Tin Hag faces a difficult task, and Man City starts at West Ham

Tin Hag faces a difficult task, and Man City starts at West Ham

The fixture list for the 2022-23 Premier League season was released on Thursday, with defending champions Manchester City at West Ham and Eric ten Hag’s Manchester United reign starting with a home game against Brighton, off to a grim start. his new job.

City sealed the 2021-22 title in an extraordinary fashion on the final day, coming from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Aston Villa 3-2 and beat Liverpool in an exciting race. Pep Guardiola’s side are vying to become the first Premier League team to win the title three successive seasons since Manchester United in 2009 and start their career at the London Stadium before hosting newly promoted Bournemouth.

The first meeting between the two best players of last season comes on October 15 when Guardiola’s men visit Anfield, with the corresponding fixture on April 1. Jurgen Klopp’s side start their campaign against newly promoted Fulham at Craven Cottage.

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Manchester United suffered the nightmare of the 2021-22 season, ending with the lowest points tally in the Premier League era. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked mid-season and provisionally taken by Ralf Rangnick, leaving the club this summer before the end of his two-year advisory role.

Tin Hag is the last man to try to stop the rot at Old Trafford and has a tough start at United, with a home game against Liverpool being the club’s third game of the season, on 20 August. In that match last season, Solskjaer’s side suffered one of the most humiliating defeats in their history when Liverpool won 5-0.

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United’s first 10 matches of the campaign also included trips to Leicester and Everton As well as visiting Arsenal. The first Manchester derby of the season comes on October 1 at the Etihad, with the Old Trafford game on January 14.

The 2022-23 season begins with Crystal Palace against Arsenal on Friday 5 August and then another seven-match program on Saturday, including Everton led by Frank Lampard who hosts ex-Chelsea.

Tottenham led by Antonio Conte beat Arsenal led by Mikel Arteta to take the remaining spot in the Champions League last season, and opened the team with a home match against Southampton, with the first north London derby of the season in the Emirates on October 1.

The Premier League is in its 30th year since its inception in 1992 and the new season is taking a different shape from previous campaigns, with the league being suspended in November due to the Qatar World Cup. The pre-tournament final matches will take place from 12-13 November, and the FA has submitted a formal request to the Premier League requesting that matches between the “Big Six” not be scheduled that weekend before the World Cup. It begins, sources told ESPN.

There are no Big Six competitions this weekend, with City hosting Brentford, Liverpool hosting Southampton, Chelsea hosting Newcastle, Tottenham hosting Leeds and Arsenal traveling to Wolverhampton and United to face Fulham at Craven Cottage.

The World Cup final takes place on December 18 and the English Premier League returns on December 26 with a full program of matches that includes Liverpool at Steven Gerrard Stadium, Aston Villa, Leeds against Manchester City, and the London derby between Arsenal and West Ham. The next round of matches won’t be until New Year’s Eve this season, to ease the workload for post-World Cup teams.

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Elsewhere on opening day, Nottingham Forest, who returned to the First Division for the first time in 23 years, kicked off with a trip to St James’ Park to face Newcastle, while Bournemouth host new boys Aston Villa.

Matches are subject to change, due to the transmission of matches for television purposes and how teams can progress in domestic and European cup competitions.

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