in sinai which left more than 300 people dead. the actress emma thompson leads a demonstration in london in support of nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe, the british—iranian woman jailed in iran. former presenterjohn leslie has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman in an edinburgh nightclub. the former wheel of fortune and blue peter star is alleged to have put his hand up the womans skirt. time to cross to the bbc sport centre now for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday, with me katherine downes and reshmin chowdhury. the headlines this evening: a record win for scotland, they finish the autumn series with a thumping 01:14 man australia. a scare for spurs, west brom refuse to roll over at wembley, and they have to share the points.
england hold off a tongan fight—back in auckland — to reach the rugby league world cup final for the first time in 12 years. and i will be reporting from here after two days of level pegging it is australia have the upper hand. good evening, thanks forjoining us, lots to get through today on this chilly november evening — all the day's football, the latest from the rugby league world cup — and, fittingly, some winter sports for you too. but we're going to start with rugby union's final round of autumn internationals. and scotland finished their series on a high, with a record thumping of australia. 53—24 it finished, with the wallabies down to 14 men. james burford was watching. despite losing their star man stuart
hall to injury there was the feeling that this could be a special day and saw it started, murrayfield is not particularly used to seeing this kind of football. can he win the race? and mcguigan scorers for scotland! the visitors responded, two tries in scotland and on the back foot. then a red card for australia and a serious chance for the hosts and one that sean maitland grabbed with both hands, being chased by/ the race he was never going to lose. so the floodgates opened, jinks appeared in aussie armourand opened, jinks appeared in aussie armour and the scottish chain was stronger than ever. try after trying a state hired and weakening australian defence, the murrayfield crowd roaring ever louder. eight tries scored in a record win over australia in scottish rugby is in a good place. an amazing results to think we
scored some many points against the number of the team in the world and obviously have to take into account the red card, they were playing well at the beginning of the game and came back well in the second half but i felt we need to —— i felt he kept that made set of wanting to play and work hard and got rewards. for england, its three wins out of three now — they beat samoa 48—14 at twickenham. the samoans have lost every game this autumn but england only pulled away in the second half, elliott daly impressed coach eddiejones with two tries. a last—minute score made it a record victory against samoa, henry slade set up semesa rokodoguni for this, england's seventh try... although afterwards captain dylan hartley said he was happier with the score than the performance. wales are finishing their series with their toughest test — they're taking on the all blacks in cardiff. new zealand scored two tries. but
wales finally made the pressure count with scott williams scoring just before the break. the only one point behind at half—time. wales have not been usual 64 years. 12—11 to new zealand early in the second—half. meanwhile ireland have the edge over argentina in their final test. david stockdale has scored the only try of the match so far withjohnny sexton‘s kicking adding to the current score of 13—0 in dublin. —— adding to the current score of 18-0 in —— adding to the current score of 18—0 in dublin. it's been a busy day of action in the premier league. and the race for the top four is hotting up, as liverpool are hosting chelsea in the late kick—off at anfield right now. it is currently liverpool zero chelsea zero. it was a fairly easy first half. —— frilly even first half. ahmed sala has been in great form for liverpool and came closest to giving them the lead before the break against his old club. there was a surprise result at wembley this afternoon.
