While the rest of Europe has winter off, there is no rest for the Premier League and these festive fixtures have always produced some fantastic matches and shock results. With the next set of fixtures on their way we thought we would share with you some of our favourite Boxing day fixtures over the years. There are some back and forth matches, absolute drubbings and a couple of shock results in our list and there’s a good chance we’ve got your favourite match in here.
We delve into the 90’s for our first selection and it is between two teams currently in the Premier League. These two teams faced each other the previous year on Boxing day with Everton winning 4-0. Boro got their revenge this season however with an impressive 4-2 home victory to give their fans a late Christmas present. Juninho put in a match winning performance scoring 2 goals with the game level at 2-2.
While they might be in the Championship now, Aston Villa used to be a pretty good Premier League team and they showed their credentials with a 4-1 victory over Tottenham on Boxing day 1997. Stan Collymore scored two goals that day.
We’re skipping into the noughties with this one as Arsenal put on a Christmas masterclass to beat Leicester 6-1. Who would have thought they would one day win the Premier League.
John Arne Riise scored twice as Liverpool defeated 10 man West Brom on this festive fixture.
Before they were backed by the Abu Dhabi family, Manchester City came unstuck against Wigan in a thrilling 4-3 encounter at the DW Stadium.
Possibly the greatest Boxing day match in history. No words are needed to describe this match but you can enjoy the highlights here
David Moyes didn’t have many good days during his time in charge at Old Trafford but he did preside over a Christmas Cracker. His team were two goals down early on but they managed to fight back to claim a 3-2 victory.
The final match in our list comes from last season as Southampton produced one of the shock performances of the season as they thoroughly outclassed Arsenal to win 4-0 at St Mary’s.
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