Arsenal vs Man Utd & Fury vs Whyte headlines St George’s Day for the ages on BT Sport

BT Sport is your destination for one of the biggest sporting days of the year on Saturday.

By Tim Williams Published: 21 April 2022 - 8.45am

One of football’s great rivalries and a colossal all-English world title fight headlines a St George’s Day for the ages on BT Sport.

Arsenal and Man United collide as the race for Europe hots up hours before Tyson Fury returns to UK shores to defend his WBC heavyweight title in front of a record-breaking crowd at Wembley Stadium.

Here BTSport.com provides the essential guide of what to watch and where to catch all the action. 

Arsenal vs Man Utd: BT Sport 1 HD & Ultimate, 11.30am (12.30pm KO)

Arsenal and Man United contested one of the Premier League’s most intense rivalries in the Wenger-Ferguson years and they meet again on Saturday in a huge match in the top-four race.

Arsenal were in pole position to finish in the final Champions League place before an untimely loss of form saw Tottenham overtake them.

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They remain hot on the heels of Spurs with a north London derby still to play but must rediscover the form that saw them recover from a woeful start to the season.

Injuries to Kieran Tierney, Thomas Partey and Takehiro Tomiyasu have dented their hopes of a strong end to the season, with Alexandre Lacazette also missing with Covid.

United are sixth in the table after a desperate performance against Liverpool on Tuesday ended in a 4-0 Anfield humiliation.

It was an abject display from Ralf Rangnick’s side who were inferior in every department on yet another chastening night for the club.

“It is embarrassing, it is disappointing, maybe even humiliating,” was the assessment of the interim manager who needs to galvanise a squad bereft of confidence to salvage something from another poor season.

Victory would put them back in the hunt for a top-four finish, but they require a near-perfect end to the season and a remarkable reversal of fortunes to reign in Arsenal and Tottenham.

Two superpowers of the English game who defined each other for a decade do battle on St George’s Day with their Champions League aspirations at stake in what promises to be an explosive encounter.

Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte: BT Sport Box Office, 6pm

Hours later, a record-breaking crowd of 94,000 people will be packed into a sold-out Wembley Stadium to witness one of the biggest ever bouts to take place in Britain.

WBC heavyweight champion returns to the UK for the first time since 2018 to defend his title against mandatory challenger and bitter British rival Dillian Whyte in a fight the world will be watching.

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The national stadium sold out minutes after tickets were put on sale as boxing fans scrambled to watch Fury’s homecoming and be part of a night that will go down in history.

The Gypsy King ended a historic feud with American Deontay Wilder by knocking him out to retain his title in a sensational trilogy fight in October last year.

He faces an opponent in Whyte who has become a genuine heavyweight star after losing to Anthony Joshua in 2015.

The 34-year-old won 10 consecutive fights after that defeat before losing to Alexander Povetkin, a defeat he went on to avenge in his most recent contest in March 2021.

“It was only right for me to come back home and give the British fight fans what they deserve, what everyone's been gunning for for a long time,” said Fury.

Several British prospects are also set to feature on the undercard including Tommy Fury and David Adeleye.

The action gets underway at 6pm on BT Sport Box Office. For more information visit bt.com/sportboxoffice.

What else is on BT Sport?

We’ve got plenty more for sports fans to enjoy on St George’s Day, including the meeting of the reigning champions and league leaders in the Gallagher Premiership.

Third-placed Harlequins, looking to bounce back from European agony, welcome Leicester Tigers to the Twickenham Stoop in an interesting clash of styles.

The leaders beat Clermont in Europe to set up a tantalising quarter-final against Leinster and are chasing their first Premiership title since 2013.

BT Sport will also be showing the Portuguese Grand Prix all weekend as MotoGP heads to Europe for the fifth round of the 2022 season.

The Algarve International Circuit near Portimao is the venue as Ducati’s Enea Bastianini looks to extend his championship lead.

Paris Saint-Germain, Inter and Roma are also in action in European football and we have National League action as Woking entertain Wrexham.