Tottenham v Man United set for Friday meeting on Sky Sports

Matt Stead

Tottenham will face Manchester United in a Friday evening Premier League fixture on June 19, according to reports.

Sky Sports will show that game, as well as both Aston Villa against Sheffield United (6pm) and Manchester City v Arsenal (8pm) on June 17 as part of the Premier League’s return.

The London Evening Standard claim the Merseyside derby will also be live on Sky during the first weekend, along with West Ham v Wolves and Chelsea v Aston Villa.

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BT Sport have reportedly chosen Watford v Leicester for the first of their 20 live games, with the Evening Standard claiming that ‘the fixture schedule was due to be confirmed by clubs at a video-conference this morning, with only the first two or three sets of matches to be announced.’

The BBC’s four fixtures will likely include Crystal Palace v Bournemouth on June 30, which could break the live UK Premier League viewing record of 4.4m for the Manchester derby in April 2012.

Amazon announced on Wednesday that its four matches would be made available free to air, to go alongside Sky Sports’ pledge to do the same with 25 of its 64 games and the BBC’s four terrestrial matches, meaning 33 of the remaining 92 fixtures will be available to all.

The league’s Project Restart plans received a further boost on Wednesday afternoon when just one positive coronavirus test came back out of 1,197 conducted on staff at top-flight clubs on Monday and Tuesday.

Tottenham said they had been informed that the positive test had come from a member of staff at their club, who will now self-isolate for seven days.


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