PREMIER LEAGUE FESTIVE SEASON RESULTS

Swansea City v Manchester City - Premier League

Manchester City's top strikers Raheem Sterling and Sergio "Kun" Aguero celebrate another victory

PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALL HOLIDAY SEASON

Enjoy 40 incredible clashes in 14 days in the Festive Season!

Hundreds of thousands of fans showed up to support their clubs live and enjoy the electric atmosphere of the amazing Premier League Christmas and Festive Season! Every football club in the England top flight division will play three times between December 22 and New Year's Day, with mouth-watering clashes that include Arsenal v Liverpool, Arsenal v Chelsea, Swansea v Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United v West Brom Albion, Manchester City v Watford, and Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham on the schedule. Traditionally the England Premier League presents a packed fixture list that features matches either side of Christmas Day as 2018 approaches. It's a wonderful time of the year for soccer fans to enjoy the Christmas and Festive Season celebration of the beautiful game!

The England Premier League's Christmas season is predictably a pivotal time in the campaign and features the EPL division's "Big Six" sides battling for only four Champions League places in the next season, this year's festive period is set to be exciting and crucial. Plan ahead with friends and family to watch your favorite club in live action! Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur all have a packed scheduleGreat seats and legal, authentic, 150% guaranteed Premier League tickets are for sale securely online from LiveFootballTickets.com - the top football tickets marketplace in the world!

Manchester City’s winning run is gone after they were held goalless drawing 0-0 with Roy Hodson’s Crystal Palace side. Going into their clash with Palace, Man City's winning run was extended to 16 after tough matches with top-six rivals Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. City go into the New Year with an amazing total of 59 points in first place on top of the England Premier League Table. Chelsea moved up to second with 45 points, Manchester United went down to third with 44 points, and Liverpool are in fourth with 41 points after EPL GameWeek 21.

Antonio Rudiger scored his third goal of the season to open the scoring for holders Chelsea and give them the lead in the third minute against Stoke City. Reigning 2016-17 England Premier League champions Chelsea continued their superb recent form with an massive victory over struggling Stoke. Goals from Antonio Rudiger, Danny Drinkwater and Pedro gave Chelsea a certain advantage at Stamford by 23 minutes, with Willian and Davide Zappacosta adding more goals in the second half to bring their goals total to 26 points for the Blues at the end of 2017, who trail leaders Manchester City by 13 points. Antonio Conte's side moved up to second with the win after Man United were held to a 0-0 home draw by Southampton. Swansea were trailing 1-0 at Watford until the 86th minute but goals from Jordan Ayew and Luciano Narsingh turned the game around to lift Calvalhal's new side off the bottom of the table. Mohamed Salah took his tally of Premier League goals for the season to 17 with a double as Liverpool came from behind to beat Leicester City, who went ahead at Anfield through Jamie Vardy's early goal. Liverpool are fourth in the table, four points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal in fifth and sixth. Ryan Fraser scored twice for Bournemouth, giving a first defeat to new Everton manager Sam Allardyce. The sides promoted from the Championship last season, Huddersfield and Burnley, finished goalless, as did Newcastle and Brighton.

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Thibaut Courtois, Chelsea No.1

TOP PREMIER LEAGUE GOALKEEPERS

Top EPL Goalkeepers – Clean Sheets

A big factor in the success of any English Premier League club in the ability of their goalie to keep a clean sheet. Going into the winter break, as of New Year’s Eve, below is a list of the top goalkeepers in terms of clean sheets with holders Chelsea goalie Thibaut Courtois and Manchester United's No.1 keeper David de Gea tied in first place with 11 clean sheets apiece. Reportedly superstar Blues stopper Courtois has reached a transfer agreement with Spanish giant club Real Madrid. Courtois has an agreement in place with Real to move at the end of the season according to reports in Spain. Courtois is wanted by the La Liga champs to replace their current goalie Keylor Navas at the end of this season. Real president Florentino Perez gave up on Manchester United ace David De Gea and put all his efforts into signing Courtois instead. Real are also expected to sign Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao as part of their plan to overhaul their goalkeeper ranks. Courtois has been in brilliant form again this season, keeping 11 clean sheets in the Premier League to date. He will be hoping to make it 12 when Chelsea take on arch-rivals Arsenal at the Emirates on Wednesday evening in a London Derby. When asked if Courtois would like to move back to Spain to be with his family, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was clear that he wanted the Belgian to stay at Stamford Bridge. Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane wants to sign Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea. Real Madrid have also been linked with a bid for Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard in the summer.

“This is a private conversation between the player, the agent, and the club. If you ask me, for sure I hope he stays. I don't know about this issue,” said Conte. “When you are in a great club and you trust in the project, you want to stay. I think the family is not a problem.”

