Boxing Day Games

The full Premier League fixtures for 2020/21 are released, meaning fans also can start planning their Boxing Day and yuletide period football schedules.

 

For every week, between Thursday’s Boxing Day extravaganza and, therefore, the action will then resume just two days afterward, Monday, December 28. and therefore, the conclusion on Saturday, January 02, all scheduled to begin at 3 pm.

 

There will be 30 matches played, several which could have an important influence at both the highest and bottom of the table and every one can be colored by the looming specter of the winter transfer window. The last round of action before Boxing Day is on December 19.

 

The sprint may be a joy for the supporters, though, so here’s a better check out the Premier League’s festive season, the key matches, and, therefore, the biggest storylines to observe.

 

Boxing Day Games (Saturday, December 26)

 

All kick-offs are played at 3pm.

 

Arsenal v Chelsea

 

Aston Villa v Crystal Palace

 

Fulham v Southampton

 

Leeds United v Burnley

 

Leicester City v Manchester United

 

Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion

 

Manchester City v Newcastle United

 

Sheffield United v Everton

 

West Ham United v Brighton

 

Wolverhampton v Tottenham Hotspur

 

The Boxing Day Games(Monday, Dec. 28)

 

All kick-offs are played at 3pm.

 

Brighton v Arsenal

 

Burnley v Sheffield United

 

Chelsea v Aston Villa

 

Crystal Palace v Leicester City

 

Everton v Manchester City

 

Manchester United v Wolverhampton

 

Newcastle United v Liverpool

 

Southampton v West Ham United

 

Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham

 

West Bromwich Albion v Leeds United

 

The Boxing Day Games(Saturday, Jan. 02)

 

All kick-offs are played at 3pm.

 

Brighton v Wolverhampton

 

Burnley v Fulham

 

Chelsea v Manchester City

 

Crystal Palace v Sheffield United

 

Everton v West Ham United

 

Manchester United v Aston Villa

 

Newcastle United v Leicester City

 

Southampton v Liverpool

 

Tottenham Hotspur v Leeds United

 

West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal

 

Intense Game on Boxing Day

 

Here are some of the most exciting and memorable games to have ever been served-up on 26 December; matches that were anything but soggy sprouts; encounters that are still talked about today and might just make anyone who is an advocate for a winter break at this time of year choke on their turkey sandwich.

 

Bolton Wanderers 4-3 Newcastle United, 2002

 

When these two met back in 2002, it appeared both sets of defenders had somewhat overdone things during the festive period because the opening 10 minutes saw no fewer than three goals scored. Jay-Jay Okocha opened the scoring, and Ricardo Gardner added another just for Alan Shearer to scale back the deficit for the Toon.

 

Michael Ricketts then joined in with what were to be his final league goals for the Trotters, and therefore the points were sealed despite late efforts from Shola Ameobi and Shearer that made for a gripping finale.

 

Chelsea 4-4 Aston Villa, 2007

 

Not only was this game a true Christmas cracker, but the result also delivered an enormous blow to Chelsea’s title hopes as 2006 came to an end and 2007 dawned. Shaun Maloney opened the scoring for Villa when he crashed home a volley from close range before putting the claret and blues 2-0 up after a rare mistake from the Chelsea’ keeper.

 

But an Andriy Shevchenko penalty halved the deficit before the popped-up to grab his second shortly afterward for Chelsea’s equalizer, with a fine drive that flew into the internet.

 

The comeback seemed complete when Brazilian Alex put the house side ahead for the primary time when he finished off a stunning move, but the enjoyment was short-lived as Villa soon responded through Martin Laursen. Michael Ballack looked to possess won it for Chelsea two minutes from the top with a perfectly executed free-kick.

 

But Gareth Barry secured a much-deserved point for Villa when he calmly converted a late penalty.

 

Manchester United 4-3 Newcastle United, 2012

 

Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United was documented for his or her epic comebacks during his time at the club, and in 2012 their Boxing Day clash with Newcastle at Old Trafford provided yet one more thrilling turnaround. James Perch put the Magpies ahead, before Johnny Evans equalized for United with a rare strike, only to place through his own net to offer the visitors the lead once more.

 

Patrice Evra then pulled the United level as normal service seemed to are resumed, just for Papiss Cisse to place Newcastle within the lead for the third time within the match. That wasn’t the top of the scoring though: Robin van Persie grabbed another equalizer for United, to form it 3-3.

 

With just a moment remaining, Javier Hernandez found himself on the top of a Michael Carrick pass to attain the Red Devils winner. The dramatic win put Ferguson’s men five points clear at the highest of the table and well on the thanks to their final title under their great manager, who retired, which will.

Updated: December 12, 2020 — 6:29 am

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