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On This Day - Oct 19 1993: Norwich stun German giants Bayern Munich in Uefa Cup clash at the Olympic Stadium

Norwich City manager Mike Walker celebrates with goalscorer Jeremy Goss after the Canaries defeated Bayern Munich in October 1993   

ON THIS DAY

1957: Celtic thrashed Rangers 7-1 in the final of the Scottish League Cup at Hampden Park, John McPhail scoring a hat-trick.

1958: Stirling Moss beat Mike Hawthorn in the one and only Moroccan Grand Prix. Hawthorn's second place, however, was good enough for him to take the world title by one point, condemning Moss to the runners-up spot for the fourth successive year.

1993: Norwich stunned German giants Bayern Munich with a 2-1 victory in their Uefa Cup tie at the Olympic Stadium. Mark Bowen and Jeremy Goss netted for the Canaries, who progressed to the third round 3-2 on aggregate.

2004: The English Professional Footballers' Association announced Adrian Mutu had admitted testing positive for cocaine and would not require a 'B' sample to be tested. He was later sacked by Chelsea.

2007: Andrew Strauss was dropped for England's Test tour of Sri Lanka. He went on to regain his place and was appointed Test and one-day captain in early 2009, leading the side to Ashes victory that summer.

2010: On an explosive day at Manchester United, manager Alex Ferguson revealed Wayne Rooney wanted to leave the club, although the striker would later sign a new contract.

2012: Dutch firm Rabobank announced it would cease to sponsor professional cycling teams at the end of the year as the fall-out continued from the US Anti-Doping Agency's report which led to the downfall of Lance Armstrong.

2013: New Sunderland manager Gus Poyet began his reign with a 4-0 defeat at Swansea in the Premier League.

2015: Steve Evans was appointed the new Leeds manager following the sacking of Uwe Rosler.

2016: Alan Stubbs was sacked as Rotherham manager.

 

BIRTHDAYS

Sam Allardyce (soccer) - former England manager, also previously in charge at Crystal Palace, Sunderland, West Ham, Blackburn, Newcastle and Bolton, born 1954.

Evander Holyfield (boxing) - former world heavyweight champion, born 1962.

Paul Hartley (soccer) - former Scotland and Celtic midfielder, ex-manager at Dundee and Falkirk, born 1976.

Habib Beye (soccer) - former Senegal, Aston Villa and Newcastle full-back, born 1977.

Heikki Kovalainen (motor racing) - Finn who won the 2008 Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix with McLaren, born 1981.

Louis Oosthuizen (golf) - South African who won the Open in 2010, born 1982.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1 Sky Bet League Two side Crewe play their home matches at which stadium?

2 England cricketer Stuart Broad plays for which county side?

3 Marin Cilic won his first tennis grand slam at which event?

4 Which football team won the 1991 League Cup under Ron Atkinson?

5 Where will the 2023 Rugby World Cup be held?
(See quiz answers at bottom)

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Friday, October 19)

SOCCER: Championship, Sheffield Wednesday v Middlesbrough - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; Bundesliga, Eintracht Frankfurt v Fortuna Dusseldorf - BT Sport 1 1915; A-League, Adelaide United v Sydney FC - BT Sport 1 0945.

BASEBALL: MLB, Milwaukee Brewers v Los Angeles Dodgers - BT Sport 1 0100.

CRICKET: One-day international from Kandy, Sri Lanka v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0500.

GOLF: The CJ Cup - Sky Sports Golf 0300 & Sky Sports Main Event 0500; The Hero Women's Indian Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0700; The Andalucia Valderrama Masters - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1100 & 1430.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Japan third free practice session - BT Sport 2 0100, MotoGP Japan qualifying - BT Sport 2 0400.

MOTOR SPORT: Formula 1, The United States Grand Prix opening practice session - Sky Sports F1 1545 & eir Sport 1 1555;the United States Grand Prix second practice session - Sky Sports F1 1945 & eir Sport 1 1955.

RUGBY UNION: Champions Cup, Leicester v Scarlets - BT Sport 2 1900.

SNOOKER: English Open - Eurosport 1 1145 & 1845.

TENNIS: Luxembourg Open - BT Sport/ESPN 1600; Kremlin Cup - BT Sport 1 1300.

Tomorrow (Saturday, October 20)

SOCCER: Premier League, Chelsea v Manchester United - Sky Sports Premier League 1130 & Sky Sports Main Event 1200, Huddersfield v Liverpool - BT Sport 1 1700; A-League, Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City - BT Sport 2 0945; Championship, Derby v Sheffield United - Sky Sports Main Event 1730.

BASEBALL: MLB, Houston Astros v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport 1 0100 (Sun)

BOXING: BT Sport Fight Night - BT Sport 1 2030.

CRICKET: One-day International from Kandy, Sri Lanka v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 0600.

GOLF: The CJ Cup - Sky Sports Golf 0300 & Sky Sports Main Event 0400; The Hero Women's Indian Open - Sky Sports Golf 0700; The Andalucia Valderrama Masters - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1300 & Sky Sports Main Event 1515.

RACING: From Ascot - ITV Racing 1300.

MOTORCYCLING: MotoGP, Grand Prix of Japan - BT Sport 2 0530.

MOTOR SPORT: Formula 1, The United States Grand Prix, third practice session - Sky Sports F1 1845, Channel 4 & eir Sport 1 1855; The United States Grand Prix Qualifying - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1, eir Sport 1 & Channel 4 2155.

RUGBY UNION: Champions Cup, Munster v Gloucester - Channel 4 & BT Sport 2 1230, Wasps v Bath - BT Sport 2 1500, Saracens v Lyon - BT Sport 2 1715; Currie Cup, TBC v TBC - Sky Sports Action 1325.

SNOOKER: English Open - Eurosport 1 1245 & 1845.

TABLE TENNIS: World Cup - Eurosport 2 0900.

TENNIS: Luxembourg Open - BT Sport/ESPN 1400; Kremlin Cup - BT Sport 1 1100.

 

QUICK QUIZ ANSWERS

1 Gresty Road; 2 Nottinghamshire; 3 US Open; 4 Sheffield Wednesday; 5 France.

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