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Man United to meet Spurs on Premier League opening day
Liverpool, meanwhile, have a chance to gain immediate vengeance away to Stoke.

Updated at 10.45

MAN UNITED HAVE been handed a tough opening fixture as they host Tottenham on first day of the 2015-16 campaign on 8 August.

Liverpool, meanwhile, have a chance to gain immediate vengeance away to Stoke, who thrashed Brendan Rodgers’ side 6-1 at the Britannia on the final day of the 2014-15 season.

Reigning champions Chelsea host Swansea, while Arsenal are at home to West Ham and 2013-14 title winners Man City travel to West Brom.

Newly promoted Watford begin with a tricky-looking game away to Everton, while fellow new boys Bournemouth are at home to Tim Sherwood’s Aston Villa. Playoff winners Norwich, meanwhile, take on Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace.

Elsewhere on day one, Steve McClaren — one of three new bosses — starts out as Newcastle manager against Southampton at St James’ Park and Leicester are at home to Sunderland.

Opening day fixtures in full:

Arsenal v West Ham

Bournemouth v Aston Villa

Chelsea v Swansea

Everton v Watford

Leicester v Sunderland

Man United v Tottenham

Newcastle v Southampton

Norwich v Crystal Palace

Stoke v Liverpool

West Brom v Man City

Additional reporting by AFP 

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