Newly-promoted Watford will begin their 2021/22 Premier League campaign by welcoming Aston Villa on August 14. In head coach Xisco Munoz's first taste of the top flight, Watford will then face an away trip to Brighton (August 21), live on Sky Sports, before their first London derby with a visit to Tottenham (August 28). Watford fans will be looking worryingly at their November schedule, with Arsenal away (6), Manchester United at home (20), Leicester City away (27), Chelsea at home (30), before Manchester City on December 4. In full: All the 2021/22 Premier League fixtures Find out more about Sky Sports 2012/22 Premier League kits The New Year's Day visit of Tottenham will also be a date for the diary. Watford will hope their Premier League status is well-secured before the end of the season, with an away trip to Chelsea on the final day (May 22). Trending Verstappen renews attack on celebrations | Hamilton refutes claim . . .
What a few months it has been for Theo Corbeanu. He scored on his debut for Canada in March and made his first Premier League appearance for Wolves at the weekend. The next day he was back with the U23 side, scoring two stunning goals at Crystal Palace. His is the feel-good story at Molineux right now, a reminder that as the season fizzles out for others, one young man is in the most exciting period of his life. Corbeanu crossed an ocean to achieve this breakthrough and is enjoying every moment of the adventure. It is a success shared with his family. His mother cried when she saw him celebrating within minutes of coming on in a World Cup qualifier for Canada against Bermuda. A huge smile beams from Corbeanu's face as he recalls his family's pride at his accomplishment. "They were expecting me maybe to come on in the last minute," he tells Sky Sports . "They were not expecting me to do what I did. The coach just said to make an impact. My first touch, I scored a goal. . . .
Getty Images Arsenal technical director Edu Gaspar is locked in talks with the agent of Hector Bellerin, sources have told CBS Sports on Thursday, as they battle to break the impasse over the Spaniard's transfer away from north London. Bellerin, 26, is wanted by Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid and would be keen to join two clubs who could offer him the Champions League football that Arsenal cannot. However, the two clubs have so far indicated that they can only afford to loan the right back as they battle to improve their financial situation. Arsenal, however, want to sell their vice captain and at the very least would want any loan agreement to come with a commitment to purchase the player next summer, when he will have just 12 months remaining on his contract. The Gunners are looking for a fee of around $23.8 million (€20 million) from any interested parties. That would be a sizeable price for either suitor to reach. Inter Milan were forced to sell Achraf Hakimi, whom . . .
Jose Mourinho has Tottenham playing pragmatically - but the Spurs fans will want their talented team to open up and attack struggling Arsenal on Sunday, Jamie Redknapp has told the Pitch to Post Preview Podcast . Spurs go into this weekend's north London derby top of the Premier League table, after backing up a counter-attacking masterclass against Manchester City with a defensive stalemate at Chelsea last weekend. Mourinho's side currently have the best defensive record in the Premier League and, speaking on this week's Pitch to Post Preview Podcast , Redknapp credited the manager for how solid he has made his team and how he convinced his players to buy into the style of play. Listen to the Sky Sports Pitch to Post Podcast on: Spotify | Apple | Castbox Trending Watch Spirit vs Rockets LIVE! Red Bull challenge against Hamilton penalty rejected 'He's the most feared heavyweight in the world!' Verstappen renews . . .
Tottenham will trial the use of the NHS COVID Pass for supporters wanting to attend their men's and women's pre-season friendlies against Arsenal next month. Nuno Espirito Santo's side will take on their north London rivals at 2pm on August 8, followed by a women's match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Fans wanting to attend must prove they are fully vaccinated against coronavirus or have had a negative test within 48 hours of the match. Toby Alderweireld seals Al-Duhail switch Tottenham complete Gil-Lamela swap deal with Sevilla Spurs sign Atalanta keeper Pierluigi Gollini on season-long loan The trial comes after a Government announcement that a full vaccination against Covid-19 would be a condition of entry to large events from October 1. Supporters under the age of 18 are not part of the trial nor need to present a negative test. Trending Verstappen renews attack on celebrations | Hamilton refutes claim 'He's the . . .
