striker ben woodburn, and the hero of their last match, once again, made a decisive impact, teeing up robson—kanu, their second—half dominance finally rewarded. in stoppage time, aaron ramsey would give wales a more deserving scoreline, for a crucial win on the road to russia. katie gornall, bbc news. mimi anderson began running in her late 30s to help her overcome anorexia, since then she's gone on to become one of the top endurance runners in the world, breaking records wherever she goes. now she's preparing for her biggest challenge so far, to become the fastest woman to run across america. sophie raworth has been to meet her. for the next seven—and—a—half weeks, mimi anderson will be running at least 55 miles every single day as she makes her way from la to new york. it's taken years of planning and a lot of training. my run will start from los angeles and it will go all the way through colorado. she'll pass through 12 states in all as she tries to break the women's coast—to—coast record, set in 1979. 2,850 miles in total.
that's a long way. here are all your medals, what a haul. i know. i have to say, i'm quite proud of them, actually. quite proud. but mimi is used to tough challenges. she took up running in her mid 30s and since then has conquered some of the hardest endurance races in the world. this one here, the marathon des sables, which is 250 kilometers, over six days, in the sahara desert, was my very first race, in 2001. i nearly died doing it, but i loved it. that was fantastic. the arctic race is called the 6633 extreme ultra marathon. it's 350 miles, non—stop, over eight days, in temperatures as low as minus a0. i actually won that race overall, male and female, and i came in, i think, it was 24—hours ahead of the only other person who finished. but running across america is her toughest challenge yet. what drives you to do this? i love the challenge. i love, i love the thought of me physically and mentally,
because that plays a big part, of actually being able to run the distances that i do. to power her to a new world record, she's relying on a lot of coffee, ten pairs of running shoes and a support crew, including her husband, friends and a physio. she's already dreaming of the finish line. when i get to the steps of the new york city hall, i'll crawl up those steps. those steps, i'm just going to love them. i'll get down on my knees and i'll kiss them if necessary. that was mimi anderson there talking to sophie raworth. just a reminder that mimi's greatjourney across america starts on thursday. newsnight is coming up on bbc two, here's emily. tonight, is the fight against female genital mutilation being handled the wrong way? families are left devastated by false claims. join me now on bbc two.
here, on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. have a good night. hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm leah boleto. coming up... back to winning ways, wales beat moldova to go second in their world cup qualifying group. but a crushing night for the republic of ireland. they're third after a defeat to group leaders serbia. and chris froome extends his overall lead at the vuelta a espana after winning today's time trail. hello, welcome to the programme.
we'll start with the world cup qualifiers that have just finished up. wales took their time but managed a 2—0 win over moldova this evening. well, our sports correspondent katie gornell was watching the match with us tonight. katie, it was hard work watching the game, wales did really make us wait, didn't they? but they got those three points. there were quite a few nerves in the stadium. they left it late. 0n there were quite a few nerves in the stadium. they left it late. on paper this should have been straightforward, moldova are ranked 159 in the world and were bottom of the group but they proved stubborn opposition and it took the introduction of 17—year—old liverpool striker ben woodburn for them to change the game and what are telling impact he made. a fantastic run, a pinpoint cross for hal
robson—kanu for the breakthrough midway through the second half. the liverpool striker scored the winner on his debut on saturday against austria and as is often the way, you wait so long for the first goal and a few moments later aaron ramsey gave them a more deserving scoreline. it will be a big relief because they knew that to stand any chance of qualifying for russia they have to win their three remaining games and so far, so good. let's have a look at the republic of ireland who lost against serbia and they are in a bit of a pickle. it is a big blow for martin 0'neill they are in a bit of a pickle. it is a big blow for martin o'neill and his team, losing to group leaders serbia who were always going to be difficult position. they have a lot of talent with the likes of ivanovic, nemanja matic and this man, aleksandar kola rov, ivanovic, nemanja matic and this man, aleksandar kolarov, formerly of
manchester city who scored the only goal of the game. that was a big disappointment for island because they drop into third place in the group. —— for ireland. wales are second. with two matches left you would have to say that serbia looks to have wrapped up the group. the best chance for wales and the republic of ireland is to qualify as one of the best runners—up in the groups. the play—off places will be filled by the eight best runners—up. ireland have it all to be but wales are ina ireland have it all to be but wales are in a strong position. thank you. also tonight, coach of the england women's team, mark sampson, says his "conscience is clear" following allegations of bullying, discrimination and racism made by striker eni aluko. sampson was cleared by an fa inquiry into aluko's claims, and by an independent investigation. i've heard the specifics of the allegation and, at the time, we released a statement to be very clear that i did not say that.
