Liverpool’s clash with Man United moved to a Sunday and Newcastle’s crucial trip to Man City moved to a Saturday lunchtime kick-off as the Premier League confirmed fixture changes for March
- The Premier League has confirmed its fixture changes for the month of March
- Liverpool vs Manchester United at Anfield will be played on a Sunday
- The top-of-the-table meeting between Man City and Newcastle is this Saturday lunchtime
Liverpool’s clash with Manchester United has been moved to Sunday 5 March, with the top-of-the-table meeting between Manchester City and Newcastle United now a lunchtime kick-off the previous day.
It comes as the Premier League announced its fixture changes for March with Sky Sports and BT Sport making their usual choices for live television coverage.
The meeting between 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 on Sunday March 5
Manchester City vs Newcastle, the top-of-the-table clash, is on Saturday lunchtime
Leicester City’s trip to Southampton on the same day is 5.30pm kick-off – live on Sky.
A potentially crucial foot-of-the-table game – 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 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 was picked by BT Sport for a 12.30pm kick-off.
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Crystal Palace vs Man City at Selhurst Park is the 5.30pm Sky game on the same day.
Two fixtures have been moved to 2pm starting on Sunday March 12 – Fulham vs Arsenal due to Sky Sports coverage and West Ham vs Aston Villa as the Hammers play in the Europa Conference League last Thursday.
Sunday’s 4.30pm kick-off is Newcastle vs Wolves at St James’ Park.
Another Newcastle fixture, their visit to Nottingham Forest, will be played on Friday March 17 and will be covered by Sky Sports.
Some March fixtures have been moved so that the games can be broadcast by Sky Sports
Chelsea’s home game at Everton is a 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 also taking place at that time as the Gunners play in the Europa League last Thursday.
Man City vs West Ham is Sunday’s 4.30pm game, live on Sky, with the Premier League taking a break for international fixtures.
However, the final weekend of fixtures is subject to further amendment if either team reaches the sixth round of the FA Cup.
Fixtures changes for March
Saturday March 4
Manchester City vs Newcastle United (today 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 the Europa Conference League before 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 before 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