Man Utd to kick off Premier League title defence at Swansea City

Manchester United will kick-off the defence of their Premier League crown under David Moyes at Swansea City after fixtures released

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Sir Alex Ferguson lifts the 2012-13 Premier League trophy Photo: Back Page Images

Manchester United will kick-off the defence of their Premier League crown under David Moyes at Swansea City on the opening weekend of the season.

José Mourinho, meanwhile, begins his second spell at Chelsea with a home game at Stamford Bridge against newly-promoted Hull on 17 August.

Chelsea then travel to Manchester United on 24 August for a blockbuster showdown at Old Trafford, while Tottenham head to north London rivals the weekend after.

Arsenal host Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium in their opening game, while Manuel Pellegrini’s first competitive game in charge of Manchester City is against Newcastle United at Etihad Stadium.

Newly-promoted Cardiff will play their first Premier League fixture away to West Ham United, and Liverpool will host Stoke at Anfield on the opening weekend.

Tottenham kick off their campaign with a short trip across London to Crystal Palace after the Eagles’ Championship play-off success.

Opening 2013-14 Premier League fixtures

Weekend of 17 August 2013

Arsenal v Aston Villa

Chelsea v Hull

Crystal Palace v Tottenham

Liverpool v Stoke

Man City v Newcastle

Norwich v Everton

Sunderland v Fulham

Swansea v Man Utd

West Brom v Southampton

West Ham v Cardiff

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