fresh from topping their champions league group of death in midweek, spurs had to come from a goal down to earn a i—all draw against west brom. soloman rondon produced a shock on four minutes, after dele alli gave the ball away and some awful defending led to the opener. caretaker manager gary megson and his team managed to keep spurs at bay until harry kane equalised at close range deep into the second half. despite having more than 75 per cent possession, mauricio pochettino's men simply couldn't find the winner. it means spurs remain 4th, now ten points off the top of the table. disappointed because the effort was massive but we conceded the goal saw early in the game and they had the belief, they players deeper and difficult fun is to find space. we moved the ball is now in the first half an hour. in the last 15 minutes
i think we created something and then the second half we were much better and created a lot of chances to score. having led for so long it was disappointing the manner of the goal we conceded. whoever we are playing against, a side as good as spurs on another site, we should be blocking the cross and 0k they have had a lot of possession, they have not had what i would call absolutely clear—cut chances so from that point of view i felt we defended really well. crystal palace picked up another vital three points in their fight against relegation, as they beat stoke 2—1 after some late drama at selhurst park. mamadou sakho bagged the winner in the 92nd minute, just moments after yohan cabaye's shot had hit the post. it means palace are now unbeaten in four games. roy hodgson's men are still bottom of the premier league, but just three points from safety. we have played better rethink on a
couple of games we got drawers and we're just couple of games we got drawers and we'rejust hoping couple of games we got drawers and we're just hoping that one day something like this would happen, we would not hit the high spots as as oui’ would not hit the high spots as as our game would not hit the high spots as as ourgame is would not hit the high spots as as our game is concerned, but we get a bit of good fortune when we needed it and that is what we got there. the great thing is our fans are so with the cheetahs on. they do stay to the end, unlike a lot of clubs fans. maybe that is one of the things that will help us as we go forward trying to climb out of the hole that we have dug for ourselves. when the ball comes to your box you have to do the right things, clear your lies and start again and clear head and i think we played a bit of hope for football towards the end where we were hoping boss would run through and that someone would clear it and really you have to take the initiative yourself. so four games unbeaten for palace — but its four losses in a row for newcastle, as rafael benitez‘s side succumbed to a 3—0 hammering by watford. it's the first time the visitors have managed back to back wins this season. today the goals came from will hughes and andre gray
in either half, with an own goal from d'andre yedlin just after the restart. watford remain 8th in the table, just three points off 4th placed spurs. newcastle are 13th, 4 points adrift of the bottom three. we started losing the focus and concentration and making more mistakes, so i was really disappointed because this is the premier league. if you make mistakes you play —— you pay for that. congratulations to the fans of newcastle, fantastic. they always support their very good. it is a good example for everyone. i think we deserved the three points. there was a real battle for manchester united at old trafford — where they beat brighton i nil — thanks only to a big deflection. ashley young's shot looped in off lewis dunk to give united the win and a run of 39 games unbeaten at home.
brighton had been the better side until that point. their keeper provided great saves to keep romelu lukaku and paul pogba's shots out of the net. leeds united —— it means united are within five points of manchester city. we have played so many amazing match is going so many goals and playing beautiful football, a mess like this always comes and when it arrives and 3—0 nil is there in the one—liners there and we managed to score a goal and keep a clean sheet. again i don't east midlands today i will not repeat, congratulations to them on that game. amazing approach. and again, my boys, they did not play well but they gave everything. we gave a really good account of ourselves today, we limited united
to one really did save that matty ryan had to make but not really a clear chance in the game. i thought we had good period of possession and to come here at old trafford and have that i think speaks volumes for the group of lads today. let's have a look at the days results in full. one other game this afternoon where levi fa re one other game this afternoon where levi fare missed a golden opportunity to take the points for swa nsea ha d opportunity to take the points for swansea had only managed to call the straw at home to bournemouth. still goalless at anfield with liverpool and chelsea. at the top of the table united remain city's nearest challengers, city adelaide huddersfield tomorrow is the race for the top four get even tighter. liverpool and watford are all in the mix while burnley and personal battle it out tomorrow. it is just as tight at the other end, swansea are also in the drop zone and west brom stay out of the bottom three.
everton a re brom stay out of the bottom three. everton are two points from safety, away at southampton tomorrow. there were just two games in the scottish premiership today. hibernian missed the chance to go second in the table after drawing one all at hamilton academical. hearts have now gone 5 games without a win after they played out a goal—less draw with ross county. in the championship, leeds beat yorkshire rivals barnsley two—nil to move up to 8th in the table. first—half goals from samuel saiz and ezgjan alioski helped leeds to a comfortable victory. for barnsley, that's now two successive home defeats. elsewhere in the championship aston villa beat ipswich 2 nil, chris coleman got his first win as manager of sunderland — they beat burton two nil and move off the bottom of the table — it's their first win since mid august. fulham beat millwall one nil. bristol city came from 2 nil down to win 3—2 at hull city.
there were also convincing wins for derby and wolves. that is a round—up of the football now. that is a round—up of the football now. still to come: lewis hamilton is world champion, but he was pipped to pole position by his team for the season—ending abu dhabi grand prix. and there's gold for scotland's women at the european curling championships, but could the men follow suit? showdown with tonga, wayne bennett's side will now face australia in next saturday's showpiece. and what a semi—final it was in auckland — asjoe lynskey reports. for england, some wins are worth waiting for. after three straight defeats in world cup semifinals, victory finally came, but with a scare. to get to brisbane, england had to cross the red sea.
