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Premier League Tuesday, Gameweek 23: Open Thread

juan mata david moyes 600x600 Premier League Tuesday, Gameweek 23: Open Thread

As a Premier League soccer fan, one of the toughest decisions to make is which matches to watch simultaneously — even when your favorite team is playing. Today is a perfect example of this as you have six matches, all of which are incredibly meaningful for different reasons.

You’ve got Juan Mata making his debut for Manchester United against a Cardiff City side where manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes his return to Old Trafford.

You’ve got the Merseyside Derby, where Liverpool and Everton are both as competitive as they have been for literally decades.

In the matches between Swansea-Fulham and Crystal Palace-Hull, you’ve got teams battling to avoid relegation.

With Norwich-Newcastle, how will United adapt without Yohan Cabaye who has signed with Paris Saint-Germain today?

And last but not least, can Arsenal stay atop the Premier League table with a tricky away match against Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium.

Starting line-ups:

Manchester United: De Gea; Rafael, Smalling, Evans, Evra; Valencia, Jones, Giggs, Young; Mata, van Persie

Subs: Lindegaard, Cleverley, Fletcher, Januzaj, Kagawa, Hernandez, Rooney

Cardiff City: Marshall, Caulker, Hudson (c), John, Mcnaughton, Medel, Whitts, Noone, Mutch, Bellamy, Campbell.

Subs: Lewis, Turner, Kim, Eikrem, Gunnarsson, Daehli, Berget

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Norwich City: Ruddy; Martin, R Bennett, Bassong (c), Olsson; Snodgrass, Fer, Johnson, Pilkington; van Wolfswinkel, Hooper.

Subs: Bunn (GK), Whittaker, Elmander, Garrido, Becchio, Redmond, Tettey

Newcastle United: Krul; Debuchy, S.Taylor, Williamson, Santon; Tiote (c), Sissoko, Anita; Ben Arfa, Remy, Sammy Ameobi.

Subs: Elliot, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara, Dummett, Gosling, Shola Ameobi, Armstrong

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Southampton: Boruc, Chambers, Fonte, Yoshida, Shaw, Cork, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Lallana (c), Rodriguez, Gallagher.

Subs: K. Davis (GK), Clyne, Wanyama, Ward-Prowse, Guly, Hooiveld, Isgrove

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Arteta, Flamini, Ozil, Cazorla, Gnabry, Giroud

Subs: Fabianski, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Jenkinson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Podolski, Bendtner

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Swansea City: Tremmel, Rangel, Chico, Williams (C), Davies, Britton, de Guzman, Shelvey, Routledge, Hernandez, Bony

Subs: Cornell, Amat, Taylor, Dyer, Lamah, Pozuelo, Vazquez

Fulham: Stekelenburg; Riether, Hangeland, Burn, Richardson; Dejagah, Parker, Sidwell, Kačaniklić; Dempsey; Berbatov

Subs: Stockdale, Hughes, Christensen, Duff, Tanković, Bent, Rodallega

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Crystal Palace: Speroni, Mariappa, Gabbidon, Delaney, Moxey, Puncheon, Ward, Jedinak, Bolasie, Chamakh, Jerome.

Subs: Price, McCarthy, O’Keefe, Williams, Bannan, Wilbraham, Gayle.

Hull City: McGregor, Bruce, Davies, McShane, Rosenior, Elmohamady, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Jelavic, Long

Subs: Harper, Faye, Quinn, Koren, Boyd, Fryatt, Sagbo.

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Liverpool: Mignolet, Cissokho, Skrtel, Toure, Flanagan, Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho, Sturridge, Sterling, Suarez

Subs: Jones, Kelly, Ibe, Smith, Moses, Aspas, Alberto

Everton: Howard, Baines, Jagielka, Mirallas, McCarthy, Lukaku, Barry, Barkley, Pienaar, Stones, Alcaraz

Subs: Robles, Hibbert, McGeady, Naismith, Gueye, Osman, Garbutt

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Here’s today’s TV/Internet schedule for soccer fans in the United States:

Manchester United vs Cardiff, 2:45pm, Premier League Extra Time
Norwich vs Newcastle, 2:45pm, Premier League Extra Time
Southampton vs Arsenal, 2:45pm, Premier League Extra Time
Swansea vs Fulham, 2:45pm, Premier League Extra Time
Crystal Palace vs Hull, 3pm, Premier League Extra Time
Liverpool vs Everton, 3pm, NBCSN

Read: Where to find Premier League Extra Time on your cable or satellite system.

