Football - Magpies opener for Manuel

Manuel Pellegrini's first taste of Barclays Premier League football comes against Newcastle at Etihad Stadium on August 17.

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A trip to newcomers Cardiff follows a week later, with a home game against Hull pencilled in for August 31.

The first Manchester derby of the season is scheduled for September 21, while City tackle Liverpool at home on Boxing Day and travel to Swansea on New Year's Day.

City are off to Old Trafford on March 1 and close the season with a trip to Everton on May 3 and a home clash against West Ham on May 11.

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