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Premier League post-pandemic initial fixtures confirmed

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Premier League has announced the official schedule and timings for the first three rounds of fixtures for the resumption of the current season.

Top-flight football in England is set to return on June 17 following a three-month suspension in the wake of the outbreak of coronavirus.

Premier League recently published the schedule that is to be followed during the remainder of the 2019/20 season on its official website.

Aston Villa and Sheffield United will be the teams setting the scene when they go against each other on Wednesday, June 17 (6 pm UK time). The former, currently sat at 19th place, will look to avoid relegation while the latter will be pushing for a Champions League finish.

The clash between Manchester City and Arsenal will follow shortly after on the same day (8.15 pm UK time).

The first full round of fixtures will commence on Friday, June 19. Norwich will play Southampton (6 pm UK time) while Tottenham will host Manchester United (8 pm UK time). Brighton will take on Arsenal the following day. (3 pm UK time)

The following weekend, Leicester go to Watford (12.30 pm UK time), and finally, Liverpool take a trip to Everton (7 pm UK time).

The dates for FA Cup quarter-finals were also published. On June 27, Norwich will face Manchester United at 5.30pm. All the remaining three rounds will take place on June 28, with Sheffield United playing Arsenal at 1pm, Leicester taking on Chelsea at 4pm, and Newcastle going against Manchester City at 6.30pm.