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Fixtures 2012-13 - Newcastle first, key dates

Posted on 18 June 2012  - 09:00

We will kick-off our 2012-13 Barclays Premier League campaign with a trip to Newcastle United.

Fixtures 2012-13 - Newcastle first, key dates

We are scheduled to visit the Sports Direct Arena on Saturday, August 18.

Newcastle pushed all the way for a Champions League spot last season, eventually finishing fifth.

Our second match is our first at home against West Brom, scheduled for Saturday, August 25.

We remain at home for our third fixture against Norwich City and the return of Lane legend Chris Hughton, now Canaries' boss, scheduled for Saturday, September 1.

Remember, this is very much a provisional fixture list and all fixtures are subject to change.


The big North London derbies against Arsenal are scheduled for the Emirates on Saturday, November 17 and White Hart Lane on Saturday, March 2.

We travel to Old Trafford on September 29 and then host Chelsea on October 20. In November, we take on champions City and Arsenal back-to-back on November 10 and 17 and have a midweek home clash against Liverpool on November 27.

We face United at home on January 19, Arsenal and Liverpool in successive matches on March 2 and March 9 and then back-to-back games at Chelsea on April 13 and City at the Lane on April 20.

Our final match is against Sunderland at home scheduled for Sunday, May 19.


Our first match against a promoted team is at Reading, scheduled for Saturday, September 15 before a trip to Southampton on Saturday, October 27.

We re-new rivalries with West Ham at the Lane on November 24 and face Reading at the Lane on New Year's Day.

We're back at Upton Park on February 23 and Southampton travel to the Lane on May 4.


Please also note that our Europa League involvement (as these are mainly Thursday night games) will see our Barclays Premier League matches being moved from Saturday to Sunday as we progress.

We enter the Europa League at the group stage in September. The draw for the group stage is scheduled for Friday, August 31.

Our Europa League involvement means we are also exempt from the second round of the League Cup – now known as the Capital One Cup - and enter that competition in the third round. The third round is scheduled for the midweek of September 25/26.


Sky Sports and ESPN will make their first live selections soon, although those potential changes will not be announced until July.