2012-13 Premier League Fixtures: Champions Man City to Start Against Southampton

Will TideySenior Manager, GlobalJune 18, 2012

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 14:  Roberto Mancini the manager of Manchester City stands alongside his captain, Vincent Kompany (C) and Samir Nasri (R) as they parade the Barclays Premier League trophy in front of thousands of fans during their victory parade around the streets of Manchester on May 14, 2012 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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The 2012-13 Premier League fixtures were released this morning.

Champions Manchester City will begin the defence of their trophy at home to newly-promoted Southampton on August 18, while Manchester United face a trip to Everton.

Other games to look for on matchday one include Newcastle United hosting Tottenham, Arsenal vs. Sunderland at The Emirates, West Brom vs. Liverpool and Champions League winners Chelsea away at Roberto Martinez's Wigan Athletic.

The last day of the season will see Manchester City take on Norwich at home, United away at West Brom, Chelsea at home against Everton and Arsenal on the road at Newcastle.

Manchester City and United are scheduled to come together on December 8, at The Etihad, and April 6 at Old Trafford.

For a full list of fixtures see the Premier League's official site here.

But it's worth noting all the dates are subject to change, and some fixtures will be altered when TV coverage details are announced.