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Thursday, July 02, 2020

Premier League confirms post-pandemic fixtures for first three rounds

Ever since Leicester City’s 4-0 win against Aston Villa on March 9, no matches have been played in the Premier League. It is now set to restart its 2019/20 season on June 17.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: June 5, 2020 9:59:46 pm
Liverpool have a shot at securing the title by beating Everton on June 21. (Source: AP Photo)

The Premier League season will restart on June 17, three months after it was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic in mid-March. On Friday, it confirmed the official fixtures for the first three rounds of the restarted season.

The first two matches are as follows — Aston Villa will take on Sheffield United in the early kick-off timing on Wednesday, June 17, and it will be followed by Manchester City’s clash against Arsenal.

Liverpool are 25 points clear at the top and are two victories away from winning the Premier League, but will have a shot at securing the title by beating Everton on June 21, if City lose to Arsenal.

Other potential dates in the first three fixtures when Liverpool could clinch the title are June 24, when they host Crystal Palace, and July 2, when they face City.

Although the venues for Liverpool’s games against Everton and City are yet to be confirmed, the league has indicated that the match on June 24 is scheduled to be at Anfield.

The first full round of fixtures will begin with Norwich hosting Southampton on Friday, June 19. Tottenham Hotspur, who are currently eighth, host fifth-placed Manchester United on the same day, while third-placed Leicester City travel to Watford on Saturday, June 20.

Arsenal are back in action on the same Saturday with a trip to Brighton and Hove Albion, while Villa play again on Sunday, June 21 when they host fourth-placed Chelsea.

Ever since Leicester City’s 4-0 win against Aston Villa on March 9, no matches have been played in the top-flight of English football. The league was officially suspended on March 13.

PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES

Wednesday, June 17

Aston Villa v Sheffield United (1700 GMT)

Manchester City v Arsenal (1915 GMT)

Friday, June 19

Norwich City v Southampton (1700 GMT)

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United (1915 GMT)

Saturday, June 20

Watford v Leicester City (1130 GMT)

Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal (1400 GMT)

West Ham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers (1630 GMT)

Bournemouth v Crystal Palace (1845 GMT)

Sunday, June 21

Newcastle United v Sheffield United (1300 GMT)

Aston Villa v Chelsea (1515 GMT)

Everton v Liverpool (1800 GMT)

Monday, June 22

Manchester City v Burnley (1900 GMT)

Tuesday, June 23

Leicester City v Brighton & Hove Albion (1700 GMT)

Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United (1915 GMT)

Wednesday, June 24

Manchester United v Sheffield United (1700 GMT)

Newcastle United v Aston Villa (1700 GMT)

Norwich City v Everton (1700 GMT)

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bournemouth (1700 GMT)

Liverpool v Crystal Palace (1915 GMT)

Thursday, June 25

Burnley v Watford (1700 GMT)

Southampton v Arsenal (1700 GMT)

Chelsea v Manchester City (1915 GMT)

Saturday, June 27

Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wanderers (1130 GMT)

Sunday, June 28

Watford v Southampton (1530 GMT)

Monday, June 29

Crystal Palace v Burnley (1900 GMT)

Tuesday, June 30

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester United (1915 GMT)

Wednesday, July 1

Arsenal v Norwich City (1700 GMT)

Bournemouth v Newcastle United (1700 GMT)

Everton v Leicester City (1700 GMT)

West Ham United v Chelsea (1915 GMT)

Thursday, July 2

Sheffield United v Tottenham Hotspur (1700 GMT)

Manchester City v Liverpool (1915 GMT)

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