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!

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