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tv   Sportsday  BBC News  March 1, 2020 6:30pm-6:46pm GMT

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hello. this is bbc news with lukwesa burak. the headlines. another 12 people in the uk test positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 35. the prime minister has been visiting public health england. coronavirus is a concern, it is a novel illness. it is something that this country really amply has the resources to deal with. we have state—of—the—art testing facilities, a fantastic nhs, we will have to get through this but believe me we are going to beat it.
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borisjohnson says he has "confidence" in his home secretary priti patel, who faces allegations from her departing civil service chief that she bullied staff. greek authorities have been using tear gas as clashes intensify with migrants on the border with turkey. they say they've already stopped almost 10,000 from entering. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello, good evening and welcome to sportsday. i'm holly hamilton. coming up on tonight's programme: three in a row. manchester city beat aston villa to win their first straight league cup. we will be live at wembley.
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everton boss carlo ancelotti sees red as his side are denied a late winner against manchester united in the premier league. elinor barker claims great britain's first gold medal at the track cycling world championships in berlin. also coming up in the programme: we bring you all the reaction from melbourne as england's women thrashed west indies to seal their place in the semi finals of the t20 world cup. hello and welcome to the programme — on another busy day — but we start at wembley where manchester city have got their hands on yet another bit of silverware. they beat aston villa in the final of the league cup — to win it for the third year in a row. natalie pirks is there for us this evening.
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there was a lot of talk about the fa ct there was a lot of talk about the fact that this was very much manchester city's for the taking, but villa did put up a fight, didn't they? they really did, and there is a sense from the fans who are streaming away towards the tube that they were in this game for the first 19 minutes, they really took the game to city, and they have almost set upa game to city, and they have almost set up a permanent home here, their 16th visit in ten seasons, going for the hat—trick of consecutive wins in this trophy, but villa really were in the game, and a diving header in the second minute from our ghazi almost gave them a perfect start. but it was sergio aguero, a defence splitting pass landed to phil foden, knocked down to aguero, and he really is aston villa's nemesis. his tenth goal against them in six starts. and then just ten minutes later, it was really quite poor, soft defending, really, from a corner that meant rodrigo got ahead.
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dean smith was furious, the villa manager, he was remonstrating, as was tyrone mings, and i think replays will back them up on that, but of course var doesn't look at that kind of thing. they felt it shouldn't have been a corner and therefore wouldn't have been a goal. but really it was villa's defending that was a problem for that corner. just before half—time when that sense of inevitability was creeping m, sense of inevitability was creeping in, it was city's turn to stumble, stones with the slip. that brilliant diving header to make it 2-1, that brilliant diving header to make it 2—1, and the second half got a bit testy, raheem sterling had a couple of issues and picked up a yellow card, and that there was a two footed tackle on aguero that could have been a red, it was off the ground, and said he didn't like that at all. villa were just
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millimetres, three minutes from time, from making it 2—2 and going to extra time, but bjorn engels, a great save, just tip it onto the post, that was that. i think in the end of city did show their strength and it was the right result, but villa can really walk away from here with their heads held high today. and i can hear some of the celebrations going on behind you at wembley. natalie pirks, thank you for the moment. on to the premier league then. and at goodison park a couple of goalkeeping howlers allowed both goals in a 1—1 draw between everton and manchester united. the hosts had a late winner ruled out, which left manager carlo ancelotti seeing red.. literally. adam wild was watching. if the premier league is already a race amongst the also—rans, here we re race amongst the also—rans, here were everton and manchester united jostling for position. it's about being on the right place at the right time, that is where dominic calvert—lewin made sure he was, making his own luck with little help
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from david geyer‘s misfortune. still just minutes played, plenty of distance left to run, united's fightback coming from distance too. nemanja matic tested from range, and his impact has been a swift and it has been uplifting. a second half of few chances, gylfi sigurdsson came close for a free kick before the final mad scramble. first united went close, denied byjordan pickford. he celebrated like that won, and moments later they thought they had. the ball in the net, but var ruling the everton player in the wrong place at the right time. carlo ancelotti was given a red card after the final whistle. but the also—rans we re the final whistle. but the also—rans were still running their own defence. i asked an explanation,
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they sent me off. i wanted to keep they sent me off. i wanted to keep the conversation private, ifelt they were going to take a decision, but sometimes you can be right and sometimes you can be wrong. any complaint of this, we are satisfied with the performance, and this can give us more confidence, that we can compete with these teams. it's a bad start, but then great reaction by everyone. we wanted the ball, we took the game to them, played in their half, created chances and got the goal we deserved. are you a fan of var? i don't know. it's hard to say. i wouldn't mind living with the human errors. just one other premier league game today. rauljimenez with the win for wolves as they came from behind twice to beat spurs 3—2. that
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win moves them back above spurs and boost their hopes of earning a champions league spot. we are firing on all fronts now, so we have opportunities to do something special. we have a home game next week, and we will adversely go and try and win that and win as high as we can. 0ur adversely go and try and win that and win as high as we can. our goal is to finish, try to get the season unbeaten and see where it takes us. you would have to be ruthless against teams like wolves that played fantastically well in counterattack. we we ren't. played fantastically well in counterattack. we weren't. and i think we deserved much more than this result. elsewhere. celtic have moved a step closer to successfully defending their scottish cup title. they're through to the semi finals after beating stjohnstone1—0 — ryan christie's free kick nine minutes from time — enough to secure the win. it's celtic‘s 34th successive victory in domestic cup competitions.