in auckland they were staring down at tonga's town. this stadium can hold a quarter of the nation, but england found an early break. wing play in this sport is about timing and jermaine mcgillivray is rarely late. by half—time they had it under control. the team looked safe and sound and john bateman's third score looked to have sealed it. but in the end england's cruise control became survival instinct. tonga trauma overcome, it is australia next for the title. it was an extraordinary match and afterwards our rugby league correspondent dave woods was pitchside to look back on the action. we had just witnessed an incredible
occasion, england through to the world cup final but only by the skin of their teeth. and what an atmosphere, we have witnessed here in auckland. justin martyr worked with the kiwis down the years. justin, you live in the city and have you ever seen anything quite like this? never. you have to remember we are in new zealand and this is a tonga v england game so it has been phenomenal way they have really let this world cup alight, not only here in auckland but with their games and hamilton as well. england are through, 20—18. what a finish. how did england hang on? unbelievable, it went to a maelstrom. the kiwis were 16—18 and all of a sudden the emotional wave that came from this crowd, they got one score at all seven with seven minutes to go, that is a nice
consolation. bang bang, two more, and the whole place was bouncing. it wasjust euphoria and the whole place was bouncing. it was just euphoria that took them down the field, and the drama rated a very debt. what a seven minutes and let's not take away from england and let's not take away from england and how well they played in this game. i was going to see england can ta ke game. i was going to see england can take a heck of a lot from that when they face australia the world champions next week. 8096 of the game they were excellent. a little lapse in concentration but they will go and very confident next week, they defended their life of the majority of the game very well. they need to improve their kicking game, there we re improve their kicking game, there were some unforced errors in the first half. i think they will give the kangaroos are good run in next weekend. international rugby league has whispered about the big three, is failure new zealand or england and great britain. but tonga now in
that group. they of the world cup. a lot of the players had with new zealand went to the tonga team in a defection and they played well right through the terminal, could have won today. you can stick away from the fa ct today. you can stick away from the fact that fiji where doing really well in this tournament as well so a lot of headaches and head scratching going on for people. it has been one of the most emotional noisy and incredible days of rugby league we have ever seen and again to match that as well, in one sitting co mforta ble, that as well, in one sitting comfortable, winning it and then tonga possessing the fightback. the bottom line is a london in the world cup final against australia in brisbane. england's women playing the third and final test of their autumn series against canada. they lead the series 2 nil, having beaten the canadians convincingly last weekend and again on tuesday night — and it looks like they're going to pull of a whitewash — leading tonight 31—7 with tries for england so farfrom marlie packer, abigail dow and jess breach. and here's a quick round up
of the day's premiership results for you. a blistering first half meant bath beat harlequins 38—14 — securing the bonus point after just 20 minutes. and worcester won at leicester tigers for the first time in 112 years, winning 31—27. sale versus northampton is the late kick off — its 3—12 there. -- it is 12-10 to —— it is 12—10 to northampton with half an hour to go. england have a slim lead after day three of the opening ashes test in brisbane, but it was australia who really turned up the heat. after a century from captain steve smith, his bowlers took two quick wickets in the final hour on day 3. our sports correspondent andy swiss was watching at the gabba. it was a day that began promisingly for england with three early wickets, then the tables turned fact the brilliant innings for australia's captain steve smith and
then a torrid final session for england's batsmen. two late wickets for australia. the first two days we re for australia. the first two days were level pegging, it is now australia who have the upper hand. after a to the ashes, was this the day pendulum swung? it's tantalisingly edged towards england. when ward removed start a first england lead was inside but they could not shift australia's rock. steve smith was notjust a century but the batting masterclass. that is what it means the rescue your team. with partners running out he guided australia into the lead and when the innings finally ended australia where 26 ahead and smith 141 not out, cheered to the rafters. now for england's openers to steady the ship oi’ england's openers to steady the ship or not. a hug from alastair cook in stark reels in. it did not get any
