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Premier League issues apology to Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham

Ryan Smart

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Premier League issues apology to Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham

The Premier League have issued an apology to Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Leeds United and other clubs following a delay in confirming their broadcasting picks for January.

The league were due to announce the impacted fixtures for December and January in October, prior to the break for the World Cup in Qatar.

Broadcast picks for November, meanwhile, were confirmed in September.

The Premier League has cited issues with 'obtaining relevant local stakeholder approvals' as the reason behind the delay in announcing some fixtures, with the picks now released, and have apologised to supporters.

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They have also stated their commitment to 'ensure more effective communication' in the future.

What have the Premier League said?

In a statement, the Premier League said: "The Premier League fixtures that have been selected for live television broadcast in the United Kingdom in January 2023 have been released.

"The Premier League apologises to supporters for the delay in announcing these fixtures and understands their frustrations.

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"Finalising these particular selections took longer than expected due to difficulties obtaining relevant stakeholder approvals.

"The League is committed to working with supporters to ensure more effective communication in advance of future fixture announcements and reiterates its apology for the delay on this occasion."

Which Premier League games have been moved for TV?

A number of high-profile games will be shown live on Sky Sports or BT Sport in January.

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They include Man Utd vs Man City, which will now take place on Saturday, January 14 at 12:30pm.

However, that date may change again, depending on whether either side progresses through the next round of the Carabao Cup. If this occurs, the game will take place on Sunday, January 15.

Arsenal vs Man Utd has also been moved, to Sunday, January 22 at 4:30pm. Meanwhile, Liverpool vs Chelsea, Tottenham vs Arsenal and Aston Villa vs Leeds are amongst the other games that have been changed across the month.

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Here are the full list of games moved for broadcast TV coverage:

Friday, January 13

  • Aston Villa vs Leeds (8pm)

Saturday, January 14

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  • Man Utd vs Man City (12:30pm)
  • Brentford vs Bournemouth (5:30pm)

Sunday, January 15

  • Newcastle vs Fulham (2pm)
  • Tottenham vs Arsenal (4:30pm)

Saturday, January 21

  • Liverpool vs Chelsea (12:30pm)
  • Crystal Palace vs Newcastle (Sky Sports)

Sunday, January 22

  • Leeds vs Brentford (2pm)
  • Arsenal vs Man Utd (4:30pm)

Monday, January 23

  • Fulham vs Tottenham (8pm)

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Leeds United, Premier League, Arsenal

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