Boxing Day

English Premier League

Boxing Day Rewind: Man United draws Burnley, Kane makes history, and more

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Boxing Day may be the day after Christmas for some people, but for soccer fans worldwide it means the middle of a thick and fast holiday fixture schedule. The English Premier League saw 16 teams in action in this year's Boxing Day, with four more will play on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

Manchester United had to dig deep for a point at Old Trafford on Tuesday, drawing against Burnley 2-2.

Gary Cahill chases a new Chelsea record with victory over Bournemouth.

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Gary Cahill has spoken with SkySports ahead of the Premier League fixtures on Boxing Day and has stated that he wants the win against Bournemouth to set a new club record of twelve wins in a row.

We almost have to pinch ourselves to see where we are now after last season first of all, followed by the two bad defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal.

Manchester City Reveal New Badge at Boxing Day Match

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Manchester City has today revealed its new badge to fans prior to the Boxing Day [...]

Boxing Day Rewind: Man United, Leicester lose; Southampton thumps Arsenal; and more

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Louis Van Gaal's tenure at Manchester United looks set to end soon, as the Dutchman's side lost its fourth straight match in the early fixture on Saturday.

First-half goals from Bojan Krkic and Marko Arnautovic handed Stoke City a 2-0 victory at home over the Manchurian giants. Louis Van Gaal suggested post-game thatit might even be his own decision to quit, rather than the Board of Directors'.

Southampton vs. Arsenal predicted lineups and team news

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High-flying Arsenal travel to St Mary's on Boxing day as they attempt to build on their 2-1 win over Manchester City last Monday.

The Gunners underlined their title credentials by defeating City and are now unbeaten in their last six matches after a bit of a wobble in early November.

Coming into this game, Arsenal have a decent record against Southampton with only one loss in their last 11 Premier League meetings.

Southampton vs. Arsenal predicted lineups and team news

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High-flying Arsenal travel to St Mary's on Boxing day as they attempt to build on their 2-1 win over Manchester City last Monday.

The Gunners underlined their title credentials by defeating City and are now unbeaten in their last six matches after a bit of a wobble in early November.

Coming into this game, Arsenal have a decent record against Southampton with only one loss in their last 11 Premier League meetings.

The Brotherly Game Boxing Day watch guide

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Christmas is over and the rumor mill has run dry, but that doesn't mean that all hope is lost for soccer fans because today is Boxing Day!

Boxing Day is a holiday that is celebrated in England, Canada and Australia. It's called Boxing Day because workers would pick up their boxed gifts in exchange for reliable service during the year.

MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool V Leicester

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Merry Christmas! I hope you all have a cracking day tomorrow whether you are celebrating or not, more importantly, let's hope Liverpool can do the business on Boxing Day. There's one slight issue though, the Reds welcome league toppers Leicester to Anfield and after the results we've been picking up of late it could be a rather embarrassing fixture.

England’s Boxing Day soccer bonanza inspires love and hate

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While the rest of Europe hibernates over the Christmas holiday period, England indulges in an orgy of football, with Boxing Day the highlight of this secular and often maligned tradition.

With barely any time to digest the Christmas turkey, teams come out the next day to play as part of a series fixtures running into the first days of 2016.

England’s Boxing Day soccer bonanza inspires love and hate

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While the rest of Europe hibernates over the Christmas holiday period, England indulges in an orgy of football, with Boxing Day the highlight of this secular and often maligned tradition.

With barely any time to digest the Christmas turkey, teams come out the next day to play as part of a series fixtures running into the first days of 2016.

Top 5 Premier League Bets, 26 December

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For football fans Christmas really starts on Boxing Day with a full Premier League betting coupon to get stuck into! Easyodds.com editor Simon Hopper has already tipped some huge shocks this season including Swansea to beat Man Utd at 10/1, Newcastle to beat Chelsea at 7/1 and West Ham to beat Man City at 11/2 – so don't miss his top five bets from December 26!

Top 5 Premier League Bets, 26 December

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For football fans Christmas really starts on Boxing Day with a full Premier League betting coupon to get stuck into! Easyodds.com editor Simon Hopper has already tipped some huge shocks this season including Swansea to beat Man Utd at 10/1, Newcastle to beat Chelsea at 7/1 and West Ham to beat Man City at 11/2 – so don't miss his top five bets from December 26!

Jose Mourinho Hails Hard-Working Players in Premier League

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Footballers playing in Britain deserve respect because of the hectic festive fixture program, according to Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

Beginning with Monday night's 2-0 victory over Stoke, the Blues will play five matches in less than two weeks.

Boxing Day sees the visit of West Ham while further Premier League matches against Southampton and Tottenham follow before an FA Cup third-round clash against Watford.

