The game against the Reds was originally selected to kick-off at 3:00pm on the same day will now start earlier at 12:45pm.
For the first time ever BSKYB will televise the first five live matches on the new High Definition (HD) format, and as the Blades are the first to be shown live will be marked as the first team (along with Liverpool) to be shown on the new digital era.
Hopefully come 3:00pm that afternoon the Blades will be crowed the first team to be top of the table, until Chelsea play!
Two other games have also been selected for live television; Watford (away) and Aston Villa (home) will be shown live whilst Sky have yet to announce any other future live showings.
- 19 August 2006 - Sheffield United v Liverpool (12:45pm)
- 28 November 2006 - Watford v Sheffield United (8:00pm)
- 11 December 2006 - Sheffield United v Aston Villa (8:00pm)