Boxing Day English Premier League Results


The traditional Boxing Day fixtures provided a series of highlights as people looked to shake off their Christmas hangovers and feasts with some football.

Chelsea 1-1 Fulham

The West London derby was the marquee matchup on Boxing Day and Chelsea got off to the perfect start via a sublime finish from their newest signing Juan Mata. Mata has quickly become a fan favourite and arguably Chelsea’s best and most influential player and continued his impressive start to his Premier League career. American Clint Dempsey refused to let Chelsea move to third on the table, scoring after the break to ensure put Chelsea in risk of falling out of the top 4 by tomorrow night. Their form at Stamford Bridge has been unacceptable this year.

Bolton 0-2 Newcastle

Newcastle earned a much needed three points away to hapless Bolton to consolidate their position in the top 8. Demba Ba continued to prove why he is the most underrated player in the EPL and one of the best signings in the club’s recent history. Mightn’t be long before the big clubs start come knocking.

Liverpool 1-1 Blackburn

Liverpool’s hugely disappointing form continued as they were yet again held by a bad team at Anfield. Kenny Dalglish was sombre in his post match press conference at his side’s continual inability to close out games, particularly against poor opponents. Blackburn remain in last place. Maxi Rodriguez continued his rise to prominence in the squad but Charlie Adam’s own goal cancelled it out.

Manchester United 5-0 Wigan

Manchester United recorded a 5-0 win for the second time in a week, hammering lowly Wigan at Old Trafford. Seldom used Dimitar Berbatov re-entered the frame with a typical unentertaining hat trick which helped the Red Devils draw level with Manchester City at the top of the table. Wigan are well in the relegation frame.

Sunderland 1-1 Everton

In an exciting showdown between two of the ‘best of the rest’, Sunderland and Everton shared the points at the Stadium of Light. The point saw Everton into the top half, whereas Sunderland are still much lower than the fans had hoped, with 18 points from 18 matches.

West Brom 0-0 Manchester City

In the most surprising result of the week, overachieving West Brom were able to hold league leaders and free scorers Manchester City to 0, earning a good, hard point at home. City had 20 shots on goal including 10 shots on target but were unable to break the Bromwich resolve.

Stoke 0-0 Aston Villa

In one of the most exciting games of the weekend, Stoke City were able to move 3 points clear from their nearest opponents in their quest to return to the EUROPA League. Villa bounced back from a heart breaking loss to Arsenal with a strong performance.