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Premier League Wednesday, Gameweek 26: Open Thread

arsenal man utd 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.

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25 Responses to Premier League Wednesday, Gameweek 26: Open Thread

  1. LaticsFan says:

    Man City vs Sunderland is postponed due to dangerously high winds.

  2. Phil Badger says:

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

  3. Ianor says:

    Sorry. Rob howthorneand davie provan waste journey. There is no game at etihad.

  4. Brian says:

    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.

  5. LaticsFan says:

    Everton vs Palace now also postponed

  6. Ianor says:

    Everton vs place is off. Sorry again gary weaver.

  7. Paul says:

    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!

  8. bennett311 says:

    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…

  9. Canadian Bacon says:

    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…

  10. Ianor says:

    I guess World soccer team is still not aware the postponments of the matches. The two matches are still there in the page.

  11. Canadian Bacon says:

    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.

  12. Frill Artist says:

    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.

    • Cantona says:

      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


  13. Ianor says:

    We are listening peter drury and jim begling. Yu can tune it.

  14. Christopher Harris says:

    Arsenal vs Manchester United is resembling a rugby match so far with all the injuries.

  15. KapUSMC says:

    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.

    • Christopher Harris says:

      How many times is Vidic going to foul Giroud in this game but the referee isn’t going to call anything?

      • KapUSMC says:

        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.

  16. Hickorywind says:

    Spurs with 4 goals in one game? It’s a miracle!

  17. Guy says:

    Stoke lucky to get the point. Ugh.

  18. Guy says:

    Funny old season. Top teams can’t put it away and bottoms can’t get any separation. Everything going to the wire.

  19. hoosiergunner says:

    Ugh, you Gunners. Could’ve, should’ve, would’ve…

  20. Smokey Bacon says:

    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.

  21. Dave says:

    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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