Saturday 9th September 2017

Event of the day

 

Our event of the day...

 

is the clash between two of the Premier League’s heavyweights as Manchester City take on Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. This will be the biggest test for both teams so far this season and, despite being only a few weeks into the new campaign, today’s match will do a lot to show the top-4 and even title credentials of the two sides. With two attack-minded teams, it promises to be a fast-paced and thrilling day of football. Adding to the intrigue of this fixture is the fact that this is the first game since the summer transfer window closed.


Liverpool’s £40 million deadline day arrival Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be looking to make an impact in his first game for the club since his last outing for Arsenal – a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool at Anfield last month. Despite failing with a deadline day move for Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, Manchester City spent over £200 million this summer so there is going to be plenty of talent on show today. With both teams unbeaten so far this season, and the corresponding fixture last March finishing in a dynamic 1-1 draw, today is set up for an explosive beginning to this weekend’s Premier League action.

Honourable mentions...

go to the Women’s single's Final of the US Open in New York. Madison Keys faces Sloane Stephens in an all-US affair at Flushing Meadows. Keys impressively saw off Coco Vandeweghe in straight sets in the first semi-final, while Stephens showed good character to fend off Venus Williams. 

The Rugby Union Championship, New Zealand take on Argentina at Yarrow Park in New Zealand and South Africa are up against Australia at nib Stadium in Perth, Australia. In cricket, it is day three of the test match between England and the West Indies at Lord's. The AFL finals series continues with the Sydney Swans taking on the Essendon Bombers at the Sydney Cricket Ground followed by Port Adelaide versus the West Coast Eagles at the Adelaide Oval. Rugby League maintains its busy schedule with the Huddersfield Giants travelling to the Salford Red Devils in the Super League while in the NRL finals series, Melbourne Storm play Parramatta Eels at the AAMI Park in Melbourne and Manly Warringah Sea Eagles play Penrith Panthers at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney.

Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!

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