Trio of February fixtures moved for TV coverage
- 04 December 2012 11:05
- Posted by Mark Booth
Three of City's February 2013 fixtures have been selected by the broadcasters for TV coverage and have therefore shifted kick-off time.
Most notably, the Blues will now entertain Rafa Benitez's Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium 24 hours later than scheduled for it to become Sky's early Super Sunday offering at 1.30pm on 24 February.
Liverpool will also visit the Etihad Stadium a day later than originally planned at the new time of 4pm on Sunday 3 February.
City's first visit to St Mary's Stadium since Southampton won promotion back to the top division will now take place at the later time of 5.30pm on Saturday 9 February to accommodate ESPN's live screening of the game.
The Premier League have also announced that all fixtures on the final day have been moved to a simultaneous 4pm kick-off, so the Norwich City clash at the Etihad Stadium will now kick-off then.
Furthermore, the FA have penciled in City's FA Cup third round tie against Watford for Saturday 5 January at 3pm, although the broadcasters have yet to make their selections for coverage.
Ticket details for all of these matches will be announced in due course. Please note the Chelsea game could shift again depending on their progress in the Capital One Cup.