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March fixture focus: Premier League top four take centre stage

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The latest instalment of the most trophy laden rivalry in English football plays out live on Sky Sports this March.
The latest instalment of the most trophy laden rivalry in English football plays out live on Sky Sports this March.

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Rivalries old and new line-up in an action-packed month of televised live sport in March.

The battle of the top four Premier League football teams hots up when the most historically trophy-laden pairing clash, as Manchester United meet Liverpool in front of Sky Sports cameras. While Chelsea and Tottenham contest an ever-feisty fixture at Stamford Bridge.

With tension between British world heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua and New Zealand’s Joseph Parker set for boiling point at Cardiff later this month, pubs have a huge chance to cash in on the UK’s fastest growing pub spectator sport.

Finally, Lewis Hamilton, the most successful Brit in F1 history, attempts to defend his world title on Sky’s dedicated channel as the F1 season gets under way in the Australian city of Melbourne.

Here’s a guide to all the action across Sky channels – and terrestrial TV – this month.

Thursday 1 March

Premier League Darts

The road to the end-of-season finals continues with live coverage of darts every Thursday.

The arrows fly every Thursday at 7pm

Arsenal v Manchester City

For stuttering Arsenal this is a must-win clash, but Man City look every inch champions-elect Premier League, 7.45pm

Saturday 3 March

Burnley v Everton

Premier League, 12.30pm

Kell Brook v Sergey Rabchenko

Super-welterweight boxing, 7.30pm

Sunday 4 March

Brighton v Arsenal

Premier League, 1.30pm

Manchester City v Chelsea

Premier League 4pm

Monday 5 March

Crystal Palace v Manchester United

Premier League, 8pm

Saturday 10 March

Manchester United v Liverpool

Always a winner for pubs, the UK’s two most well-supported teams clash in a game that will have a huge say in the season for both sides.

Premier League 12.30pm

Ireland v Scotland

Six Nations rugby union, 2.15pm, ITV

France v England

Six Nations rugby union, 4.45pm, BBC

Sunday 11 March

Arsenal v Watford

Premier League, 1.30pm

Bournemouth v Tottenham

Premier League, 4pm

Wales v Italy

Six Nations rugby union, 3pm, BBC

Monday 12 March

Stoke City v Manchester City

Premier League, 8pm

Tuesday 13-16 March

Cheltenham Festival

The highlight of the national hunt racing season culminates in the Gold Cup on Friday 16 March.

Horse racing, from 10am

Friday 16 March

Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United

Premier League, 8pm

Saturday 17 March

Italy v Scotland

Six Nations rugby union, 12.30pm, ITV

England v Ireland

Six Nations rugby union, 2.45pm, ITV

Wales v France

Six Nations rugby union, 5pm, BBC

Friday 23 March

Netherlands v England

International friendly football, 7.45pm, ITV

Saturday 24 March

Australian Grand Prix Qualifying

Formula 1 motor racing, 8.45am

Cambridge v Oxford

Boat Race, 5.30pm, BBC

Sunday 25 March

Australian Grand Prix

Lights out and away they go at Formula 1’s​ traditional curtain-raiser in Melbourne, Australia.

Formula 1 motor racing, 12.30pm

Tuesday 27 March

England v Italy

International friendly football from Wembley as England get warmed up for this summer’s World Cup, 8pm, ITV

Saturday 31 March

Crystal Palace v Liverpool

Premier League, 12.30pm

Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker

Continuing his quest to become the first unified world heavyweight boxing champion since Lennox Lewis, Anthony Joshua looks to add Joseph Parker’s WBO title to the IBF, IBO and WBA belts he currently owns. AJ’s recent bout with Carlos Takam set a new record attendance of 78,000 for an indoor sporting event, topping the previous record of 63,315 who watched Muhammad Ali fight Leon Spinks in 1978. Expect bigger and better this time round.

Heavyweight boxing world title, 5.30pm

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