The Premier League fixture reveal day is upon us and some Tottenham Hotspur fans have been left surprised about what the first game of the season has in store for them.
Spurs will take on newly promoted Aston Villa, but for the first time in nine years, they will be doing so at home, with Dean Smith's side travelling to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
As confirmed by the official Tottenham website, it will be the club's first home fixture on the opening weekend since 2010-11, with the following eight seasons in a row all having begun on the road.
The Spurs site also stated that the fixture is currently scheduled for live TV coverage by Sky Sports and, as it stands, will kick off at 5.30pm on Saturday 10 August, but they added that all fixtures are subject to change.
Here is how some of the Lilywhites faithful reacted on Twitter to the fixture announcement:
It’s coming home— Jack (@JackGawthorp) June 13, 2019
Wait, home game to start the season, must be fake— Harrison (@HarrisonFitz02) June 13, 2019
Yeah ok, announce the real fixtures coz us at home 1st day is obviously an error— Deco (@miamibyrne) June 13, 2019
Great!— DonShill [Got No Chill] (@Shillface) June 13, 2019
Starting with a home game as well as December ain't too bad and our run in is good too!
10 years later and we have a home fixture to open the season!?!? pic.twitter.com/e3kEZSe6DN— Mr Taylor (@JuniorJ86) June 13, 2019
Kicking off with a home game and a 5.30pm KO you say? pic.twitter.com/yajLPFDe5f— Mark Carter (@markcarter1986) June 13, 2019
Villa are back in the top flight following a superb run of form starting in March this year which culminated in them sealing a top-six spot in the Championship, before seeing off West Bromwich Albion and Derby County in the playoffs.
The West Midlands club were last in the Premier League in the 2015-16 season, with Tottenham beating them 3-1 at home and 2-0 at Villa Park.
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