On This Day

Dean Gordon of Middlesbrough celebrates his goal against Manchester United in the FA Carling Premiership match at Old Trafford in Manchester on December 19, 1998
On this day: Manchester United suffer last defeat of treble-winning season
On this day 17 years ago, Manchester United fell to a shock 3-2 home loss to Middlesbrough - their last defeat of the historic 1998-99 treble-winning campaign.
Dec 19, 06:00
England's Liverpool FC captain Steven Garrard (lower) sits on the pitch after losing to South American champion Sao Paulo FC in the final match of the FIFA Club World Championship in Yokohama, 18 December 2005
On This Day: Liverpool lose to Sao Paulo in Club World Championship final
On this day in 2005, Liverpool slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Sao Paulo in the final of the World Club Championship in Yokohama.
Dec 18, 06:00
Jimmy Greaves of Tottenham Hotspur in action during a league match.
On this day: Tottenham Hotspur's Jimmy Greaves scores debut hat-trick
Fifty-four years ago today, Jimmy Greaves marked his Tottenham Hotspur debut by scoring a hat-trick against Blackpool.
Dec 16, 06:00
Paul Miller (left) of Charlton Athletic and Andy Gray of Aston Villa jump for the ball during a match at The Valley in London. Charlton Athletic won the match 3-0.
On this day: Aston Villa hammer champions elect Liverpool
Thirty-nine years ago today, Aston Villa scored five first-half goals as they hammered league leaders Liverpool at Villa Park.
Dec 15, 06:00
Neymar of FC Barcelona scores the opening goal from the penalty spot during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal CF at Camp Nou on December 14, 2013
On this day: Neymar brace sinks Villarreal at Camp Nou
Two years ago today, Neymar scored both goals as Barcelona recorded a 2-1 victory over Villarreal at Camp Nou.
Dec 14, 06:00
Dion Dublin of Aston Villa beats David Seaman of Arsenal to score the winner in the FA Carling Premiership match at Villa Park in Birmingham, England. Villa won 3-2.
On this day: Arsenal spurn two-goal lead at Aston Villa
Seventeen years ago today, a brace from Dion Dublin helped Aston Villa to recover from two goals down to beat Arsenal.
Dec 13, 06:00
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On This Day: Manchester City hammer Manchester United at Old Trafford
Forty-five years ago today, Francis Lee bagged a hat-trick as Manchester City won 4-1 away at rivals Manchester United.
Dec 12, 06:00
West Ham United Manager Alan Pardew shouts instructions to his players during the Barclays Premiership match between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United at The Reebok Stadium on December 9, 2006
On this day: Alan Pardew sacked by West Ham United
On this day in 2006, West Ham United made the decision to part company with manager Alan Pardew after 163 matches in charge.
Dec 11, 06:00
Ricky Ponting of Australia celebrates making a half century on debut during the First Test between Australia ans Sri Lanka held at the WACA December 8, 1995
On this day: Australia's Ricky Ponting scores 96 on Test debut
Twenty years ago today, a young Ricky Ponting scored 96 runs on his first ever Test appearance for Australia.
Dec 10, 06:00
Arsenal's Fran Merida (L) vies for the ball with Olympiacos' Olof Mellberg during their UEFA Champions League football game at the Karaiskaki stadium in Athens on December 9, 2009.
On this day: Youthful Arsenal lose to Olympiacos
On this day in 2009, Olympiacos end Arsenal's unbeaten run in the group stages of the Champions League with a 1-0 victory in Greece.
Dec 9, 06:00
Virender Sehwag attends a training session at The Sardar Patel Stadium at Motera in Ahmedabad on November 13, 2012
On this day: India's Virender Sehwag hits record one-day international score
Four years ago today, Indian batsman Virender Sehwag scored 219 runs against the West Indies, which at the time was a one-day international record.
Dec 8, 06:00
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson poses for a photo in 1987
On this day: Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur share six goals evenly
Twenty-nine years ago today, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur played out a six-goal encounter at Old Trafford.
Dec 7, 06:00
Kevin Keegan in action for SV Hamburg during a German League match
On this day: Liverpool hammer Kevin Keegan's Hamburg
Thirty-eight years ago today, Terry McDermott scored a hat-trick as Liverpool beat a Hamburg side that contained Kevin Keegan 6-0 at Anfield.
Dec 6, 06:00
Fulham's US midfielder Clint Dempsey (2nd L) runs to celebrate after scoring against Liverpool during the English Premier League football match at Craven Cottage in London on December 5, 2011. Fulham won the game 1-0.
On this day: Clint Dempsey strikes late to end Liverpool's impressive away run
On this day in 2011, Clint Dempsey inspired Fulham to a late 1-0 win over 10-man Liverpool in an entertaining match at Craven Cottage.
