Manchester City will play Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League Asia Trophy final at the Hongkou Football Stadium in Shanghai, China, on Saturday (July 20). Newcastle United and West Ham United will play the third and fourth-place playoff at the same venue in an earlier kick-off.
The final will kick off at 17:00 Indian Standard Time after the Newcastle-West Ham playoff fixture, which will kick off at 14:30 IST. Man City beat West Ham 4-1 in Wednesday’s semi-final, after Wolves had thumped Newcastle 4-0.
If you’re a Premier League fan in India, you’ll be delighted to know that the Premier League Asia Trophy 2019 is being broadcast live on TV in India. You can watch the matches live on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD on Wednesday.
Unlike Manchester United’s pre-season tour of Australia and their ensuing participation in the International Champions Cup in Singapore, which are not live on Indian TV, Premier League fans in India will get to witness the defending English champions in action, while West Ham, Newcastle and Wolves have the quality in personnel to thrill the audience even before the season proper begins on August 10.
This is the ninth edition of the Asia Trophy, which has been organised by the Premier League every alternative year since 2003. Liverpool in 2017 and Arsenal in 2015 were the winners of the last two editions.