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EPL 2016-17: Manchester City's fixtures released - Download PDF of Man City's Premier League schedule, match date, time and venue

Mourinho and Guardiola's face-off is not far away.

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Can Pep Guardiola lead Manchester City to Premier League glory

Manchester City face Sunderland at home in their first match next season as Pep Guardiola will grace the Premier League with his presence and will be looking to win nothing less than the title.

Manchester City’s season gone by was a kind of a mixed bag. Under the outgoing Manuel Pellegrini, they reached the Champions League semi-final for the first time and won the Capital One Cup. However, their performance in the Premier League wasn’t up to the mark as they drifted away from the title race towards the end and saw minnows Leicester City win the Premier League for the first time. They managed to, however, finish 4th in the table, which means the incoming Pep Guardiola will have a chance to have a crack at the Champions League as well.

Manchester City’s season started with high hopes which increased further after a few weeks as the title was slipping away from defending champions, Chelsea’s hands. They hoped to make it 2 wins in three years under Pellegrini. Things were going well till end of February where they were only 3 points behind league leaders Leicester City.

But come March, Manchester City saw the gap widen further and further and by the time April had begun, they were 9 points adrift the league leaders. Things never really got going for them since and with Guardiola as announced as the new boss, managing City took a toll as Manuel Pellegrini himself accepted.

What’s done is done and now that Pellegrini has gone, it is time for a new revolution at the Etihad and the beginning of the Pep era. Guardiola comes to Manchester with a host of laurels to his name. Having won the Bundesliga and La Liga tiles in his career already, the Spaniard will be trying his hand in the Premier League.

Expect Pep Guardiola to take the League by storm next season. The tactical acumen and the attacking football he brings with him is second to none and he will not settle for anything less than a winner’s medal. A major overhaul in personnel is expected as a reported unlimited war chest that has been prepared for the ex-Barcelona man to give Sheikh Mansour his desired Champions League.

Fixture Summary

First Match: Against Sunderland on 12 August 2015 at the Etihad Stadium.

Final Match: Away game at Watford on 21st May 2016


Pressure Test:

Pep Guardiola will have his hands full in December.  The six matches they play in December are against Chelsea, Leicester City, Watford, Arsenal, Hull City and Liverpool. Guardiola will find himself taken aback by the busy schedule of the league. Even if he manages to overcome the December fixtures, with no winter break, he will have no time to rest and must maintain the momentum.

Another tough series of matches are in store for Manchester City from March-end where they face Liverpool, Arsenal, and Chelsea in three consecutive matches. Those three matches might well be the ones on which City’s fate will lie.


Must Watch Matches:  

10 September 2016. Note down the date. The Manchester Derby will see old foes Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola face off as Manchester United take on Manchester City at the Old Trafford which will be a match of epic proportions.

Other mouth-watering fixtures include Chelsea at home on 3 December and Liverpool Away on new year’s eve.

The penultimate matchday will see defending champions Leicester City take on Manchester City. This could well be the day Claudio Ranieri and his boys abdicate the throne to the new champions. Time will tell.

The fixture list for  Manchester City in 2016/17 season

DateTime(BST)Fixture
13 August 201615:00Manchester City vs Sunderland
20 August 201615:00Stoke City vs Manchester City
27 August 201615:00Manchester City vs West Ham United
10 September 201615:00Manchester United vs Manchester CIty
17 September 201615:00Manchester City vs AFC Bournemouth
24 September 201615:00Swansea City vs Manchester City
01 October 201615:00Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City
15 October 201615:00Manchester CIty vs Everton
22 October 201615:00Manchester City vs Southampton
29 October 201615:00West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester City
05 November 201615:00Manchester City vs Middlesbrough
19 November 201615:00Crystal Palace vs Manchester City
26 November 201615:00Burnley vs Manchester City
03 December 201615:00Manchester City vs Chelsea
10 December 201615:00Leicester City vs Manchester City
14 December 201620:00Manchester City vs Watford
17 December 201615:00Manchester City vs Arsenal
26 December 201615:00Hull City vs Manchester City
31 December 201615:00Liverpool vs Manchester City
2 January 201715:00Manchester City vs Burnley
14 January 2017 15:00Everton vs Manchester City
21 January 201715:00Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur
31 January 201719:45West Ham United vs Manchester City
04 February 201715:00Manchester City vs Swansea City
11 February 201715:00AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester City
25 February 201715:00Manchester City vs Manchester United
04 March 201715:00Sunderland vs Manchester City
11 March 201715:00Manchester City vs Stoke City
18 March 201715:00Manchester City vs Liverpool
01 April 201715:00Arsenal vs Manchester City 
05 April 201719:45Chelsea vs Manchester City
08 April 201715:00Manchester City vs Hull City
15 April 201715:00Southampton vs Manchester City
22 April 201715:00Manchester City vs West Bromwich Albion
29 April 201715:00Middlesbrough vs Manchester City
06 May 201715:00Manchester City vs Crystal Palace
13 May 201715:00Manchester City vs Leicester City
21 May 201715:00Watford vs Manchester City

  

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