Football League Fixtures: Championship Opening Day Sees Burnley Face Huddersfield

The season will begin as Vincent Kompany's side travel to Huddersfield live on Sky Sports
09:15, 23 Jun 2022

The Football League fixtures have been announced and 72 of England’s clubs now know how their season will pan out. 

In the Championship recently relegated Burnley travel to play-off finalists Huddersfield Town as Vincent Kompany looks to get his team off to a flying start in the second tier. That game will be the curtain raiser, shown live on Sky Sports, on Friday 29th July. 

Meanwhile Norwich City will be looking to bounce straight back up to the Premier League and they begin their season away at a Cardiff City side that could feature Gareth Bale. Watford have got a home opening day fixture as Rob Edwards’ new side take on Sheffield United, who lost in the play-off semi-final on penalties to Nottingham Forest last season. 

Newly promoted Wigan host Preston, Rotherham face Swansea and Sunderland’s return to the Championship sees them take on Coventry City. Chris Wilder’s Middlesbrough will host West Brom on the opening weekend in another match that will be shown on Sky on Saturday afternoon. 

Elsewhere John Daal Tomasson’s Blackburn host Michael Beale’s QPR as two new managers face off against each other, Blackpool host Reading and Birmingham travel to Luton Town. Nathan Jones will be desperate to continue the good form his team showed last term, which resulted in a narrow play-off semi-final loss to Carlos Corberan’s Huddersfield. 

In League One, the standout opening day ties see Sheffield Wednesday host Portsmouth and Ipswich Town host Bolton Wanderers. Meanwhile Derby County's life in the third tier begins at home to Oxford United. 

Championship opening day fixtures

Middlesbrough vs West Brom

Huddersfield vs Burnley

Rotherham vs Swansea

Watford vs Sheffield United

Cardiff vs Norwich 

Blackpool vs Reading 

Luton vs Birmingham

Sunderland vs Coventry

Millwall vs Stoke

Hull vs Bristol City

Wigan vs Preston

Blackburn vs QPR

League One opening day fixtures

Accrington Stanley v Charlton 

Bristol Rovers v Forest Green

Cambridge United v MK Dons 

Cheltenham v Peterborough 

Derby County v Oxford United

Ipswich Town v Bolton 

Lincoln City v Exeter 

Morecambe v Shrewsbury 

Plymouth Argyle v Barnsley 

Port Vale v Fleetwood 

Sheffield Wednesday v Portsmouth 

Wycombe v Burton 

League Two opening day fixtures

AFC Wimbledon v Gillingham 

Bradford City v Doncaster Rovers 

Carlisle v Crawley 

Harrogate v Swindon 

Leyton Orient v Grimsby 

Northampton v Colchester 

Rochdale v Crewe

Salford City v Mansfield Town 

Stockport County v Barrow

Sutton United v Newport County 

Tranmere v Stevenage 

Walsall v Hartlepool United 

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