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Premier League fixture list unveiled: David Moyes and Jose Mourinho on an early collision course

Chelsea travel to Old Trafford to play Manchester United in their second game of the season

The fixtures for the 2013/14 Premier League season have been revealed as anticipation over a new season increases.

Champions Manchester United will open the defence of their title away against Swansea, but it is their second fixture of the season that promises to kick the new campaign into life.

David Moyes' first Premier League game at Old Trafford will be against Jose Mourinho's Chelsea in a match that promises to give an early indication of where the title might end up come mid-May.

And things won't get any easier for the new United manager in his next match. He will take his side to Anfield to play Liverpool. A home game against Crystal Palace follows but then United play away against Manchester City in what is a nightmare opening five fixtures for Moyes.

While Mourinho's second game is at Old Trafford he will face an easier return to the Premier League in his first game, a home match against newly-promoted Hull.

Other Premier League title contenders Manchester City and Arsenal also start their campaigns at home, against Newcastle and Aston Villa respectively.

For Tottenham, a mouth-watering London derby against newly-promoted Crystal Palace awaits.

Cardiff - Championship winners last season - start their campaign at West Ham then have home games against Manchester City and Everton.

Roberto Martinez's first competitive match as Toffees manager is at Norwich, while Merseyside rivals Liverpool start with a home game against Mark Hughes' Stoke.

Elsewhere, Paolo Di Canio's Sunderland start with a home match against Fulham, while West Brom face Southampton at the Hawthorns.

Hull's fans will relish their festive programme, with Manchester United heading to the KC Stadium on Boxing Day, while Manchester City against Liverpool is another tasty-looking December 26 encounter.

The season wraps up on May 11, with three of the expected title chasers finishing on the road. Chelsea head to Cardiff, Manchester United go to Southampton and Arsenal are at Norwich, with Manchester City at home to West Ham.

 



 

SELECTED FIXTURES

 

Opening round

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

 

Boxing day

 

Aston Villa V Crystal Palace

Cardiff V Southampton

Chelsea V Swansea

Everton V Sunderland

Hull V Man Utd

Man City V Liverpool

Newcastle V Stoke

Norwich V Fulham

Tottenham V West Brom

West Ham V Arsenal

 

New year's day

Arsenal V Cardiff

Crystal Palace V Norwich

Fulham V West Ham

Liverpool V Hull

Man Utd V Tottenham

Southampton V Chelsea

Stoke V Everton

Sunderland V Aston Villa

Swansea V Man City

West Brom V Newcastle

 

Final day of the season

Cardiff V Chelsea

Fulham V Crystal Palace

Hull V Everton

Liverpool V Newcastle

Man City V West Ham

Norwich V Arsenal

Southampton V Man Utd

Sunderland V Swansea

Tottenham V Aston Villa

West Brom V Stoke

 

For the full set of fixtures click here

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