quarterback to fill the void. but the two playing in super bowl 56 later in los angeles might not be the ones you'd expect. so in the shadow of the hollywood hills, which of the la rams�* matthew stafford and joe burrow of the cincinnati bengals will become a star? melissa jacobs is a nfl writer for the guardian. there's no villains in this game, there's no worldwide names like brady, but it's really a david versus goliath.
and the way these two franchises built their teams up are vastly different, with the rams having these huge names like odell beckham and aaron donald and bringing in matt stafford — they have all the pieces — where the bengals reallyjust plucked this quarterback a couple years ago and he's elevated this whole team, in this sort of cinderella story, with the bengals. the rams have everything going for them on paper, and all the analytics would point to them being the favourites for a reason, but they do have a tendency — and their quarterback matthew stafford in particular — to shoot themselves in the foot from time to time. stafford is an incredible athlete, but he's also mistake—prone and has thrown key interceptions. so if that were to occur in the super bowl, usually who wins the turnover battle wins the game.
melissa jacobs on the super bowl, which is on bbc one from 11pm tonight. that's all from sportsday. thank you ever so much for your company, but from me and the team, it's goodbye for now. the weather has plenty more to throw in our direction,. more rain, yes, but also some mild weather around the middle of the week and then some stormy weather from midweek onwards, and that could well cause some damage and disruption. so today's rain will cling on across the southeast corner through tonight, more rain feeding across scotland, northern ireland, into parts of northwest england and wales. some quite windy conditions for coasts in the north of the uk, temperatures generally between 3 and 7 degrees, above freezing for most.
quite a messy weather story for monday, one band of cloud and patchy rain pushing its way southeastwards across england and wales, with brighter skies and showers developing for scotland and northern ireland. some of those showers wintry over high ground in scotland. it will stay quite blustery, and given that wind will be coming down from the north, it will feel relatively chilly out there, top temperatures between 6 and 10 degrees. a brief quieter interlude under a ridge of high pressure on monday evening, but then into tuesday, we bring a frontal system in from the west. that will bring outbreaks of rain, some snow for a time over high ground into scotland, maybe even some wintriness to low levels. that band of rain likely to get stuck across parts of england and wales through the day. brighter skies and showers following on to the north west. quite blustery, highs of 6 to 11 degrees. and then for the middle of the week, we look way above our heads to the jet stream. the winds in the jet stream will be blowing at more than 200 mph, injecting a huge amount of energy
into the atmosphere — energy that is set to spin up deep areas of low pressure — and this brings the potential for some stormy weather. this low looks set to pass to the north of the uk as we go through wednesday and indeed into thursday. so wednesday looks like this — outbreaks of rain splashing southeastwards with those strengthening winds, gales easily developing across northwestern parts through the afternoon. temperatures, though, very, very mild, particularly for england, wales and northern ireland, 12 to 15 degrees. but the winds give the greatest cause for concern through wednesday night, into the first part of thursday. the white lines, the isobars, squeezing together. we could see gusts of 80 to possibly 90 mph in exposed parts of northwest scotland. so this met office yellow warning already in force for the northern half of the uk, wednesday into thursday, the risk of damage and travel disruption.
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