The 2012-2013 Premiership schedule has been released, and fans will have to wait until December to see the Manchester Derby take place.
Manchester City will host Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on Dec. 8 in one of the marquee matches of the season. The Premier League champions return trip to Old Trafford takes place four months later, with an April 5 match against Manchester United scheduled.
Fans will not have to wait as long to see the first Liverpool derby of the season. Everton hosts Liverpool on Oct. 26. The second league match between the two teams takes place near the end of the season on May 3.
Here is a run down of several key matches throughout the season:
KEY PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH-UPS
Oct. 26th- Liverpool at Everton
Oct. 26th- Manchester United at Chelsea
Nov. 16th- Tottenham Hotspur at Arsenal
Nov. 23th- Manchester City at Chelsea
Dec. 8th- Manchester United at Manchester City
Feb. 18th- Chelsea at Manchester City
March 1st- Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur
April 5th- Manchester City at Manchester United
May 3rd- Everton at Liverpool
What do you think of these marquee matches? Which one are you most looking forward to? Already excited for the upcoming Premiership season?
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