ambitions back on track. as for scotland, they will feel this was an opportunity missed but they will have a chance to get their own back before too long in their opening game against ireland in the world cup injapan in the autumn. the second game of the day in the six nations saw warren gatland's wales travel to italy. well struggle to create much but they muscled their way to victory in rome. liverpool have moved back to the top of the premier league table thanks to a 3 nil win over bournemouth at anfield. manchester united have moved into the top 4, beating fulham 3 nil at craven cottage. paul pogba kept us his good form, scoring twice to make it 10 wins in 11 games under caretaker manager ole gunnar solskjaer. cardiff city scored a 93rd minute winner to beat southampton and move out of the relegation zone. and everton manager marco silva's return to former club watford ended in a 1 nil defeat. dundee united are into the quarter finals of the scottish cup for the first time in three seasons after beating st mirren. another championship side
partick thistle are also through. welcome to bbc london news. a london the structure will be replaced by a new branch of a different design. carolyn rigby has more. if the demolition project described by italy's transport minister as the image of the country's revival. thousands of tonnes of steel and concrete work removed from the bridge in order to make it lighter before a huge crane began to carefully lower the first section to the ground. decked out in a red hard the ground. decked out in a red hard the italian prime minister looked on.
translation: it's an important day because this is the first step of a path that i hope will be the quickest possible. but we can say today, and i spoke with all the demolition companies, is that the new bridge will be up by the end of the year. the deconstruction process is expected to last around six months. and engineers will draw on heavy machinery previously used to write the cruise liner which capsized off the coast of tuscany in 2013. a new bridge will be built in place of the existing structure, design for his hometown by the same italian architect. it is likely to be one of the most expensive in europe. at a cost of more than 200 million euros. it will feature 43 lapse in memory of each of the victims of last august's disaster and is expected to be open to traffic by april of next year. the ruling later this year is expected to influence how
councils borrow money across london and beyond. sarah harris, bbc london news. we'll help residents to move on from what happened. caroline rigby bbc news. hello and welcome to sportsday. the headlines this evening: last year's grand slam champions are off the mark — as ireland beat scotland after a tough battle at murrayfield. dan biggar‘s boot gave wales the lead at half time — but can they hold on to beat italy in rome. and the manchester united express just keeps on going... as victory over fulham moves them into the top four. also coming up in the programme... emotional scenes at southampton as cardiff pay tribute to emiliano sala. and another collapse?
england's top order fails once again on the first day of the third test in st lucia. good evening and welcome to the programme. . .. a week on from their defeat to england in dublin last week, defending champions ireland travelled to edinburgh to put their campaign back on track. and after an incredible opening weekend of the six nations — round 2 is show no signs of the tournament letting up. ireland recovered from opening—day defeat by england to beat scotland 22—13 at murrayfield. katie gornall was there. this was a thrilling match here at murrayfield. scott and gave a very
good account of themselves, swirling winds here in edinburgh, but eiler just grounded them down and held on for the win. they came into this under pressure after that opening we can defeat to england they needed the win to keep their title hopes alive. i got off to a very good start. in early try after a mistake at the back for scotland. miscommunication between their wings that ireland punished. the key moment came after 60 minutes when stuart, one of scotland's star players went off with a shoulder injury before he made it to the tunnel ireland pounced again. jacob stockdale, last year's player of the tournament, with a try to make it 12-3 to tournament, with a try to make it 12—3 to ireland. after that it was all scotland. it was time for scotla nd all scotland. it was time for scotland ‘s other world—class players to step up. finn russell has been a brilliant farm recently. he really was the orchestrator here. he broke through and showed incredible composure to put sam johnson broke through and showed incredible composure to put 5 his johnson
broke through and showed incredible composure to put 5 his country. in ireland the pressure was all in ireland right up until half—time. they held out to lead 12—10 at the break. and then they managed to put cushion between themselves and scotland. a penalty for scotland after that kept them in touch. really arlind held onto that lead and scotland just couldn't call them back. he finished 22-13 couldn't call them back. he finished 22 — 13 here at murrayfield. a very importantly mike riley. i think we just muscled our way through it, to be honest. it wasn't the prettiest game. we got a peach of a set piece try. and a couple of broken field running try. i think we restricted them. from their perspective especially in the first half, we were in 22, 34% of the time in their half for about 72% of the time. that was a massive defeat of effort. even then, to say it was on our advantage. we kind of went to sleep a little bit there.
