Football - Magpies handed City start

Newcastle start the 2013/14 Barclays Premier League season with a trip to title hopefuls Manchester City.

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Home games follow against West Ham on August 24 and then Fulham a week later.

The first Tyne-Wear derby of the campaign is pencilled in for October 26 at the Stadium of Light, while Alan Pardew's men face Stoke at home on Boxing Day and travel to West Brom on New Year's Day.

The return clash with Sunderland takes place on February 1, while the season closes with a home game against Cardiff on May 3 and trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool on May 11.

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