now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm jane dougall. manchester city go back to the top of the premier league after edging out burnley at turf moor. disappointment for chelsea women as they miss out on a place in the champions league final. but celebrations in sheffield as united are promoted to the top flight. also coming up in the programme, it's another mercedes one—two in azerbaijan.
and find out what stopped this brave marathon runner from crossing the finish line. hello and welcome to sportsday, lots coming up on the programme but we start with manchester city who have returned to the top of the premier league after a 1—0 win at burnley. much to the disappointment of liverpool fans who were hoping city would slip up. with just one point between the two clubs and only two matches remaining, it looks like the fight for the title might go down to the wire. it was a scrapy match with city having a shout for a penalty turned down after the ball struck ashley barnes on the arm.
but they did find the breakthrough when sergio aguero‘s shotjust about crossed the line, confirmed using goal—line technology. manchester city are now a point above liverpool with two games remaining. if they beat leicester and brighton they will retain the title. these kind of games you play with the tension which what is going in the season. you know already we have two points. so it is incredible. and the same with said west month. —— last month. it is in our hands, we have to win every two games. one against leicester and after against brighton. manchester united and chelsea had to share the spoils after neither side could break the deadlock after seven minutes of added time. it was another david de gea mistake which lead to chelsea's equaliser. it finished 1—1 as ben croucher reports. in this premier week marathon, the race for the top four seemly no one wa nts race for the top four seemly no one
wants one facet is been subbing for manchester united press aggressively but they did not waste time and taking the matter into their own hands. on target on his birthday. the presence kept coming. he couldn't add the bow to the bright start instead the familiar gloom with the familiar fall gwhy. devin to have‘s wonder gift rafted a... —— david de gea. however bad the letter was. he evaded a red card and later the chelsea defence only see the stoppage had nodded off the line. turn to relief that he didn't get any better with david de gea saving but still barely saving his blushes. no one won this race today. a top fourfor united no one won this race today. a top four for united edging further and further away. ben croucher, four for united edging further and furtheraway. ben croucher, bbc news. meanwhile arsenal's top four
aspirations took a knock as they lost 3—0 at leicester. arsenal had to play more than 45 minutes with ten men after ainsley maitland—niles was sent off before half time. leicester went in front just before the hour — youri tielemens with the header. before two late goals from jamie vardy sealed victory. three consecutive defeats for arsenal who stay fifth. leicester move up to eighth. so, all that means manchester city go back to the top of the table above liverpool — just a point separates them with two games left. there's been no change in the places from third to sixth after the weekend's games, although chelsea and manchester united have narrowed the gap slightly on tottenham and arsenal after their draw today. celtic have been made to wait at least another week before they can win the scottish premiership. that's after second placed rangers beat aberdeen 2—0. rangers took the lead from the penalty spot.
nikola katic was brought down and james tavernier sentjoe lewis the wrong way. rangers secured victory with another penalty. katic fouled by andrew considine, who was shown a second yellow card and sent off. tavernier again, scoring from the spot. rangers‘ win over aberdeen reduces the gap at the top of the table to nine points. but celtic need just a point from their remaining three games to retain the title. rangers‘ victory also means the dons can no longer catch steven gerrard's side for second. hibs and hearts remain in 5th and 6th after they drew one each at easter road today. chelsea have been knocked out of the women's champions league at the semifinal stage for a second successive season. they drew 1—1 with holders lyon, the french side going through 3—2 on aggregate. jo currie was at kingsmeadow. this was always going to be
an uphill battle for chelsea. 2—1 down from the first leg and up against the heavyweights of europe. they gave everything but in the end, it was the defending champions who go through the final clinging on against the battling london side. the has made all the more early on when she found space and found enough space to put the front side ahead. she had the ball beneath her. but almost immediately a glimmer of hope for england, lucy bronze appeared to be handed a ball in the box. the penalty appeals were waved away by the referee. chelsea players frustrated, but a breakthrough was coming. and every bit of magic... yung with the free kick. she has been superb. perhaps there was a way back. after the break, chelsea had the defending champions on the run. first her effort agonisingly hit the post. for the competition could not
force the ball over. try as they might, chelsea could not find the goal that would force extra time. didn't quite get the rub of the green. i am disappointed that we had a poor official in the middle. i felt we really need strong officials at this level. i did not feel we had that but also we did have our chances and didn't take them. again, a mistake has cost us. and we are not progressing as a result of it. so it is heartbreak again for chelsea in europe as their season will now finish trophy less. as for lyon, they march into the final in may in budapest as they will go for a record fourth consecutive title, this time around up against barcelona. a record crowd of more than 5,000 fans at the amex watched as arsenal sealed their first women's super league title since 2012 with a 4—0 win over brighton. the wsl‘s top scorer vivianne miedema fired in the opener off the underside of the bar early on.
