19 Jun 2014

City v Newcastle on opening day of EPL

1:38 pm on 19 June 2014

Manchester City will open the defence of their English Premier League football title with a trip to Newcastle United.

The 2014/15 fixture list shows a tough start for the defending champions who host Liverpool in the second week, followed a fortnight later by a trip to Arsenal, then a home game against Chelsea.

Last season's runners-up Liverpool host Southampton in Ronald Koeman's first match in charge, while fellow Dutchman Louis van Gaal's Manchester United host Swansea City.