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.
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
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!