Man City to visit on opening day

West Ham United have been handed a home fixture against Manchester City on the opening weekend of the 2007-08 Barclays Premier League season.

Hammers will take on City - current managerless and facing an impending takeover - at Upton Park in the first game of the new campaign, which kicks off on Saturday, August 11.

Our first away match was originally scheduled to be a trip to Liverpool on Wednesday, August 15. However, with the Reds involved in Champions League qualifiers that week, the fixture will definitely be rearranged for another date.

That means our first away game of the season will be a visit to newly-promoted Birmingham City on Saturday, August 18, before Hammers return to Upton Park a week later for our second home game of the season, against Wigan Athletic.

Other notable fixtures to look out for before Christmas are home clashes against Arsenal on September 29 and Tottenham Hotspur on November 24, while we face away trips to Chelsea on December 1 and Middlesbrough just three days before Christmas.

Reading are the visitors to Upton Park on Boxing Day, with Manchester United in town three days later, before Alan Curbishley's men face a trip to Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on New Year's Day.

For the second year running, our final away game of the season is at Manchester United, but the campaign overall ends at Upton Park, with Aston Villa the visitors on May 11.

Please note that ALL fixtures are still subject to change. Details of our live Sky TV and Setanta Sports coverage will appear here as soon as they are confirmed.

Click here to view the full 2007-08 Barclays Premier League fixture list.

Click here for ticket information on our opening match of the season.

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