Top football derbies in England
In English football, there are many derbies and special games. Not only football matches between clubs from the same city are referred to as derbies, but also matches between clubs further apart are sometimes referred to as a derby. This is often due to the club’s history, disputes and mutual rivalries. Frequent meetings in important matches between big clubs can also lead to fierce rivalry.
English derbies are often a great experience. Teams are more fanatical than ever when facing each other and are both extremely keen on winning. All matches highlighted in our derbies and specials are definitely worth a visit. Early booking is recommended, as football trips to these matches are very popular!
England has the most derbies of all countries. Its capital city London, currently hosts 6 teams in the Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, Watford and West Ham United. It also has 4 clubs that compete in the Championship – Fulham, Queens Park Rangers, Millwall and Brentford FC.
And don’t forget the Manchester derby, between the great club Manchester United and the rising club Manchester City. The rivalry is huge; both clubs are always keen on winning the city’s honour. But even bigger than the Manchester derby is the North West Derby, the match between great clubs Manchester United and Liverpool.
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