tv Sport Today BBC News January 3, 2017 1:45am-2:01am GMT
and he's back — the fed express rushes through his return after a six—month break from tennis. hello, and thanks for joining us on sport today. we're going to kick things off in the north—east of england, where sunderland fans can celebrate the start of 2017 with a precious point against in form liverpool. two penalties from jermain defoe saw the black cats draw 2—2 withjurgen klopp‘s side. sunderland's top scorer making no mistake from the spot on 25 minutes after daniel sturridge had given liverpool an early lead. he would later be taken off with an ankle injury. sadio mane restored the visitors‘ lead, but it was the senegalese who was at fault for the equaliser when he handled the ball to give the hosts a second spot—kick. it means liverpool are five points behind leaders chelsea, who play on wednesday. i don't know exactly. my team were
ready for picking and i was proud of them. iwas ready for picking and i was proud of them. i was not sure they could do it. we could have played better in a few moments. we conceded two goals after penalties. i think after a whole season without penalties against us, nearly, yes, we can play better football, but i'm not sure if we can play better football. the criticism, positive or negative, from me, it is pretty much not possible. we matched liverpool's energy for a lot of the game and i think we deserved it. they had some opportunities and we made some good saves, but we had big chances as well. we had some big chances. well, plenty more fixtures in the english premier league on monday, and manchester city have taken advantage of that slip up by liverpool.
the citizens just two points behind their rivals now. but they did have to do it the hard way against burnley at the etihad. manchester city winning 2—1 despite being a man short for almost an hour. brazilian midfielder fernandinho was sent off after just 32 minutes for a two—footed challenge on johan gudmundsson. but the hosts kept their cool, and thanks to goals from gael clichy and sergio aguero, they are now third. but even despite the nature of the win, city's manager was less than happy when he spoke to our reporter damianjohnson. we won against a lot of circumstances in a tough game and we are happy for that. the sending off — what was it your view of the red card for fernandinho? you are the journalist, not me. you're the manager, i'm sure the fans would like to know. ask the referee, not me. you do not seem that happy that you've won? why don't you believe i'm happy? you are not showing it. i was so happy. believe me, i'm so happy. happy new year.
are manchester city in the title race? yesterday, no. why today are we in the title race? slightly poker—faced happiness. manchester united are now level on points with fifth—placed tottenham hotspur after a 2—0 win over ten—man west ham at the london stadium. that's now six league wins on the bounce for jose mourinho's side. the game turned on its head, though, when sofiane feghouli was handed a straight red card by mike dean afterjust 15 minutes for a challenge on philjones. but it took until the 63rd minute for united to break the deadlock. juan mata scoring from ten yards after a clever pass by fellow substitute marcus rashford before zlatan ibrahimovic doubled the visitors' lead in the 78th minute from what appeared to be an offside position. 48 hours is very hard for everyone. hard for us to sink well, one player
was hard to synch because it is hard to do that when you're tired. it is physically hard to do that when you're tired. it is physically ha rd to to do that when you're tired. it is physically hard to play with one player less. these fixtures are very difficult, difficult for everyone. but i managed to calm the team and to talk to some key players about the strategy for the second half, to do the strategy for the second half, to d o exa ctly the strategy for the second half, to do exactly what i need them to do, andi do exactly what i need them to do, and i think i was happy with my choices. it has been a terrible festive period for southampton. ronald koeman‘s side scored all their goals in the final 20 minutes against his former club, but the saints on a terrible run of form — they drop to 10th. first half, not good. i think we missed some tempo in the game and every time when the tempo was higher, we create opportunities to score and that was the problem
in the first half. it was not that intensity in the game, and we brought that in after half—time and then you see the final result. west brom had to come from behind to beat hull 3—1 and record back—to—back premier league wins for just the second time this season. chris brunt and gareth mcauley cashed in on errors before james morrison clinched the win for the baggies at the hawthorns. robert snodgrass had given hull a first—half lead, but the tigers really with only themselves to blame in an error—strewn second half with some costly defensive mistakes. we are taking nothing for granted. it is such a tough week. you have seen it again today. you would think a whole would come here, and no disrespect, a stroll in the park.
but the players were absolutely fantastic and never stopped going. that is what the premiership is like. we can't take our foot off the pedal or anything for granted. we are what we are, and unless we put com plete are what we are, and unless we put complete focus and effort and energy into what we are trying to do, we will not get results. in the early kick—off, it was a bit of a no—score bore—draw between middlesbrough and champions leicester city at the riverside. that point does move claudio ranieri's men up to 14th while boro are two places and two points further back. not a huge amount to talk about, although leicester did have a chance to win it in the final minute of injury time when they were awarded a free kick in a dangerous area, while gaston ramirez blew the best chance of the game for the hosts. ourteam, our team, which is playing in the champions league, we showed again we we re champions league, we showed again we were better than them. we played our way. today we did better than them.
