tv Sport Today BBC News September 3, 2018 1:45am-2:01am BST
mourinho's manchester united win 2—0 at burnley, to ease the pressure on their under—fire manager. hamilton crashes the ferrari party in monza, as he extends his lead at the top of the drivers championship with victory in the italian grand prix. and serena williams moves through to the us open quarter—finals, and a match against another former world number one in karolina pliskova. hello and welcome to the programme, where we start with football news, as manchester united got their premier league season back on track with a 2—0 victory over burnley. it comes after back—to—back premier league defeats against brighton and tottenham, which had managerjose mourinho and executive vice—chairman ed woodward under intense pressure. but lukaku's goals eased the tension, although marcus rashford was sent off for for leaning into burnley defender phil bardsley with his head in the second half.
i don't think we played at old trafford better than they did against tottenham, and away from home we have had good performances. but such a solid performance at such a comfortable victory, i don't remember many, too. sol a comfortable victory, i don't remember many, too. so i think we are playing really well. my last two matches, the team was very, very good. watford maintained their perfect start to the premier league season, with eltonjohn looking on as they came from behind to shock tottenham at vicarage road. both sides began the match with 100% records, but craig cathcart‘s second—half header decided the match. to concede two goals in that way is very painful, and of course, it has disappointed us. because if you want to bea disappointed us. because if you want to be a contender, you need to turn it on. and today the disappointment is massive.
elsewhere on sunday, arsenal secured their first away win of the season as they edged their match 3—2 against cardiff city. alexandre lacazette‘s late winner proved the difference as unai emery‘s side also made it consecutive wins. in the scottish premiership, steven gerrard suffered his first defeat in 13 games as rangers manager, as celtic dominated the first old firm game of the season. rangers were undone just after the hour mark when olivier ntcham scored, while brendan rodgers extends his unbeaten old firm run to 12 games. barcelona put eight past newly promoted huesca, with lionel messi and luis suarez both notching two each in their la liga win. five second—half goals stretched the scoreline, as the home side made it three wins from three played, to stay level with real madrid as the only teams with 100% records. elsewhere, alaves were 2—1 winners over espa nyol, as were real betis at home to sevilla, while levante and valencia drew 2—2. in italy's serie a, fabio quagliarella scored a wonder goal in sampdoria's 3—0 win over napoli on sunday. have a look at this one. the 35—year—old scored his side's third goal in what was a shock win.
napoli had been the favourites. carlo ancelotti tinkered with his napoli team, dropping captain marek hamsik and forward jose callejon, and he mightjust regret that after having seen this and the result. in germany last season's runner—up, schalke, paid the price for missing an early penalty as they lost 2—0 at home to hertha berlin on sunday. the visiting side go joint top of the bundesliga table, level on points with bayern munich and wolfsburg, with two victories out of two bundesliga matches. thousands of olympiacos fans turned out to welcome former manchester city midfielder yaya toure back to the club he left 12 years ago. his agent, dmitriy selyuk, and the greek club have shared images on social media of the ivorian in a home shirt. his new side, olympiacos, made it two wins out of two as they beat giannina 5—0 with five different goalkeepers.
they finished third in the greek super league last season, behind paok and champions, aek athens. the formula i circus rolled into monza this weekend, the home of ferrari. the prancing horse put both cars on the front row in qualifying, and it looked set to be a memorable afternoon for the tifosi. only lewis hamilton had other ideas, as his lead at the top of the championship is up to 30 points after an eventful italian grand prix. nick parrott reports. before the lights went out, victory at monza must have felt improbable, if not impossible, for lewis hamilton. lining up behind polesitter raikonen and titleholder vettel, he would need fortune on his side to secure a home win for her ferrari. not for the first time this season, vettel was the architect of
his own downfall. despite hamilton edging ahead at the first corner, he didn't spin off. he battled back to finish fourth. raikkonen looked vulnerable, as well, as hamilton briefly passed him. but patience is one of the briton's virtues, and thanks to a better strategy and help from his mercedes team—mate, with nine laps left he got ahead again and stayed there. his fifth win at monza equals the great michael schumacher‘s record, but what will be sweeter is extending his championship lead to 30 points. defending champion rafael nadal is through to the us open quarter—finals after a four—set victory over nikoloz basilashvili. despite dropping the third set in a tie—break against the georgian, who is ranked 37 in the world, the 32—year—old spainiard broke twice as basilashvili faded in the fourth. but far from a straight passage from nadal, who plays domic thiem next. iam in i am in the second week, and i
arrive within the quarter finals of the grand slams. but i didn't make it since 2011, so that is a positive thing. and now is the moment to make a step forward, play more aggressive. i did a lot of things well during the whole season. this is the moment to make it happen again. that is after thiem knocked out last year's beaten finalist, kevin anderson, to reach the quarter—finals for the first time. anderson had battled through two five—set matches at flushing meadows, but had no answer to the austrian. on the women's side of the draw, six—time winner serena williams won through to the last eight in a match with some twists and turns against estonian kaia kanepi. the former world number one took the opening set in 18 minutes, before losing the second, but then responded in the final set to set up a match against 2016 finalist karolina pliskova. england have beaten india by 60 runs
