Revealed! Newcastle's 2016-17 Championship fixture list

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Newcastle United's fixtures for the 2016-17 Championship season were today revealed.

Rafa Benitez's side face a gruelling 46-game campaign in English football's second tier after last season's relegation.

Newcastle kicked off with a televised game away to Fulham on Friday, August 5.

The first home game is a fixture against Huddersfield Town on Saturday, August 13.

United are away to Burton Albion on December 17.

Newcastle are at home to Sheffield Wednesday on Boxing Day, and the final game of the season is a home game against Barnsley on May 7.

The dates and times are subject to change, with Sky Sports set to broadcast live a large number of the club's fixtures.

United last played in the Championship in 2009-10, when the club, then managed by Chris Hughton, won the league by a comfortable 11-point margin.

AUGUST

Friday 5: Fulham (a) (7.45pm)

Saturday 13: Huddersfield Town (h) (3pm)

Wednesday 17: Reading (h) (7.45pm)

Saturday 20: Bristol City (a) (3pm)

Saturday 27: Brighton (h) (3pm)

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 10: Derby County (a) (3pm)

Tuesday 13: Queens Park Rangers (a) (7.45pm)

Saturday 17: Wolves (h) (3pm)

Saturday 24: Aston Villa (a) (3pm)

Wednesday 28: Norwich City (h) (7.45pm)

OCTOBER

Saturday 1: Rotherham United (a) (3pm)

Saturday 15: Brentford (h) (3pm)

Tuesday 18: Barnsley (a) (7.45pm)

Saturday 22: Ipswich Town (h) (3pm)

Saturday 29: Preston North End (a) (3pm)

NOVEMBER

Saturday 5: Cardiff City (h) (3pm)

Saturday 19: Leeds United (a) (3pm)

Saturday 26: Blackburn Rovers (h) (3pm)

DECEMBER

Saturday 3: Nottingham Forest (a) (3pm)

Saturday 10: Birmingham City (h) (3pm)

Tuesday 13: Wigan Athletic (a) (7.45pm)

Saturday 17: Burton Albion (a) (3pm)

Monday 26: Sheffield Wednesday (h) (3pm)

Saturday 31: Nottingham Forest (h) (3pm)

JANUARY

Monday 2: Blackburn Rovers (a) (3pm)

Saturday 14: Brentford (a) (3pm)

Saturday 21: Rotherham United (h) (3pm)

Saturday 28: Brighton (a) (3pm)

FEBRUARY

Wednesday 1: Queens Park Rangers (h) (7.45pm)

Saturday 4: Derby County (h) (3pm)

Saturday 11: Wolves (a) (3pm)

Tuesday 14: Norwich City (a) (7.45pm)

Saturday 18: Aston Villa (h) (3pm)

Saturday 25: Bristol City (h) (3pm)

MARCH

Saturday 4: Huddersfield Town (a) (3pm)

Tuesday 7: Reading (a) (8pm)

Saturday 11: Fulham (h) (3pm)

Saturday 18: Birmingham City (a) (3pm)

APRIL

Saturday 1: Wigan Athletic (h) (3pm)

Wednesday 5: Burton Albion (h) (7.45pm)

Saturday 8: Sheffield Wednesday (a) (3pm)

Saturday 15: Leeds United (h) (3pm)

Monday 17: Ipswich Town (a) (3pm)

Saturday 22: Preston North End (h) (3pm)

Saturday 29: Cardiff City (a) (3pm)

MAY

Sunday 7: Barnsley (h) (12pm)

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