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Season 2013/14

City home to Newcastle on opening day

  • 19 June 2013 09:00
  • Posted by @dclayton_mcfc

City will begin the 2013/14 season with an historic home game against Newcastle United – a team the Blues have never faced on the opening day before.

Alan Pardew’s men have failed to beat City in their last 13 attempts - either at the Etihad or St James’ Park - and the Blues have won the last five home matches against the Magpies and Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping that runs continues in his first game in charge.

There’s another first for City in the second game of the season with a debut trip to the Cardiff City Stadium to face – you guessed it – Cardiff City, in the first of successive games against promoted sides. Steve Bruce’s Hull City visit the Etihad on the final day of August.

 

And there isn’t long to wait for the first Manchester derby with the Blues hosting David Moyes’ United on 21 September – though after the TV schedules have been decided, it’s likely many of the dates and kick-off times published today will change

 

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City travel to Chelsea and ‘The Happy One’ – Jose Mourinho – on 26 October while North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham will visit the Etihad within the space of three weeks with Spurs arriving on 23 November and Arsenal on 14 December.

The festive period is traditionally a time many supporters look to first and City fans can enjoy a Christmas at home this year with games at the Etihad against Liverpool on Boxing Day and Ian Holloway’s Crystal Palace two days later.

 

Travelling Blues will have to ease up on their New Year celebrations, however, with an exhausting trip to South Wales to face Swansea on 1 January!

 

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The return Manchester derby at Old Trafford is not until 1 March and the Blues will wrap up the season as they started – at home – this time to West Ham United on 11 May.

This season’s FA Cup Final returns to its rightful place as the final match of the domestic season on Saturday 17 May.

News of any date and time changes will appear on mcfc.co.uk first as soon as they are announced.

2013/14 fixtures in full:

17 Aug     Newcastle     HOME

24 Aug      Cardiff City      AWAY

31 Aug     Hull City        HOME

14 Sept     Stoke City        AWAY

21 Sept   Man United    HOME

28 Sept     Aston Villa       AWAY

5 Oct       Everton          HOME

19 Oct      West Ham        AWAY

26 Oct     Chelsea             AWAY

2 Nov     Norwich City   HOME

9 Nov       Sunderland       AWAY

23 Nov    Spurs              HOME

30 Nov    Swansea        HOME

3 Dec       WBA                AWAY

7 Dec       Southampton    AWAY

14 Dec    Arsenal          HOME

21 Dec     Fulham            AWAY

26 Dec    Liverpool        HOME

28 Dec    Crystal Pal     HOME

1 Jan       Swansea           AWAY

11 Jan     Newcastle         AWAY

18 Jan    Cardiff City    HOME

29 Jan     Spurs              AWAY

1 Feb     Chelsea          HOME

8 Feb      Norwich City     AWAY

12 Feb   Sunderland    HOME

22 Feb   Stoke City     HOME

1 Mar     Man United      AWAY

8 Mar    Aston Villa    HOME

15 Mar   Hull City          AWAY

22 Mar  Fulham          HOME

29 Mar   Arsenal            AWAY

5 April  Southampton HOME

12 April Liverpool         AWAY

19 April WBA             HOME

26 April Crystal Palace   AWAY

3 May     Everton          AWAY

11 May West Ham     HOME

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