katie mccabe and beth mead added goals either side of half—time. then, with 14 minutes remaining, dutch midfielder danielle van de donk rounded it off with this effort and saw the gunners clinch the title with a game to spare. highlights of today's action are on the women's football show at 11:40 tonight on bbc one. five to one in scotland. sheffield united have been promoted to the premier league after leeds failed to beat aston villa in one of the most bizarre passages of play you're ever likely to see. leeds went ahead with around 20 minutes to go through mateusz klich, but chaos ensued afterwards with aston villa players and staff angry that leeds hadn't stopped with a villa player down injured. leeds boss marcelo bielsa then told his players to allow aston villa to score.
they did so. it finished in a 1—1 draw, both teams will be in the playoffs. incredible scenes there. following that closely in a sheffield bar were the sheffield united players. these were the scenes at the final whistle when it went at elland road to confirm the blades‘ promotion to the premier league. congratulations to them. i would guess there might be a few sore heads tomorrow. time to take a look at some of the day‘s other sports stories. worcester warriors have secured their premiership survival for another season after beating third—placed gloucester. worcester scored three tries to win by 27—20, giving them an unassailable ii—point lead over bottom side newcastle. this was the all—important score from niall annett to give the warriors a second—half lead, which they never relinquished. great britain‘s men have gone top of hockey‘s pro league. they beat germany 1—0. it was matty roper with the only goal
to secure a fourth win in five matches. great britain will make their home debut in the tournament against spain next saturday. daniel team won. just after beating rough and adult. it is a second title in four events defeating roger fetter at indian wells last month. —— roger fetter were. mercedes set an all—time record of four consecutive one—twos at the start of a season as valtteri bottas beat lewis hamilton to win the azerbaijan grand prix. jennie gow is part of our fi team in baku. at as the sunsets here is been a perfect weekend for mercedes. it makes them a successful
and dominant force. in the most successful that we have seen in formula i history. meanwhile it wasn‘t a perfect weekend for ferreri by any stretch of the imagination. right now at fi, no team could put mercedes in the shade. their two drivers have been one to an every grand prix this season. four races in, it feels a two—horse race. once again valtteri bottas and lewis hamilton were racing from the front and in the fight for the first quarter, bottas held onto his lead. the question from there was where challenges would come from and for ferreri of late, and has been technical charles leclerc fought back from ninth on the grade to the cusp with the lead. but seeing out of the pits so his tyres and prospects slip away. as this race reached a climax, it was a familiar finish. this time for bottas, the first turn would prove the difference.
on a track hamilton says he doesn‘t enjoy, he had to settle for second. but this year in this sport, one team and two drivers do all the celebrating. joe lynsky, bbc news. tough race even though it may be that much wasn‘t happening at the front. lewis was putting pressure on. i couldn‘t do any mistakes but everything was under control. i‘m happy to see the chequered flag and get first place. congratulations to him. he drove a fantastic race. he drove a great race and he deserved it. it's a great result for the team and honestly, this is the best start of the season we have ever had. going forward barcelona and the rounds come thick and fat and it is clear ferreri need to react very quickly if they are to stamp any challenge against mercedes was of and for as challenge against mercedes was of and foras —— challenge against mercedes was of and for as —— as for valtteri bottas and for as —— as for valtteri bottas and was hamilton, the fight for them is real this year and it is really
exciting. so all that means bottas has overtaken hamilton at the top of the drivers‘ championship standings. in the four races, hamilton and bottas have each now won two. sebastian vettel was third today but his ferrari team mate charles leclerc couldn‘t challenge for the podium in the end — leclerc does take the bonus point for the fastest lap in the race though. the next race is in barcelona for the spanish grand prix in a fortnight‘s time. ding jun—wee has fought back to lead judd trump 9—7 in the second round of the world snooker championship in sheffield.ding had been 5—3 down against trump ding had been 5—3 down against trump overnight but he made breaks of 81, 55 and 60 to establish a two—frame lead going into monday evening‘s final session. these are live pictures right now from the crucible theatre in sheffield. barry hawkins in action against kyren wilson in their second round tie. hawkins was in sparkling form this morning, scored four centuries to open up a 6—2 lead.
he‘s since added another frame so he leads 6—3, the first to 13 will take the match. he is 68 ahead. you can watch it live via the bbc sport website and app. now, congratulations to all who ran the london marathon today. 26.2 miles is an incredible feat, even harder to run with a costume on. so, spare a thought for this poor runner who battled around the course wearing a big ben costume, only to get stuck at the finish line. the tower too big for him to get under. fortunately there were helpers on hand to assist. he did get over the line eventually. definitely earned his metal, didn‘t you? that‘s the last thing you need, isn‘t it? congratulations to him. let‘s hope they stop the car for his time so he did not add an extra 30 seconds onto it. —— stop the clock
for his time. i think he has earned a well—deserved cup of tea. that‘s all from sportsday. we‘ll have more throughout the evening. up up next, it‘s click. when was the last time you wrote a letter? i mean, actually hand wrote one? i know, right? it‘s allabout the tippy capi typing these days is in a? what we‘ve been looking at the weight machine learning can help write things for you in your own