as the world marks the start of the new year, security has been stepped up in major cities. in london, thousands of extra police are being deployed ahead of the celebrations. there's something like 3,000 police officers on duty in central london alone, and there will be stewards as well. the queen's new year's honours list is dominated by britian‘s 0lympic and paralympic stars, including lee pearson, mo farah and andy murray. from me and the rest of the new year's eve team in the newsroom, a very happy new year. time to cross to the bbc sport centre now for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday. the headlines this evening. a premier league record, 13 wins in
a row. it's unlucky for stoke as chelsea go nine points clear. 15 in a row for celtic. the old firm victory puts them firmly in control of the spl. and the chiefs end 2016 with a stunning comeback. two tries in the last nine minutes put exeter third in rugby union's premiership. there are seven matches in the premier league today, and chelsea have set a record. they have matched arsenal's record of 13 wins in a row in the same premier league season. they extended their lead at the top of the table with a 11—2 win at home to stoke. it was 2—2 with 25 minutes left to play, but a second from willian and and a late diego costa goal made sure of the record.
if they beat tottenham next week they will match arsenal's all—time record 01:14 straight wins set across two seasons. chelsea are currently nine points clear of liverpool, who are playing third—placed manchester city. we'll update you on that match in a moment. first, reaction from the winning manager. to win 13 games in a row in this league is very difficult. today is another example. stoke played very well. but i'm pleased because my players showed me that they are very good to adapt it in a different type of games that we face. we did really well, in fairness. we showed great courage in getting back on level terms. i thought we were good value to get a draw out of the
game. we can't afford to keep on making mistakes as we are at the moment. it's hurting us. manchester united came from behind against middlesbrough to win 2—1 at old trafford. paul pogba scored in the 86th minute. it came a minute after anthony martial had equalised. grant leadbitter had given boro a second half lead. manchester united are still sixth, but level on points with spurs in fifth. it's fantastic. 0ne it's fantastic. one goal down, when you try to win, then you go, then you try to win, then you go, then you gamble a lot to play with one defender against negredo. two against two is gambling. the players accepted it with courage, that situation of the game. then we scored and when we scored, i felt the stadium was going down. i thought everybody was coming to the
pitch, a fantastic feeling, obviously. when you are coming here and you are playing against man united after our performances against man city, arsenal and chelsea and you are winning1—0, man united finish the game playing with ten men. they are the top team. to the tea—time match at anfield, it'sjurgen klopp‘s liverpool against pep guardiola's manchester city, second against third. the premier league's last game of the year kicked off at 5:30pm, and liverpool were ahead after seven minutes through georginio wijnaldum. a win would stretch their lead over third—placed city to four points, and cut chelseas lead back to six. they've just kicked off the second half, still 1-0 they've just kicked off the second half, still 1—0 to liverpool. the other results, andre grey scored
a hat—trick for burnley as they beat struggling sunderland 4—1. leicester had a much—needed win against west ham 1—0, islam slimani with the headed goal. hal—robson kanu scored a brilliant winner for west brom at st marys as they beat southampton 2—1 to move up to eighth. managerless swansea went down 3—0 at home to bournemouth and are still bottom. that's how the top of the table looks. arsenal play palace tomorrow. spurs face watford. it could change, they could overhaul manchester city. it could change, they could overhaul manchester city. another defeat for swansea sees them stay at the bottom. sunderland's heavy defeat means they are still in trouble. big win for leicester, now six points off the relegation zone. burnley, back to back wins and they are up to 11th. celtic have signed off for 2016 with victory in the old firm match. they beat rangers 2—1 at ibrox,
their 15th premiership win in a row. 0ur scotland football reporter chris mclaughlin was at the match. 0ne one of the noisiest derbies in the world started with silence. in memory of the 66 fans who lost their lives in the new year ibrox disaster over 45 years ago. as the new year approached it was an old face who had ibrox rocking wants more. step forward 37—year—old kenny miller. just rewards from rangers, who had started well. but there are reasons celtic are so far ahead in the title race. 0ne celtic are so far ahead in the title race. one of those, the young french striker mousa dembele. celtic were level. at the start of the second half, only the crossbar stopped in
giving celtic the lead. sinclair off target the follow—up. he made amends with 20 minutes to go, with a little help from a rangers defence that had temporarily disappeared. but in an entertaining match, the home side looked dangerous in spells. miller thought he'd levelled late on, the post had other ideas. disappointment of the kenny miller and for rangers, that's how it finished here, celtic very much deserving of their victory. it's party time now for them and their fans. victory. it's party time now for them and theirfans. 0n the victory. it's party time now for them and their fans. 0n the last day of 2016, the title is all but theirs. in today's only match in the aviva premiership, exeter have moved above bath into third after a stunning second half comeback at the rec. they were 11—0 down at half time but two tries from james short in the final ten minutes saw them grab an unlikely win, as they came
back with 17 unanswered points. there was some good news for bath though, a welcome return for wing anthony watson. he made his first appearance as a substitute since fracturing his jaw at an england training camp in october. in the pro 12, leinster beat ulster to move into second place in the table. ulster failed to score until the 77th minute and by then the match was beyond them. rory 0'loughlin scored twice for leinster, the final score 22—7. rory clegg went over four minutes from time to snatch a dramatic bonus point victory for glasgow warriors at treviso. there was also a great performance from scotland international stuart hogg, he scored 15 points, bagging a try and kicking five conversions. 35—28 to warriors. two other matches in the pro 12. edinburgh beat zebre 24—19. the bottom two italian sides both losing, but putting up quite a fight for the scottish sides.
