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Sky Sports confirms 14 further live Football League games

13th July 2016

Sky Sports has confirmed 14 more matches from the EFL to be shown until the end of September as part of its biggest ever season of football. 

The matches announced today include the first-ever meeting in the Championship between former European Cup winners as Aston Villa meet Nottingham Forest, and also managers who have led teams to UEFA Champions League glory in Roberto Di Matteo and Rafa Benitez.

Pub and club viewers will also be able to watch SkyBet Championship newcomers Burton Albion’s first game against local rivals Derby County, as well as the return of the East Anglian derby between Ipswich Town and Norwich City.

The matches are the latest instalment in an unmissable season to be confirmed for broadcast by Sky Sports and the EFL. In total, Sky Sports will show 127 matches from the Sky Bet EFL in a season that will also see 126 live matches from the Premier League.

Sky Sports Head of Football, Gary Hughes, said: “The passion and support shown by EFL fans is second to none, and with local derbies and the meeting of some football giants these games will again offer up some of the EFL's great stories to supporters across the country.

“They continue an excellent 2016-17 season, with more football than ever before, and more ways to follow all the action that excites and entertains us."

This season Sky Sports will show more than 700 matches from eight different leagues across its channels and digital outlets.  For the first time, viewers will be able to enjoy regular live coverage of Premier League matches on Friday nights in addition to those shown on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and Monday Night Football.

The full list of Sky Sports live Football League fixtures confirmed so far is as follows:


August

Fulham                                                 v              Newcastle United                          Fri 5 Aug              7.45pm

Queens Park Rangers                   v              Leeds United                                    Sun 7 Aug            12.00pm

Sheffield Wednesday                   v              Aston Villa                                          Sun 7 Aug            4.30pm

Brighton & Hove Albion                v              Nottingham Forest                        Fri 12 Aug             7.45pm

Norwich City                                      v              Sheffield Wednesday                   Sat 13 Aug          5.30pm

Derby County                                   v              Aston Villa                                          Sat 20 Aug         5.30pm

Ipswich Town                                     v              Norwich City                                      Sun 21 Aug          12.00pm

Burton Albion                                   v              Derby County                                   Fri 26 Aug           7.45pm

Newcastle United                          v              Brighton & Hove Albion                Sat 27 Aug          5.30pm

 

September

Peterborough                                   v              Swindon Town                                  Sat 3 Sept          12.15pm 

Northampton Town                       v              MK Dons                                              Sun 4 Sept         12.00pm

Gillingham                                          v              Sheffield Utd                                    Sun 4 Sept         2.15pm

Reading                                               v              Ipswich Town                                     Fri 9 Sept            8.00pm

Derby County                                   v              Newcastle United                          Sat 10 Sept        5.30pm

Aston Villa                                          v              Nottingham Forest                        Sun 11 Sept         1.15pm

Cardiff City                                         v              Leeds United                                    Sat 17 Sept         12.30pm

Birmingham City                              v              Sheffield Wednesday                   Sat 17 Sept         5.30pm

Preston North End                         v              Wigan Athletic                                 Fri 23 Sept          7.45pm

Aston Villa                                          v              Newcastle United                          Sat 24 Sept       5.30pm

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