Leeds United: Two more United games chosen for Sky TV in January

Sky TV at Elland Road.
Sky TV at Elland Road.
Have your say

LEEDS United will have another two Championship games screened live on Sky in January - meaning eight of the club’s next 12 fixtures after this weekend’s trip to Norwich City have been selected for live broadcast.

After the imminent period of five consecutive live Sky games in 20 days, United’s home clash with Derby County and trip to Barnsley have both been selected for live broadcast in January - hot on the heels of the already televised trip to Aston Villa on Thursday, December 29.

United were due to host Derby County on Saturday, January 14 but that game will now take place on Friday, January 13 with a 7.45pm kick-off due to the clash being screened live on Sky.

Leeds were then due to welcome Barnsley for a 3pm kick-off the following Saturday - January 21 - but the clash with the Tykes will now kick-off at 5.30pm due to the live broadcast.

In addition, United’s early February Championship trip to Huddersfield Town has also been moved from the originally planned 12.30pm kick-off on Saturday, February 4 to the same time the following day - Sunday, February 5.

The West Yorkshire derby will not be televised but the game has been moved because Huddersfield’s hosting of Brighton will be screened on Sky the Thursday before - rather than on the final Tuesday evening in January as previously planned.

Leeds are already approaching a period of five consecutive games in 20 days being screened live on Sky throughout November and December, starting with the Championship home clash with Newcastle United on Sunday, November 20 (1.15pm kick-off).

United’s Championship trip to Rotherham United on Saturday, November 26 will also be televised - with a 5.30pm kick-off - and that fixture is followed by the EFL Cup quarter-final at Liverpool on Tuesday, November 29 which will also be live on Sky (7.45pm).

The fourth game out of United’s five consecutive games on Sky comes at home to Aston Villa on Saturday, December 3 with a 5.30pm kick-off.

The quintet of live fixtures is completed by the visit to Brighton on Friday, December 9 (7.45pm kick-off).

Leeds are then given a break by Sky for the home clashes with Reading and Brentford on Tuesday. December 13 and Saturday, December 17 respectively, with Leeds then visiting Preston North End on Boxing Day as three games in a row are not televised.

But the Sky cameras return for the trip to Aston Villa on Thursday, December 29 (7.45pm kick-off).

United’s new year hosting of Rotherham United is spared live coverage on Monday, January 2 but the Millers game is followed by the clashes against Derby and Barnsley which will also be on TV.

That means another three out of United’s four consecutive games throughout December and January will be televised, making it eight out of the club’s next 12 after this Saturday’s trip to Norwich City.