Manchester United v Burnley - Premier League

David De Gea, Manchester United No.1 goalkeeper

Courtois, Thibaut CHE 11

De Gea, David MUN 11

Ederson Moraes MCI 10

Pope, Nick BUR 9

Cech, Petr ARS 9

Ryan, Mathew BHA 8

Mignolet, Simon LIV 7

Lloris, Hugo TOT 7

Lossl, Jonas HUD 7

10 Fabianski, Lukasz SWA 6

10 Foster, Ben WBA 6

10 Pickford, Jordan EVE 6

13 Gomes, Heurelho WAT 5

14 Begovic, Asmir BOU 4

14 Schmeichel, Kasper LEI 4

14 Forster, Fraser SOU 4

17 Adrián WHU 3

17 Elliot, Rob NEW 3

17 Hart, Joe WHU 3

20 Butland, Jack STK 2

20 Karius, Loris LIV 2

20 Hennessey, Wayne CRY 2

20 Speroni, Julián CRY 2

BOXING DAY RESULTS

The Christmas Period through to the New Year Premier League fixtures provides a full match schedule for supporters with Man City, Chelsea, Man United, Arsenal,  Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, and Everton all in action in the notoriously packed Festive Period. The notoriously busy holiday schedule features the Big Six giant clubs in many games as the league title race comes into focus and the Christmas period is considered the time which separates title contenders and winners. However, this campaign looks like there will is catching Manchester City, who have opened up an astonishing 15 point lead over Chelsea in second.

Premier League champions Chelsea eased past Brighton 2-0. The Red Devils have moved down to third and were on Jose Mourinho's “naughty list” as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Burnley, who continued their good form on Boxing Day. Liverpool were delighted to avoid a repeat of last year's home defeat to Swansea and routed the Swans 5-0. Huddersfield were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Stoke in their first Premier League Boxing Day fixture after moving up to the Premier League. West Ham fans enjoyed a thriller clash at Bournemouth, with Marko Arnautovic believing that he had won it late. But Callum Wilson and referee Bobby Madley had other ideas, and the Cherries striker delivered an equaliser into the net from an offside position to make it 3-3. Madley then chose to overrule his assistant, who had raised his flag, and allow the goal. The Hammers' previous opponents Newcastle ended a bad run as they emerged 3-2 winners at the London Stadium. But despite doing their best they were unable to prevent leaders Man City running out narrow 1-0 winners at St James's Park.

GameWeek 20 fixtures, results

Tottenham Hotspur 5-2 Southampton

Bournemouth 3-3 West Ham

Chelsea 2-0 Brighton 

Huddersfield 1-1 Stoke

Manchester United 2-2 Burnley

Watford 2-1 Leicester City

West Brom 0-0 Everton

Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

Manchester City v Southampton - Premier League 

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio "Kun" Aguero celebrate the season!

FOOTBALL FESTIVE SEASON EPL RESULTS

Here are the remaining fixtures along with results for the festive matches through the New Year! Great seats and legal football tickets are still available for the exciting holiday games.

Wednesday, December 27

Newcastle 0-1 Manchester City 

Thursday, December 28

Crystal Palace 2-3 Arsenal 

Gameweek 21 Fixtures, results

Saturday, December 30

Bournemouth 2-1 Everton 

Chelsea 5-0 Stoke 

Huddersfield 0-0 Burnley

Liverpool 2-1 Leicester 

Newcastle 0-0 Brighton

Watford 1-2 Swansea

Manchester United 0-0 Southampton

Newcastle United v Manchester City - Premier League

Manchester City's manager Pep Guardiola

Sunday, December 31

Crystal Palace 0-0 Manchester City

West Brom 1-1 Arsenal

Liverpool v Leicester City - Premier League

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool boss hugs Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Simon Mignolet will return in goal after Loris Karius' outing against Leicester. Klopp will need to check on the fitness of Mohamed Salah ahead of Burnley after the Egypt international was "limping" at the end of Saturday's game. Premier League Saturday and New Year's Day slots are traditional match rounds for the Premier League. Burnley, who sit seventh on the EPL table, also have just 48 hours to prepare for the affair having drawn 0-0 at Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

"For me, it's the most strange situation, because it's now the third time,” said Klopp. “Everybody is like: 'Wow, how will you do that?'. But everybody is so excited to see how we will run into each other two days after we played already and nobody talks about it, I have no problem with that. We go there. The good news is that Burnley played on Saturday as well. I don't think they got the point without running so they have the same thing to do and then that's fair play. It's how it is. It's not the best thing to do, I think, but it's absolutely OK. We will be ready because we have to be ready. That's not a friendly game for us. It's a very important game for us."