Dec 5, 06:00
Roy Keane, manager of Sunderland looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Bolton Wanderers at The Stadium of Light on November 29, 2008 in Sunderland, England.
On this day: Roy Keane resigns as Sunderland boss
On this day in 2008, Roy Keane resigned as Sunderland manager after 100 games in charge at the Stadium of Light.
Dec 4, 06:00
Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil celebrates a point during his semi-final match against Pete Sampras of the USA during the Masters Cup at the Atlantico Pavillion Lisbon, Portugal.
On this day: Gustavo Kuerten ends year as world number one
Fifteen years ago today, a victory over Andre Agassi in the final of the Tennis Masters Cup secured top spot in the world rankings for Gustavo Kuerten.
Dec 3, 06:00
Rio Ferdinand and team mate Matthew Jones of Leeds can''t believe it as Leicester score another goal during the FA Carling Premiership match between Leicester City and Leeds United on December 2, 2000
On this day: Rio Ferdinand's debut for Leeds United ends in defeat
Fifteen years ago today, Rio Ferdinand's first appearance as a Leeds United player ended in a 3-1 defeat away at Leicester City.
Dec 2, 06:00
Liverpool fans mark the 40th anniversary of Bill Shankly's arrival at the club before the FA Carling Premiership match against Coventry City at Anfield in Liverpool on 18 December, 1999
On this day: Liverpool appoint Bill Shankly
Fifty-six years ago today, Bill Shankly was appointed the new manager of Liverpool, then of the Second Division.
Dec 1, 06:00
Robbie Fowler of Leeds United celebrates scoring against Ipswich Town in the FA Barclaycard Premiership game at Elland Road on March 6, 2002
On this day: Robbie Fowler completes switch to Leeds United
Fourteen years ago today, Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler finalised his move to Leeds United for a reported £11m.
Nov 30, 06:00
US tennis player Pete Sampras returns the ball to Croatia's Goran Ivanisevic during the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) former champions singles match in New Delhi on December 8, 2014
On this day: Pete Sampras wins last ATP World Tour Finals crown
Sixteen years ago today, Pete Sampras defeated world number one Andre Agassi in straight sets to win the ATP World Tour Finals title.
Nov 29, 06:00
Neil Mellor of Liverpool celebrates scoring the winning goal during the Barclays Premiership match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on November 28, 2004
On this day: Neil Mellor downs Arsenal with first Liverpool goal
On this day 11 years ago, Neil Mellor scored just one of two Premier League goals for Liverpool in a dramatic 2-1 victory over Arsenal at Anfield.
Nov 28, 06:00
A General external view of Fratton Park before the Sky Bet League Two match between Portsmouth and Chesterfield at Fratton Park on August 31, 2013
On this day: Ronaldinho, Filippo Inzaghi earn AC Milan draw against Portsmouth
On this day seven years ago, AC Milan scored twice in the final six minutes to earn a 2-2 draw with Portsmouth at Fratton Park.
Nov 27, 06:00
26 Nov 2000: Tim Henman of England with the trophy after his straight sets win over Dominik Hrbaty of Slovakia in the final of the Samsung Open at the Brighton Centre, Brighton.
On this day: Tim Henman wins only title on home soil
Fifteen years ago today, Great Britain's Tim Henman claimed his one and only title on English soil in Brighton.
Nov 26, 06:00
A file picture taken 21 November 1953 shows Hungarian football legend Ferenc Puskas (C) training with French car maker Renault workers in the western Paris suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt ahead of the match opposing Hungary to England at Wembley
On this day: Visiting Hungary humble England at Wembley
Sixty-two years ago today at Wembley, England were hammered 6-3 at the hands of a Ferenc Puskas-inspired Hungary.
Nov 25, 06:00
 Marian Pahars of Southampton celebrates his goal against Wimbledon during the FA Carling Premiership match at Selhurst Park in London on October 30, 1999
On this day: Southampton finally win at new stadium
Fourteen years ago today, Southampton won for the first time in the Premier League at the St Mary's Stadium.
Nov 24, 06:00
Manchester United's Ruud van Nistelrooy celebrates after scoring his hat trick (3 goals) against Newcastle City during their Premiership clash at Old Trafford in Manchester 23 November 2002
On this day: Ruud van Nistelrooy hits Manchester United hat-trick
Thirteen years ago today, Ruud van Nistelrooy scored a hat-trick as Manchester United won an eight-goal contest against Newcastle United.
