Sky Sports announce 1st set of EPL fixtures

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Updated: July 11, 2011

This season Sky Sports will show 115 live Premier League fixtures with every match available in HD and selected matches in 3D. In consultation with the Premier League, Sky Sports has confirmed 39 live games up until the end of November.

Sky Sports HD kicks off the 2011-12 season with last year’s top three clubs all live on the opening weekend of the season. On 14 August Chelsea face Stoke City followed by champions Manchester United against West Bromwich Albion as part of a Ford Super Sunday double header. Ford Monday Night Football returns on 15 August with Swansea City’s first ever Premier League match, against Manchester City.

Commenting on the live matches, Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports, said: “Manchester United and Chelsea both feature as part of a live Ford Super Sunday double header on the opening weekend of the season, followed by Swansea City’s first ever Premier League match when Ford Monday Night Football kicks off on 15 August. In the first set of live Sky Sports HD fixtures we will also see seven major derbies, all top six teams in the opening ten days and every Barclays Premier League club live before the end of November.”

This season Sky is the only place to watch all Sky Sports HD coverage of the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, npower Football League, Carling Cup, Scottish Cup, Clydesdale Bank Premier League, Spain’s La Liga and Euro 2012 Qualifiers for Republic of Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Sky Sports will offer over 129 live matches from the UEFA Champions League on Sky Sports HD2, Sky Sports HD4 and via the red button, including live coverage of the final Qualifying round in August. Throughout the tournament Sky Sports will show up to 15 live matches per week across the Group Stage including every match on Tuesday nights.

The npower Football League season kicks off with Hull City vs Blackpool on Sky Sports HD1 live on Friday 5 August. Sky Sports will show 65 live games from across all three divisions, plus the end of season Play-Offs and all three Play-Off Finals from Wembley Stadium, all available in HD.

The confirmed live Barclays Premier League matches on Sky Sports HD are:

AUGUST kick off
Sunday 14 Stoke City vs Chelsea 1.30pm
Sunday 14 West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester United 4pm
Monday 15 Manchester City vs Swansea City 8pm
Saturday 20 Arsenal vs Liverpool 12.45pm
Sunday 21 Bolton Wanderers vs Manchester City 4pm
Monday 22 Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur 8pm
Saturday 27 Aston Villa vs Wolverhampton W. 12.05pm
Saturday 27 Liverpool vs Bolton Wanderers 5.30pm
Sunday 28 Manchester United vs Arsenal 4pm

SEPTEMBER
Sunday 11 Norwich City vs West Bromwich Albion 1.30pm
Sunday 11 Fulham vs Blackburn Rovers 4pm
Monday 12 Queens Park Rangers vs Newcastle United 8pm
Saturday 17 Blackburn Rovers vs Arsenal 12.45pm
Sunday 18 Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool 1.30pm
Sunday 18 Manchester United vs Chelsea 4pm
Saturday 24 Manchester City vs Everton 12.45pm
Sunday 25 Queens Park Rangers vs Aston Villa 4pm
Monday 26 Norwich City vs Sunderland 8pm

OCTOBER
Saturday 1 Everton vs Liverpool 12.45pm
Sunday 2 Bolton Wanderers vs Chelsea 1.30pm
Sunday 2 Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal 4pm
Saturday 15 Liverpool vs Manchester United 12.45pm
Sunday 16 Manchester City vs Aston Villa 1.30pm
Sunday 16 Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur 4pm
Saturday 22 Wolverhampton W. vs Swansea City 12.45pm
Sunday 23 Manchester United vs Manchester City 1.30pm
Sunday 23 Queens Park Rangers vs Chelsea 4pm
Saturday 29 Chelsea vs Arsenal 12.45pm
Sunday 30 Tottenham Hotspur vs Queens Park Rangers 4pm
Monday 31 Stoke City vs Newcastle United 8pm

NOVEMBER
Saturday 5 Newcastle United vs Everton 12.45pm
Sunday 6 Wolverhampton W. vs Wigan Athletic 1.30pm
Sunday 6 Fulham vs Tottenham Hotspur 4pm
Saturday 19 Norwich City vs Arsenal 12.45pm
Sunday 20 Chelsea vs Liverpool 4pm
Monday 21 Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa 8pm
Sunday 27 Swansea City vs Aston Villa 1.30pm
Sunday 27 Liverpool vs Manchester City 4pm
Monday 28 Stoke City vs Blackburn Rovers 8pm

Fixtures correct at: 11/07/11

Live fixtures available throughout the season on: www.skysports.com/livefixtures

Sportsnewsireland.com will have live score updates on all GAA Championship matches over the summer.

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