Today in sport, May 18: TV listings, Chelsea and Liverpool conquer Europe

We look at key sporting events from May 18 in years gone-by, see what's on TV and find out who to say happy birthday to.

On this day in sport

1965: Bobby Moore captained West Ham to victory in the European Cup Winners' Cup final against 1860 Munich at Wembley.

1976: Liverpool enjoyed European glory as they drew 1-1 with Club Brugge to seal a 4-3 aggregate victory in the UEFA Cup final.

1984: Everton won the FA Cup for the fourth time, beating Watford 2-0 at Wembley.

2006: Thierry Henry ended speculation linking him with Barcelona - for a year, at least - by signing a new four-year contract at Arsenal.

2007: Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final with a Didier Drogba goal in extra time completing a cup double.

2011: The Football Association's board agreed to abstain in the vote for the FIFA presidency.

2012: Chelsea won the Champions League for the first time in their history, beating Bayern Munich 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the final on the German club's home ground.

2018: Celtic secured an unprecedented second successive domestic Treble with a 2-0 William Hill Scottish Cup final win over Motherwell.

Live sport TV listings

Today (Tuesday 18 May)


Manchester United v Fulham - Sky Sports Main Event, 17:00

Southampton v Leeds - Sky Sports 17:00

Brighton v Manchester City - BT Sport, 18:30

Chelsea v Leicester - Sky Sports Premier League, 20:00

Oxford v Blackpool (League One play-offs) - Sky Sports Football 17:30

Newport v Forest Green (League Two play-offs) - Sky Sports Football 20:00

Lazio v Torino - Premier Sports, 19:25.

Rugby Union

London Irish v Exeter Chiefs - BT Sport 2 19:30


Tour of Andalusia - Eurosport, 13:00


Cincinnati Reds v San Francisco Giants - BT Sport, 23:30

Texas Rangers v New York Yankees - BT Sport/ESPN, 01:00 (Wed)


NBA play-in tournament, fixture TBC - Sky Sports, 00:00 (Wed)

Tomorrow (Wednesday, May 19)


Tottenham v Aston Villa - Sky Sports Main Event, 17:00

Everton v Wolves - Sky Sports Premier League, 17:00

Newcastle v Sheffield United - Sky Sports Arena, Sky Sports Mix, 17:00

Crystal Palace v Arsenal - BT Sport 1. 18:30

Burnley v Liverpool - Sky Sports Main Event, 20:00

Liverpool celebrate victory at West Brom
Liverpool celebrate victory at West Brom

West Brom v West Ham - Sky Sports Premier League, 20:00

Lincoln v Sunderland (League One play-offs) - Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Main Event 17:30

Atalanta v Juventus (Coppa Italia) - BT Sport 2, 19:45.


Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1, 11:50, S4C 14:00.


MLB Minnesota Twins v Chicago White Sox - BT Sport 3, 18:00

San Diego Padres v Colorado Rockies - BT Sport/ESPN, 21:00.


NBA, play-in tournament, Memphis Grizzlies v San Antonio Spurs - Sky Sports Main Event, 00:30 (Thu).

Thursday, May 20


Tranmere v Morecambe (League Two play-offs) - Sky Sports Main Event 17:30

SPFL, Scottish Premiership play-off final first leg - Sky Sports Premier League 19:30, Sky Sports Main Event, 20:00.


PGA Championship - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 13:00, Sky Sports Main Event 22:30.

Rory McIlroy at the Wells Fargo Championship
Rory McIlroy at the Wells Fargo Championship

Motor Sport:

Monaco GP, practice 1 - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 10:00, Practice 2 - Sky Sports F1 13:45.


County Championship, Surrey v Middlesex - Sky Sports Cricket 10:30.


Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 10:15, S4C 14:00.


MLB, Tampa Bay Rays v Baltimore Orioles - BT Sport/ESPN 17:30

Oakland Athletics v Houston Astros - BT Sport 1 20:30

Pittsburgh Pirates v Atlanta Braves - BT Sport/ESPN 0:000 (Fri).


NBA, play-in tournament, Los Angeles Lakers v Golden State Warriors - Sky Sports Main Event 03:00 (Fri).

Notable sporting birthdays

Bert Van Marwijk (soccer) - former Netherlands coach who led the team to the 2010 World Cup final. Currently manager of the United Arab Emirates, born 1952.

Tony Coton (soccer) - former Manchester City, Sunderland, and Watford goalkeeper, born 1961.

Dario Franchitti (motor racing) - four-time IndyCar Series champion and three-time Indy 500 winner from Scotland, born 1973.

Andrew Johns (rugby league) - former Newcastle Knights, Warrington Wolves and Australia half-back, born 1974.

Manuel Almunia (soccer) - former Arsenal and Watford goalkeeper, born 1977.

Marcus Bent (soccer) - former Brentford, Ipswich, Everton and Charlton striker, born 1978.

Diego Forlan (soccer) - former Uruguay international and Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan striker, born 1979.

Forlan's United career saw him score 17 goals in 98 appearances for the club (Phil Noble/PA).
Forlan's United career saw him score 17 goals in 98 appearances for the club (Phil Noble/PA).

Andrea Pirlo (soccer) - Former AC MilanJuventus and Italy World Cup-winning midfielder, currently manager of Juventus, born 1979.

Top Trivia

As well as his exploits in cup competitions, Chelsea legend Drogba was the first African player to score 100 Premier League goals.

In March 2012 he scored his 100th Premier League goal against Stoke City. It made him the 22nd player ever to achieve that landmark, and the first African player to do it.