The match schedule for the Premier League season 2022-23 was released on Thursday. Champions Manchester City started in West Ham and Erik ten Hag’s time in Manchester United which started with a home game against Brighton, and started a tough start. his new job.
City took the 2021-22 title in an extraordinary way on the last day, and came down from 2-0 to beat Aston Villa 3-2 and take over Liverpool in an exciting race. Pep Guardiola’s side are battling to become the first Premier League team to win the trophy three seasons in a row since Manchester United in 2009, and their campaign starts at London Stadium, before hosting newly promoted Bournemouth.
The first meeting between last season’s top two comes on October 15 when Guardiola’s men visit Anfield, with a similar match set for April 1. Jurgen Klopp’s side kicks off the campaign against newly promoted Fulham at Craven Cottage.
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Manchester United experienced a nightmare in the 2021-22 season, and ended with their lowest score in the Premier League era. Ole Gunnar Solskjær was fired midway through the campaign and Ralf Rangnick took over on a temporary basis, only to leave the club this summer before the end of his two-year advisory role.
Ten Hag is the last man to try to stop the rot at Old Trafford, and he has a difficult start to life at United, with a home game against Liverpool, the club’s third game of the season, on 20 August. In that match last season, Solskjær’s team suffered one of the most humiliating defeats in history when Liverpool won 5-0.
United’s first 10 games in the promotion also include trips to Leicester and Everton as well as a visit to Arsenal. The first Manchester derby of the season comes on October 1 at the Etihad, with the Old Trafford match set for January 14.
The 2022-23 season starts with Crystal Palace against Arsenal on Friday 5. August and then a program of seven games on Saturday, including Frank Lampard’s Everton hosting the former club Chelsea.
Antonio Conte’s Tottenham beat Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal to the remaining Champions League place last season, and they open with a home game against Southampton, with the season’s first North London derby at the Emirates on October 1.
The Premier League is in its 30th year since its inception in 1992, and the new season takes a different form than previous campaigns, with the league paused in November due to the World Cup in Qatar. The last league matches before the tournament will take place 12.-13. November, and the English Football Association submitted a formal request to the Premier League requesting that matches between the “Big Six” should not be planned the weekend before the World Cup. starts, sources told ESPN.
There are no Big Six competitions this weekend, with City hosting Brentford, Liverpool at home to Southampton, Chelsea hosting Newcastle, Tottenham hosting Leeds, Arsenal traveling to Wolves and United meeting Fulham at Craven Cottage.
The World Cup final is on December 18 and the Premier League is back on December 26 with a complete program of matches that include Liverpool in Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa, Leeds against Manchester City and a London derby between Arsenal and West Ham. The next round of matches will not be until New Year’s Eve this term, to ease the workload on the teams after the World Cup.
Elsewhere on opening day, Nottingham Forest, back in top class for the first time in 23 years, begin a trip to St James’ Park to face Newcastle, while other new Bournemouth boys host Aston Villa.
The matches can be changed due to matches being moved for TV purposes and how the teams can advance in national and European cup competitions.