Premier League Boxing Day LIVE!

Follow the boxing day action for the nine Boxing Day games in the Premier League LIVE as Manchester United and Manchester City continue their tussle for top spot!

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Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United will host Newcastle while the champions Manchester City travel to Sunderland on Boxing Day.

Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United enjoy a four point cushion at the top heading into Wednesday's Boxing Day clash with Alan Pardew's Newcastle.

United only managed a draw at Swansea on Sunday and will be looking to bounce back with a win at Old Trafford against a Toon side just five points above the drop zone.

The North East may have a big say in the title race on Wednesday as champions Manchester City travel to Sunderland.

Sunderland are also fighting to steer clear of a relegation scrap and can actually approach their tie with City with some confidence. The Black Cats beat Southampton 1-0 on Saturday and play Roberto Mancini's team knowing that they beat City on New Year's Day thanks to Ji Dong-Won's late goal. 


(Starting line ups will be confirmed 15 minutes before kick off)

Starting XIs - Manchester United vs Newcastle

Man United: De Gea, Smalling, Evans, Ferdinand, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Scholes, Giggs, Hernandez, Van Persie. Subs: Lindegaard, Wootton, Tunnicliffe, Vidic, Cleverley, Fletcher, Buttner.

Newcastle: Krul; Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon; Anita, Perch, Bigirimana; Cisse, Ba, Marveaux. Subs: Elliot, Tavernier, Ferguson, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Campbell, Shola Ameobi.

Starting XIs - Sunderland vs Man City

Sunderland: Mignolet, Rose, Larsson, Gardner, Kilgallon, Colback, Johnson, McClean, Cuellar, Fletcher, Sessegnon Subs: Bardsley, Campbell, Wickham, McFadden, Vaughan, Bramble, Westwood.

Man City: Manchester City: Hart, Kompany, Zabaleta, K Toure, Nastasic, Y Toure, Garcia, Silva, Milner, Aguero, Tevez. Subs: Pantilimon, Lescott, Rekik, Barry, Razak, Sinclair, Dzeko.

Starting XIs - Everton vs Wigan

Everton: Howard, Baines, Gibson, Jagielka, Jelavic, Distin, Hitzlsperger, Neville, Osman, Pienaar, Anichebe. Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Oviedo, Naismith, Gueye, Barkley, Vellios.

Wigan: Al Habsi, Kone, McCarthy, Caldwell, Jones, Maloney, McArthur, Boyce, Beausejour, Stam, Figueroa. Subs: Pollitt, Ramis, Golobart, Gomez, McManaman, Di Santo, Boselli.

Starting XIs - Fulham vs Southampton

Fulham: Schwarzer, Riether, Hangeland, Senderos, Riise, Dejagah, Sidwell, Baird, Kacaniklic, Berbatov, Rodallega. Subs: Stockdale, Kelly, Karagounis, Briggs, Hughes, Ruiz, Frei

Southampton: K. Davis, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Cork, S. Davis, Puncheon, Ramírez, Lambert. Subs: Boruc, Hooiveld, Rodriguez, Ward-Prowse, Guly, Richardson, Mayuka.

Starting XIs - Norwich vs Chelsea

Norwich: Bunn; R. Martin, Bassong, Turner, Garrido; Pilkington, Johnson, Tettey, Snodgrass, Hoolahan; Holt. Subs: Rudd, Howson, Jackson, Morison, E. Bennett, Barnett, R. Bennett

Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Cole, Mikel, David Luiz, Moses, Oscar, Mata, Torres. Subs: Turnbull, Ake, Ferreira, Lamps, Marin, Hazard, Piazon.

Starting XIs - QPR vs West Brom

QPR: Green, Traore, Ferdinand, Hill, Cisse, Taarabt, SWP, Mackie, Fabio, Faurlin, Mbia. Subs: Diakite, Derry, Granero, Hoilett, Ehmer, Dyer, Cesar.

West Brom: Foster; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Popov; Mulumbu, Morrison; Fortune, Gera, Brunt; Lukaku. Subs: Myhill; Ridgewell, Rosenberg, Long, Dorrans, Odemwingie, Tamas.

Starting XIs - Reading vs Swansea

Reading: Federici; Gunter, Harte, Mariappa, Pearce; Karacan, Leigertwood, Kebe, McAnuff; Guthrie; Pogrebnyak. Subs: Taylor, Cummings, Morrison, Tabb, Robson-Kanu, Le Fondre, Hunt

Swansea: Vorm, Tiendalli, Chico, Williams, Davies, Britton, Ki, Michu, Routledge, Dyer, Moore. Subs: Tremmel, Bartley, Shechter, Monk, Graham, de Guzman, Agustien.

Starting XIs - Aston Villa vs Tottenham

Aston Villa: Guzan, Baker, Bennett, Lowton, Clark, Herd, Westwood, Delph, El Ahmadi, Benteke, Holman. Subs: Given, Bowery, Lichaj, Ireland, Carruthers, Bannan & Albrighton 

Tottenham: Lloris, Naughton, Gallas, Vertonghen, Walker, Lennon, Bale, Sandro, Adebayor, Defoe, Dembele. Subs:  Friedel, Caulker, Dawson, Livermore, Townsend, Parker & Sigurdsson 

Starting XIs - Stoke vs Liverpool

Stoke: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Wilkinson; Kightly, Nzonzi, Whelan, Etherington; Walters, Jones Subs: Sorensen, Adam, Whitehead, Upson, Crouch, Shotton, Jerome.

Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Enrique, Skrtel, Agger, Lucas, Gerrard, Shelvey, Suso, Downing, Suarez. Subs: Jones, Carragher, Coates, Henderson, Allen, Cole, Sterling.


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Meanwhile, Chelsea will be hoping to build on Sunday's 8-0 thrashing of Aston Villa when they make the trip to Carrow Road to face Norwich.

Elsewhere, Queens Park Rangers host West Bromwich Albion at Loftus Road, Reading square off against the in-form SwanseaSouthampton are away to Fulham, and high-flying Evertonentertain Wigan.

Aston Villa then kick things off Tottenham Hotspur who have the chance to move above North London rivals Arsenal - currently in fourth - if they can avoid defeat at Villa Park. This is becauseWest Ham's derby game against Arsenal has been postponed due to industrial action.

In the late kick-off, Liverpool face a difficult game at Stoke. The home side have the toughest defence in the Premier League, but the Reds will certainly be buoyed by Saturday's 4-0 win over Fulham.

Boxing Day's Premier League Fixtures

Man Utd vs Newcastle

Sunderland vs Man City

Everton vs Wigan

Fulham vs Southampton

Norwich vs Chelsea

QPR vs West Brom

Reading vs Swansea

Aston Villa vs Tottenham

Stoke vs Liverpool



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