Birmingham vs Leicester picked for TV as fans say ‘Wagatha Christie derby is on’

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WAYNE Rooney and Jamie Vardy are set to go head to head again after Birmingham versus Leicester was picked for live TV coverage by Sky Sports.

The Championship match has been rescheduled, with fans joking that the “Wagatha Christie derby is on”.

Jamie Vardy's Leicester will visit Birmingham on December 18

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Jamie Vardy’s Leicester will visit Birmingham on December 18Credit: Getty
Wayne Rooney is now the manager of Birmingham

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Wayne Rooney is now the manager of BirminghamCredit: Getty

Rooney and Vardy will face off for the first time since their wives’ libel case last year.

The trial was dubbed “Wagatha Christie” after Coleen Rooney accused Rebekah Vardy of leaking posts from her private Instagram account.

Rooney and Vardy’s clash on the football pitch will now be shown live by Sky Sports.

Birmingham confirmed that the broadcaster has selected the fixture and moved it to an 8pm kick-off on Monday December 18.

The Blues’ trip to Coventry has also been rescheduled to Friday December 8.

Reacting to the news on X, formerly Twitter, one fan wrote: “Wagatha Christie derby.”

Meanwhile, another added: “El Grassico derby on the box, get on.”

It will be the first time the former England team-mates have faced each other since the trial.

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Coleen Rooney was dubbed 'Wagatha Christie' after accusing Rebekah Vardy of leaking her private Instagram posts

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Coleen Rooney was dubbed ‘Wagatha Christie’ after accusing Rebekah Vardy of leaking her private Instagram postsCredit: Getty
Vardy and Rooney were involved in a high-profile libel case following the accusations

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Vardy and Rooney were involved in a high-profile libel case following the accusationsCredit: Getty

Rooney is now the manager of Birmingham, having replaced John Eustace in the dugout last week on a four-year deal.

He is set to take charge of his first match as boss against Middlesbrough on Saturday.

As for Leicester, the Foxes are currently two points clear at the top of the Championship.

Captain Vardy has scored four goals in 11 league appearances so far this season.

Rooney and Vardy played together seven times for England

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Rooney and Vardy played together seven times for EnglandCredit: Getty



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