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Sunderland vs Reading, Norwich-Villa and Bradford City vs Arsenal: Open Thread

sunderland stadium of light Sunderland vs Reading, Norwich Villa and Bradford City vs Arsenal: Open Thread

It’s not even halfway through the 2012-13 Premier League season yet, but we have a relegation dogfight on our hands tonight as Sunderland battles Reading. It’s third bottom versus second bottom, in a match that is rescheduled after the initial match was postponed in August due to a waterlogged pitch.

For the entire season, both clubs have played one less game than the other clubs in the division, so tonight’s a good opportunity for either Sunderland or Reading to catch up with their opponents.

In the other match tonight, Bradford City hosts Arsenal in the Capital One quarter-final. The Yorkshire club has won its last eight penalty shootouts (including the one against Wigan in the last round of the League Cup), so Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will want this match to finish in the win column before the 90 minutes are up. The winner of tonight’s match will play in the League Cup semi-final at Wembley.

If you live in the United States, both matches will be televised live. Here’s the TV schedule.

Before, during or after today’s matches, post your rants, raves, questions or observations in the comments section below.


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