madrid might covet him, but right now, dele's all theirs. white hart lane used to be known as 3—point play by chelsea fans, such was their dominance here, not any more. after chelsea ended spurs‘ title hopes last season, this was the perfect revenge. not only did this cut chelsea's lido this post to seven points and push spurs above rivals man city and arsenal to third place, but it also sends a real statement of intent, a statement that this site could be title contenders yet again. they are happy, and dele will get all the plaudits, but this is a classy team performance. as for chelsea, gary cahill said after the match, it will not affect this mentally and we go again. given that is what steven gerrard said when liverpool famously slipped up, that was probably not the best choice of words. newsnight is about to begin over on
bbc ina newsnight is about to begin over on bbc in a few moments. here is evan. tonight we will be looking at what is in store for france this year, our nearest neighbour and closest rival. the presidential election that could end up presidential election that could end up as presidential election that could end upasa presidential election that could end up as a contest between the far right and the thatcherites, making for interesting times. join me on bbc two. that's it from us, you join me on bbc two. that's it from us, you can join me on bbc two. that's it from us, you can keep up to date throughout the night with the bbc news channel. now it is time for the news where you are. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm hugh woozencroft. and the big news this evening: unlucky for some — chelsea's13—match winning streak in the premier league is ended by tottenham hotspur. sir andy murray keeps his hot streak going in qatar. and kadeena cox says her life is a "ticking time bomb" as she defends her decision to take part in tv show thejump. good evening.
plenty to come, but we start with the big match we saw the premier league's festive period come to a close and it could well throw the title race wide open, as tottenham hotspur ended leaders chelsea's13—match winning run in the premier league. our sports correspondent, natalie pirks, is outside a rather happy white hart lane this evening. natalie — chelsea are finally beaten. yes, and what an achievement it was. first of all, for them to equal arsenal's record of 13 games, but how they would have loved to have done it here at the home of their london rivals. spurs fans were having none of it. they are very happy on the streets of white hart lane tonight. let's look at how the match was won. now only spurs could
stop them reaching the record of match was won. now only spurs could stop them reaching the record 01:14 consecutive winds in a season. eden hazard had an opportunity to see them off on his right foot. at times, it seemed chelsea couldn't quite agree onjust times, it seemed chelsea couldn't quite agree on just how to get there. whilst they were proud about their route, it was tottenham charting their own course. kristian erikson the first to go close. much of the talk had been of chelsea's extraordinary run, but that of dele alli has not gone unnoticed either. still, the second—half to come. for chelsea, the record began to feel further away. their chances limited to just further away. their chances limited tojust a further away. their chances limited to just a few. dele alli seemed almost unstoppable. his and spurs'
second more than enough to win. the blues' success ending at white hat lane, but where these sides go from here is what really matters. white hart lane used to be known as three point lane to chelsea fans, such was their dominance here, but in the last decade they have only won once here in the league, so it wasn't the walkover that some chelsea fans had predicted. chelsea didn't play as well as they have. let's hear of it 110w well as they have. let's hear of it now from both managers, mauricio pochettino and antonio conte. now from both managers, mauricio pochettino and antonio contelj think it pochettino and antonio conte.|j think it is a massive victory. a very important three points giroud use very important three points giroud use the gap to the top of the table. i think it was a very tough game. we we re i think it was a very tough game. we were playing one of the best teams in europe, so the value of the victory is massive. we conceded
goals in two crucial moments, at the end of the first half, and then in the second half, when we missed different chances to equalise. we conceded another goal, another similar goal. it's a pity, but it's important to know that this can happen. it's important now to restart, to continue to work very hard, to try to improve everyday. restart, to continue to work very hard, to try to improve everydaym isa hard, to try to improve everydaym is a huge win for spurs, but it really puts the cat amongst the pigeons in terms of the premier league table. it has cut chelsea's ten point lead over spurs tojust seven points, and it has leapfrogged spurs into third place, above arsenal and manchester city. really shaking things up there in the league. it has restored belief that
spurs can go on to do perhaps what they did last season, that title charge that just fell flat they did last season, that title charge thatjust fell flat in the end. they are better off in terms of points than they were this season. for chelsea, a great record for them to have equalled. they said, we go again. where have we heard that before? steven gerrard said that quite infamously in that slip—up that liverpool had when it looked like the title was absolutely heading their way. that will not be crumbs of comfort for chelsea fans. naturally they are very happy indeed down there at white hart lane. everton winger yannick bolasie could be out for a year with a knee injury, according to manager ronald koeman. bolasie signed from crystal palace for £25 million in august. he injured his right knee during everton's1—1 draw with manchester united last month. sunderland have turned down a £6 million bid from west ham forjermain defoe. defoe has scored 11 goals this season — including two in his side's draw
with liverpool on monday. it is understood west ham will raise their offer for the player who began his career at the club. west ham have won their appeal against sofiane feghouli's sending—off in the match against manchester united on monday. the midfielder was shown a straight red by referee mike dean after a collision with philjones. feghouli will now be eligible to play in the fa cup match against manchester city on friday. leeds united owner massimo cellino has sold 50% of his share of the club — making aser group holding, led by fellow italian businessman andrea radrizzani — the new majority shareholder. cellino is now left with a 50% stake in the club. radrizzani says he's very impressed with the job manager garry monk has done, and will support him and the team moving forward. leeds are currently fifth in the championship. notts county striker rachel williams has been called up to the england women's squad for the first time in almost three years. the lionesses play friendlies
against norway and sweden later this month, and manager mark sampson has named a 28—player squad. there are also recalls for her notts team—mates ellen white — seen here training with national side — and carly telford. sir andy murray is through to the quarter finals of the qatar open — after a 26th consecutive win. the world number one was made to work hard for the win against austrian gerald melzer, asjoe lynskey reports. ita it a whirlwind month of gongs and knighthoods, sir andy murray stayed flawless on the court. the briton is on the best winning streak of his career. in casar, he wants to keep up career. in casar, he wants to keep up his momentum. the australian open is less than two weeks away, and in the melts, murray faced a man seizing the spotlight. the pair
exchanged two breaks each in a first set that would be settled by a dramatic tie—break. at one stage, melzer looked ready to spring the surprise, but murray forced the breakthrough. murray found the break in the second set to put him in control, and like many of the 25 gone before him, melzer soon found that his efforts were in vain. british number two kyle edmund is through to a first atp tour quarterfinal of 2017, after his opponent retired in the second round of their match, at the brisbane international. edmund, ranked 45 in the world, beat luca pwee, after the frenchman retired with blisters, when trailing 6—3, 3—1. edmund will take on us open champion stan wawrinka in the last eight. great britain suffered another 3—0 defeat in the hopman cup in perth. they lost to france