Man City, Man United battle for EPL title in key Manchester derby

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez

With only three games left, the battle for the Premier League title may all come down to Monday’s match between leaders Manchester United and Manchester City. A surging United currently holds the top spot with 83 points, while slumping City is one win behind, with 80 points. Both teams are nearly 20 points clear of third-place Arsenal.

The excitement expectation for the “biggest Manchester derby ever” is so high that the cable television powers-that-be moved coverage from ESPN2 all the way to the real deal – ESPN. It marks the first time that a weekday Premier League match will air on the flagship sports network.

• Manchester City vs Manchester United on Monday, April 30, coverage beginning at 2:30pm (ESPN)

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After a dramatic semifinal round that saw Fernando Torres actually score – in stoppage time, no less – and Cristiano Ronaldo miss a penalty kick, Chelsea and Bayern Munich defeated Barcelona and Real Madrid to reach the Champions League final. The Championship match will be played on Saturday, May 19 in Munich.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 27

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
3:00aAustralian A-League: Grand FinalBrisbane vs. Perth GloryFox SoccerReplay
3:00aUEFA Europa League: SemifinalValencia vs. Atletico MadridGolTVReplay
4:00aEnglish Premier LeagueBlackburn vs. Norwich CityFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00aEnglish npower ChampionshipBristol City vs. BarnsleyFox Soccer PlusReplay
1:00pItalian Serie AJuventus vs. AS RomaFox SoccerReplay
2:30pUEFA Europa League: SemifinalAthletic Bilbao vs. Sporting LisbonGolTVReplay
3:00pEnglish Premier LeagueFulham vs. Wigan AthleticFox SoccerReplay
4:30pUEFA Europa League: SemifinalValencia vs. Atletico MadridGolTVReplay
5:00pEnglish npower ChampionshipLeicester City vs. West Ham UnitedFox Soccer PlusReplay
6:30pThe FA Classic CollectionWest Ham United vs. Tottenham Hotspur2000/01Fox SoccerReplay
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueManchester United vs. EvertonFox SoccerReplay
8:00pUEFA Futsal CupBarcelona vs. Sporting LisboaGolTVTaped
11:00pUEFA Champions League: SemifinalBarcelona vs. ChelseaFox SoccerReplay

 
SATURDAY, APRIL 28

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
3:30aPremier League Fan ZoneWolverhampton vs. Manchester CityFox SoccerReplay
7:25aEnglish npower ChampionshipSouthampton vs. Coventry CityFox Soccer PlusLive
9:30aGerman BundesligaKaiserlautern vs. Borussia DortmundGolTVLive
9:53aEnglish Premier LeagueWest Bromwich Albion vs. Aston VillaFox Soccer PlusLive
9:55aEnglish Premier LeagueStoke City vs. ArsenalESPN2, ESPN DeportesLive
10:00aEnglish Premier LeagueWigan Athletic vs. Newcastle UnitedFox SoccerLive
12:00pItalian Serie APalermo vs. CataniaFox Soccer PlusLive
12:00pGerman BundesligaBayern Munich vs. StuttgartESPN DeportesTaped
12:00pSpanish Primera DivisionLevante vs. GranadaGolTVLive
12:30pEnglish Premier LeagueNorwich City vs. LiverpoolFox SoccerLive
2:00pScottish Premier LeagueDundee United vs. HeartsFox Soccer PlusTaped
2:00pGerman BundesligaSchalke 04 vs. Hertha BerlinGolTVTaped
2:30pItalian Serie ARoma vs. NapoliFox SoccerLive
3:30pMLS SoccerNew York Red Bulls vs. New England RevolutionNBC Sports NetworkLive
4:00pEnglish npower ChampionshipWest Ham United vs. Hull CityFox Soccer PlusTaped
5:00pEnglish Premier LeagueEverton vs. FulhamFox SoccerTaped
5:30pArgentine SoccerBoca Juniors vs. Colon de Santa FeGolTVLive
5:55pMexican Primera DivisionJaguares vs. MonarcasESPN DeportesLive
6:00pEnglish Premier LeagueSwansea City vs. WolverhamptonFox Soccer PlusTaped
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueNorwich City vs. LiverpoolFox SoccerReplay
8:00pMexican Primera DivisionTigres vs. PueblaTelefuturaLive
9:30pMexican Primera DivisionAtlas vs. Santos LagunaGalavisionLive
11:00pItalian Serie ARoma vs. NapoliFox SoccerReplay