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coronavirus has been affecting sporting events across the world. the paris half marathon was cancelled as a precaution. the tokyo marathon went ahead, but only as an event for a few hundred elite athletes. ethiopia's birhanu legese won the men's race for the second year in a row, while israel's lonah chemtai salpeter broke the course record to win the women's race. in italy, atalanta fans were checked for coronavirus symptoms before they were allowed into lecce's ground for their serie a match. it was one of only five league matches this weekend because of the coronavirus. chris froome and team ineos have been allowed to travel home from the cancelled uae tour, but others remain in quarantine in abu dhabi following a coronavirus scare. a50 tests for the virus have come back negative after around 600 riders, staff members and media were checked over the past two days.
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the remaining results are expected soon. britain have their first gold at the track cycling world cup. elinor barker was crowned world points race champion in berlin, the only rider to gain two laps, on her way to a winning total of 50 points.barker adds the gold to her silverfrom the team pursuit earlier in the championships. i had ihada i had a conversation with my coach beforehand where we said after yesterday would i be happy to say that i'd had a good ride, because i was fairly happy with my performance yesterday, i just didn't was fairly happy with my performance yesterday, ijust didn't get was fairly happy with my performance yesterday, i just didn't get a medal. and i said i'd rather take some big risks and risk coming 15th but put myself in a position where i can win, i'm glad i and did. it was a big risk, because i nearly lost it all, but i hung on for the end. in the rugby premiership, wasps recovered from a slow start to secure a five—try win over london irish. elsewhere bristol hed held out to beat neighbours bath 19—13. despite a second half surge from bath, bristol held on for the vitory, harry randall cra hsed over for with the winning try.
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bristol now move above northampton into third place in the premiership, while bath stay in fifth much of the talk before today's super league tie between hull fc and catalans dragons was around israel folau's first appearance on english soil since his homophobic comments on social media. in the end, his debut passed without incident. however the home side will have more to worry about after letting a 28—10 lead slip — to be beaten 34—29. elsewhere wigan go top with an eight—try hammering of huddersfieldand ast year's grand finalists salford continued their poor start to the season by losing at home to wakefield. over to australia and the women's t20 world cup, where england had a job to do. they knew they had to beat west indies in theirfinal group game to ensure their place in the semifinal. in the end it was a thumping victory — nat sciver starring with the bat yet again — her third half—century of the tournament helping them to a 46 run win.
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jo currie was there. so we now know three of the four semifinalists in this t20 world cup. india were already through, and we can add england and south africa to the last four. england came through against the west indies, they won the toss and put themselves into bat. danny wyatt made 29, amyjones 23, but it was nassif who once again shone, making another half—century. she is now very much cementing her place as one of the top players, and she is now that top run scorer so far in this world cup. so nat sciver helped england to win, not bad on a slow wicket. the west indies innings got off to a difficult start after they lost taylor to an injury. she had to be stretchered off with what
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looked to be a groin problem, but to be fair the west indies but is didn't put up much resistance as england bowled them all out for 97 to get themselves through to the semifinals. what we do know, the 26 tea m semifinals. what we do know, the 26 team champions are now out, the 28 runners—up “— team champions are now out, the 28 runners—up —— 2018 runners—up are through, largely thanks to a nat sciver innings. i'm just making sure that i take my confidence into the game, and hitting straight. i'm waiting for the game where it doesn't come off, but i'm going to run with it whilst i can. so england are through. earlier here at sydney showground, south africa completed a co mforta ble showground, south africa completed a comfortable 17 run victory over pakistan to also book their place in the semifinals. the last spot in the last four will come down to a winner ta kes all last four will come down to a winner takes all match between australia and new zealand, which is happening in melbourne. jo curry reporting from melbourne. for the first time in four years, heather watson will be a top 50 player when the tennis rankings are confirmed tomorrow. it's after her three—set victory in the final of the mexican 0pen
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against canada's leylah annie fernandez. it's her fourth career title, but her first since 2016. i'm really happy. more relief i think after that match, because i had so many chances to close it out in the second set, but it happens like that sometimes and i'm really pleased with how ijust kept it together mentally and just kept fighting and got the job done together mentally and just kept fighting and got thejob done in the end. that's all from sportsday. i'll bring you more throughout the evening.. bye for now. we begin this week in north—east argentina, and the second largest wetland in the whole
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of south america, ibera. a generation ago, this environment was under threat. hunting as well as rapid coastal development caused much of the area's wildlife to disappear. but now the outlook is a lot sunnier. ibera has become a national park. today, lots of native species are thriving, including wild pampas deer and these giant guinea pigs — capybara. but there's still lots more work to be done. now one of the continent's most feared and revered predators is returning to ibera. i'm on my way to find out how that's going to happen. welcome to estancia, san alonso, the island home


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