Sky Sports kicks off Premier League season with Manchester United on Friday Night Football

The much-anticipated Premier League season returns on 10 August and licensees can continue to show more of the games that matter to their customers at key trading times with Sky Sports.

An unmissable opening weekend of Premier League action kicks off with a fiery Friday Night Football match as Manchester United begin their title push against Leicester City at Old Trafford.

Manchester United’s city rivals are in action on the first Super Sunday of the season in what is a huge opening weekend live on Sky Sports. Pep Guardiola’s City face Arsenal in what will be new manager Unai Emery’s first Premier League match in charge of the Gunners – and debuts don’t get any tougher as he looks to claim an opening win against last season’s champions.

Two other title hopefuls are also live on the opening weekend, as Tottenham travel to St James’ Park to face Newcastle and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool welcome West Ham in a huge weekend of pub-packing action.

Between 10 August and 1 October, Sky Sports will televise 24 live games featuring all 20 Premier League clubs, bringing pubs and clubs coverage from 17 different grounds and showing the three newly promoted teams – Cardiff, Fulham and Wolves – five times in total.

In the 2017-18 season Sky Sports televised 9 of the top 10 most watched Premier League games out of home1, and the headline clashes will continue this term with some huge fixtures, including Tottenham’s first scheduled match at their new stadium on 15 September as they welcome Liverpool.

A new deal announced last season means that Sky Sports will remain the home of the Premier League until 2022, providing customers with even more opportunities to drive footfall into their venues. From 2019/20, Sky Sports will continue to offer more games than any other broadcaster, the biggest head-to-heads with the first-pick match choice every weekend, and match slots at key pub trading times throughout the week - including a new Saturday 7.45pm kick-off.

Sky Sports live Premier League fixtures:

August

Friday 10, Manchester Utd v Leicester, 7.45pm
Saturday 11, Newcastle v Spurs, 12.30pm
Sunday 12, Liverpool v West Ham, 1.30pm
Sunday 12, Arsenal v Man City, 4pm

Saturday 18, Cardiff v Newcastle, 12.30pm                     
Sunday 19, Manchester City v Huddersfield, 1.30pm             
Sunday 19, Brighton v Man Utd, 4pm                      
Monday 20, Crystal Palace v Liverpool, 8pm

Saturday 25, Wolves v Man City, 12.30pm                   
Sunday 26, Watford v Crystal Palace, 1.30pm         
Sunday  26, Newcastle v Chelsea, 4pm             
Monday 27, Man Utd v Spurs, 8pm                             
 
September

Saturday 1, Leicester v Liverpool, 12.30pm
Sunday 2, Cardiff v Arsenal, 1.30pm                         
Sunday 2, Watford v Spurs, 4pm

Saturday 15, Spurs v Liverpool, 12.30pm                        
Sunday 16, Wolves v Burnley, 1.30pm                           
Sunday 16, Everton v West Ham, 4pm                  
Monday 17,  Southampton v Brighton, 8pm

Saturday 22, Fulham v Watford, 12.30pm             
Sunday 23, West Ham v Chelsea, 1.30pm
Sunday 23, Arsenal v Everton, 4pm

Sunday 30, Cardiff v Burnley, 4pm

October

Monday 1, Bournemouth v Crystal Palace, 8pm

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