New date for Man City clash gives Man Utd hectic end to season

Date published: Monday 20th March 2017 1:16

Manchester City’s Premier League clash with Manchester United has been rescheduled for April 27 – a Thursday!

City and United will clash at the Etihad Stadium towards the end of the season, with the Premier League finally announcing a rescheduled date for the fixture which was postponed following United’s progression to – and subsequent success in – the EFL Cup final.

It will be the third Manchester derby of the season, with City winning the first 2-1 in September in the league.

United exacted a measure of revenge for that defeat with victory in the earlier rounds of the EFL Cup, before they went on to lift the trophy in February.

City are currently third in the Premier League table on 57 points. United are fifth, five points behind, but with one game in hand.

The rescheduling of the derby guarantees United a pulsating finish to their campaign, with efforts to win the Europa League sandwiching a number of crunch Premier League games, with matches against Chelsea, City, Arsenal and Spurs scheduled between April 16 and May 13.

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