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Manchester City: Fans vent their fury over Christmastime fixture schedule

Manchester City: Fans vent their fury over Christmastime fixture schedule

A number of Manchester City fans have expressed their dissatisfaction with the scheduling of their Christmastime Premier League fixtures, which will see them play two games less than 48 hours apart.

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The champions’ away fixture at Wolves has been moved to Friday December 27th with a 7:45pm kick-off, and they will have little time for recuperation ahead of their following match at home to Sheffield United, which kicks off at 6pm on Sunday December 29th. [via mancity.com]

Sam Lee, Manchester City correspondent for The Athletic, tweeted about the fixture changes via @SamLee, wryly suggesting that Pep Guardiola would be “delighted” with having two games in such close proximity over the festive season.

Most Premier League clubs will face a period of having two matches in three days in the last week of December, but City are one of only five teams with consecutive fixtures less than 48 hours apart, with title rivals Liverpool having an extra day’s rest between their final two fixtures of 2019. [via premierleague.com]

These Manchester City fans on Twitter were left fuming over the scheduling of their festive fixtures:

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