the other match is a 5:30pm kick—off. connach against munster. manu tuilagi has been included in a 33—man england training squad for a two day camp in brighton next week. the leicester centre has struggled with injuries in recent years and has managed only one appearance for his country sincejune 2014. maro itoje and jack nowell also return after missing the autumn internationals through injury as does anthony watson. head coach eddie jones will confirm his final six nations squad on january 20th, they will begin the defence of that title at home to france. andy murray has been given a knighthood in the new year's honours list. he's in abu dhabi at the moment where he has just finished third at the world tennis championship. it's a rather grand title for little more than a six man exhibition event.
he suffered a shock defeat to david goffin in his first match yesterday, but beat milos raonic in straight sets in todays consolation game so he finishes the year with a win and also the title sir andy. it sounds strange, obviously. it's a big honour, obviously to be asked. great recognition for my results over the last few years. that's obviously a very nice way to finish 2016, or start 2017. obviously a very nice way to finish 2016, orstart 2017. i'm more obviously a very nice way to finish 2016, or start 2017. i'm more than happyjust being 2016, or start 2017. i'm more than happy just being known 2016, or start 2017. i'm more than happyjust being known as andy, that's fine by me. it's been the best year of his career. it's been quite a year in terms of sport, capped by andy murray receiving a knighthood following a phenomenal 2016 for him. but we also had a european football championship, and of course an olympic and paralympic games. adam wild looks back at some of the highlights. 2016 was a sporting year quite
unlike any other. brazil welcomes the world with open arms! olympic yea rs the world with open arms! olympic years a re the world with open arms! olympic years are always special but rio was truly spectacular. from the ultimate in individual performances like that of adam peaty. .. in individual performances like that of adam peaty... he's in individual performances like that of adam peaty. .. he's obliterated the world record! and mo farah, to the world record! and mo farah, to the collective glory of the team effort, surpassing their 2012 medal total in some style. for the paralympians, total in some style. for the pa ralympians, those fantastic achievements followed one after the other. human endeavour, human achievement, has rarely been bettered. still, some of those performances had surprised, it was perhaps nothing compared of the premier league. leicester city's triumph will go down as one of sport's greatest upsets. that was before football's summer holiday in france. wales journey to the semifinal euro 2016 will live long
in the memory. something special is happening here tonight! northern ireland enjoyed their moment in the sign as well, but england, defeat that was as humbling and humiliating as anything in living memory. for england's rugby union side it was a different story. starting with the six nations. they had been a side in crisis but a new coach, a new captain and suddenly they were looking like a new team. in this tournament, no one could compete. the grand slam beginning was that them a flawless year. reaching the very top of the sport is now their aim. but there is one brit already there. 0lympic aim. but there is one brit already there. olympic champion, wimbledon champion andy murray begins 2017 as the world's's best. the bbc sports personality of the year 2016 is andy murray. for him and the sport, a year like no other. a nice reminder of what's been going
on in 2016. what's going on in the premier league, liverpool are still beating manchester city 1—0 at anfield. goodbye. i've been waiting a while, and. the most boring international football team i've ever watched. if i was in america right now and the police pulled me over, i'm staying stiff. at 20 minutes to five we can now say the decision taken in 1975 by this country tojoin the decision taken in 1975 by this country to join the common market has been reversed. this will be a victory for real people, a victory
for ordinary people. a victory for decent people. what's the first thing that came to your mind? when you've seen everybody voting out? when you found out we voted out?|j thought, now i'm going to have to pay for a visa to visit spain! a lot of people didn't vote because they thought, we aren't going to leave europe. i stayed at home and didn't vote. a ka stephan. he thought it was in the bag. he thought, england isn't that dumb! a lot of people decided to vote over immigration. isn't that dumb! a lot of people decided to vote over immigrationlj think decided to vote over immigration.” think that's one of the main points. they thought if you voted leave, you know the simpsons movie? that's what they thought would happen. they thought the dome would come over. in fa ct we thought the dome would come over. in fact we voted leave and what's changed? yeah, yeah, i voted. ijust
turned 18. i'd never voted before. i was excited to be voting. the majority of people that did vote, that voted to leave, was middle—aged and elderly. trying to make britain how it was. but we great britain anyway. so regardless of whether we leave or not, we are still one of the biggest nations in the world. we are still going to get trade, we are still going to be doing well. the british people have made a very clear decision to take a different path. and as such, i think the country requires fresh leadership to ta ke country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction.” country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction. i think you just put his hands up because he was like, you guys are really going to do this, and he backed out. now he's chilling on the beach with his wife. he tried. he was like, i'm gone. he's