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Sky Sports Announces Live Barclays Premier League Matches

Thu 5th Jul 2012 | Television & Broadcasting

 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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