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


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


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


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


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.


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


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!

36 thoughts on “Premier League Tuesday, Gameweek 23: Open Thread”

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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

    1. Please elaborate. What do you mean? I’ve got my eyes glued to Swansea-Fulham so I’m not watching United-Cardiff.

  6. 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…

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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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