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Manchester United open up against Swansea as the 2013-14 Premier League fixtures are announced

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Premier League champions Manchester United will open the 2013/2014 season at Swansea.

OPENING DAY FIXTURES
Arsenal
Chelsea
Crystal Palace
Liverpool
Manchester City
Norwich City
Sunderland
Swansea City
West Brom
West Ham
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Aston Villa
Hull City
Tottenham
Stoke City
Newcastle
Everton
Fulham
Manchester United
Southampton
Cardiff City
The fixture sees David Moyes take charge of his first league game as United boss against the same side that Sir Alex Ferguson faced in his last home game before retirement.

Jose Mourinho, meanwhile, will begin the start of his second spell in charge of Chelsea against newly promoted Hull City and last season's runner up Manchester City hosts Newcastle in what will be Manuel Pellegrini's first league game in charge.

Elsewhere, Championship playoff winners Crystal Palace will host Tottenham in a London derby, while Arsenal hosts Aston Villa and Stoke visits Liverpool.

The first heavyweight contest of the season sees Manchester United entertaining Chelsea at Old Trafford and a week later Moyes will take his new side to Anfield to face Liverpool on the same day Arsenal host Tottenham in the north London derby.

The first meeting of the Manchester powerhouses is due to take place on September 21 at the Etihad Stadium, while the return fixture is scheduled for March 1.

United will complete their league fixtures against Southampton at St Mary’s, while rivals Manchester City are scheduled to entertain West Ham on the final day. Chelsea will finish against last season’s Championship winners Cardiff, while Arsenal are due to travel to Norwich and Tottenham will host Aston Villa.

The fixture list has served up a host of box office clashes, including Mourinho's first reunion with former protege Andre Villas-Boas.

The Football League fixtures were also released today, which can be seen here, with relegated Premier League outfits QPR and Reading handed home ties, while FA Cup holders Wigan take on Barnsley.

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