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7 Days of Sport: Football gets serious as Man U and Arsenal meet

| 10.05.2015


00:10, Sky Sports 5: New York Red Bulls v New York City – The MLS plays host to the first New York derby, as the newly-formed (and struggling) City visit their local rivals. Frank Lampard’s future club are without a win in six.

20:00, Sky Sports 1: Arsenal v Swansea – The Gunners are bidding to finish as Premier League runners up for the first time in 10 years, and should feel confident against a Swans outfit with nothing to play for.


15:30, Sky Sports 2: Delhi Daredevils v Chennai Super Kings – With the end of the IPL regular season fast approaching, Chennai continue to show their class in a competition they have never failed to achieve playoff qualification in.

19:45, ITV1: Bayern Munich v Barcelona – It was an agonising return to the Camp Nou for Pep Guardiola in the first leg of this Champions League semi-final, and his Bayern side now face an uphill struggle to qualify after the 3-0 loss.


13:30, British Eurosport: Giro d’Italia – Stage 5 – The limbering up for the Tour de France continues with the fifth stage of the Italian Grand Tour, which home hero Diego Ulissi won 12 months ago.

19:45, Sky Sports 1: Real Madrid v Juventus – Juve have the chance to reach their first European final since 2003 if they can just hold on to the 2-1 lead they gained at home in the first leg.


20:00, Sky Sports 4: Wells Fargo Championship – J.B Holmes, who has been in good form in recent months, is the defending champion as the PGA Tour moves to North Carolina.

21:30, Sky Sports 1: Michael van Gerwen v Dave Chisnall – The semi-final lineup is set, although the matchups aren’t, and these two will be going all out to gain a psychological advantage ahead of any potential meeting in a week’s time.


18:30, Sky Sports 2: Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire – The domestic T20 campaign kicks off at Trent Bridge, where the likes of Darren Sammy will be strutting his stuff for the hosts.

19:45, Sky Sports 1: Middlesbrough v Brentford – There is a chance for one of these two sides to take a step closer to the Premier League, after Boro gained a slim 2-1 advantage at Griffin Park in the first leg.


12:45, BT Sport 1: Southampton v Aston Villa – The Saints are pushing to secure a spot in next season’s Europa League, while Tim Sherwood’s visitors are by no means out of the relegation woods.

17:30, Sky Sports 1: Liverpool v Crystal Palace – The side that has been such a bogey team for Liverpool arrive at Anfield looking to cause yet another upset to Brendan Rodgers’ side.


14:00, BT Sport 1: Bristol Rovers v Grimsby – Dreams of a return to the Football League will become a reality for one of these sides, as they meet for the Conference Play-off Final at Wembley.

16:00, Sky Sports 1: Man Utd v Arsenal – Although it won’t be as meaningful as previous battles, this meeting is still pressured, thanks to the hosts pursuit of a top-four finish and the Gunners’ top-two ambitions.

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Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.