we have got to be better than that. defences were strong today. both teams ran a few errors. i thought the first half was very good from our side of it. i thought it was a very good test match. the second half, the pace went out and we didn't really string the phases together like we did in the first half. that sent our execution at times. over to rome then where wales followed up on last week's win in paris with victory over italy at the stadio olympico. all of wales' points in the first half came from dan biggar‘s boot — they led 12—7 at the break. josh adams crossed over to give warren gatland's side some much—needed breathing space. owen watkin scored his first try in a wales shirt. italy grabbed their second try of the match but wales held on for their eleventh win in a row — for the first time in more than a century. 26—15 the final score.
well that's the six nations covered. holly can tell us now what's been happening in the premier league today. it's been a busy day lots of movers and shakers at the top and bottom of the table — more on that in just a moment — but there was something more important than football on the minds of all players in the premier league this afternoon. you may have noticed they were all wearing black armbands today. that was in honour of emiliano sala after his body was identified this week. in southampton — where cardiff city were playing for the fisrt time since that news this week — a minutes silence was held as well. while many also wore yellow daffodils in honour of the striker. when that game did get uderway — sol bamba opened the scoring in the second half but southampton looked like they were going to salvage a point afterjack stephens leveller in the 91st miniute — but a last gasp winner means cardiff take the three points and mvoe out of the relegation zone. the crowd have been amazing.
you saw them today. i'm really pleased. a long way they have come and they deserve that the last few weeks. it's been difficult for everybody. i thought today was appropriate. first time since 1962 we have got back—to—back wins, and i think emiliano would like that. i think he would feel really proud that the lads have done him justice. meanwhile it's business as usual for liverpool — who restored their three point lead at the top. with a comfortbale 3—0 win over bournemouth. with two goals in the first half from sadio mane and georginio wijnaldum, mo salah made it three straight after the break. after being held to a draw in their last two games. jurgen klopp admitted today, they needed to improve. for us, we wanted to show reaction. and not on the noise around, only on the performance we had.
it is ourjob not only to come through somehow, we wanted to convince. we wanted to really perform. and today we did that. we had outstandingiontbau, moments on the pitch. i think the first goal, second ball with the set piece and was nice. manchester united have moved into the top four of the premier league following a convincing 3—0 win at fulham. it was a tenth victory in 11 games under caretaker manager ole gunnar solskjaer. fulham remain in serious trouble and seven points from safety. here's stuart pollitt with more. under ole gunnar solskjaer, manchester united have been revitalised. today they were reshuffled. six and changes against struggling fulham settled the better. a waste of their first and best chance. paul pogba made them pay. a ferocious strike. sergio unmoved, pogba able to show off his moves to the united fans. that is what was about
to be demonstrated. city defence and straight into the corner. united proving their watching owner, surely impressed. a penalty which pogba converted. jose mourinho predicted united will make the top four in the new year. his successor has done just that. psg are next up in the champions league. but domestically at least they are still not stopping the smiling ole gunnar solskjaer. we know how good it is going forward. we know it is physical presence in the box, always going to cause a problem for the players. a great goal for the first one, fantastic strike. you want to keep moving on, onto the next one. you want to look forward of course, tottenham, liverpool, city are too far ahead of us to really catch them. so we just need to make sure that we keep this fourth—place. the first ten minutes were very, very good. we created two great
chances to score goals. after a conceited goal we lost our calm and out composure. conceited goal we lost our calm and our composure. and we gave it to them in the second goal on a counterattack. it is unbelievable. arsenal stay sixth but move to within three points of chelsea after a 2—1win at huddersfield. first half goals from alex iwobi and alexandre lacazette put unai emery‘s side well on the way to a first away win since november. huddersfield grabbed a 90th minute consolation but remain 13 points from safety. today i think their work is very good. we didn't win in a long time. and today i think we can not complain. our way is continuing, an narrow at the moment is being closer than tougher. it was an unhappy return to watford for former manager marco silva as his everton side lost 1—0 at vicarage road. andre grey scored the only goal in the second half — his first goal since september.
