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On This Day, September 16, 1998: Man United play out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Barcelona as they start the journey that ended with Champions League victory over Bayern Munich

Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke (left) celebrating with the European Cup alongside United boss Alex Ferguson and goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel. The journal all began with a thrilling 3-3 draw with Barcelona 

BIRTHDAYS

Micky Stewart (cricket) - former Surrey and England opener, born 1932.

Andy Irvine (rugby union) - former Scotland and British Lions full-back, born 1951.

Manuel Pellegrini (soccer) - West Ham's former Real Madrid and Manchester City manager, born 1953.

Neville Southall (soccer) - former Everton and Wales goalkeeper, born 1958.

Kevin Young (athletics) - 1992 Olympic 400 metres hurdles champion from USA, born 1966.

Leon Britton (soccer) - former Swansea midfielder, born 1982.

Kyle Lafferty (soccer) - Former Rangers and Northern Ireland striker now at Sarpsborg 08, born 1987.

Salomon Rondon (soccer) - Dalian Yifang's former West Brom and Venezuelan striker, born 1989.

Sam Byram (soccer) - Norwich defender, born 1993.

 

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1937: The first football game to be seen on television was a specially arranged match between Arsenal's first and second teams.

1998: Manchester United played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Barcelona at Old Trafford as they started down their road to European glory. That journey ended with the memorable Champions League final win over Bayern Munich in Barcelona.

2003: Sebastian Coe was confirmed as one of three vice-chairmen of London's bid for the 2012 Olympics along with former hurdler Alan Pascoe and Granada chairman Charles Allen. Coe was later promoted to chairman.

2004: United States Ryder Cup captain Hal Sutton paired Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson together for the opening fourballs of the event at Oakland Hills. Europe went on to retain the title.

2010: Talismanic all-rounder Andrew Flintoff announced his retirement from all cricket after losing a long-standing battle with knee problems. Flintoff returned to action in 2014.

2013: Snooker's former world number five Stephen Lee was found guilty of seven match-fixing offences.

2017: Birmingham parted company with manager Harry Redknapp in the wake of six successive defeats. On a busy day Chesterfield's Gary Caldwell and Port Vale's Michael Brown also left their posts.

2018: Simon Yates sealed victory in La Vuelta to complete a British clean sweep of the year's Grand Tours after Chris Froome's success in the Giro d'Italia and Geraint Thomas' triumph in the Tour de France.

Harry Redknapp's time as Birmingham City manager came to an end, on what was a busy day on the managerial merry-go-round

QUICK QUIZ

1. Which Championship football side are nicknamed the Addicks?

2. Who is currently ranked as the top batsman in Test cricket?

3. Who are the lowest ranked side at this year's Rugby World Cup?

4. Who won the singles titles at the US Open?

5. What nickname links the NFL team in Los Angeles and a football team in Derby?

 

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Monday, September 16)

CRICKET: Fifth Ashes Test, England v Australia - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports The Ashes 1000

SOCCER: Premier League, Aston Villa v West Ham United - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1900; Women's Super League, Manchester United Women v Arsenal Women - BT Sport 1 1915

TENNIS: WTA, Pan Pacific Open - BT Sport 1 0300 (Tue); Korea Open - BT Sport 2 0400 (Tue)

GRIDIRON: NFL, New York Jets v Cleveland Browns - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0100 (Tue)

BASEBALL: MLB, St Louis Cardinals v Washington Nationals - BT Sport//ESPN 0030 (Tue)

Tomorrow (Tuesday, September 17)

SOCCER: Champions League, Inter Milan v Slavia Prague - BT Sport 1 1730; Lyon v Zenit St Petersburg - BT Sport//ESPN 1745; Napoli v Liverpool - BT Sport 2 1900; Borussia Dortmund v Barcelona - BT Sport//ESPN 2000

TENNIS: WTA, Pan Pacific Open - BT Sport 1 0900 and 0300 (Wed); Korea Open - BT Sport 2 0400 (Wed)

BASEBALL: MLB, Atlanta Braves v Philadelphia Phillies - BT Sport//ESPN 0000 (Wed)

 

QUICK QUIZ Answers: 1. Charlton; 2. Steve Smith 3. Namibia; 4. Rafael Nadal and Bianca Andreescu; 5. Rams

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