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Best ever Premier League Boxing Day goals – ranked

Boxing Day will forever be a red letter day in every football fan's calendar, with a feast of the beautiful game to gorge on following our Christmas Day overindulgence.The years might be getting stranger as each 12 months passes, but the festive period is always a great time to let your eyes feast on some tasty football nostalgia.So why not have one last little trip down memory lane as we recall the greatest Premier league goals from the annual Boxing Day bonanza.A classic Riise rocket. ⚽? pic.twitter.com/JtAw6N7Sl4— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 13, 2017Boxing Day 2004 was certainly a day to remember for Liverpool fans, as their side demolished West Brom 5-0 at the Hawthorns.John Arne Riise set them on their way with a trademark thunderous left-footed strike, meeting the ball on the edge of ...
The highest Boxing Day goalscorers in Premier League history – ranked
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The highest Boxing Day goalscorers in Premier League history – ranked

The waistband is that bit tighter, scraps of wrapping paper are still peppered across the house and there is an overwhelming abundance of football on offer.While the majority of Europe gives their players a hard-earned break, Boxing Day fixtures - and the myriad of matches stuffed either side - have long been a staple of the English footballing calendar, stretching well before the inception of the Premier League.Some managers may spend the congested festive fixture list lamenting the insanity of it all but it's clearly popular among the fans - as shown by the thousands who brave the elements, armed with turkey sandwiches, to cheer their side on each year.Here are the goalscorers who have best benefited from the Boxing Day fixtures.Yes Frank, two of your five Premier League goals on Boxing...
The best Boxing Day games of all-time – ranked
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The best Boxing Day games of all-time – ranked

It's that time of year again: when football fans get to eat leftover turkey, have a drink without worrying about work the next day and watch the beautiful game all day long.Boxing Day is traditionally a football-filled extravaganza and has previously seen some of the craziest fixtures of the season played out on that date. Lets take a look at the best games to have ever been played on 26 December.A young Robbie Keane put Arsenal to the sword / Mark Thompson/Getty ImagesOnce upon a time, Coventry were a competitive Premier League outfit. Their team consisted of Moroccan superstar Mustapha Hadji, Scotsman Gary McAllister and a little-known Irish prospect by the name of Robbie Keane.All three of them were on the scoresheet in this game as Gordon Strachan's Sky Blues put Arsène Wenger's side ...
Remembering the incredible Boxing Day games of 1963
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Remembering the incredible Boxing Day games of 1963

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without presents, crackers and turkey with all the trimmings. However, these are not the only things that make up the festive season. No no. Christmas has not truly arrived until every football account on Twitter has posted a graphic of the Boxing Day results from 1963.You know the one we're talking about.That perennial "Boxing Day results 1963" graphic just isn't going to have the same impact this year pic.twitter.com/C4AhVQYlOQ— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) October 4, 2020During a truly incredible afternoon of football, 66 goals were scored in just ten games, with fans being treated to such scorelines as 10-1, 4-4 and 8-2.It's a great headline but as always, the devil's in the detail. Here's exactly how one of the most dramatic afternoons in English foo...
The Christmas truce: Is the legendary no man’s land football match fact or fiction?
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The Christmas truce: Is the legendary no man’s land football match fact or fiction?

It is regarded as historical fact that during Christmas 1914 - the first Christmas of the First World War - widespread ceasefires took place across the Western Front.After five months of fighting, hostilities soothed, French, German and British soldiers laid down their arms, crossed trenches and met in no man's land on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to talk, exchange gifts and take photographs.However, a tale that has become hazy in the fogs of time is that of the Christmas Day football match between the British and the Germans.An artist's impression of the Christmas truce: "British and German Soldiers Arm-in-Arm Exchanging Headgear: A Christmas Truce between Opposing Trenches".#HISTORY #CHRISTMAS #WW1 #WWI #WAR #PARLIAMENTPUNK pic.twitter.com/sXgUhlpy7q— Parliament Punk (@parliamentpunk...
The last time football was played on Christmas Day in England
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The last time football was played on Christmas Day in England

Football at Christmas is one of the best times of the year for fans in England.It’s not ideal for the players and coaches because there are games at every level coming thick and fast. But you might be able to watch your team three of even four times in little more than week in late December around the festive season.Boxing Day football is a staple of the calendar, as is New Year’s Day. There will usually be another game in between those and one just before Christmas, depending on where the weekend falls.The football calendar is still extremely busy around Christmas / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty ImagesChristmas Day itself used to be part of that, often a double header with Boxing Day when a team might play the same opponent home and away on consecutive days.In 1957/58, reigning First Di...