Gameweek 22 fixtures, results

Monday, January 1

Brighton 2-2 Bournemouth

Burnley 1-2 Liverpool

Leicester City 3-0 Huddersfield

Stoke 0-1 Newcastle

Everton 0-2 Manchester United

European Best Pictures of the Day - January 3, 2018

Andy Carroll scores brace to win key victory - West Ham United 2-1 West Brom Albion

Tuesday, January 2

Southampton 1-2 Crystal Palace

Swansea 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur

West Ham United 2-1 West Brom Albion

Manchester City 3-1 Watford

Arsenal v Chelsea

Wednesday, January 3

Arsenal 2-2 Chelsea

Thursday, January 4

Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 West Ham

Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United

Tottenham Hotspur's manager Mauricio Pochettino v West Ham manager David Moyes in exciting London Derby

London Derby - Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 West Ham United

After ending the first half at 0-0 at London Derby, the Spurs and West Ham picked up their battle going into the second half at Wembley Stadium. A late super strike from Son Heung-min earned Tottenham Hotspur a 1-1 draw with West Ham United to end the exciting Premier League Festive Season. After 70 minutes at Wembley dominated by Tottenham, Pedro Obiang struck in off Hugo Lloris’s near post from about 30 metres with West Ham’s first shot of the match. Spurs went back on the offensive but their shots were blocked, saved or off target. With six minutes remaining, Son let fly to equalize. Spurs pressed for a winner but West Ham held firm to go two points above the relegation zone in 15th. The draw leaves Tottenham Hotspur in fifth, three points off Liverpool in fourth. 

"We had 31 attempts, created a lot of chances, we tried to score goals in different ways and sometimes this can happen if you are not clinical in front of goal,” said Mauricio Pochettino. “We conceded a goal with their first shot and in the end the result is good for us because we shouldn't lose this game. Of course, we're disappointed because this was a game we deserved to win and the effort from the team was amazing. That is why we're so disappointed and frustrated."

Squads

Spurs

Lloris (c), Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies (Llorente 82), Dier (Wanyama 74), Sissoko (Lamela 74), Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane. Substitutes (not used): Vorm, Trippier, Dembele, Winks.

West Ham United

Adrian, Zabaleta, Reid, Rice, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Kouyate, Noble (c), Obiang, Lanzini (Carroll 85), Chicharito (Ayew 65). Substitutes (nout used): Hart, Makasi, Haksabanovic, Quina, Martinez.

Goals: Spurs - Son 84; West Ham - Obiang 70.

Yellow cards: West Ham - Carroll 87, Noble 90.

Referee: Mike Dean.

Attendance: 50,034.

Manchester City v Feyenoord - UEFA Champions League

Manchester City are on top of the England Premier League Table with 62 points at the end of the Holiday Festive Season

Premier League Top Scorers

Harry Kane had a Christmas to remember, becoming the highest ever Premier League scorer in a calendar year, and 2017's top scorer across the five best European leagues. His hat-trick helped Spurs make light work of Southampton, picking up a 5-2 win.As of New Year’s Eve, 2017, Harry Kane remains the top goal-scorer in the English Premier League. Notably, Manchester City have 5 of the top 15 goal scorers to date in the EPL and 11 of the top 15 strikers play for the "Big Six" sides.

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Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane is top goal scorer in the Premier League this season as of 12.31.2017

  1. Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur 18 Goals scored 1 Assists
  2. Mohamed Salah Liverpool 17 Goals scored 5 Assists
  3. Raheem Sterling Manchester City 13 Goals scored 4 Assists
  4. Sergio Agüero Manchester City 12 Goals scored 4 Assists
  5. Álvaro Morata Chelsea 10 Goals scored 4 Assists
  6. Romelu Lukaku Manchester United 10 Goals scored 4 Assists
  7.  Wayne Rooney Everton 10 Goals scored 2 Assists
  8. Roberto Firmino Liverpool Goals scored 4 Assists
  9. Jamie Vardy Leicester City Goals scored 1 Assists
  10. Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal Goals scored 3 Assists
  11. Gabriel Jesus Man City Goals scored 2 Assists
  12.  Philippe Coutinho Liverpool Goals scored 6 Assists
  13. Alexis Sánchez Arsenal Goals scored 3 Assists
  14. Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City Goals scored 9 Assists
  15. Leroy Sané Manchester City Goals scored 8 Assists
Leicester City v Manchester City - Carabao Cup Quarter-Final 
With manager Pep Guardiola at the helm, Man City end the year in first place on the England Premier League Table
Liverpool v Leicester City - Premier League
Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp

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