Liverpool’s clash with Man United moved to a Sunday and Newcastle’s vital trip to Man City becomes a Saturday lunchtime kick-off as Premier League confirms fixture changes for March
- The Premier League has confirmed its fixture amendments for month of March
- Liverpool vs Manchester United at Anfield will now be played on a Sunday
- Top-of-the-table meeting of Man City and Newcastle is now Saturday lunchtime
Liverpool’s clash with Manchester United has been moved to Sunday March 5, with the top-of-the-table meeting between Manchester City and Newcastle United now a lunchtime kick-off the day before.
It came as the Premier League announced its fixture amendments for March with Sky Sports and BT Sport making their usual picks for live television coverage.
The meeting of Man City and Newcastle – the teams currently second and third behind leaders Arsenal – on Saturday March 4 has been moved to a 12.30pm kick-off so BT Sport can show it.
The Anfield meeting between Liverpool and Manchester United is now on Sunday March 5
Manchester City vs Newcastle, a top of the table clash, will now be on a Saturday lunchtime
Leicester City’s trip to Southampton that same day is now a 5.30pm kick-off – live on Sky.
A potentially crucial game at the foot of the table – Nottingham Forest vs Everton – has been moved back 24 hours to 2pm on Sunday March 5.
That will be followed by the big match between Liverpool and Man United at Anfield, both games being covered by Sky.
The west London derby between Brentford and Fulham has been moved to 8pm on Monday March 6.
The following weekend, Liverpool’s visit to Bournemouth on Saturday March 11 has been chosen by BT Sport for the 12.30pm kick-off.
Liverpool smashed nine goals past Bournemouth at Anfield – they meet again on March 11
Crystal Palace vs Man City at Selhurst Park is the 5.30pm Sky game on that same day.
Two fixtures have been moved to 2pm starts on Sunday March 12 – Fulham vs Arsenal because of Sky Sports coverage and West Ham vs Aston Villa because the Hammers play in the Europa Conference League the previous Thursday.
The 4.30pm kick-off that Sunday is to be Newcastle vs Wolves at St James’ Park.
Another Newcastle fixture, their visit to Nottingham Forest, will now be played on Friday March 17 and covered by Sky Sports.
A number of March fixtures have been moved so the games can be screened by Sky Sports
Chelsea’s home game with Everton is the 5.30pm game on Saturday March 18.
On Sunday March 19, Brighton vs Manchester United is the 2pm Sky game, with Arsenal’s home match against Crystal Palace will also be at that time because the Gunners play in the Europa League the preceding Thursday.
Man City vs West Ham will be the 4.30pm game on the Sunday, live on Sky, with the Premier League then pausing for international fixtures.
However, that final weekend of fixtures is subject to further amendment should any of the teams reach the FA Cup sixth round.
Fixtures changes for March
Saturday March 4
Manchester City vs Newcastle United (now 12.30pm, BT Sport)
Southampton vs Leicester City (5.30pm, Sky Sports)
Sunday March 5
Nottingham Forest vs Everton (2pm, Sky Sports)
Liverpool vs Manchester United (4.30pm, Sky Sports)
Monday March 6
Brentford vs Fulham (8pm, Sky Sports)
Saturday March 11
Bournemouth vs Liverpool (12.30pm, BT Sport)
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City (5.30pm, Sky Sports)
Sunday March 12
Fulham vs Arsenal (2pm, Sky Sports)
West Ham United vs Aston Villa (2pm, West Ham in Europa Conference League preceding Thursday)
Newcastle United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers (4.30pm, Sky Sports)
Friday March 17
Nottingham Forest vs Newcastle United (8pm, Sky Sports)*
Saturday March 18
Chelsea vs Everton (5.30pm, Sky Sports)
Sunday March 19
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace (2pm, Arsenal in Europa League preceding Thursday)*
Brighton and Hove Albion vs Manchester United (2pm, Sky Sports)*
Manchester City vs West Ham United (4.30pm, Sky Sports)*
*Subject to FA Cup sixth round scheduling
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