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tv   Sportsday  BBC News  April 23, 2019 10:30pm-10:41pm BST

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good evening, welcome along. tottenham have boosted their hopes of a top four finish, but brighton face a nervy run in, for their premier league survival. it was a late christian eriksen strike that gave spurs a one nil win over brighton at wembley this evening, the visitors had been resolute in defence, and looked on course for a crucial point, before the hosts finally brole the deadlock and consolidated their spot in third. austin halewood watched the action. a stadium that demands a top—quality performance. an all—star crowd to see them in full flow, but the football on display was anything but the greatest shell. read from the game, it fell into a pattern, all
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the chances just enable her to put them away. hanging perilously above them away. hanging perilously above the drop zone with just one point in their five matches, brighton the drop zone with just one point in theirfive matches, brighton came for a draw, more than prepared to soak up pressure and rely on lewis when they needed to. occasionally the sequels did catch tottenham on the sequels did catch tottenham on the break but with no goals in the last five, it was no surprise that they struggle to shoot. in the spurs forward failed to score, they looked a bit further back, danny rose of the shot from distance, then he went the shot from distance, then he went the closeness of the lot. butjust as the brighton barricade look to have held out, heartbreak. a deserved point snatched away from the sequels while spurs go three point clearing in third. we have some that we can rotate because we have enough players in
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oui’ because we have enough players in our position, and of course it is more difficult to rotate yes, it will be a shame that we do not have all the players for the end of the season all the players for the end of the season but, we trust and we have to handle it this way to be competitive in every single game. i think that is the most important thing. there was a record breaking night for this man here — southampton striker shane long scored the fastest goal in premier league history. when he found the net afterjust 7.69 seconds against watford, it broke the record held by ledley king for 19 years and was just long's fourth of the season. however, it wasn't enough for all three points. as andre gray grabbed a last gasp equaliser, the game ending as frantically as it began. so let's have a look at how those results affect the table. tottenaham with that win, consolidate third spot — three points clear of chelsea in fourth, four ahead of arsenal
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in fifth and six ahead of manchester united in sixth. arsenal and united do have a game in hand and both will play tomorrow. watford move up to seventh. at the bottom — southampton after the draw, are two places and six points above the relegation zone in 16th. brighton, if they had just held on, could have picked up a big point. they're in 17th, three points above cardiffjust below them. both teams with 3 games to play. well i mentioned manchester united's game in hand — not an easy one really — just the small matter of the manchester derby tomorrow... and manager ole gunnar solskjaer says he is the right man to turn around fortunes at old trafford after his side slumped to a sixth defeat in eight games at the weekend. united were beaten 4—0 at everton on sunday and are now three points off top four in the premier league
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with four games to go. i'm confident in my team and myself and that i will be ready to take this challenge on. i know it is a big challenge, that is why i came in as well, i've come in here and i'm going to say that i'm going to enjoy this, every single second. i do not like losing, but it is a great challenge and it is a challenge that all the managers in this club have had. you have to still be confident enough to say that this is the way we are going to do it and plan ahead. a manchester city win would move them one point clear of liverpool at the top of the table, with three games left to play. pep guardiola believes it's not as difficult to go to old trafford now for his club. this club in the last decade grew a lot and that is why, it's not as scary to go there and play before where maybe it was more difficult. the distance, especially for the players that manchester city's had
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in the past ten seasons. perhaps it made the game a bit more equal than maybe the gap was bigger. manchester united vs manchester city is an eight o'clock kick off. there's full commentary on five live sport. coverage begins at 6:30 with mark chapman live from old trafford. commentary team of the bbc‘s football correspondent john murray and robbie savage. the five—time winner ronnie o'sullivan claimed he was — physically not 100% — as he was on the receiving end of probably the biggest upset in crucible history — beaten 10—8 by amateur, james cahill in the first round of the world snooker championship in sheffield. as ben croucher reports, it was an unexpected performance from ‘the rocket‘ in more ways than one...
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they are calling it the greatest shot in snooker. james cahill walked into the crucible a qualifier, and debutante, and amateur. he left it today with the piece of history. you know, it's nice to just win, its nice to qualify, it's nice to beat ronnie, every thing is just perfect today. if cahill achieved perfection, this was a very imperfect ronnie o'sullivan, one we have not come to recognise, even without the drastic overnight haircut. miss, followed miss, followed miss as sullivan was struggling simply to stay awake, cahill moved closer to dreamland. his overnight lead extended from 5—4 to 8—5, not good not good signs for ronnie o'sullivan fans that. then, what the o'sullivan fans wanted to see, the amateur started to look like one and ronnie started to look like ronnie again, 8—5 became 8—6, became 8—7, became eight—all, the rocket on a roll. pink and black to take the lead! would you believe it. cahill capitalised, took the frame and showed all the coolness of
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a seasoned pro to see out the match and send an out of sorts favourite home at this stage in just the fourth time into 27 visits to sheffield. all my limbs feel really heavy, legs, arms, they were absolutely shattered, just drained really. i had no energy. but whatever way you look at it, you have to give credit to him and he got over the line, you know. if i knew he was playing he was playing well, i wouldn't have won that match and i know that and i'm just happy to be through, and happy to be in the next round. you know what a fantastic win that is. so how do you top that? well, he'll aim for another shot against stephen maguire on friday. another big name is in trouble. world number seven judd trump faces a battle to stay in the championship. he'll resume his first round match against thailand's thepchaiya un—nooh tomorrow, six frames to 3 down. now for some of the day's other sport stories. england winger callum
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hudson—odoi was due to have surgery this evening, after rupturing his achilles tendon in chelsea's 2—2 draw with burnley in the premier league last night. he's tweeted to say he's gutted to end his season with injury. west ham's plea to move their men's home game against southampton to avoid a clash with the women's fa cup final has been rejected by the premier league. the league match kicks off at 3 o'clock on may the fourth — but the club wanted to move it to 12:30 so fans could see the women's team face manchester city at wembley at 5:30 on the same day. world heavyweight champion anthony joshua says jarrell miller "does not deserve to be in a ring with me or any other heavyweight". the pair were due to face each other injune but miller provided "adverse findings" in two separate doping tests. saracens and england winger david strettle will retire from professional rugby at the end of the season. the 35—year—old played 14 times for his country
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between 2007 and 2013, scoring two tries. he also helped sarries to two premiership titles. captain, leader, legend — just some of the tributes paid today in honour of billy mcneill, the former celtic captain and first briton to lift the european cup has died at the age of 79. our scottish sports news correspondent chris mclaughlin looks back at the life and career of the man who led the ‘lisbon lions‘. this was the moment he became more than just this was the moment he became more thanjust a this was the moment he became more than just a footballer more than just the captain becoming the first british man to lift the european cup secured his status as a legend. the victory was over milan in 1967. came the winning goal! deflected the
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shot! that was the high point of an illustrious career. born in bell's hill and after a spell, it was celtic and after that as a player, only celtic. went to the head of billy mcneill and what a scene it was! at this final in 1965, his goal ending in eight yearfor the club and kick—starting the glory years that led to lisbon. he went on journey, nine successively successive league titles. he also turned out for scotland on 29 occasions. he was devoted to his family and talked often about the strain of having to travel and leave them behind. he breathed at the game of football and as a manager, there
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was manchester city

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