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Sky Releases Live Football Fixtures for 2008/9

0818142501 19Sky Sports have today announced their first 4 months of Live Premiership Football on Sky Sports. They will include Five head-to-heads between last years top four teams and Eight major derbies.

The opening weekend kicks off on Saturday 16th August with 3 live premiership games played over the weekend.

The Managing Director of Sky Sports, Vic Wakeling said: “We think this is our best start to a season in 17 years of Premier League football on Sky.”

“We see last season’s top three on the first weekend – we see five big four head-to-heads – eight big derby matches – and, most important of all, all 20 clubs are live in the first four months of the season.”

Here’s the full list of opening games:

AUGUST
Saturday 16 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion 12.45pm
Sunday 17 Chelsea v Portsmouth 1.30pm
Sunday 17 Manchester United v Newcastle United 4.00pm
Sunday 24 Manchester City v West Ham United 4.00pm
Monday 25 Portsmouth v Manchester United 8.00pm
Sunday 31 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur 1.30pm
Sunday 31 Aston Villa v Liverpool 4.00pm

SEPTEMBER
Saturday 13 Liverpool v Manchester United 12.45pm
Sunday 14 Stoke City v Everton 1.30pm
Sunday 21 West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa 12.00pm
Sunday 21 Chelsea v Manchester United 2.00pm
Saturday 27 Everton v Liverpool 12.45pm
Sunday 28 Portsmouth v Tottenham Hotspur 1.30pm
Sunday 28 Wigan Athletic v Manchester City 4.00pm

OCTOBER
Sunday 5 West Ham United v Bolton Wanderers 1.30pm
Sunday 5 Everton v Newcastle United 4.00pm
Saturday 18 Middlesbrough v Chelsea 12.45pm
Sunday 19 Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur 4.00pm
Saturday 25 Sunderland v Newcastle United 12.45pm
Sunday 26 Chelsea v Liverpool 1.30pm
Sunday 26 West Ham United v Arsenal 4.00pm
Tuesday 28 Stoke City v Sunderland 8.00pm
Wednesday 29 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur 8.00pm

NOVEMBER
Saturday 1 Everton v Fulham 12.45pm
Sunday 2 Bolton Wanderers v Manchester City 4.00pm
Saturday 8 Arsenal v Manchester United 12.45pm
Sunday 9 Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea 1.30pm
Sunday 9 Fulham v Newcastle United 4.00pm
Saturday 15 Bolton Wanderers v Liverpool 12.45pm
Sunday 16 Everton v Middlesbrough 1.30pm
Sunday 16 Hull City v Manchester City 4.00pm
Sunday 23 Tottenham Hotspur v Blackburn Rovers 1.30pm
Sunday 23 Sunderland v West Ham United 4.00pm
Sunday 30 Manchester City v Manchester United 1.30pm
Sunday 30 Chelsea v Arsenal 4.00pm

Updated: Friday 11 July 2008