Video: Newcastle United’s Premier League fixtures for 2015-16

Newcastle United have been handed a tough start to the new Premier League campaign with matches against Manchester United and Arsenal in the opening few weeks.

Steve McClaren’s side kick-off the 2015-16 season with Southampton at home - the new manager’s first game at St James’s Park.

Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren

Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren

They then face a tough trip to Garry Monk’s Swansea City before another away day, at Old Trafford a week later.

It doesn’t get any easier for the new Newcastle boss either with Arsenal at home to complete the opening month of the season.

Newcastle are scheduled to travel to Sunderland on October 24 for the first Derby Day, with the reverse fixture due to take place on March 19, next year.

McClaren’s side have the comforts of home on Boxing Day, with Everton travelling to the North East before an away day at West Bromwich Albion two days later.

Newcastle United’s Premier League fixtures in full:

08/08/2015 15:00 Newcastle United v Southampton

15/08/2015 15:00 Swansea City v Newcastle United

22/08/2015 15:00 Manchester United v Newcastle United

29/08/2015 15:00 Newcastle United v Arsenal

12/09/2015 15:00 West Ham United v Newcastle United

19/09/2015 15:00 Newcastle United v Watford

26/09/2015 15:00 Newcastle United v Chelsea

03/10/2015 15:00 Manchester City v Newcastle United

17/10/2015 15:00 Newcastle United v Norwich City

24/10/2015 15:00 Sunderland v Newcastle United

31/10/2015 15:00 Newcastle United v Stoke City

07/11/2015 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Newcastle United

21/11/2015 15:00 Newcastle United v Leicester City

28/11/2015 15:00 Crystal Palace v Newcastle United

05/12/2015 15:00 Newcastle United v Liverpool

12/12/2015 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United

19/12/2015 15:00 Newcastle United v Aston Villa

26/12/2015 15:00 Newcastle United v Everton

28/12/2015 15:00 West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United

02/01/2016 15:00 Arsenal v Newcastle United

13/01/2016 19:45 Newcastle United v Manchester United

16/01/2016 15:00 Newcastle United v West Ham United

23/01/2016 15:00 Watford v Newcastle United

03/02/2016 19:45 Everton v Newcastle United

06/02/2016 15:00 Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion

13/02/2016 15:00 Chelsea v Newcastle United

27/02/2016 15:00 Newcastle United v Manchester City

02/03/2016 19:45 Stoke City v Newcastle United

05/03/2016 15:00 Newcastle United v A.F.C. Bournemouth

12/03/2016 15:00 Leicester City v Newcastle United

19/03/2016 15:00 Newcastle United v Sunderland

02/04/2016 15:00 Norwich City v Newcastle United

09/04/2016 15:00 Southampton v Newcastle United

16/04/2016 15:00 Newcastle United v Swansea City

23/04/2016 15:00 Liverpool v Newcastle United

30/04/2016 15:00 Newcastle United v Crystal Palace

07/05/2016 15:00 Aston Villa v Newcastle United

15/05/2016 15:00 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur