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By ESPN Staff

Premier League confirms first batch of TV games

The first set of TV matches for the 2009-10 have been confirmed. ESPN will broadcast 46 live games in the United Kingdom this coming season.

ESPN's first live match will see Everton play host to Arsenal at Goodison Park at 17.30 BST on August 15 with the Toffees looking to set out their stall as challengers for a place in the Champions League.

Lynne Frank, Managing Director for ESPN for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, said: "We're clearly delighted to be able to broadcast 46 Barclays Premier League matches this season on ESPN.

"We will kick off our coverage with a clash between Everton and Arsenal, live on the new ESPN channel at 5.30pm on Saturday, August 15. ESPN's coverage of the matches announced today will bring excitement, surprises and drama to football fans. We are pleased to be a part of the beautiful game, and look forward to delivering fans top quality coverage as the season unfolds."

The full list of live games are as follows. Games on ESPN are shown in bold:

August
Sat 15: Chelsea v Hull (12.45 BST); Everton v Arsenal (17.30)
Sun 16: Man United v Birmingham (13.30); Spurs v Liverpool (16.00)
Sun 23: West Ham v Spurs (13.30); Fulham v Chelsea (16.00)
Mon 24: Liverpool v Aston Villa (20.00)
Sat 29: Chelsea v Burnley (12.45); Man United v Arsenal (17.30)
Sun 30: Portsmouth v Man City (13.30); Aston Villa v Fulham (16.00)

September
Sat 12: Spurs v Man United (17.30)
Sun 13: Birmingham v Aston Villa (12.00); Fulham v Everton (16.15)
Sat 19: Burnley v Sunderland (12.45); West Ham v Liverpool (17.30)
Sun 20: Man United v Man City (13.30); Chelsea v Spurs (16.00)
Sat 26: Portsmouth v Everton (12.45); Fulham v Arsenal (17.30)
Sun 27: Sunderland v Wolves (16.00)
Mon 28: Man City v West Ham (20.00)

October
Sat 3: Man United v Sunderland (17.30)
Sun 4: Arsenal v Blackburn (13.30); Chelsea v Liverpool (16.00)
Mon 5: Aston Villa v Man City (20.00)
Sat 17: Aston Villa v Chelsea (12.45)
Sun 18: Blackburn v Burnley (1300); Wigan v Man City (16.00)
Mon 19: Fulham v Hull (20.00)
Sat 24: Wolves v Aston Villa (12.45); Chelsea v Blackburn (17.30)
Sun 25: Liverpool v Man United (14.00 GMT); West Ham v Arsenal (1615)
Sat 31: Arsenal v Spurs (12.45); Man United v Blackburn (17.30)

November
Sun 1: Birmingham v Man City (16.00)
Sat 7: Wolves v Arsenal (17.30)
Sun 8: Hull v Stoke (13.30;) Chelsea v Man United (16.00)
Mon 9: Liverpool v Birmingham (20.00)
Sat 21: Liverpool v Man City (12.45); Man Utd v Everton (17.30)
Sun 22: Bolton v Blackburn (13.30); Stoke v Portsmouth (16.00)
Sat 28: Aston Villa v Spurs (17.30)
Sun 29: Everton v Liverpool (13.30); Arsenal v Chelsea (16.00)