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FA Premier League 2012-13 Season Opening Fixtures

Champions Manchester City will begin their title defence at home to Premier League newcomers Southampton.

Runners-up Manchester United’s opening game of the new season is a tricky away tie at Everton, while Arsenal face Sunderland at home.

Roberto Di Matteo’s Chelsea side will kick-off at Wigan and Tottenham must travel to Newcastle.

New West Brom boss Steve Clarke will face old club Liverpool in what will be Brendan Rodgers’ first game in charge of the Reds.

Paul Lambert will begin his Aston Villa reign with an away day at newly-promoted West Ham, while new Norwich boss Chris Hughton starts with a trip to Fulham and Michael Laudrup.

Reading will face Stoke at home and Sawnsea’s new manager Michael Laudrup will take his side to QPR.

The new Premier League season kicks off on August 18. Keep your eyes peeled for more information regarding next term’s fixtures.