better in a torrid final session. james vince next, 17—2 as australia's pace men piled on the pressure. horrible woman forjoe root thankfully unhurt with mark stallman clinging on the close but england are up against that. it was such a final dramatic session, a torrid one. the paceman was steaming m, torrid one. the paceman was steaming in, the crowd were getting on their back, good old —fashioned in, the crowd were getting on their back, good old—fashioned ashes cricket. mark stallman and joe root clung on until the close and stuart broad believes that could prove very significant. crucial. the council easily lose 45 wickets and that is a test match gone. for someone who has bowled as period it is a wonderful time to ball, you have a brand—new ball and your flesh and can charge in and you can't really lose anything in that hour, so i think
obviously a bit disappointed to lose two wickets but as could have been a lot worse. earlier there was no doubting the star of the show, brilliant innings from steve smith. 141 not out but practised really into the lead and afterwards he admitted it was one of his best innings. it will be up there, definitely. obviously with the team ina bit definitely. obviously with the team in a bit of trouble at 4—70 had to try and pass some time and date date and it was nice to put on a few partnerships with sean and patti cummins at the back end there. i thought he played particularly well so thought he played particularly well soi thought he played particularly well so ijust had to fight really hard, get a difficult period and keep batting. there were some reasonably defensive field sets and boundaries we re defensive field sets and boundaries were ha rd to defensive field sets and boundaries were hard to come by, it wasjust about getting off strike and waiting for the balls in my area and being really disciplined and i thought i did that really well. australia will
feel that they have a hedge now going into day for. if they can get early wickets tomorrow morning especially that ofjoe root they will feel they have an excellent chance of winning best first test. and you can follow what promises to be a really tense, and crucial day on test match special tonight 11.30, play resumes at two minutes to midnight and you can follow all the action on bbc radio 5 live sports extra, the bbc sport website and the bbc sport app. lewis hamilton is world champion, but he was pipped to pole position for the season—ending abu dhabi grand prix. his team—mate valterri bottas was just over a seventeenth of a second quicker — but hamilton says he still wants to finish his season on a high. tom clarkson is in abu dhabi for us. with both world championship decided this final race of the year in abu dhabi is all about bragging rights. the drivers want to win it and carry
that positive momentum into the long winter months like my head. one evidence of qualifying today it came asa evidence of qualifying today it came as a real shot in the arm for one driver. the sun might be setting on the formula i season but mercedes we re the formula i season but mercedes were not about to take things easy. despite already securing the drivers and constructors championships, the dominated qualifying. bottas has rarely got the better loose out in the season but he was quickest in the season but he was quickest in the opening session. on the few occasions hamilton has struggled that has often been ratified. but not even that could stop a messy smashed the track record. bottas's hopes of claiming second in the drivers championship and extremely slim. he needs to win sunday's race with sebastian vettel finishing ninth or. he could not have set himself up better, breaking the track record and beating hamilton to
pole position by more than a tenth ofa pole position by more than a tenth of a second. but with vettel third in the graded looks like the germinal and the season as the best of the rest. they have been very strong. bottas had a mega lapse of congrats to him. it should be a fun race. overtaking is not always straightforward but not impossible. i was straightforward but not impossible. iwas upa straightforward but not impossible. i was up a tent and a half and then i lost that in turn 56, so either way it has been an incredible year of qualifying and one that i have really enjoyed, and it is great to see so many really enjoyed, and it is great to see so many british flags and people here today so i appreciate it.|j see so many british flags and people here today so i appreciate it. i do have control and it felt really good in the car. the 31! lap was really good so that was enough for pole position so i'm happy. mercedes dominant in qualifying and bottas delighted with his own performance but he now needs to get the job done on sunday. he started from pole position in brazil two weeks ago and was beaten to the wind by sebastian vettel. can he complete the job here
in abu dhabi and take win number three of his hurdling career? the duo of misha mcneill and meeka moore have secured the best result for british women at the bobsleigh world cup for over eight years. they were only able to compete on the circuit this year by raising more than 30—thousand pounds through crowdfunding, after british bobsleigh withdrew their funding due to an overspend. they finished fifth at whistler in canada. scotland's women are the european champions in curling skip eve muirhead led her team to a 6—3 victory over sweden in switzerland. sweden had been unbeaten for the tournament — but muirhead clinched her second european gold — scoring in the final three ends. that was my eighth consecutive european medal but only wonderful as gold silver has made it too. everyone feels dust is good but this feels extra special. everyone is