a third straight league defeat for everton — who had kurt zouma sent off after full time. i felt a little ifelt a little bit i felt a little bit different. ifelt a little bit different. but i'm very happy for all our supporters because maybe for them todayit supporters because maybe for them today it was something different, something special, but for us it is important because we have got three important because we have got three important points. we created more than enough chances during the match to score a goal. after the during the match to score a goal. afterthe 1—0 to during the match to score a goal. after the 1—0 to them, we created a chance to score. and the second half, two balls off the crossbar. and the shelves were created. but at the moment, we did not score. so let's have a quick look at the one result we haven't told you about so far. and that was a 1—1 draw at selhurst park between crystal palace and west ham at selhurst park. mark noble's first half penalty
was levelled by wilfried zaha's second half equaliser. in the late game — burnely are leading brighton 1—0 — thanks to chris wood's strike in the 26th minute. ona on a second goal injust on a second goal in just the last few minutes. chris woods also, incredible. so let's have a look at what does to the table then — well liveprool back at the top — three points above manchester city. and there's manchester united back in the top four chelsea on 51 points. and there's manchester united back in the top four since the start of the season — they move above chelsea on 51 points. down at the bottom then — that result in southampton has lifted cardiff above southampton and out of the relegation zone. and fulham's defeat to man united mean they remain firmyl entrnched in the relegation zone. right that pretty much wraps up the day's premier league news. over to hugh now for the day's other football and the rest of the day's sport. thank you very much. it's scottish cup weekend, with kilmarnock hosting rangers in the late kick—off. rangers missed a golden
chance to take the lead when daniel bachmann saved james tavernier penalty. the visitors then had andy halliday to thank when his goal—line clearance prevented kilmarnock taking the lead after this scramble in the box. it's still goalles there. in the day's earlier scottish cup ties partick thistle won 1—0 at east fife to progress. hibernian beat raith 3—1 and a bit of a shock at premiership saint mirren who lost 2—1 at home to championship side dundee united. west bromwich albion will go fourth if they beat stoke in the evening kick—off in the championship. and it's all going to plan so far, with dwight gayle heading them into the lead after a well worked set piece. just under half an hour left in that match. in the day's earlier game, leeds returned to the top of the table thanks to a 101st minute equaliser at middlesbrough. it finished 1—1 at the riverside. there were wins today
for bristol city, preston, derby and nottingham forest. birmingham led 4—0 at qpr — quite a comeback was on the cards at loftus road — the home side missing a penalty late on to make it 4—4. the games at rotherham and sheffield wednesday both ended in draws while swansea beat millwall. england's cricketers have endured a difficult start in the third and final test against the west indies in saint lucia. the hosts have an unassailable 2—0 lead going into the match and have reduced england to a few wickets approaching tea. patrick gearey has been following the action. a cry to the heavens for help, or a necessary step england responded to the banking problems by recalling keatonjennings to they only chop last week. before long, he will stop again. this time by chase in the slips. jennings career seems stuck ona slips. jennings career seems stuck on a lieutenant any endings condemned to end like that. nowhere
fast, england scratched along. west indies thought they had joe denly caught behind, he was reprieved only because his hand was not on the back. he wouldn't be the last to lose his grip. rory burns on something i missed a straight one. so that the empire. that is what technology is for. burns, l60 9—2 became 69—3, joe denly gone this time. shannon gabriel didn't waste time. shannon gabriel didn't waste time celebrating, he knew they were the other chances. the fielders didn't always take them. batsman escapes. teeter between misery and slapstick comedy, not a time for bravery. in the embers of a frustrating series, cheroot would love to his spark. on one game after this, the ashes. and in the fed cup, katie boulter has delivered yet again. the british number two beat serbia's ivana jorovic 6—4 6—3 to put great britain ahead. that makes it four wins out of four this week at the fed cup for the 22—year—old. britain are now 1—0 up in the play—off tie. it's been a busy day at the athletics indoor british championships so far.
