hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm tim hague. coming up tonight. celtic‘s chances of the scottish premiership title being won without them even playing, were wiped out by aberdeen. 7—0 winners at dundee! a club versus country row has emerged this evening, as everton boss ronald koeman publicly criticises republic of ireland manager martin o'neill. only for o'neill to respond and say koeman is a "master tactician of the blame game". and charley hull remains in contention in her second round of the first women's golf major of the season. hello, thank you very much for
watching. celtic will have to wait until sunday at least to secure the scottish premiership title after second—placed aberdeen thrashed dundee 7—0 at dens park this evening in a win that included a first hat—trick for centre back, andrew considine. he turns 30 tomorrow and opened the scoring for the second—placed dons inside 17 minutes. his second made it 4—0 just before half—time, and with the game effectively over, many dundee fans were leaving the ground by that point. good night for considine though. celtic are still 22 points clear at the top, but this is a night that'll live long in the memory for considine, who would get the seventh and final goal in the closing stages. 7-0 7—0 away from home, not bad! there was one game tonight in the championship, with derby county keeping their slim hopes of a playoff place alive with victory over queens park rangers. matej vydra scored the only goal of the game
in the second half. and while qpr hit the post in the final minutes, the home side hung on. manager gary rowett marked his first home game in charge with the victory and his side are now six points off sixth—placed sheffield wednesday. aston villa's neil taylor is "desperately sorry" for the tackle that broke seamus coleman's leg, according to his club manager steve bruce. the wales defender was sent off for his challenge against the republic of ireland last friday in what was a world cup qualifier. fifa have opened proceedings against taylor, and it could result in a three—game ban instead of the usual one. well, coleman's manager ronald koeman has been critical of the republic of ireland, managed by martin o'neill, for not protecting another of his everton players. james mccarthy aggravated a hamstring injury while on international duty, and had to be withdrawn from the side to face wales shortly before kick—off. here's what he had to say at his press conference earlier. the assessment by the ireland medical team was that it would be a
high risk forjames to play against wales. but of course james had a strong desire to play for his country, so when asked if he was fit to play, he said he felt he was fit. and he was selected to start the game by the ireland manager, who might opinion, in this instance, was not protecting the player —— in my opinion. 50, not protecting the player —— in my opinion. so, pretty critical. well, this evening republic of ireland manager martin o'neill has responded with a statement calling koeman "a master tactician of the blame game". on the football association of ireland website he wrote this. we probably haven't heard the last
of that. after the international break, there's a big weekend of premier league football ahead. starting with the merseyside derby. manchester united play west brom tomorrow too, but they'll be without defenders chris smalling and philjones. managerjose mourinho says the injuries they picked up on england duty last week are "long term". jones injured his toe in a training ground tackle, with reports claiming it involved fellow centre—back smalling. who was pictured in a leg brace himself a few days later, £559? 3515 51? £3; 53? . ,, ,,,
but ran in two tries in the second half to pull clear — carl ablett with the final try. that's their fourth win in a row. castleford tigers still top the table though on points difference after they thrashed huddersfield 52—16. they are in great form, aren't they? charley hull is tied in third, two shot off the lead at the first women's golf major of the year in california. she sat to complete her ra nt california. she sat to complete her rant today because of delays due to bad weather. this birdie meant that she finished one shot behind the leaders and she started her second—round must immediately. this approach kept up her momentum by setting her up for birdie. inbee park of south korea is the leader on seven under. johanna konta will become the world number seven if she beats caroline wozniacki in the miami open
final this weekend. konta put on a really classy display to beat venus williams in straight sets in the semis and becomes the first british woman to reach the final in miami. and just very happy to have come through that. i wasn't able to the first time, the second, i was, so obviously relief and excitement that i get to be part of the last day of the tournament. defending championjudd trump is out of the china open snooker. this was quite a shock. he lost 5—3 to the world number 76 hossein vafaei. the iranian made two centuries on his way to victory, with breaks of 100 and 106. the 22—year—old now takes on mark williams for a place in the final, after he surprised shaun murphy. kyren wilson plays mark selby in the other semi final. british canoeing is the latest national governing body to have concerns raised about the welfare of its athletes. a coach was suspended last year, following a formal complaint. an independent investigation was then started, and is yet to be concluded. our reporter david
ornstein has more. uk sport, the government and that's provide public money for olympic and paralympic sports, they have also said they are aware of the investigation but they say it is the responsibility of the governing body to deal with and they are not able to deal with and they are not able to comment on the detail of any ongoing investigation. it is canoeing had its most successful olympics at rio, two gold medals and two silver medals with three bronzes for the paralympic team as they topped the paralympic table. let's finish on football. the premier league has launched what it calls its ‘most ambitious community programme to date‘... attempting to boost learning by linking education to football. primary stars is a scheme providing teaching resources such as lesson plans and activities to 10,000 primary schools by 2019. our sports news correspondent richard conway can tell us more. this is a lesson you should heed.
this is a lesson you should heedl try, try again. the premier league is reaching out from the pitch to primary schools as it tries to provide learning inspiration and help kids be more active. football has power and energy, it motivates people, young people particularly and therefore because we can we shouldn't this is why we are doing it. free online resources are being made available for teachers to download with those in classrooms keen to combine their studies with sport. it will help me with reading. i don't really like reading but if i use football i'm going to have lots of fun use football i'm going to have lots offun reading. use football i'm going to have lots of fun reading. we learn about different new summer assignments from players, from players. we don't really like maths so maybe when foot ball really like maths so maybe when football is combined with maths it will make maths seem way more appealing. the premier league wants
to connect with 10,000 primary schools by 2019 and by doing that it is rolling out an advertising campaign across the nation. using its star power to try to win hearts and minds. what should you do in this case? try, try again. premier league clubs hope their popularity will help foster a love of learning among children and maybe also an early love for a league that wants to aid in their education goals. richard conway, bbc news, north london. and that's all from sportsday with me, tim hague, thanks for watching. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow.
with me are the political commentatorjo phillips and chief economics commentator at the telegraph, liam halligan. welcome to both of you. a look at the front pages first of all. the i newspaper is leading on the story that spain might get a veto over how any agreement between the uk and the eu applies to gibraltar. parliament faces in new expenses scandal after a leak of information on how much mps pay their staff. that makes the front page of the telegraph. the guardian claims that us security officials had serious concerns over michael flynn becoming national security adviser because of his links with moscow. the times reports that repay google £31 million worth of corporation tax. the express covers new research suggesting that a lack of sleep increases the risk of suffering a