by Antoni Majewski

UK’s Boxing Day Sports Extravaganza: Football, Horse Racing, and Cricket Highlights

Boxing Day in the UK is synonymous with a sporting bonanza, featuring a mix of football, horse racing, and cricket.

The day is packed with high-octane action, providing sports enthusiasts with a variety of events to enjoy.

Premier League Football: Manchester United vs Aston Villa

Date & Venue: The match is set to take place at Old Trafford on Boxing Day, marking Manchester United’s final home game of 2023.
Time: This fixture kicks off at 8pm, concluding the five Premier League matches scheduled for December 26th.
Other Premier League Matches: The day starts with Newcastle v Nottingham Forest at 12:30pm, followed by two 3pm matches – Bournemouth v Fulham and Sheffield United v Luton. Burnley then hosts Liverpool at 5:30pm.

Horse Racing: King George VI Chase

Date: This prestigious race takes place on Tuesday, December 26th, as the centerpiece of a six-race meeting at Kempton.
Time: The three-mile race, featuring 18 fences, starts at 2:30pm.
Venue: The King George VI Chase has been held at Kempton Racecourse in Surrey since 1937. The race day begins with the first race at 12:45pm and concludes with the final race at 3:40pm.

Cricket: South Africa vs India – First Test

Date: The first match of the two-Test series begins on December 26th and continues until December 30th.
Time: Starting at 8:30am UK time, weather permitting, the match promises to be an exciting contest.
Venue: The first Test is hosted at Centurion Park in Gauteng Province, South Africa. The venue is known for being a stronghold for the Proteas, with eight wins in their last nine Tests there.

Boxing Day in the UK remains a thrilling day for sports, offering a rich blend of football, horse racing, and cricket, ensuring there’s something for every sports fan to enjoy.

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