City, United ready to play with changed schedule in January

London, 1 January (IANS). Manchester United and Manchester City will play rescheduled matches of the 2020–21 season in the first week of January. The English Premier League (EPL) gave this information in a statement.

United will face Burnley out of the home on 12 January while City will face Aston Villa on 20 January.

This two-match schedule was changed because European clubs from two big Manchester clubs played in the last round of the tournaments.

Manchester City qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals and lost 3–1 to Olympic Lyonesse on 15 August.

At the same time, United had met Sevilla in the semi-finals of the Europa League and also suffered a 1-2 defeat in the match played on 16 August. Sevilla later became the champion.

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