talking about the olympics coming up inafew talking about the olympics coming up in a few months for us depend that european championship down before thatis european championship down before that is pretty good. scotland's men couldn't match the women's success, they were up against sweden too, in theirfinal. but they were beaten io, 5, and had to settle for silver, while its back to back european titles for the swedes. english golfer tommy fleetwood said he wasn't at the hong kong open just for a party, afterflying up the leaderboard in the third round. he won the race to dubai last week, finishing as europe's top player, and proved he's not resting on his laurels by shooting a round of 66 to move to eight—under—par, two shots off the lead. bristol de mai won the betfair chase at haydock — beating cue card by an incredible 57 lengths. the 11—10 favourite, riden by darleacob for trainer nigel twiston—davies, was almost finishing while his nearest rivals jumped the last. bristol de mai will now target next month's king george vi chase at kempton. that's all from sportsday. there'll be more sport here on bbc news throughout the evening. let's bring you up—to—date on some
scores, new zealand have rallied against wales, 36—11, new zealand world champions of course leading wales there. ireland are in front against argentina, 20—7. liverpool have gone one goal up against chelsea in that late kick—off at anfield. who else would score for liverpool but mohammad sala? he scored 15 goals so far in all competitions this season. leading goal—scorer in the premier league and he has put liverpool ahead at anfield in that game against chelsea. it is i— nil. we are back at 730 with a full round—up. join a strain on bbc news but now factor watching. my
my word that is going on in sport. fairly quiet on the weather front it has to be said, you don't need me to tell you that it is on the cold side but the pictures really prove that tale. first signs of snow apparently in that neck of the woods in yorkshire according to rosie, and i have surely here both the snow and rain radar over the past few hours. anywhere fully exposed to a noticeable north—westerly wind has beenin noticeable north—westerly wind has been in the firing line for some showers today, and again overnight we will keep it going. anywhere of running at the irish sea on that diagonal through liverpool bay to the north midlands on what is going to bea the north midlands on what is going to be a cold night so watch out, if you think you may have had some showers overnight ice could be an issue first up on sunday morning. there are warnings from the met office. the wind is still not as well across the far north—east of scotland, elsewhere less so. a chilean bright start, there is that
line of showers still coming out of the idc down through liverpool bay into the top end of the midlands. one to showers across wales in the south—west. further east is essentially dry and bright and crisp, and a lovely sort of morning, really. through the day we will cloud things up across the east and western areas, expecting of showers oi’ western areas, expecting of showers or in getting into the far west of northern ireland. maybe not as cold as was today, we lose the north—westerly the isobars cracking anti—western south—westerly ahead of the set of whether funds which will bring in wet and windy fairer. that is not a line of showers, that is quite a bit of rain fall in behind it it turns more shower. this is a pulse of milder air trapped in with those weather fronts, gradually working towards the south—east. what about next week? mild because of the weather front, and that is a weird and is much colder with a biting northerly to north—easterly wind.
first thing on monday the rain has to clean away and then it is a mixture of sunny spells and showers and things turning a little bit brighter. make the most of that, ten oi’ brighter. make the most of that, ten or ii or 12 brighter. make the most of that, ten orii ori2 in brighter. make the most of that, ten or ii or 12 in the south because once i take those fronts away we end up once i take those fronts away we end up with low pressure in the east, high pressure in the west and the air streams of the way down those isobars from quite a way north. never a one direction especially in this time of year and it goes towards west face once that is all set in looks like it is here to stay. take care. this is bbc news. the headlines at seven: as egypt buries victims of friday's mosque attack, investigators say the attackers were carrying the flag of so called islamic state. emma thompson joins a demonstration in london in support of nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe, the british—iranian womanjailed in iran, who gave her thanks via telephone. i am so grateful for everybody. thank you so much, i am so grateful. a 20—year—old woman has been bailed
by police after three men were stabbed in north belfast. former television presenter john leslie has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman at an edinburgh nightclub injune. they were called the dreadnoughts of the trenches that changed the face of modern warfare. and a 100 years on, members of the royal tank regiment