Fixtures to shout about

North West Derby
Manchester United v Liverpool (October 19). Picture: Getty Images.

LICENSEES with the right equipment will be able to enjoy an autumnal sporting boost in their venues as the football season shifts into top gear over September and October.

And there’s few places where the action is more gripping than in the English Premier League.

One of the most engaging title races in living memory culminated in June with Manchester City pipping Liverpool to the title on the final day of the season.

This season the two clubs have picked up where they left off with thumping victories, showing they are still the teams to beat.

However, there could be challenges from the other giant clubs in the division which have been revitalised by summer breaks and new arrivals.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will visit Norwich City (September 14) and Crystal Palace (October 20) intent on victory.

European champions Liverpool have a tricky couple of televised games next month following a big tie against Chelsea (September 22).

The Reds then travel to rivals Manchester United in an early evening game (October 19) and then host a potent Spurs side (October 27).

Manchester United look set to surprise the season after thrashing Frank Lampard’s Chelsea 4-0 in their opening game and will be aiming to set an example against other London sides West Ham (September 22) and Arsenal (September 30).

Arsenal are also in action against Sheffield United (October 21), while Chelsea take on Southampton (October 6) and Burnley at Turf Moor (October 26).

All of the games are televised live on Sky Sports Premier League.