Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Derby Is Put Back in Fixture Changes

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Derby Is Put Back in Fixture Changes

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THE first derby of the season has been moved back to a Sunday afternoon as City and United prepare for a real pre-Christmas cracker.

The two sides sit unbeaten at the top of the Premier League, and the first clash between them this season is already being keenly anticipated.

The latest round of fixture changes for TV has seen the Eithad Stadium showdown moved back 24 hours to Sunday, December 10, with a 4.30pm kick-off.

It is one of a host of alterations for both sides.

As a result of the derby's late kick-off, City's trip to Swansea has been put back to 7.45pm on Wednesday, December 13, but will not be shown live on TV.

West Ham visit the Etihad Stadium now on Sunday, December 3 (4pm), while the Blues are without a Boxing Day fixture as the trip to Newcastle is on December 27 (7. …

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