welcome to sportsday. brighton are on the hunt for a new manager, they sacked chris hughton less than 2a hours after their loss to champions manchester city. hughton had been in charge of the club for four and a half years, taking them to the premier league for the first time in 2017 and got to the fa cup semi—finals this season. ian palmer reports from brighton. brighton survived but their manager does not. if chris hughton knew about his future after the defeat to manchester city yesterday, he didn't let it show. we want to be better next season and we need to be because this division is getting more demanding and tougher. i don't expect it to be an easier season. we will need to be better. 215 games in charge, chris hughton was sacked after a promising start, and a high water mark mid—table position, brighton's away form deteriorated. on top of that, the seagulls found it hard to score goals. relegation was a real possibility
until two weeks ago. with premier league status secured for a third year, the club has decided to part company with chris hughton. if you look at the margin of safety ended up being two points over cardiff city in the end. that all hinged on one result that was out of brighton's hands. so, i think, you have to look at the results of the second half of the season. disappointed really. what he's done for the club the last three years is unbelievable. he brought us up from the championship, captives in the premiership. it's a bit of the shock really, i don't understand why it happened. but that's football for you. i think it's a shame because they did stay in the premier league, he deserves to stay. maybe it's time for a change. yesterday, brighton fans said goodbye to their captain, bruno. few would have predicted just hours later they would be doing the same to their manager.
so, the chris hughton era here at brighton hove albion has come to an end. the club says the search for a replacement has already begun. few in football with disagree that who is appointed next as manager will be the most important decision in this club's illustrious history. so — brighton just escaping relegation then. but two premier league sides, who still have everything to play for are liverpool and spurs. they're in the final of the champions league, in madrid on june 1st. liverpooljust missed out on a first domestic title in 29 years. and spurs scraped into the top four. but everything's at stake in spain. our reporter david ornstein has been to look at the venue. welcome to the wanda stadium, home of atletico madrid but on the 1st ofjune host to the champions league final between tottenham and liverpool. this is the work the players will ta ke this is the work the players will
take on to the pet. it was opened in 2017, the fifth time the city of madrid will hold the time cup final. there will be 63,000 on the night. 16,000 fans from both tottenham and liverpool and over there in the north stand, is where the tottenham fa ns north stand, is where the tottenham fans will be situated and down here, is their dugout. that seat at the end of the lefties were where mauricio pochettino will be sacked, his staff and substitutes running along there. if we swing over here, thatis along there. if we swing over here, that is where the liverpool fans will be. if you look across here, but will be the dug out thatjuergen kl°pp, but will be the dug out thatjuergen klopp, his staff and players will find themselves in. it's around 30 degrees today, i can tell you it is pretty hot. but despite it being even one in three weeks' time, they kick—off is at eight o'clock and so
it should have cooled a little bit. despite having an entire season played on it, this patch looks in pristine condition. it will be used again before the final. it looks perfectly good. more than good for 90, 120 minutes of football, perhaps even a penalty shoot out in the 2019 champions the football final between totte n ha m champions the football final between tottenham and liverpool. the atmosphere will be electric. tonight in the scottish premiership, st mirren kept alive their hopes of avoiding a relegation play—off with a 2—0 win against hamilton. after alex gogic was sent off for the away side in the first—half. st mirren took their time to take advantage, but the goal eventually came from kyle mcallister and then a brilliant piece of skill from kyle magennis wrapped up the win. the result means st mirren move within a point of tenth placed hamilton. heading into saturday's final round of fixtures. tranmere are into the final
of the league two playoffs. they got the better of forest green this evening. tranmere held the advantage after the first leg, and went through 2—1 on aggregate after tonight's draw. joseph mills gave forest green the lead, heading home early in the first half. butjames norwood, their top scorer this season, volleyed home before half time, to restore tranmere's advantage. and that's how it stayed. tranmere sealing their place in the final at wembley, where they'll face newport in 12 days time. british heavyweight boxer tyson fury has spoken to the media as he prepares for his las vegas debut, against the german tom schwarz next month. fury made his comeback after a 32—month absence injune last year, and earned a stunning draw with wbc champion deontay wilder in december. it's a new story, a new fighter and a new chapter. las vegas has been on the book —— bucket list for a long
time. finally get the opportunity to fight in the iconic stadium, mgm ground. when i was walking around people were screaming, hey, tyson, you won that fight. this is it! is a great place to be and everything goes well. i'm very contented, happy in my life and a happy fighter is a dangerous fighter. i remember somebody telling me, a happy fighter isa somebody telling me, a happy fighter is a dangerous painter and my objective is to make my fighters happy. that makes me happy. we've got a great relationship and he makes me happy and i'm dangerous when i'm happy. watch out! it's been a busy day for british players at the italian open in rome, and the only winner wasjohanna konta who beat american allison riske in straight sets. she beat riske at last week's madrid 0pen as well. former us open champion sloane stephens is next up for konta. not such a good day for the men's number one. defeat for kyle edmund. in the men's singles in rome
he was beaten in three sets by world number 38, spain's fernando verdasco. dan evans also lost to norway's casper ruud. england continue their preparations for the world cup when they face pakistan in the third one—day international in bristol tomorrow. they lead the five match series 1—0 after a tense 12 run win in southampton on saturday. the form ofjos buttler has been a real positive, with the wicket keeper—batsman scoring a century in that match. team mate jason roy says buttler is an extreme talent. he's as good as it gets, to be honest. it is not a shock, it's getting routine for him to come out and play those innings, demoralising the guys at the top of the order that are going at run a ball. he comes in and blitzes it. he is an extreme talent and works hard for it and deserves everything he gets. let's take a look at some of the other sports stories making the headlines today — bolton wanderers have confirmed they are officially in administration. the club has unpaid
debts of £1.2million and failed to pay the wages of their staff and players. administration means a 12 point deduction at the start of next season. millwall lionesses have chosen to break away from the mens team. they avoided having to disband because of financial difficulties last season. they'll now be known as the london city lionesses. fernando gaviria has won the third stage of the giro d'italia despite only crossing the line second. former team sky rider elia viviani was demoted after veering dangerously off his line in the sprint. britain's simon yates remains second overall. f1 world champion lewis hamilton went to top of this year's drivers standings with victory in spain yesterday. and he was inspired by a special good luck message from one of his biggest fans, harry shaw, a terminally ill little boy, who received a special thank you today, as emma jones reports.
a special delivery for a special boy. not everybody gets a formula 1 car delivered to their front door but this was a thank you to a five—year—old harry shaw, after his good luck message to his favourite formula 1 driver. hello, lewis hamilton. good look winning the race in spain. and thank you for all the guests. in spain. and thank you for all the gu ests. lots in spain. and thank you for all the guests. lots of love from harry. in spain. and thank you for all the guests. lots of love from harrym was a message that inspired lewis hamilton to win in spain, to move back to the top of the drivers championship table. harry is terminally ill with a rare form of cancer. today, as a thank you, a formula 1 car on the trophy from barcelona were brought to him. we can't believe that we've got this car sat there, the support we've had from mercedes and lewis hamilton has
been overwhelming. it has made a difficult period little bit better. had it was my parents know that isn't anything more they can do to save their son but they want to raise awareness of childhood cancers and funds for research to help the little children in the future. our life is about to be shattered apart, we are about to lose our darling son. wejust don't we are about to lose our darling son. we just don't want other families in future to have to go through the same thing. a lot of the research into children's cancers is quite out of date. funds are desperately needed. today was a happy day and a magical memory for lewis hamilton's good look term. —— good luck charm. that's all from sportsday. coming up in a moment, the papers.