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Argentina celebrate as they make it 3-3 against Scotland in the Women's World Cup1

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England celebrate Ellen White's goal against Scotland at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup5

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The main talking points after the publication of the Premier League fixtures

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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Advantage City

Only a point separated the top two last season and it could be all about fine margins again in 2019-20. If that is the case, Manchester City seem to have been dealt a kinder hand, with a home game against Tottenham appearing to be the most challenging fixture in their first and last six games. In contrast, Liverpool have Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle in their first six - and finish against the trio.

But Liverpool get home help after European action

Domestic fixtures following European action have often proved to be a contentious subject for frustrated Premier League managers trying to balance the demands of different competitions. Champions League winners Liverpool are the main beneficiaries next season, with an Anfield Premier League contest scheduled to follow five of their six group games - last season it was all six. None of England's other European qualifiers have done so well, with Spurs given home help after only two of their six Champions League games.

United can cash in

The fixture list has clustered a lot of Manchester United's most winnable matches together, including a five-match run beginning in late October and a string of four games from late March which immediately follows their last meeting with a fellow 'big six' side - expect a few peaks in their form and a potential late surge up the table.

Newcastle may be slow starters again

The Magpies have lost four of their last five opening day Premier League fixtures, drawing the other, and another slow start could be on the cards this time with five of their first nine games against last season's top six. Rafael Benitez's men also have City, Spurs and Liverpool in their final five matches.

Another broadcaster joins the party

Amazon looks poised for an exciting debut season, after the Premier League announced last week that the online retail giant would show 20 matches in each of the the next three campaigns - one full Bank Holiday round of games and one further midweek schedule. The first midweek action takes place in the first week of December - with Manchester United's match against Tottenham and the Merseyside derby at Anfield looking sure to feature.


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Most Read Football

Argentina celebrate as they make it 3-3 against Scotland in the Women's World Cup1

WATCH: Late VAR drama sinks Scots

Scotland were sent crashing out of the Women's World Cup as they lost a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with Argentina thanks to a dramatic late re-taken penalty given by VAR.

Get all the latest football gossip from the day's back pages2

Paper Talk: Pogba loyalty bonus

Wednesday's Paper Talk has all the day's key football news and transfer rumours, including Paul Pogba receiving a £3m loyalty bonus.

A complete list of every completed summer 2019 transfer window deal3

Transfer Window: Done Deals

Get all the complete signings in the summer 2019 football transfer window from the Premier League, Sky Bet EFL and Europe.

Keep up to date with all the latest transfer news and rumours in our Transfer Market4

The Transfer Market: Latest updates

Get all the latest transfer news, confirmed deals and latest odds from around the Premier League, Sky Bet EFL and Europe.

England celebrate Ellen White's goal against Scotland at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup5

Perfect England top group

Ellen White scored twice in a 2-0 win over Japan to see England top Group D with a perfect record in the Women's World Cup.

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