Manchester City Man City To Begin 2021/2022 Title Defence Against Spurs

Premier League Champions Manchester City will begin their 2021/2022 campaign with a trip to Tottenham Hotspur on the opening weekend of 14 and 15 August, as the fixtures for the 2021/22 season are revealed.

The champions finished 24 points ahead of Spurs last season, but have lost all three of their trips to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in all competitions.

Man City have won their opening match of the Premier League campaign in each of the last 10 seasons, and the last time they dropped points in their first fixture was at Spurs, drawing 0-0 at White Hart Lane in August 2010.

Following last season’s truncated campaign, the League returns to its usual format this season, comprising 34 weekends, three midweeks and one bank holiday.

The Premier League and its clubs reiterate their ambition of having full stadiums, including away supporters, from the start of the season, and will continue to work closely with Government and all relevant authorities, ensuring operational plans are in place ready to safely welcome supporters back to stadiums in August.

Elsewhere on the opening weekend, promoted Norwich City will face Liverpool, just as they did when they last returned to the Premier League in 2019/20.

Daniel Farke‘s Norwich side found themselves 4-0 down at half-time two seasons ago and ultimately lost 4-1. But this time they will have home advantage.

History suggests the meeting could be a goal-fest. There have been 40 goals in the last eight meetings between Liverpool and Norwich, including Liverpool’s 5-4 victory at Carrow Road in January 2016.

Neutral Premier League fans will hope for a similarly thrilling repeat, while Liverpool supporters will dream that history repeats itself in a different way – that, like in 2019/20, they start the season against Norwich and end it by lifting the Premier League Trophy.

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