Premier League Boxing Day: Best Premier League boxing day matches of this decade, as the last festive matchday of the decade is on Thursday.
Premier League‘s boxing day matches are epic on its own sens. The only league in the top 5 leagues to be active in this phase of the year. There have been some thrilling encounters on this special matchday.
Since years, pictures of historic boxing day matches have always been surface, especially the one from 1963 which is considered to be one of the historic nights in the English football as 66 goals were scored in 10 matches throughout England.
Since then, it has been considered one of the most crucial nights in an English league season, and considering the one half of the league ends on this matchday, the importance of it is even more amidst festive season.
The Premier League is undoubtedly a thrilling league and with so much of drama adding further, we are tempted to witness some of the most exciting fixtures on Thursday. But before it, we would list down the best 5 games of the boxing day from this decade, as in 7 days, the 2010s will get over.
The list will not include the boxing day matches from 2019 as they are yet to happen. With this, we further go to draw the list.
5. Liverpool 4-1 Stoke City, 2016
Liverpool’s foundation of its current might was laid back in 2016 when Jurgen Klopp started to reform the club at an intense level. Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane already became the core members of the team.
Meanwhile, the hard rock midfield was already in the system. Although, there’s a huge difference in the system back then and now. The team in 2016/17 still had a lot of scopes of improvement.
Yet that night Liverpool gave one of the most entertaining nights in the Premier League. The Reds made a comeback from 0-1 down to 4-1 in order to secure 3 points.
A chilly night in the Merseyside and Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola comes to the Anfield to examine his future rivals. Liverpool conceded an early goal to face the deficit.
Soon, an equalizer by Adam Lallana from Sadio Mane’s cross and Roberto Firmino’s goal in the 44th minute changed the game for Liverpool. In the second half, Liverpool further pressured Stoke City and ended up winning by 4-1 as visitors made 2 howlers to award the match to Liverpool.
The game was a roller-coaster and summarizes Liverpool’s story before the big emergence, Stoke looked lethal in the first half and tooka advantage of the vulnerable defence of Liverpool, which soon got changed.