Festive fixtures moved for TV
Fixtures involving all 20 Premier League teams will be televised by Sky Sports and ESPN over the festive period. The live dates for December and early January were announced on Friday, with 21 top-flight games to be shown on Sky Sports and a further three fixtures on ESPN. Highlights include a potential title tussle between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Monday, December 12, and a Super Sunday triple-header on December 18 featuring QPR v Manchester United, Aston Villa v Liverpool and Manchester City v Arsenal. Liverpool host Newcastle on Friday, December 30, and there will also be live Premier League football on the first four days of 2012. On New Year's Day, West Brom host Everton and Manchester City travel to the North East to play Sunderland. Fulham v Arsenal (Monday, January 2), Manchester City v Liverpool (Tuesday, January 3) and Newcastle v Manchester United (Wednesday, January 4) are the other live games scheduled for early 2012. Live Premier League games confirmed for December/early January (televised by Sky Sports unless otherwise stated): DECEMBER: Sat 3: Newcastle v Chelsea (12.45pm), Aston Villa v Man Utd (ESPN, 5.30pm); Sun 4: Wolves v Sunderland (4pm); Mon 5: Fulham v Liverpool (8pm); Sun 11: Sunderland v Blackburn (1.30pm), Stoke v Tottenham (4pm); Mon 12: Chelsea v Man City (8pm); Sat 17: Wigan v Chelsea (ESPN, 5.30pm); Sun 18: QPR v Man Utd (12pm), Aston Villa v Liverpool (2.05pm), Man City v Arsenal (4.10pm); Tue 20: Blackburn v Bolton (8pm); Wed 21: Wigan v Liverpool (8pm); Thu 22: Tottenham v Chelsea (8pm); Mon 26: Stoke v Aston Villa (8pm); Tue 27: Swansea v QPR (5pm), Norwich v Tottenham (7.30pm); Fri 30: Liverpool v Newcastle (7.45pm); Sat 31: Man Utd v Blackburn (ESPN, 12.45pm). JANUARY: Sun 1: West Brom v Everton (12.30pm), Sunderland v Man City (3pm); Mon 2: Fulham v Arsenal (5.30pm); Tue 3: Man City v Liverpool (8pm); Wed 4: Newcastle v Man Utd (8pm).
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