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Premier League 2019-20 opening weekend in Opta numbers


Sergio Aguero could set a new Premier League record for goals on the opening weekend of a season in 2019-20.

Premier League fixtures for 2019/20 campaign have been released.

Manchester City are looking to once again defend their title. Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea will all be hopeful of better seasons after a summer of rebuilding.

Liverpool will open the new season with a Friday kick-off against newly-promoted Norwich City.

Here are key facts for the opening-day fixtures by Opta Joe.

Liverpool v Norwich City

– This will be the first time that Liverpool and Norwich have met since a nine-goal thriller at Carrow Road in January 2016, in which the Reds prevailed 5-4.

– Norwich City have only lost more Premier League games against Manchester United (12) than they have against Liverpool (11), but they have conceded more goals in the Premier League against the Reds than any other side (45).

– On the only previous occasion that Liverpool started a league season at home against Norwich City, the Reds won the top-flight league title ahead of Manchester City in 2nd (1976-77). Liverpool beat Norwich 1-0 at Anfield on MD1 that season.

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