Two Man Metropolis Premier League fixtures revamped with potential Champions League influence
The Premier League have introduced that Manchester Metropolis’s video games in opposition to Leicester Metropolis and Leeds United have been revamped for tv protection in April.
Pep Guardiola ‘s workforce lead the desk by 14 factors after a outstanding run of kind that put the title inside attain.
As Metropolis transfer nearer to regaining their crown, Sky and BT Sport have attributed their first two April fixtures to their TV exhibits – as each league sport continues to be televised when followers can not attend.
Metropolis’s journey to King Energy Stadium to face Leicester will now be broadcast reside on Sky Sports activities, with a brand new kick-off time at 5.30pm on Saturday 3 April.
Their house sport the next Saturday in opposition to Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds will probably be broadcast on BT Sport of their common time slot from 12 midday to 12:30 p.m.
The added complication for Metropolis is that these two matches would come on both facet of a doable Champions League quarter-final first leg.
The Blues lead Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0 within the spherical of 16 after a victory within the first leg and may reserve their place within the final eight of the competitors on Tuesday night time.
In the event that they progress, Guardiola will probably be hopeful his facet will probably be drawn to play on Tuesday April 6 as an alternative of Wednesday April 7, together with his facet again in motion days later in Saturday’s kick-off in opposition to Leeds.
Guardiola and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp criticized the Premier League earlier within the season for permitting the TV present to drive them to play on a Wednesday night time in Europe after which early on early Saturday.
“Trent Alexander-Arnold: England worldwide participant, now injured. Right here we expect we’re extra particular,” Guardiola stated after the 2 sides went 1-1 in November, following complaints from Klopp.
“We’re not defending the gamers, which is why it’s a catastrophe.”
Metropolis’s Premier League matches in April
Saturday April 3: Leicester Metropolis (A), kick-off at 5.30 p.m., Sky Sports activities
Saturday April 10: Leeds United (H) 12:30 p.m., BT Sport
Saturday April 17: Aston Villa (A), 3:00 p.m.