Team Arena should feel right at home in the opening two racedays of the Racing League as some of the best in the North head to Newcastle and Doncaster. Group One-winning jockey Danny Tudhope continues his successful partnership with Yorkshire-based trainer David O'Meara, having combined for over 500 career winners. Paul Mulrennan provides another experienced head in the weighing room and brings with him over 1,100 career winners. Racing League: All you need to know Racing live on Sky Sports Racing League live on Sky Sports: How to follow Watch every race of the Racing League live on Sky Sports from Thursday, July 29 The youngest of the three jockeys, 25-year-old Cam Hardie, is an "up-and-coming" star in the North, riding over 270 winners, 30 of which have come at Newcastle. Mulrennan links up with two familiar trainers in Michael Dods and Paul Midgley, while Group Three winner Mick Appleby completes the line-up. Trending . . .
Venezuela international midfielder Yangel Herrera is reportedly being watched by a host of clubs across Europe and could bring another £20 million to the Cityzens' transfer kitty as Pep Guardiola looks to use the money to bring in Harry Kane and Jack Grealish. Herrera signed for Manchester City back in January 2017 but is yet to make his debut for the Cityzens. The 23-year-old has spent the last four seasons on loan at Manchester City's cousin club New York City, Huesca and Granada respectively. And having made his mark in La Liga over the past three seasons, Herrera seems to have attracted plenty of suitors and here, we will take a look at three Premier League clubs interested in his signature. Southampton Ralph Hassenhuttl's Southampton side had yet another underwhelming season last time out as the Saints could not find the formula to consistency throughout the campaign. The South Coast coast side do not have any shortage of options in the middle of the park but . . .
After failing to defend 201 against Dindigul Dragons, the Kovai Kings fielded and bowled with purpose to restrict Madurai to 153-8 in 20 overs. The win was doubly sweet as it catapulted Kovai Kings to the top of the table with five points from four matches. Ashwin Venkatraman who plucked a stunning catch off Abhishek Tanwar to dismiss the dangerous Jagatheesan Kousik (29 off 15 balls, 2 fours, 2 sixes) indicated the fielding standards set by the Kovai Kings in the match. 1 9919-nonopta-7502 Medium-pacer S Divakar (3-18) and left-arm spinner S Ajith Ram (3-24) did most of the damage to the Madurai innings with their economical strikes. Captain NS Chaturved (39 off 26 balls, 5 fours, 1 six) and opener KB Arun Kaarthick (21 off 12 balls, 4 fours) dominated when they were at the crease but they did not last long, both falling prey to Ajith Ram. Earlier, the bluster of captain M Shahrukh Khan (58 off 30 balls, 2 fours, 5 sixes) and the grit of young Bhardwaj Sai Sudharsan . . .
The Mumbai Indians - who are the reigning IPL champions - made the announcement on Thursday (July 29). Vinay is the latest to enter MI's talent scout division, which recently saw former India wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel join its ranks. The 37-year-old Vinay, a former right-arm medium pacer, played 1 Test match, 31 ODIs and 9 T20s. In a first-class career spanning 17 years, Vinay led Karnataka to two Ranji Trophy titles and was also part of Mumbai Indians' two winning campaigns, in 2015 and 2017. IPL 2021: Full schedule of remainder of IPL 14 in UAE, time in IST, CSK to face MI in opening match Vinay - a domestic cricket stalwart for Karnataka - announced his retirement from all formats of cricket in February this year. The right-arm quick will work closely with the Mumbai Indians management and coaching staff, said a statement issued by the five-time IPL champions. "Mumbai Indians is established on strong fundamentals of discovering talent and belief in nurturing youth. . . .
It is testament to Nuno Espirito Santo's time at Wolves that prior to the announcement of his impending departure there was a mood of deflation at Molineux following a season that currently sees them twelfth in the Premier League table. Whatever happens against Manchester United on Sunday, this will be the club's third-best finish in over 40 years. It is just that the better ones came in the two seasons that preceded it. Nuno twice took Wolves to seventh, providing moment after memorable moment as the best teams in the land struggled to deal with his side. There was a double over Manchester City. Magical nights under the Molineux lights as 30,000 cheered on victories over Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and the rest. There was an FA Cup semi-final and a European run that went all the way to the last eight. Away days in Turin and Istanbul, Braga and Barcelona. This was the life that fans had craved for decades at a club that had been lurking in the third tier of . . .