Before, during or after today’s matches, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

Enjoy your football!

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013. View all posts by Christopher Harris →
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36 Responses to Premier League Tuesday, Gameweek 23: Open Thread

  1. Brian says:

    Barkley and Pienaar start for Everton and Liverpool go with the same formation, Gerrard at defensive midfield, as against Villa where they were overrun. Interesting to see how Gerrard does against Barkley.

  2. Marc says:

    Looking forward to hearing the United faithful sing “You Are My Solskjaer.”
    20LEGEND

  3. Canadian Bacon says:

    Put your money on Cardiff, looks like United are only starting 7 players. ;)

  4. brn442 says:

    Without Lucas, Everton’s manager, midfielders and Lukaku will be licking their chops.

    Gerrard and his centre-halves have their work cut out tonight.

  5. Christopher Harris says:

    Anyone else having problems trying to get the Swansea-Fulham feed working on NBC Sports Live Extra?

  6. rej4sl says:

    Can’t get any feed to work on Extra Time they are having technical difficulties …. we have the Man United game on NBCSN no idea if they have switched to this game or just the start of it.

  7. Keane16 says:

    Would like to look in on the matches at work, but Time Warner Cable still doesn’t allow online access to NBC Live Extra. Embarrassing

  8. Ianor says:

    What a start by the new manchester united team!

  9. rej4sl says:

    Well turned NBCSN off as they just switched to Liverpool game. Still can’t get Man United game to work so really annoyed.

  10. francis says:

    It’s all over at Anfield! and i’t only half-time. Hope Sturridge can do this in Brazil!

  11. Christopher Harris says:

    Everton centrebacks so exposed for goals number two and three for Liverpool.

  12. Frill Artist says:

    What is Everton’s defense doing? Sad.

  13. Ianor says:

    Peter drury tonight is fantastic! Making the game so interesting& enjoyable to the viewrs.

  14. San Fransiscan says:

    So NBC decided to show ads rather than the actual game. I’m talking about the united vs. Cardiff game.

  15. Smokey Bacon says:

    Martinez OUT.

  16. Ivan says:

    What a selfish selfish prick Sturridge can be sometimes. At least we know he will certainly be taking a penalty for England in the Round of 16 this summer (just kidding, England is never getting out of that group)…

    Why is Everton playing such a high line with Suarez and Sturridge on the opposite end? This is an open invitation every time for Liverpool to score…

  17. Canadian Bacon says:

    McGregor sent off for Hull and Huddlestone now in goal for stoppage time.

  18. Ianor says:

    Shame those who saying martinez out. Just one bad result. He has been the manager of the season so far before tonight. Yes i know he got it totaly wrong tonight. To mention that word “sack” is un fair!

  19. Gerry says:

    Very good win for Liverpool. Sturrdge showed his selfish and petulant side an misses the penalty to boot. Can any English player scor from the spot? Very poor showing from Everton but they are still in good shape for a Europa spot.

    Two important points dropped for Arsenal and they were hoping to go into February still in 1st place given their tough February schedule.

    Important win for Crystal Palace to move further away from the relegation zone. Hull are struggling to get points at the moment.

    Fulham are in trouble and could be fighting off relegation for the rest of the season. Good win for Swansea to get back to winning ways.

    United are back on track and with RVP back and the addition of Mata means they wil be in the thick of it for a CL spot. Cardiff need to pick up points quickly or they will remain in the bottom.

  20. jtm371 says:

    Tony Pulis is top notch to turn CP around they are on the way to staying up.Job well done all the best hope you keep them up.

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