The Premier League on Boxing Day: Memorable Clashes And Top Scorers

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Ipswich Town’s players could never have imagined that their 10-1 thrashing at Fulham on Boxing Day 1963 would be replayed every year on a faraway phenomena known as social media.

Burnley defeated Manchester United 6-1, West Brom drew 4-4 with Tottenham, and Blackburn defeated West Ham 8-2 on the same day.

In ten First Division games, 66 goals were scored. Every year on December 26, fans continue to celebrate that Christmas goalscoring feast, with the results usually being released online.

In that era, teams would still play on Christmas Day, with Blackburn defeating Blackpool 1-0 in the last top-flight match in England on December 25th, 1965.

In the present day, the 26th of December is still one of the most exciting days in sports. We’ll take a look back at some legendary Boxing Day matches from the Premier League era to see who does the best when it comes to burning off their Christmas feasts.

Source: BBC Sport

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