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Man Utd to play nine matches in 30 days after Manchester derby is switched to Thursday April 27

The Telegraph logo The Telegraph 20/03/2017 By Telegraph Sport
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The Manchester derby has been rearranged for Thursday, April 27, the Premier League has confirmed.

The clash between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium was postponed in Feburary because of United's involvement in the EFL Cup final.

Consequently, City's league trip to Middlesbrough has been put back a day to Sunday, April 30. City still have another game against West Brom to rearrange due to their progress to the FA Cup semi-finals. A new date for that match will be confirmed next month.

Manchester United will be playing nine matches during the month because of their involvement in the Europa League.

Chelsea v Southampton will now take place on Tuesday, April 25 with Arsenal v Leicester, Middlesbrough v Sunderland and Crystal Palace v Tottenham all fixed for April 26.Four other outstanding fixtures have also been rearranged.

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