17 June 2011
Premier League champions Manchester United will begin the 2011-12 league season against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on 13 August. The fixtures were released at 9am on Friday.
Chelsea, runners-up in 2010-11, start at Stoke, while Arsenal begin next season on the road too, at Newcastle.
Manchester City will provide the first Premier League opposition in the history of Swansea. City host the Welsh newcomers to England’s top flight in their opening game.
Liverpool start at home to Sunderland, giving Anfield’s recent recruit Jordan Henderson an immediate chance to do damage to his former employers.
Aside from Swansea, their fellow Premier League newcomers QPR will begin the season at home to Bolton while Delia Smith’s Norwich will be ‘avin you at Wigan.
Blackburn begin next season as they finished 2010-11, against Wolves, except at home. Spurs host Everton. Alex McLeish’s Aston Villa will travel to Fulham.
In the Championship, West Ham under Sam Allardyce will start the season at home to Cardiff on 6 August, while Steve McClaren’s Forest will start at home to Barsnley.
Promoted Brighton will start their Championship season at home to Doncaster, while south coast rivals Southampton will start at home to Leeds.
In Scotland, Rangers’ first SPL match under the sole charge of Ally McCoist will be at home to Hearts on 23 July, while Celtic’s opening fixture is at Hibs.
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