THREE of Newcastle United's matches have been rescheduled to accommodate coverage on live television.

The trip to Aston Villa - a repeat of the game that confirmed the Magpies' relegation in the 2008-09 season - will now take place on Sunday, April 10 (ko 4pm).

The visit to Liverpool, and a potential reunion with former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll, will now take place on Sunday, May 1 (ko 12pm).

The home game with Manchester United on Saturday, April 16 has been brought forward to kick off at 12.45pm. However, the match will be moved entirely if Sir Alex Ferguson's side reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup.