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Premier League Boxing Day, Gameweek 19: Open Thread

santa claus Premier League Boxing Day, Gameweek 19: Open Thread

If you had to pick one day out of the year that’s the best day to watch Premier League soccer, today is it. The next best day is the final day of the season. But today there’s everything to play for on a festive day just one day after you hopefully had a wonderful Christmas.

Today is also one of those days when most of us probably would love to be living in Britain. It’s a day off work that you either spend mostly in the pub, or at the football ground watching your favorite club play. But luckily for the rest of us, thanks to the wonders of television and the Internet, we have an incredible nine Premier League matches to choose from all of which will be shown live. It’s just a shame that Arsenal spoiled the festivities by postponing their game against West Ham due to the Tube strike.

If you live in the United States, you have the opportunity to watch seven hours of consecutive Premier League football today from 10am ET until 5pm ET.

At 10am ET/7am PT/3pm UK time today, seven Premier League matches will be kicking off. You have your choice of Manchester United versus Newcastle, Sunderland against Manchester City, Norwich against Chelsea, Reading against Swansea, QPR vs West Bromwich Albion, Everton versus Wigan and Fulham against Southampton. Those matches are followed by Aston Villa against Tottenham Hotspur at 12:30pm ET. And last but not least, Stoke City plays Liverpool at 2:45pm ET.

For readers in the United States, here’s the TV and Internet guide for where you can find all of the Premier League matches today.

Follow along with all of the coverage today. Either before, during or after the matches, join in the conversation with soccer fans from around the world in the comments section below.

Have a Happy Boxing Day!

 


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