Nov 23, 06:00
Jermain Defoe of Tottenham Hotspur scores his fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Wigan Athletic at White Hart Lane on November 22, 2009
On this day: Jermain Defoe nets five in Wigan Athletic rout
Six years ago today, Jermain Defoe found the net five times as Tottenham Hotspur recorded a 9-1 victory over Wigan Athletic at White Hart Lane.
Nov 22, 06:00
England football manager Steve McClaren watches his team lose 3-2 to Croatia in a Group E Euro 2008 Qualifying game at Wembley, in north London, 21 November 2007
On this day: Steve McClaren reign ends with Croatia home defeat
On this day eight years ago, England fell to a 3-2 defeat at home to Croatia to see their hopes of reaching the following summer's European Championships come to an end.
Nov 21, 06:00
David Nalbandian of Argentina holds the trophy after his five set victory against Roger Federer of Switzerland in the final of the ATP Masters Cup on November 20, 2005 at the Qi Zhong Stadium in Shanghai, China.
On this day: David Nalbandian beats Roger Federer in Masters Cup final
On this day in 2005, Argentina's David Nalbandian overturned a two-set deficit to beat Roger Federer to win the Masters Cup in Shanghai.
Nov 20, 06:00
Paul Gascoigne of Rangers celebrates during a Scottish Premier League match against Dundee United at Tannadice Park in Dundee, Scotland. Dundee United won the match 2-1
On this day: Rangers midfielder Paul Gascoigne sees red in Old Firm derby
Eighteen years ago today, Rangers midfielder Paul Gascoigne was red-carded during a 1-1 draw with rivals Celtic.
Nov 19, 06:00
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney is congratulated after scoring against Sheffield United during their English Premiership football match at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England, November 18 2006
On this day: Wayne Rooney at the double against Sheffield United
Nine years ago today, Wayne Rooney scored both goals as Manchester United came from behind to beat Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.
Nov 18, 06:00
Ian Wright of England in action during the US Cup match against Brazil played in the United States in 1993
On this day: England's Ian Wright nets four goals against San Marino
Twenty-two years ago today, Ian Wright scored four goals as England recorded a 7-1 victory over San Marino.
Nov 17, 06:00
FC Barcelona's Lionel Andres Messi celebrates after scoring against Recreativo Huelva during their Spanish league football match at the Nuevo Colombino's stadium in Huelva, on November 16, 2008
On this day: Second-half Lionel Messi, Seydou Keita strikes sink Recreativo
Seven years ago today, Lionel Messi and Seydou Keita scored the goals as Barcelona recorded a 2-0 victory away at Recreativo de Huelva.
Nov 16, 06:00
Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United celebrates with his team mates after scoring the opening goal; his 100th goal for Manchester United, during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Stoke City at Old Trafford on November 15, 2
OTD: Ton up for Cristiano Ronaldo as Manchester United score five
On this day in 2008, Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice against Stoke City to break the 100-goal barrier at Manchester United in his final season at the club.
Nov 15, 10:00
General view of Highbury stadium home of Arsenal FC in London, England.
On this day: England win 'Battle of Highbury' against Italy
Eighty-one years ago today, England defeated world champions Italy 3-2 in a heated international friendly at Highbury.
Nov 14, 06:00
Charlton Athletic manager Iain Dowie looks on during the Barclays Premiership match between Charlton Athletic and Manchester City at The Valley on November 4, 2006
On this day: Charlton Athletic end Iain Dowie's 15-match reign
On this day in 2006, Iain Dowie was sacked as manager of Charlton Athletic after just 15 matches in charge.
Nov 13, 06:00
Chris Waddle of England in action during the European Championship qualifying match against Yugoslavia at Wembley Stadium in London. England won the match 2-0.
On this day: Unlikely England goalscorers sink Yugoslavia
Twenty-nine years ago today, goals from defensive duo Gary Mabbutt and Viv Anderson saw England record a 2-0 victory over Yugoslavia at Wembley.
Nov 12, 06:00
Chelsea player/manager Gianluca Vialli celebrates his goal during the Worthington Cup fourth round match against Arsenal at Highbury in London on 11 November, 1998
On this day: Chelsea hammer Arsenal in League Cup at Highbury
Seventeen years ago today, Chelsea scored five unanswered goals during their League Cup tie away at Arsenal.
Nov 11, 06:00
Portrait of Alan Brazil of Manchester United
On this day: Manchester United win thriller at Filbert Street
Thirty-one years ago today, Manchester United won by the odd goal in five away at Leicester City.
Nov 10, 06:00
Darren Bent of Tottenham celebrates scoring their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at City of Manchester Stadium on November 9, 2008
On this day: Darren Bent brace gets better of Manchester City
Seven years ago today, Darren Bent scored both of Tottenham Hotspur's goals in their 2-1 victory away at Manchester City.
Nov 9, 06:00
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