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Sky Sports opens season with free United game

July 11, 2013

By Nik Roseveare

giggs-footballEvery home in Britain will have free access to David Moyes’ first league match as Manchester United manager as Sky Sports offers exclusively live coverage of the reigning champions against Swansea City on the opening day of the season.

The other key fixtures of the opening weekend – Jose Mourinho’s return as Chelsea manager (vs Hull) and Manuel Pellegrini’s debut as Manchester City boss (vs Newcastle) – will also be live on Sky Sports.

Meanwhile, BT has confirmed that the first Premier League fixture on its new BT Sport channel will be Liverpool v Stoke City on August 17th. The telco also revealed that it will exclusively broadcast the flagship derby matches Spurs v Chelsea and Everton v Liverpool later in the year.

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