FOOTBALL: Sky Sports and ESPN announce live Premier League games for May

Sky Sports and ESPN have announced their final set of live Barclays Premier League fixtures for the 2012/2013 season as another enthralling campaign reaches its climax in May.

Six games will be shown on Sky Sports during the closing days of the season, including key clashes for sides at both ends of the table.

ESPN will broadcast its final live Premier League game on Saturday, April 4, featuring relegation-threatened Queens Park Rangers against Arsenal at Loftus Road.

May’s top-flight coverage on Sky Sports begin with a thrilling Super Sunday double on May 5, taking in the Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton, followed by a crunch game between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford.

That will be followed by a Monday Night Football on May 6 between two sides currently scrapping for survival as Paolo Di Canio’s Sunderland host Tony Pulis’ Stoke City.

The following weekend, Sky Sports is set to show relegation-threatened Aston Villa’s game with Champions League-chasing Chelsea on Saturday, May 11.

Then on Sunday, May 12, Sky Sports will bring viewers more live action between sides at the top and the bottom of the division as Arsenal host Wigan and Manchester United face Swansea.

ESPN’s last ever live Premier League game sees Queens Park Rangers host Arsenal.

Harry Redknapp’s side are in real trouble at the bottom end of the table while Arsene Wenger’s side have strong aspirations for a top four finish and the crucial Champions League place that comes with it.

This game will bring the curtain down on ESPN’s live Premier League coverage, which began in August 2009 after the American company took over the rights from the defunct Setanta Sports.

The secondary live rights contract passes over to the fledgling BT Sport next season, with Jake Humphrey presenting the new channel’s coverage.

Two fixtures during May (Aston Villa v Chelsea and Arsenal v Wigan) are subject to change due to participation in the FA Cup.


Saturday 4th May
Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal
17:30 – ESPN
Sunday 5th May
Liverpool v Everton
13:30 – Sky Sports
Manchester United v Chelsea
16:00 – Sky Sports
Monday 6th May
Sunderland v Stoke City
20:00 – Sky Sports
Saturday 11th May
Aston Villa v Chelsea
12:45  – Sky Sports
Sunday 12th May
Manchester United v Swansea City
16:00 – Sky Sports
Tuesday 14th May
Arsenal v Wigan Athletic
19:45 – Sky Sports 
Sunday 19th May
Final Day Fixtures – Two live games (TBC)
16:00 – Sky Sports
For a full list of live football matches on UK TV – CLICK HERE


2 Responses to FOOTBALL: Sky Sports and ESPN announce live Premier League games for May

  1. ArsenalFan1 says:

    Really hoping the Wigan vs Villa game will be on live on the final day.

  2. John says:

    Now it has to be the Arsenal / Spurs / NUFC / Sunderland games – these are the only games that really mean anything now.

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