Jose Mourinho Hails Hard-Working Players in Premier League

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Footballers playing in Britain deserve respect because of the hectic festive fixture program, according to Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

Beginning with Monday night's 2-0 victory over Stoke, the Blues will play five matches in less than two weeks.

Boxing Day sees the visit of West Ham while further Premier League matches against Southampton and Tottenham follow before an FA Cup third-round clash against Watford.

This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

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With much of the world on break for the holiday period, the British isles are once more the host of the best soccer being played around the globe this weekend.

An exciting Boxing Day schedule of matches now leads to a quick turnaround for 12 of the 20 teams in the English Premier League as they have to not only play twice in 72 hours but every team that was on the road on Boxing Day must travel again.

Boxing Day Bonanza - AFR Voice Ep. 20 In England, the day after...

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Boxing Day Bonanza - AFR Voice Ep. 20

In England, the day after Christmas means only two things – one, gulping down the remainder of the Christmas turkey and two, watching a phenomenal amount of football.

Each side in the top tier played on the 26th December, and we've picked out the major points for debate – including the continuation of Newcastle's astonishing hot-streak, a potentially season-defining win for Manchester City and the welcome return of Darren Fletcher at Manchester United.

An American Soccer Fan’s Ode to Boxing Day [VIDEO]

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December 26 is Boxing Day, a traditional holiday that is celebrated throughout the British Isles. It's a national holiday in Great Britain filled with trips to the pub, fox hunting, leftovers from Christmas dinners, plenty of alcohol and —perhaps best of all — a full schedule of English football.

Watch ‘World Soccer Radio’, Live at 9pm ET: Tonight’s Topic: Preview of Boxing Day Premier League Matches [VIDEO]

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Tonight, Nick Geber and co-host Danny Page will preview Thursday's Boxing Day matches in the Premier League.

Watch tonight at 9PM ET. And chime in via Twitter@worldsocceradio.

The live stream of World Soccer Radio begins at 9pm ET and runs until 10pm ET. The show is on every weeknight, and features Nick Geber, best known for his Fox Football Friday and World Soccer Daily shows.

NBC Announces Premier League US TV Schedule For Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

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Two of the favorite days for most Premier League soccer fans in any calendar year are Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Reason being is that both days typically offer a full gameweek of matches in a 24-48 hour span.

Boxing Day, on December 26, will be a good day to request a paid time off from your work.

Sir Alex Ferguson launches chewing gum into the air during Boxing Day touchline tirade

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We're all used to Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson throwing his toys out of the pram, but yesterday's Boxing Day match marked a new spoilt toddler antic to add to his growing list a chewing gum projectile no less. In the midst of a relentless hair-dryer embalming of the linesman, Fergie's gum decided [.

Tottenham’s Gareth Bale swaps his Christmas tree fairy for his hat-trick match ball

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It's always a conundrum when it comes to tree decoration toppers. Do you go with the archetypal fairy, the more modern star or stay classic and keep the summit bare. Tottenham's Gareth Bale shunned all of those options and opted for something a little different this festive season a Premier League match ball!

Juan Mata Lifts Chelsea over Norwich City at Carrow Road

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Juan Mata of Chelsea celebrates (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Boxing day saw Carrow Road water-logged but that did not stop Rafa Benitez's, Chelsea, from continuing their fine form since their loss in the FIFA Club World Cup Final. Chris Hughton's side took a more defensive posture from the get-go allowing a more free flowing Chelsea to do what they do best.

Top 10 conclusions: Premier League, Boxing Day

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1. Newcastle secured a Boxing Day defeat that Kevin Keegan would have been proud to preside over. 2. Sir Alex Ferguson decided that the season of goodwill should not extend to any match official involved in awarding Newcastle's second goal. 3. The Black Cats are unlucky for Manchester City. That's twice in two seasons that [.

Boxing Day round-up

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Boxing Day saw a full round of fixtures aside from Arsenal's postponed clash against West Ham United, and some fans around the league found themselves with one extra present from Santa Claus as some teams ran out huge winners.

Happiest of all will be Manchester United, who found themselves having to equalize on three separate occasions before finally grabbing a 90th minute winner against visitors Newcastle United courtesy of Mexican international Javier Hernandez.

Liverpool v Stoke City: Complete EPL Preview, Key Battles and Projected Lineups

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Liverpool and Stoke City will both look to build on their recent results when the sides face off on Boxing Day at the Britannia Stadium. The Potters home is one of the toughest places to play in the English Premier League, but the Reds have a knack for getting the best of their opponents at home lately.

