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Manchester City fans react as Premier League fixtures 2021/22 announced

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The Premier League fixtures for the 2021/22 season were announced earlier today, with defending champions Manchester City starting their campaign with an away trip to Tottenham Hotspur.

City will go into the new season as the favourites for the title, but their credentials are set to be tested from the off with Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Leicester City, Chelsea and Liverpool to face in their first seven matches.

The club were slow off the blocks last term, and manager Pep Guardiola will hope that his team can make an improved start this time around, although they face a tough beginning to the campaign.

The first Manchester derby will be held in the opening week of November at Old Trafford, with the reverse fixture at the Etihad Stadium in early March.

City will aim to make amends in the derbies, having gone winless in their last four league meetings with Manchester United.

Besides the tough beginning, the fixtures appear favourable to them. They have a cluster of games against Leicester, Arsenal and Chelsea between Boxing Day and mid-January that could provide a hurdle to their title defence.

There has been a mixed response among the club’s supporters regarding the fixtures, and here are a few reactions on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/mcfcleo_/status/1405105626158710784

https://twitter.com/g_certifed/status/1405097306152710146

https://twitter.com/MCFC_Mihir/status/1405078942701166598

Stats from Premierleague.com

Read: All 2021/2022 Premier League fixtures.