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September: Ones to Watch

19th August 2016

Sports4Bars.com looks ahead to the key live sporting fixtures coming up in September, including some choice Premier League clashes and the start of the Aviva Premiership rugby season

Saturday September 3
2pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Aviva Premiership Rugby: Saracens v Worcester Warriors
Reigning Aviva Premiership and European champions Saracens head to Twickenham as they take on Worcester Warriors. With several international stars in their squad, Saracens should prove too strong for their opponents.

Saturday September 3
4.30pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Aviva Premiership Rugby: Harlequins v Bristol
The second instalment of the London Double Header sees Harlequins v Premiership new boys Bristol at Twickenham.

Sunday September 4
5pm
ITV1
World Cup 2018 Qualifier:Slovakia v England
After their disastrous Euro campaign, England regroup for the next major challenge:qualification for the 2018 World Cup. The bulk of the squad who were in action in France are likely to be present here.

Monday September 5
7.45pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
World Cup 2018 Qualifier:Wales v Moldova
Having reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016 in sensational style over the summer, Wales now start the long road to the next major tournament and will be hopeful of qualifying for the finals for the first time since 1958.

Saturday September 10
12.30pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Manchester United v Manchester City
The Manchester Derby pits Jose Mourinho against Pep Guardiola as the two super managers go head to head at Old Trafford. This should be one of the ties of the season.

Saturday September 10
5.30pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Championship Football: Derby County v Newcastle United
The Magpies continue their Championship campaign as they attempt to get back into the top flight at the first attempt. The Championship is a notoriously tough league though and competition for promotion is invariably fierce.

Saturday September 10
5.30pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Liverpool v Leicester City
A tricky fixture for the defending champions as they head to Anfield where Jurgen Klopp’s side are turning into quite a formidable outfit.

Sunday September 11
3pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Aviva Premiership Rugby: Exeter Chiefs v Saracens
A repeat of last season’s Aviva Premiership Final when Saracens beat the Chiefs by 28-20. Can the men from the West Country gain revenge on their home turf?

Sunday September 11
4pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Swansea City v Chelsea
This should be a routine victory for the away side but Swansea City do have some highly experienced players such as Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lukasz Fabianski who will be eager to take the game to the Blues after some fine performances at international level in recent months.

Monday September 12
8pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Sunderland v Everton
Toffees manager Ronald Koeman has made no secret of his ambition to establish a real sense of unity amongst his players and believes that this team spirit will help them overcome adversity during what could be an arduous season for a squad somewhat lacking in overall quality. Sunderland actually beat Everton 3-0 in their last encounter.

Friday September 16
8pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Chelsea v Liverpool
A Friday night clash in the Barclays Premier League as Stamford Bridge welcomes Liverpool. Both teams have strengthened their squads during the summer, making for an exciting head-to-head. One of the key players for Chelsea will be Eden Hazard who Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has likened to Lionel Messi.

Sunday September 18
12 noon
BT Sport 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Watford v Manchester United
Can Watford manager Walter Mazzarri exceed expectations this season? The Italian will certainly relish the chance to test his tactical skills against his Man United counterpart Jose Mourinho. Mazzarri is renowned for well-organised, counter-attacking teams but could find this team outgunned by the illustrious visitors.

Sunday September 18
3pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Aviva Premiership Rugby: Newcastle Falcons v Leicester Tigers
The Falcons, managed by one of Leicester Tigers’ greatest ever players, Dean Richards, welcome his former team to Kingston Park.

Saturday September 24
12.30pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Manchester United v Leicester City
An intriguing clash as reigning champions Leicester City travel to Old Trafford to take on United.

Saturday September 24
5.30pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Arsenal v Chelsea
A massive London derby at the Emirates which will thrill diehard fans and neutrals alike. This is one of the games of the month.


Also coming up...

Sunday September 18
2.15pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Crystal Palace v Stoke City


Sunday September 18
4.30pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Tottenham v Sunderland


Saturday September 24
3pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Aviva Premiership Rugby:Northampton Saints v Wasps


Saturday September 24
5.30pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Championship Football: Aston Villa v Newcastle United


Sunday September 25
3pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Aviva Premiership Rugby:Leicester Tigers v Bath Rugby


Monday September 26
8pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Burnley v Watford


Friday September 30
7.45pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Aviva Premiership Rugby:Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs

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