Get Your Beat The Manager Predictions In Before Boxing Day

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Gameweek 18 in the Premier League is over, but gameweek 19 will be here on Wednesday (Boxing Day). There's a full schedule of matches except for Arsenal against West Ham United, which has been postponed due to the Tube strike ... Continue...

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Get Your Beat The Manager Predictions In Before Boxing Day

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Gameweek 18 in the Premier League is over, but gameweek 19 will be here on Wednesday (Boxing Day). There's a full schedule of matches except for Arsenal against West Ham United, which has been postponed due to the Tube strike in London.

We're still crunching the numbers from gameweek 18 to find out who won the Apple iPad Mini, but here's your chance to get a head start on gameweek 19 through 25 to rack up as many points as possible.

Backpage Roundup: Podolski Not Scared Of Bayern, No January Exits for Walcott and Llorente, Gunners’ Boxing Day Clash Postponed and More

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Podolski Believes Arsenal Can Knock Out Bayern

Lukas Podolski believes that Arsenal are capable of knocking out his old club Bayern Munich when the two sides meet in the next round of the UEFA Champions League.

The Gunners have been paired with the Bavarian giants, who made it all the way to the final last season and are also one of the favourites to win the competition this time around.

Gunners express Boxing Day concern

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The Arsenal board and Emirates Stadium staff have expressed concern over the club's Boxing Day fixture at home against West Ham United in anticipation of the potential tube strikes in London. The Gunners are due to host London rivals West Ham in yet another heated derby match, but an official club statement has revealed that they are already working with the proper authorities to prepare contingency plans.

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Huddersfield Defender Mathias Jorgensen Offers To Buy Christmas Drink For Every Fan Travelling To Festive Fixture Against Southampton

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Having arrived from Copenhagen in the summer, Mathias Jorgensen has obviously taken a shine to life at Huddersfield and, as such, is keen to give a little back this Christmas.

Indeed, the centre-half, who is nicknamed Zanka (a reference to 'Cool Runnings', apparently!

The managerial merry-go-round steps up a gear in January

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The managerial merry-go-round has gone in to overdrive recently with no fewer than 11 managers across all four English divisions leaving their positions in the past five weeks. Nine of those were sacked whilst two resigned to fill vacancies elsewhere, making it a total of 13 clubs who have been searching for a new manager [.

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Retro Football: First Division Fans Treated To Amazing 66-Goal Christmas Extravaganza On Boxing Day, 1963

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Jimmy Greaves (centre, no hat) and the rest of the Tottenham lads show us what a top-flight Christmas party looked like in the early 1960s

Boxing Day is traditionally a big day for football, and the top-flight programme certainly made its presence felt in 1963.

Across the 10 games played that day in the old First Division, a stunning 66 goals were scored.

Penalty Boxing Day Bonanza (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

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Did you enjoy that day off from football watching duty and got plenty of family time in? Good, now that's sorted we can dive right back in to, Suarez, strike rates, and Santa's January wishlist.

In section 1 we talk about the big game of Boxing Day, as Liverpool travelled to Manchester City.

Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny set for Boxing Day return vs West Ham, will miss Chelsea game

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Post by Laurent Koscielny Officiel. Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny will return to action on Boxing Day, according to reports in his native France. The centre-back, who has been in outstanding form this season, suffered a serious gash to his knee during last weekend's defeat at Manchester City. French newspaper L'Equipe claims that Koscielny will [.

Non-League Videos Of The Week: A Boxing Day Special

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The inclement weather did for a sizable proportion of the non-league schedule over the last week or so, but we've managed to bring together no less than eight matches from last week's Boxing Day fixtures this evening, including three from the Blue Square Bet South. First up is the match from the Blue Square Bet Premier between Nuneaton Town and Tamworth, and we follow this with the match from the Blue Square Bet North between Worcester City and Gloucester City.

Boxing Day Blowouts - Ten Reds that we should have kept the receipt for

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When Toronto FC calls MLS headquarters to finalize a transfer, Don Garber should always ask "do you want a gift receipt with that?" Much like that sweater that your mother gave you yesterday, every club ends up with an ugly, ill-fitting acquisition now and again that just leaves you uncomfortable and itchy.

WBA...Past QPR Boxing Day Games...Demba Ba?...Premier League Table Year Ago...QPR Christmas 1950 Flashback

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Boxing Day Live: Who’s Your Papiss?

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With Demba Ba in high demand across the Prem, will 1st half dud Papiss Cisse begin to rise as he did after Christmas last year?

Newcastle v. Manchester United kicks of Return-Your-Gift Day.

"Utah, get me two!"


Main Listening Report: Boxing Day Tradition

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On this week's main report we look at the tradition of playing football on the 26th of December - Boxing Day.