and i'm very disappointed the allegation has come out but i understand. all i can say is that i did not say that to eni. with any of my communication, my intention, clearly, is to support the players and give them confidence and every chance to be successful on the field. meanwhile, sampson has named a 26—player squad for their opening world cup qualifier against russia later this month. there are recalls for defenders gemma bonner and jess carter, forwards danielle carter and melissa lawley, as well as goalkeeper mary earps. some bad news for livepool‘s right—back nathaniel clyne. he's been ruled out for a significant period of time due to a back injury. clyne hasn't played since pre—season and wasn't named in liverpool's champions league squad for the group stage. managerjurgen klopp says the reality is the england defender won't be back playing for "some time". the big match on day nine of the us 0pen sees two times champion
venus williams take on petra kvitova in the last eight. kvitova is continuing her comeback from a serious hand injury after being attacked in her home last december. that starts at midnight our time. earlier, spain's pablo carreno busta breezed past argentina's diego schwartzman in straight sets to reach the semi—finals. carreno busta is the highest ranked player in the bottom half of the draw and is yet to drop a set in the tournament. in the men's doubles, defending champions jamie murray and bruno soares have been dumped out of the competition. they lost their quarterfinal 6—1, 6—2 injust over an hour to jean—julien rojer and horia tecau. the dutch and romanian duo broke serve at the first opportunity and only made five unforced errors throughout. not all bad news, murray plays
alongside martina hingis in the mixed doubles last eight which is later. chris froome has nearly doubled his lead at the vuelta a espana after winning the individual time trial today. he's bidding to become only the third rider in history to win the tour de france and tour of spain in the same year and now has nearly two minutes on his rivals with just five stages remaining. ben croucher reports. this is not the day where chris froome won the fault, that could come on sunday but it was the day when he took a few giant pedal strokes towards it. there are those good on the flat, on the hills and on the clock in cycling and if you have the last two you are a formidable opponent. the opposition knew they were likely to lose time to be tour de france champion but that did not stop them trying. wilco kelderman moved into third place with an impressive cycle into
logrono. vincenzo nibali held onto second place but conceded almost a minute to chris froome whose grip on the race tightened, saving the best until last, eating up the kilometres for his second win of the race this year and arguably one of his most satisfying. there are still three summit finishes between him now and the finish but it seems on this form there is no mountain he cannot conquer. here's a quick rundown of some of the day's other stories now and in the tour of britain, australia's caleb ewan took back the overall lead as he sealed his second stage victory of the race so far. ewan beat edvald boasson hagen into second in a sprint finish. the australian now has a six—second lead. alexander kristoff was third on stage three which is a 178—kilometre ride from country park to scunthorpe. in rugby union, bath head coach tabai matson is leaving his role with the premiership club forfamily reasons. matson arrived at the club a year ago and will return to new zealand after bath's premiership game
against northampton saints on friday. and finally, england's players have been going through their paces ahead of the third and final test against west indies which starts tomorrow. after a surprise victory for the windies in the last test at headingley, it's all to play for at lord's. here's our sports correspondent, joe wilson. here we are in the final test match of the english summer, september at lord's can be a cold and sometimes dismal scenario but we have a real sense of excitement here and a climax because of the west indies and their victory in the second test match at headingley which means the players are practising here with something new, a sense of confidence and self belief. that is very precious for any sporting coach to work with. i asked stuart law to imagine the feeling if west indies we re imagine the feeling if west indies were to win a series by winning this test match at lord's. i have been involved in teams and campaigned and you think about winning you end up
losing! you have got to worry about the process. we have put in place processes for this series. ed buxton was hard to stick to, headingley we did —— edgbaston. it is about sticking to them for the test match. in the end, the victory may not be too far out of reach if we do. england are trying to beat west indies and amongst the side concerned by the statistical achievements ofjimmy anderson who could reach 500 wickets in test matches in this test match. he reckons he could go on further, maybe even until he reaches a0 years of age. is that realistic? england's outgoing bowling coach 0ttis gibson was asked if he could see anderson is not only playing in the ashes this winter but coming back and playing more. ultimately he is only playing more. ultimately he is only playing one format of the game anyway, test match cricket. if you say to him, i want you to get fit to
play ten games of cricket a year, i am sure that is something he would snatch your hand off for that situation. like i said, he enjoys going back to lancashire as well and contributing there and he just loves the game. i think while he is still fit and strong, he will want to continue as long as he can. the dispute is about to join south africa as their full—time coach. england have the ashes to think about and selection for that squad will be somewhere in the thinking during this test match. but right 110w during this test match. but right now they dare not look beyond west indies and that gives this match a very different and important feeling. that's all from sportsday. coming up in a moment, the papers. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow. with me are the political commentator, lance price, and liam halligan, chief economics commentator at the daily telegraph. tomorrow's front pages... the metro leads on the arrest of the four serving soldiers on suspicion ofjoining an outlawed neo—nazi terror organisation who celebrated the murder of mpjo cox. the ft focuses on the story that the home office is developing stricter rules for eu migrants wanting to work in the uk post brexit. the telegraph also leads with story about post brexit immigration plans, which it says will only allow low skilled eu migrants stay for a year, before being sent home. the daily express is predicting a royal engagement as prince harry's girlfriend megan markle confesses "they're really in love". and the i sees the archbishop of canterbury criticising the government over britain's unfair economy. he calls for higher wages, school reform and fairer taxes, in what he says is the worst wage stagnation for 150 years. the times claims the prime minister is planning to abandon a manifesto
pledge to cut the number of mps. and the daily mail goes with the government proposals to restrict the number of low skilled workers allowed into the uk after brexit and the guardian has pictures of the lea ked the guardian has pictures of the leaked document containing the proposals. we will start with that. this has been leaked by... who knows! not by someone... and who benefits? and after a few weeks of not getting anywhere with brexit, or making progress on the tiniest technical details. this is a bit