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Great sport coming up in August

30th July 2018

It's big month of sport in August as the FA Community Shield clash between Manchester City and Chelsea signals the start of the 2018/19 Premier League season. Plus York Racecourse hosts the Ebor Festival
 
Sunday August 5
3pm
BT Sport 
FA Community Shield: Manchester City v Chelsea
The season gets off to a flyer at Wembley Stadium as reigning Premier League champions Manchester City take on FA Cup holders Chelsea.  
 
Tuesday August 7
7.45pm
Sky Sports Football 
Championship: Nottingham Forest v West Bromwich Albion
Can West Brom bounce back to the Premier League after suffering relegation last year? The Championship is certainly an unforgiving and highly competitive environment. 
 
Thursday August 9
10.30am
Sky Sports Cricket
International Cricket: England v India - 2nd Test
Lord’s is the venue for the 2nd Test as England take on a very strong India side which boasts a number of top stars, including skipper MS Dhoni, a player who is a proven run maker at the top level. 
 
Friday August 10
8pm
Sky Sports Premier League
Premier League: Manchester United v Leicester City
United manager Jose Mourinho has made no secret of his intention to bolster his side’s defence this season after some inconsistency in that area last time out, meaning some new faces joining the squad at Old Trafford. 

Saturday August 11
12.30pm
Sky Sports Premier League
Premier League: Newcastle United v Tottenham
Rafa Benitez has made clear that the Magpies are unlikely to challenge for any silverware this season with survival their main goal so it will be fascinating to see how his team fare against a highly rated Spurs side.  
 
Saturday August 11
5.30pm
BT Sport 
Premier League: Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton
Wolverhampton fans were delighted to win promotion with four games to spare but will know that it will take some time to adjust to the rigours of Premier League football. 
 
Sunday August 12
1.30pm
Sky Sports Premier League
Premier League: Liverpool v West Ham
Jurgen Klopp’s project to turn the Reds into a formidable force on the domestic and European scene is certainly well advanced and hopes are high amongst the Anfield faithful that this will prove a watershed season. 
 
Sunday August 12
4pm
Sky Sports Premier League
Premier League: Arsenal v Manchester City
A baptism of fire for new Arsenal manager Unai Emery as his side take on the reigning Premier League champions. Can he turn around the fortunes of the Gunners?
 
Wednesday August 15
7.45pm
BT Sport 2 
UEFA Super Cup: Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid
The UEFA Champions League winners take on the UEFA Europa League winners in an all-Madrid affair which will mean both sets of teams and supporters travelling to Talinn in Estonia to fulfill this fixture. With Cristiano Ronaldo having departed during the summer, Welshman Gareth Bale will be spearheading Real’s attacking efforts as the Galacticos take on their cross city rivals. 
 
Saturday August 18
10.30am
Sky Sports Cricket
International Cricket: England v India - 3rd Test
An unusual Saturday morning start for the 3rd Test at Nottingham’s Trent Bridge, the first since 1955. This match is a crucial one in the context of the five-Test series which pits England against the top ranked Test nation. 
 
Saturday August 18
5.30pm
BT Sport
Premier League: Chelsea v Arsenal
West London takes on North London in this Premier League tie which should go some way to demonstrating the passionate and tribal nature of top-flight of English football to the new foreign managers of Chelsea and Arsenal. Honours were even between these sides last year in the League with a nil-nil draw at Stamford Bridge followed by a 2-2 draw at the Emirates. 
 
Monday August 20
8pm
Sky Sports Premier League
Premier League: Crystal Palace v Liverpool
It was a real rollercoaster ride for Palace last season but they managed a major turnaround in the final months of the season to ensure their survival in the Premier League. The signs are that another do-or-die effort will be required. 
 
Wednesday August 22
12.30pm
ITV
Horse Racing: Ebor Festival, York - Day 1
Action from York as the four-day Ebor Festival gets underway. Today’s key races are the Juddmonte International and the Great Voltigeur Stakes. Some of the most illustrious names in the sport have graced the Juddmonte International over the years with Lester Piggott and Frankie Dettori holding the joint record for the most wins in the race with five apiece. 
 
Monday August 27
8pm
Sky Sports Premier League
Premier League: Manchester United v Tottenham
An unmissable fixture which will see a host of stars from Russia 2018 battling it out at Old Trafford. Spurs skipper Harry Kane is well on his way to becoming a giant of the game and will want to make a mighty contribution here. 
 
ALSO COMING UP... 
 
Saturday August 4
5.30pm
Sky Sports Football
Championship Football: Sheffield United v Swansea City
 
Sunday August 5
4.30pm
Sky Sports Football
Championship Football: Leeds United v Stoke City
 
Tuesday August 14
7.45pm
Sky Sports Football 
Carabao Cup: 1st Round - Yeovil Town v Aston Villa
 
Wednesday August 15
7pm
Sky Sports Cricket
Vitality Blast Cricket: Birmingham Bears v Lancashire Lightning
 
Friday August 24
7.45pm
Sky Sports Football
Championship Football: Middlesbrough v West Bromwich Albion
 
Sunday August 26
2pm
Sky Sports F1
F1: Belgian Grand Prix
 
Thursday August 30
10.30am
Sky Sports Cricket
International Cricket: England v India - 4th Test

 

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