PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS Manchester City, runners-up Manchester United and UEFA Champions League winners Chelsea kick off the Barclays Premier League 2012-13 season on Sky Sports.
In conjunction with the Premier League, Sky Sports today announced the first 42 Barclays Premier League fixtures to be shown exclusively live from August to November 2012, with every club featured by 6 October.
Ford Super Sunday kicks off the season with Wigan Athletic against Chelsea followed by Manchester City against newly promoted Southampton. Ford Monday Night Football returns with League runners-up Manchester United away to Everton.
The fixtures announced today, all to be played before the end of November, include:
- THE BIGGEST GAMES: Last year?s top eight teams face each other 17 times including Liverpool v Manchester City on 26 August and Arsenal v Chelsea on 29 September.
- MAJOR DERBIES: Sky Sports will show five major derbies from the Midlands, north London, Tyne-Wear, Merseyside, and the North West including Liverpool v Manchester United on 23 September.
- ALL CLUBS: Every Barclays Premier League team will be shown live at least twice in the first set of Sky Sports fixtures with all three newly promoted clubs shown live at least three times.
Commenting on the live matches, Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports, said: ?We're all looking forward to the start of the Premier League and we begin with a bang; Champions League winners Chelsea, Premier League Champions Manchester City and Manchester United all in our opening weekend.
?These selections provide our viewers with huge head to heads, major derbies and every team at least twice, all in the first three months of the season. We have the biggest names providing the most insightful analysis and commentary plus a wealth of unrivalled support programming. I'm sure it'll be another fascinating football season on Sky Sports.?
These fixtures are the first of 115 live Premier League matches that Sky Sports will show during the 2012-13 season, with every match available in HD with many in 3D. Sky Sports viewers will also enjoy over 129 live UEFA Champions League matches, 75 live games from across all three npower Football League divisions, Capital One Cup fixtures and international fixtures.
Sky Sports viewers with Sky Go will be able to enjoy all this live football, wherever they want on PC, laptop, iPhone, iPad and compatible Android phones. Support programming including Soccer AM, Gillette Soccer Saturday, Goals on Sunday and Sunday Supplement as well as Sky Sports News HD are also available on Sky Go.
The confirmed live Barclays Premier League matches on Sky Sports can be found at skysports.com/skylivefixtures.
AUGUST KICK OFF
Wigan Athletic v Chelsea Sun 19 1:30pm
Manchester City v Southampton Sun 19 4pm
Everton v Manchester United Mon 20 8pm
Swansea City v West Ham United Sat 25 12:45pm
Stoke City v Arsenal Sun 26 1:30pm
Liverpool v Manchester City Sun 26 4pm
West Ham United v Fulham Sat 1 12:45pm
Liverpool v Arsenal Sun 2 1:30pm
Southampton v Manchester United Sun 2 4pm
Norwich City v West Ham United Sat 15 12:45pm
Reading v Tottenham Hotspur Sun 16 4pm
Everton v Newcastle United Mon 17 8pm
Swansea City v Everton Sat 22 12:45pm
Liverpool v Manchester United Sun 23 1:30pm
Manchester City v Arsenal Sun 23 4pm
Arsenal v Chelsea Sat 29 12:45pm
Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion Sun 30 4pm
Queens Park Rangers v West Ham United Mon 1 8pm
Manchester City v Sunderland Sat 6 12:45pm
Southampton v Fulham Sun 7 1:30pm
Newcastle United v Manchester United Sun 7 4pm
Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea Sat 20 12:45pm
Sunderland v Newcastle United Sun 21 1:30pm
Queens Park Rangers v Everton Sun 21 4pm
Everton v Liverpool Sat 27 12:45pm
Aston Villa v Norwich City Sun 28 1:30pm
Chelsea v Manchester United Sun 28 4pm
Manchester United v Arsenal Sat 3 12:45pm
Queens Park Rangers v Reading Sun 4 1:30pm
Liverpool v Newcastle United Sun 4 4pm
West Bromwich Albion v Southampton Mon 5 8pm
Aston Villa v Manchester United Sat 10 5:30pm
Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur Sun 11 1:30pm
Chelsea v Liverpool Sun 11 4pm
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur Sat 17 12:45pm
Fulham v Sunderland Sun 18 4pm
West Ham United v Stoke City Mon 19 8pm
Swansea City v Liverpool Sat 24 12:45pm
Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion Sun 25 1:30pm
Chelsea v Manchester City Sun 25 4pm
Aston Villa v Reading Tue 27 8pm
Wigan Athletic v Manchester City Wed 28 8pm
Fixtures correct at: 05/07/12