Premier League Wednesday, Gameweek 26: Open Thread

Weather conditions are going to play havoc with some of the games in England today with heavy wind and rain threatening to impact matches being played in the north of England.

There’s heavy rainfall at the Etihad Stadium for Manchester City against Sunderland, while heavy winds could force the postponement of Stoke-Swansea (or, at the very least, a very trying time to play football).

Here are this afternoon’s matches on US TV and Internet (commentators are listed):

Arsenal vs Manchester United, 2:45pm, NBCSN, Arlo White & Lee Dixon
Everton vs Crystal Palace, 2:45pm, Premier League Extra Time, Gary Weaver & Neil Mellor Postponed
Man City vs Sunderland, 2:45pm, Premier League Extra Time, Rob Hawthorne & Davie Provan  Postponed
Newcastle vs Spurs, 2:45pm, Premier League Extra Time, Daniel Mann & Tony Gale
Fulham vs Liverpool, 3pm, Premier League Extra Time, Martin Tyler & Alan Smith
Stoke vs Swansea, 2:45pm, rescheduled to 3pm due to weather, Premier League Extra Time, Tony Jones & Barry Horne


Starting line-ups:

Arsenal:  Man United: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Rosicky, Ozil, Cazorla, Giroud

Subs: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Monreal, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Podolski, Sanogo, Bendtner

Manchester United: De Gea, Rafael, Smalling, Vidic, Evra; Valencia, Cleverley, Carrick, Mata; Rooney, van Persie

Subs: Lindegaard, Büttner, Ferdinand, Fellaini, Young, Hernandez, Januzaj


Fulham: Stekelenburg, Riether, Heitinga, Burn, Riise, Tunnicliffe, Sidwell, Kvist, Richardson, Holtby, Bent

Subs: Stockdale, Hangeland, Kasami, Kacaniklic, Duff, Cole, Parker

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

Subs: Jones, Agger, Kelly, Allen, Moses, Teixeira, Aspas


Newcastle United: Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, S.Taylor, Santon; Gouffran, Sissoko (c), Anita, Sammy Ameobi; de Jong, Cisse.

Subs: Elliot, Yanga-Mbiwa, Dummett, Gosling, Marveaux, Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi.

Tottenham: Lloris; Walker, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Naughton; Dembele, Bentaleb, Capoue, Paulinho, Lennon; Adebayor

Subs: Friedel, Dawson, Chadli, Eriksen, Townsend, Kane, Soldado


Stoke: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, Odemwingie, Adam, Whelan, Arnautovic, Walters, Crouch.

Subs: Sorensen, Muniesa, Palacios, Nzonzi, Guidetti, Assaidi, Ireland.

Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Chico, Williams (c), Davies, Britton, Canas, Dyer, Hernandez, Routledge, Bony.

Subs: Tremmel, Amat, Taylor, de Guzman, Vazquez, N’Gog, Emnes.


Check out the schedule for this weekend’s FA Cup matches and the Premier League ones for the remainder of the season on our Premier League TV schedule page.

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

25 thoughts on “Premier League Wednesday, Gameweek 26: Open Thread”

  1. Spurs starting 4 CM’s at Newcastle: Capoue, Dembele, Paulinho, and the apparently undroppable Bentaleb; Lennon and Adebayor the only recognized attackers…

  2. Manchester City vs Sunderland has been postponed due to high winds. Not good for City as it will lead to a fixture pileup to close the season. They will have to make up their match for when they play in the Capital One final and now this one too. Weather is bad all over England but worse in some areas.

  3. Seriously, I haven’t experienced wind like this in a while! I only live a short drive away from both Anfield & Goodison and my house is shaking with the wind. No chance a ball would stay on the ground tonight!

  4. Well, it’s a slight boost to City’s FA cup match against Chelsea having a little bit more rest. Mou will surely now play on that…

  5. Only positive is that these cancelled games worked out for my fantasy squad as I left Fonte and Vlaar on my bench. Now back to reality…

  6. Looks like we’ll get to see the conclusion of Fulham-Liverpool after the Arsenal match on NBCSN, although it should be decided by then.

  7. Great. Arlo White at commentary. The match hasn’t even started and he’s already rambling pointless stats. Time to put my TV on mute and sync the TalkSport commentary.

    1. Wow.. Arlo is actually getting WORSE.. He barely talks about the action on the pitch.. Constantly tacking about meaningless factoids… Is this by design??? It’s to the point now where I’m loathing any match he is broadcasting. I have a new appreciation for the TWI crews


  8. I cant not figure out what the heck is wrong with Vidic. That could have been a penalty. He has gone from an elite center back to one that makes mental mistakes almost every single game.

      1. Yea, there have been at least three clear that I remember and several questionable. Its funny, everybody is making a big deal about him not signing an extension. At this point, I wonder what his value will be in the summer. It seems like every week his value drops.

  9. Liverpool are not only top four contenders, they are well in this title race. Playing the best football right now and pulling out results like tonight. I didn’t think he was all that but Rodgers seems to have proven me wrong. The scousers are back.

  10. Facing the worst United side in two decades at home with a chance to go top of the table, what does Wenger do? He plays not to lose. What a gutless manager. Arsenal’s season will unravel after they go out of the FA Cup and get thrashed by Bayern in the CL.

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