 
SUNDAY, APRIL 29

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
3:00aEnglish Premier LeagueWigan Athletic vs. Newcastle UnitedFox SoccerReplay
4:00aEnglish Premier LeagueWest Bromwich Albion vs. Aston VillaFox Soccer PlusReplay
5:55aSpanish Primera DivisionReal Madrid vs. SevillaESPN DeportesLive
7:40aScottish Premier LeagueCeltic vs. RangersFox Soccer PlusLive
8:25aDutch EredivisieFC Twente vs. AjaxESPN DeportesTaped
8:30aEnglish Premier LeagueChelsea vs. Queens Park RangersFox SoccerLive
10:00aItalian Serie ANovara vs. JuventusFox Soccer PlusTaped
10:30aEnglish Premier LeagueTottenham vs. BlackburnFox SoccerLive
12:00pScottish Premier LeagueSt. Mirren vs. HibernianFox Soccer PlusTaped
12:00pSpanish Primera DivisionMalaga vs. ValenciaGolTVLive
1:00pMexican Primera DivisionToluca vs. San LuisUnivisionLive
1:35pSpanish Primera DivisionReal Betis vs. Atletico MadridESPN DeportesLive
2:00pUEFA Futsal Cup: FinalTeams TBAGolTVLive
2:30pItalian Serie AUdinese vs. LazioFox SoccerLive
2:55pFrench Ligue 1LOSC Lille Metropole vs. Paris Saint-GermainFox Soccer PlusLive
3:30pSpanish Primera DivisionRayo Vallecano vs. BarcelonaGolTVLive
5:00pItalian Serie ASiena vs. AC MilanFox SoccerTaped
5:00pMexican Primera DivisionAmerica vs. Cruz AzulUnivisionLive
6:15pArgentine SoccerAldosivi vs. River PlateGolTVLive
7:00pScottish Premier LeagueCeltic vs. RangersFox SoccerReplay
11:00pEnglish Premier LeagueChelsea vs. Queens Park RangersFox SoccerReplay

 
MONDAY, APRIL 30

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
12:00aScottish Premier LeagueCeltic vs. RangersFox Soccer PlusReplay
3:00aItalian Serie AUdinese vs. LazioFox SoccerReplay
9:00aFrench Ligue 1LOSC Lille Metropole vs. Paris Saint-GermainFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00aScottish Premier LeagueDundee United vs. HeartsFox Soccer PlusReplay
1:00pEnglish Premier LeagueTottenham vs. BlackburnFox SoccerReplay
2:30pEnglish Premier LeagueManchester City vs. Manchester UnitedESPN, ESPN DeportesLive
3:00pItalian Serie ARoma vs. NapoliFox SoccerReplay
3:00pEnglish npower ChampionshipWest Ham United vs. Hull CityFox Soccer PlusReplay
5:00pEnglish Premier LeagueNorwich City vs. LiverpoolFox SoccerReplay
5:00pItalian Serie ANovara vs. JuventusFox Soccer PlusReplay
9:00pScottish Premier LeagueCeltic vs. RangersFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00pFA Community ShieldManchester City vs. Manchester UnitedFox SoccerReplay

 
TUESDAY, MAY 1

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
3:00aEnglish Premier LeagueEverton vs. FulhamFox SoccerReplay
4:00aEnglish npower ChampionshipSouthampton vs. Coventry CityFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00aItalian Serie APalermo vs. CataniaFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:55aSpanish Primera DivisionGranada vs. EspanyolESPN DeportesLive
12:00pItalian Serie AChievo vs. AS RomaFox SoccerLive
2:00pSpanish Primera DivisionSporting de Gijon vs. VillarealGolTVLive
2:30pEnglish Premier LeagueStoke City vs. EvertonFox SoccerLive
2:30pEnglish Premier LeagueLiverpool vs. FulhamESPN2, ESPN DeportesLive
2:40pScottish Premier LeagueHearts vs. MotherwellFox Soccer PlusLive
5:00pItalian Serie ANapoli vs. PalermoFox SoccerTaped
5:00pEnglish Premier LeagueWest Bromwich Albion vs. Aston VillaFox Soccer PlusReplay
7:30pThe FA Classic Collection: 2004/05Newcastle United vs. ChelseaFox SoccerReplay
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueStoke City vs. EvertonFox SoccerReplay
11:00pItalian Serie ANapoli vs. PalermoFox SoccerReplay

 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
4:00aScottish Premier LeagueSt. Mirren vs. HibernianFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00aItalian Serie ANapoli vs. PalermoFox SoccerReplay
11:55aSpanish Primera DivisionAtletico Madrid vs. Real SociedadESPN DeportesLive
1:55pSpanish Primera DivisionBarcelona vs.MalagaESPN DeportesLive
2:00pSpanish Primera DivisionSevilla vs. BetisGolTVLive
2:30pEnglish Premier LeagueChelsea vs. NewcastleFox SoccerLive
2:53pEnglish Premier LeagueBolton vs. TottenhamFox Soccer PlusLive
4:00pSpanish Primera DivisionAthletic Bilbao vs. Real MadridGolTVLive
5:00pScottish Premier LeagueRangers vs. Dundee UnitedFox Soccer PlusTaped
7:00pFrench Ligue 1Paris Saint-Germain vs. AS Saint-EtienneFox Soccer PlusTaped
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueChelsea vs. NewcastleFox SoccerReplay
9:00pEnglish Premier LeagueBolton vs. TottenhamFox Soccer PlusReplay

 
THURSDAY, MAY 3

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
12:00aScottish Premier LeagueRangers vs. Dundee UnitedFox Soccer PlusReplay
3:00aItalian Serie AChievo vs. AS RomaFox SoccerReplay
4:00aEnglish Premier LeagueSwansea City vs. WolverhamptonFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00aFrench Ligue 1Paris Saint-Germain vs. AS Saint-EtienneFox Soccer PlusReplay
1:00pEnglish Premier LeagueStoke City vs. EvertonFox SoccerReplay
3:00pItalian Serie AChievo vs. AS RomaFox SoccerReplay
5:00pEnglish Premier LeagueChelsea vs. Newcastle UnitedFox SoccerReplay
5:00pScottish Premier LeagueHearts vs. MotherwellFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00pFA Cup SoccerLiverpool vs. EvertonFox SoccerReplay

 

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