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Premier League Boxing Day kick-off times announced today – with 8pm match included

Liverpool supporters are facing a late night on Boxing Day.

With festive broadcasting schedules now finalised, the Reds’ evening clash with Leicester is penciled in for an 8pm kick off.

Amazon will show Premier League football for the first time this December.

The US corporate giants won the rights to show the traditional post Christmas day action.

All 10 fixtures will be shown on their Amazon Prime streaming platform.

A quartet of separate kickoff times on Boxing Day are set to be announced later today.

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Games will kick off at 12:30, 3pm, 5:30pm and 8pm respectively.

It’s been claimed Amazon wanted yet another kick off time, but Premier League bigwigs pushed back on the request.

Nine fixtures will take place on Boxing Day.

However, Manchester City’s trip to Wolves has been moved to December 27.


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Wolves’ clash with Liverpool – after they face Pep Guardiola’s men – will also need to be amended.

It’s currently due to take place at 3pm on December 28, which is clearly no longer feasible.

Punters watching at home will now need to juggle Sky Sports, BT and Amazon subscriptions to watch Premier League football.

Fans groups are fuming with the decision to chop and change fixture times.

“The radio silence from the Premier League is astonishing, even in this day and age,” fumed the Tottenham Supporters’ Trust.

Fans face plenty of travelling on Boxing Day this year

“The longer we wait for confirmation of away fixtures, the more expensive the trip becomes,” added the Newcastle United Supporters’ Trust.

Liverpool supporters’ group, Spirit of Shankly say the constant shifting of goalpost with regards televised games is not acceptable.

A statement read: ”We have a seven day economy in the UK and many supporters have to book leave in advance, even for weekend home fixtures, late fixture changes does not just impact on away fans, home supporters are also being disadvantaged including season ticket holders who have committed money up front for match tickets.”

Original article: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league-boxing-day-kick-20638962

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