Why is there no early Premier League kick-off today? Top-flight fixture schedule hit by return of European football
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Why is there no early Premier League kick-off today? Top-flight fixture schedule hit by return of European football

Oct 23, 2023

Premier League fans will have to cope without their usual double dose of Super Sunday action again this afternoon.

Sky Sports have made their name screening two top-flight matches on a Sunday, with one of the traditional big-six usually in action.

Aston Villa are one of two Premier League teams in Sunday action

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Aston Villa are one of two Premier League teams in Sunday actionCredit: Getty

But fans will be disappointed to learn that there is no early kick-off scheduled today.

The traditional 2pm slot has been filled by Celtic’s match against Hearts ahead of West Ham’s meeting with Aston Villa at 4:30pm.

Why is there no early Premier League kick-off this Sunday?

There will be no Premier League game at 2pm after Manchester United’s trip to Sheffield United was moved.

Sky Sports pencilled in the fixture at Bramall Lane to make up one half of Super Sunday when they made their TV picks in August.

But the game had to be rescheduled to Saturday due to United’s Champions League commitments.

United are hosting FC Copenhagen next Tuesday and Premier League rules state that teams cannot play on Sunday and then the following Tuesday.

Sky Sports still holds the rights to broadcast the rescheduled game but had to pick a separate non-Premier League game to replace the Red Devils at 2pm this Sunday.

Premier League fixtures and results this weekend

Saturday, October 21

  • Liverpool 2-0 Everton
  • Bournemouth 1-2 Wolves
  • Brentford 3-0 Burnley
  • Manchester City 2-1 Brighton
  • Newcastle 4-0 Crystal Palace
  • Nottingham Forest 2-2 Luton Town
  • Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal
  • Sheffield United 1-2 Manchester United

Sunday, October 22

  • Aston Villa vs West Ham – 4:30pm

Monday, October 23

  • Tottenham vs Fulham – 8pm – talkSPORT EXCLUSIVE

On Monday, talkSPORT will bring live and exclusive commentary of Tottenham’s game against Fulham.

This will round off our bumper weekend of action.

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