at home is to show how good we are playing, and we had chances to score. i think we had nine shots today. we missed some shots. but again, we need to compete, and to compete in this league is to fight in the way the players are fighting and perform in the way the players are doing, and knowing it will be a tough season. we have to win points as soon as possible. former chelsea midfielder oscar has touched down in china, and unsurprisingly he was treated to a hero's welcome following his move to shanghai for around $73 million. there was plenty of flowers and flash photography greeting him in the middle kingdom. the 25—year—old brazil international was greeted by hundreds of fans as he arrived at pudong airport. it's reported oscar will earn nearly half a million dollars a week playing for shanghai sipg in the chinese super league. world number two novak djokovic overcame a rusty start to kick off 2017 with a win in the first round of the qatar open
in doha on monday. he was 5—1 down in the first set to unseeded german jan—lenna rd struff. djokovic was playing in his first match since losing the atp world tour final to andy murray in november. struff raced to a 4—0 lead in the opening set, but djokovic bounced back. the serb continued to apply pressure and closed out a comfortable victory in the end 7—6, 6—3. the australian open, the first tennis grand slam of the year, gets under way in just a couple of weeks in melbourne, and the man with 17 major titles to his name, roger federer, has returned to the court after a six—month absence. the swiss was in hopman cup action in the western australian capital of perth as he took on great britain's dan evans, and the 35—year—old was straight back to winning ways as anneka radley reports. cheering it probably takes a little longer
than a six—month break for a 17 time grand slam champion to start feeling rusty. roger federer, who was forced to watch from the sidelines for most of last season, after having knee surgery in february and a back injurya surgery in february and a back injury a few months later, was in form in his first competitive match in over half a year. he returned with his custom—made flare, and entertain the 13 one half dozen bands at the perth arena as he outclassed his opponent 6—3, 6—4. a straightforward win for federer representing switzerland, but age 35 and after studying to 16th in the world rankings, getting back to the top and winning on a bigger stage will be no easy task. that is all of the sport for now. see you soon. hello there. stargazers have had something of a cold treat over recent hours. the clear skies across england and wales have allowed a frost to form, but we have had some beautiful weather watcher pictures
sent to us of the moon and also visible planets. venus was particularly visible earlier in the night. now, it's a cold start to the day. england and wales having a widespread frost to start off with. the lowest temperature down to about —7 celsius, so a freezing start. and there is the risk of some icy stretches first thing across parts of england and wales on untreated roads and pavements to watch out for as well. further north, well, it's not particularly cold here because we have got a lot of cloud across scotland. a brisk wind and some rain to start the day as well, particularly the highlands, pushing into some of the grampian regions too. probably the rain staying off and away from the central belt. a lot of cloud for northern ireland. quite cloudy too for north—west england, the north of wales and north—west midlands. but lots of sunshine to start the day across much of eastern england, the south midlands, southern england and south wales. in fact, for many, there will be barely a cloud in the sky. there could be the odd isolated fog patch, but it won't be widespread, and it will clear pretty quickly through tuesday. through the rest of the day, essentially it's a fairly dry day.
the cloudiest weather, if you like, across the north—west of the uk could bring isolated showers across the hills of northern england. we do have some wet weather on and off through the day across the north—west of scotland. but it's here where we will see here some of the day's highest temperatures — up to 9 degrees. windy through the northern isles, particularly for shetland. gusts could reach 60—70 miles an hourfor a time. through the night, it will stay blustery, plenty of showers working in across the northern isles, and it will turn cold enough for a nip of frost this coming night, across the far north—west of scotland, particularly in rural parts. looking at the weather charts as they change through tuesday and wednesday, we still have high pressure with us, but it is kind of reorientating, allowing a blast of colder air to work down from the north sea. with that colder air, the blues you can see on the chart, will have plenty of showers forming but the good news is most of those showers should be steered away from the coastline by these brisk north north—westerly winds. elsewhere we have a weak front moving southwards across northern ireland, england and wales, on wednesday, bringing with it a lot of cloud,
one or two light spots of rain but nothing particularly significant. as that front clears through, the sunshine comes back out. down go the temperatures with highs of around 4—7 celsius across the northern half of the uk. it will be a cold night wednesday night on into thursday, plenty of sunshine. a change in the weather, though, for friday. it turns wet and windy but also milder. highs in glasgow reaching ten by friday. that's your weather. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. i'm mike embley. our top stories: turkish officials say this is the suspect in the deadly istanbul nightclub attack and they're close to identifying him. so—called islamic state says it was behind the shootings. as details of the 39 people who died begin to emerge — the hunt for their killer goes on. back in control — the end of a prison riot in brazil that left 56 inmates dead and visiting families distraught. it was billed as the eighth wonder of the world — we take a guided tour of a city