in the fourth test in southampton, to take an unassailable 3—1 lead in the five—match series. set a target of 2115 to win, india recovered from 22—3 to get to 123 without further loss, courtesy a solid stand between virat kohli and ajinkya rahane. however, the game tipping back in englands favour after the dismissal of captain kohli, england reducing the tourists to 184 all out. credit to india, they've played some really fine cricket throughout, not just this game but the whole series. you look across it, it must have been great viewing for people at home to see, especially the way the first two games things went — sorry, the first game and this one, how tight they've been and how
it swung both ways. i think it's a really good sign for test cricket. he we should have extended our lead more in the first things. apart from that, i don't think as captain there are many things we need to think of those negatives, because we tried oui’ those negatives, because we tried our best. we definitely pushed england to earn a victory, and they played better cricket than ask for longer periods, and that's why they wofi longer periods, and that's why they won the match. british cyclist simon yates is the new leader of the vuelta a espana, afterfinishing ninth on the toughest mountain stage of the race so far. stage nine, up la covatilla, was won by american ben king, whose brilliant solo effort earned him a second victory of this year's race. behind, yates lost a handful of seconds to his main rivals, including miguel angel lopez and nairo quintana, but will wear the leader's jersey at a second grand tour this year after leading the giro d'italia. abraham ancer holds a one—stroke lead on 13—under heading into the final round of the pga tour event at tpc boston, which is part of the fedex cup. the mexican is 12—under overall after a third round of six—under, which included just the one bogey and seven birdies.
putting the pressure on, though, is american bryson dechambeau, who won the northern trust event in new york last week, and this man, england's tyrrell hatton, with both on 12—under. while tiger woods, who is bidding for a ryder cup wildcard, is tied for 16th, butjust six shots off the lead heading into the final round. i think ithink in i think in general here in the last probably month and a half, i have really turned the corner. i really had some good shots, and i really played well, from tee to green. it's just a matter of just played well, from tee to green. it's just a matter ofjust getting one little hot stretch with the part a mac, and get it rolling, and get the momentum on my side, and just get in is rolling —— with the putter. good to see tiger woods back to some very, very good form. you can get all the latest sports news at our website. that is bbc.com/sport.
but from me and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye. hello. that wasn't bad for the first weekend of september. summer warmth continuing for many of us, especially where you had the sunshine, temperatures into the mid—20s in the warmest places. but it is turning cooler this week as this weather front, a cold front, pushes south across the uk in the next 48 hours. now, already, as monday begins, northern ireland and north—west scotland in the cooler air. under clear skies, some spots will be as low as four or five degrees, and also a few single—figure temperatures in east anglia and south—east england, with one or two mist and fog patches to start the day, because skies have been clear here overnight. but our weather front has cloud from south—west england, wales, the west midlands, northern england, into southern and eastern scotland. some patchy rain, some heavier bursts to begin the day
in south—east scotland, clearing away. any rain on the front, though, turning increasingly light in the afternoon, showery in nature. north, north—west scotland here with sunny spells, and northern ireland lighter winds than the weekend. so yes, it is cooler, but still pleasant in the sun. much cooler in eastern scotland, north—east england, where some patchy rain continues into the afternoon, compared with the weekend. some sunny spells developing through western counties of wales. the east midlands, east anglia and south—east england with sunny spells, and you're on the warm side of the weather front, so temperatures here still in the low and in some spots mid—20s. now, our weather front monday night and into tuesday, it's this area of cloud, barely budges. hardly any rain on it, though. underneath it, temperatures are holding into double figures. but now most of scotland and northern ireland is on the colder side of the front, so temperatures readily dipping down into single figures under clear skies, through the night and into tuesday morning.
and then on tuesday, here's our weather front, still barely budging from england and wales, still hardly any rain on it. maybe in the far south—east, still some sunny spells to be had, lifting temperatures into the low 20s, whereas for most of us, we're in the mid—to—upper teens. so tuesday's a fairly quiet weather day, for many of us on wednesday too, though there may be some rain just edging towards parts of northern ireland and western scotland. as we go deeper into the week, it's looking increasingly likely as though our weather will be impacted by low pressure. but there is a lot of uncertainty about where the area of low pressure is going to sit. this is thursday into friday. and because there's uncertainty about where it's going to be, there is uncertainty about who's going see the rain from it, so keep watching for the detail. we do know, though, this week is turning cooler, and there is a chance of rain, both early in the week and then later in the week, as low pressure moves in. and that's your forecast. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is nkem ifejika. our top stories: deadly journeys.
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