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ESPN reveal line-up of live games
Published : 07 Jul 2010 10:29:00
ESPN will kick off their live Premier League coverage in 2010/11 with matches at Chelsea, Newcastle and Manchester United in August. The broadcaster holds rights to show 23 fixtures next season. On Saturday August 14, the opening day, ESPN cameras will be at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea v West Brom (kick-off 5.30pm). Newcastle v Aston Villa has been selected for Sunday August 22 (1.30pm) while Manchester United v West Ham completes the channel's line-up of live games for the opening month of the campaign (Saturday August 28, 5.30pm). Sunderland v Arsenal is the Saturday evening game on September 18, with Bolton v Manchester United picked for the same slot the following weekend. Manchester City v Newcastle will be shown on ESPN on Sunday October 3 (1.30pm), Aston Villa v Chelsea is the live game on Saturday October 16 (5.30pm) and a fortnight later, Manchester United v Tottenham is the network's Saturday evening fixture. Two more matches have been picked for the same slot in November - Stoke v Liverpool on the 13th, and Liverpool v West Ham on the 20th.