Crystal Palace entertain Tottenham in opening fixture of Premier League season

PUBLISHED: 10:11 19 June 2013 | UPDATED: 10:11 19 June 2013

Crystal Palace's players celebrate with the play-off trophy at Wembley. Photo: PA

Crystal Palace's players celebrate with the play-off trophy at Wembley. Photo: PA

Crystal Palace will kick-off their first Premier League season in eight years with a London derby at home to Tottenham on August 17.

The Eagles welcome Spurs to Selhurst Park, before heading to Stoke a week later and capping off the opening month by entertaining Paolo Di Canio’s Sunderland side.

Ian Holloway’s primary objective will be to avoid relegation next season, and their grit and determination will be truly tested when they face David Moyes’ Manchester United at Old Trafford on September 14.

This will also be the first time Wilfried Zaha will potentially face his old side, having played an integrual part in their promotion campaign that culminated in an extra-time victory over Watford at Wembley last month.

Fans will be hoping for a happy Christmas period, as Palace travel to Birmingham to face Aston Villa on Boxing Day - but it’s the tail end of the season that may leave fans feeling nervous.

Typically the time when relegation battling sides are looking for big victories, The Eagles will face Liverpool and Manchester City in their final three games - though both will travel to Selhurst Park.

The season will end with another London derby, this time an away trip to Fulham on May 11.

See below for the full list of fixtures for the Premier League 2013/14 season:

Sat Aug 17 Tottenham Hotspur H

Sat Aug 24 Stoke City A

Sat Aug 31 Sunderland H

Sat Sep 14 Manchester United A

Sat Sep 21 Swansea City H

Sat Sep 28 Southampton A

Sat Oct 5 Liverpool A

Sat Oct 19 Fulham H

Sat Oct 26 Arsenal H

Sat Nov 2 West Bromwich Albion A

Sat Nov 9 Everton H

Sat Nov 23 Hull City A

Sat Nov 30 Norwich City A

Tue Dec 3 West Ham United H

Sat Dec 14 Chelsea A

Sat Dec 21 Newcastle United H

Thu Dec 26 Aston Villa A

Sat Dec 28 Manchester City A

Wed Jan 1 Norwich City H

Sat Jan 11 Tottenham Hotspur A

Sat Jan 18 Stoke City H

Tue Jan 28 Hull City H

Sat Feb 1 Arsenal A

Sat Feb 8 West Bromwich Albion H

Wed Feb 12 Everton A

Sat Feb 22 Manchester United H

Sat Mar 1 Swansea City A

Sat Mar 8 Southampton H

Sat Mar 15 Sunderland A

Sat Mar 22 Newcastle United A

Sat Mar 29 Chelsea H

Sat Apr 5 Cardiff City A

Sat Apr 12 Aston Villa H

Sat Apr 19 West Ham United A

Sat Apr 26 Manchester City H

Sat May 3 Liverpool H

Sun May 11 Fulham A

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