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Manchester City to begin title defence against Arsenal

Man City to begin title defence against Arsenal
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Manchester City will begin their Premier League title defence against Arsenal on August 11.

Manchester City will begin their Premier League title defence against Arsenal on August 11.

Pep Guardiola's side, who won the 2017-18 title in record-breaking fashion, will start the new campaign at the Emirates Stadium in what will be Unai Emery's first competitive match at the helm of the Gunners.

City will then take on Huddersfield Town in their first home game of the season, before rounding off August with a trip to newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Indeed, the champions will face all of the three promoted teams in their opening six games before a difficult August sees them take on Liverpool, Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur, all of whom finished in the top seven last season.

The first Manchester derby of the season is scheduled for November 10 at the Etihad Stadium, and the reverse will take place on March 16 at Old Trafford.

Guardiola's side will also face a mouth-watering New Year's Day fixture against Liverpool, before taking on London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea at home in back-to-back matches at the beginning of February.

An away trip to Brighton & Hove Albion will round off City's 2018-19 campaign, with the champions also facing Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur, Burnley and Leicester City in their final five games.

Check out Man City's full 2018-19 fixture list by clicking here.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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