10:58 11th July 2013
. . . United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Cardiff games chosen for live broadcast
The Swans’ Barclays Premier League opener against champions Manchester United will be screened live – with another three fixtures also chosen for live broadcast.
After the schedule of live televised games were released today for the period covering August-November, the champions’ visit to the Liberty has been picked for Sky’s opening match as David Moyes takes charge of the Red Devils for the first time in a league fixture.
The original date of the fixture (Saturday, August 17) remains but kick-off has been pushed back to 5.30pm.
The Capital One Cup holders’ following two home games have also been selected for live Sky coverage.
Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool will now visit the Liberty on Monday, September 16 (8pm), while the game against Arsenal remains on its original date of Saturday, September 28, but with kick-off now at 5.30pm.
It means the Swans’ first three home games will be shown live.
As expected, the first ever Welsh derby in the Barclays Premier League will be shown live by Sky. The trip to The Cardiff City Stadium has been moved back a day to Sunday, November 3, with kick off at 4pm.
And, due to Europa League commitments, the first away fixture of the season against Tottenham Hotspur has also been pushed back a day. With Spurs involved in the Play-Off round the preceding Thursday, the visit to White Hart Lane will now take place on Sunday, August 25 (4pm).
Finally, the trip to Stoke City has also been knocked back 24 hours due to their request, so the match now takes place on Wednesday, February 11 (7.45pm).
Swans’ live Sky fixtures
Saturday, August 17 5.30pm
Swans v Manchester United
Monday, September 16 (8pm)
Swans v Liverpool
Saturday, September 28 (5.30pm)
Swans v Arsenal
Sunday, November 3 (4pm)
Cardiff City v Swans
Other non-televised re-arranged fixtures
Sunday, August 25 (4pm)
Tottenham Hotspur v Swans
Wednesday, February 11 (7.45pm)
Stoke City v Swans