London - Manchester City begins the defense of its English
Premier League title away to Newcastle, the same opposition it started its
championship-winning campaign against with a 4-0 win last season, then faces
Liverpool at home.
The 2014-15 league fixtures, starting on Aug. 16-17, were
announced on Wednesday.
Manchester United, with new Dutch manager Louis van Gaal,
will play all three newly promoted sides — Burnley, Queens Park Rangers,
Leicester — in its opening five games.
The first Manchester derby is at City on Nov. 1.
Liverpool starts off at home against Ronald Koeman.
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