We don’t have a full schedule for the Premier League’s restart, but we do know one thing: Tottenham Hotspur will be one of the first matches played. According to the Evening Standard, the match between Spurs and Manchester United is set to kick off on Friday, June 19 at 8:00 p.m. BST (3:00 p.m. ET), kicking off what will be a jam-packed weekend of Premier League action.
The match won’t be the first games played upon the restart. The league has already announced that they will start by playing the two matches in hand (Aston Villa-Sheffield United & Arsenal vs. Manchester City) on Wednesday, June 17. But considering the Premier League’s current plans of playing ten matches on the weekend with no games taking place concurrently, Spurs-United is a plum match to anchor the coverage.
It does, however, make watching the match more difficult for those outside of the UK who have returned to work (won’t someone think of the American soccer bloggers?), as the match will start in the middle of the work day.
The match will be aired live on Sky Sports 1 in the UK. American television schedules have not yet been released, but you can expect it will be on some flavor of NBC channel, likely NBC Sports Network.