in the 60 metres hurdles, cindy ofili beat katarina johnson—thompson to pick up her first national title. ofili, who is the younger sister of national record holder tiffany porter, claimed the win to mark a successful return from a serious achilles injury. johnson—thompson has chance to make amends in the long jump tomorrow. and, it's a bit further than she usually runs, but laura muir has just become the british indoor 3000 metre champion. she smashed through the last 400 metres to take the title in eight minutes 48 seconds. melissa courtney took the silver and amy eloise—neal ran a lifetime best to take the bronze. and dwain chambers' comeback ended quickly after he was disqualified for false starting in the 60 metres. the ao—year—old retired injuly 2017, but raced at an open meeting in december where hejust missed out on the qualifying time for this seasons' european championships in glasgow. missing out on clocking a qualifying time and not finishing
in the top two today, means the former 60m world champion may have run out of opportunities to be selected for the team. northampton saints are through to the premiership rugby cup final after a record breaking win against the newcastle falcons. northampton had to come from behind though. josh matavesi with the second of three early tries for newcastle, as they raced into a 21—0 lead. northampton fought back — lewis ludlam with their third try — as newcastle led 28—21 at half time. seven more tries followed in the second half, northampton with six of them, including this one for luther burrell. 1a tries in total — the most in a premiership cup game. northampton winning 59—33 and they'll play saracens in the final next month. huddersfield giants are in france taking on catalan dragons in the super league but it's the dragons who are on top, currently leading 26—6. huddersfield had taken an early lead through matt frawley‘s try, but since then two
for brayden wiliame and efforts from lewis tierney and sam tomkins have given the dragons a commanding lead. right let's quickly round up some of the day's other sports stories and we'll stay with rugby league because national conference side lock lane will be in the third round draw of the challenge cup, that's after a 28—22 victory over milford. that was one of 13 ties today with all the details on the bbc sport website. the british horse racing authority says no new cases of equine flu have been found following tests on hundreds of horses. the shutdown of horse racing in the country has continued for a third day due to the outbreak. five more meetings were cancelled today with racing not resuming until wednesday at the earliest. norway's kjetiljansrud won gold in the men's downhill at the alpine world ski championships in sweden. he finished point zero two seconds ahead of retiring compatriot and double olympic gold medallist aksel lund svindal. it's jansrud's first world title. that's all from sportsday.
we'll have more at 7:30. strong winds across scotland in northern england touching 40—50 miles an hour for northern england touching 40—50 miles an hourfora northern england touching 40—50 miles an hourfor a time. they will ease down. so this evening and overnight epics of rain arriving into central and southern even when, parts of wales. scattering of showers could be wintry over the hills of scotland. still outbreaks of rainfor hills of scotland. still outbreaks of rain for northern scotland and orkney. clear skies for eastern scotla nd orkney. clear skies for eastern scotland and northeast england. could wealthy a touch of frost. milder further south but a wet start
to be day across much of central and southern england. that might linger across east anglia for a time. northern ireland and southwest can scotla nd northern ireland and southwest can scotland through the afternoon with a strong and constantly northwesterly winds. temperatures not much — then six or seven celsius. for the week and things are looking maybe try. milder days and chilly nights. also some patchy mist of fog. this is bbc news. the headlines at 7pm. the duke of edinburgh is to voluntarily give up his driving licence, buckingham palace has said this evening. no ships and now, no contract, the government cancels a controversial agreement for extra ferries, in case of a "no—deal brexit". the democratic senator, elizabeth warren, launches her bid to become the party's candidate for 2020 — promising to champion ordinary, working people. millions and millions and millions of american families are also struggling to survive in a system that has been rigged,