And now there’s been a fourth goal…
There’s been a third goal at the King Power Stadium. You won’t believe who’s scored it.
Fulham v Southampton team news
Fulham (3-4-2-1) Areola; Aina, Andersen, Adarabioyo; De Cordova-Reid, Anguissa, Reed, Robinson; Loftus-Cheek, Lookman; Cavaleiro.
Substitutes: Rodak, Hector, Odoi, Ream, Bryan, Kebano, Cairney, Mitrovic, Kamara.
Southampton (4-4-2) McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Walcott; Long, Adams.
Substitutes: Forster, Valery, Salisu, Vokins, Djenepo, Smallbone, Tella, Obafemi, N’Lundulu.
Aston Villa v Crystal Palace team news
Aston Villa (4-2-3-1) Martinez; Cash, Hause, Mings, Targett; Douglas Luiz, McGinn; El Ghazi, Traore, Grealish; Watkins.
Substitutes: Heaton, Taylor, Konsa, Guilbert, El Mohamady, Hourihane, Nakamba, Ramsey, Davis.
Crystal Palace (4-4-2) Guaita; Ward, Kouyate, Dann, van Aanholt; Schlupp, Milivojevic, McArthur, Eze; Zaha, Benteke.
Substitutes: Butland, Tomkins, Clyne, Mitchell, Townsend, McCarthy, Riedewald, Ayew, Batshuayi.
“Ah, come on now, Rob,” says Matt Dony. “Murderous self-loathing is for life, not just for Christmas.”
It’s still Leicester 1-1 Man Utd after an hour at the King Power Stadium. Leicester have probably been the better team; United have definitely had the better chances.
And Ianis Hagi’s goal has put Rangers 1-0 up at half-time against Hibs. As things stand they are an eye-watering 19 points clear of Celtic, albeit having played four games more.
Leicester 1-1 Man Utd is the half-time score at the King Power Stadium. Barry Glendenning will tell you moooooooooooooooore.
A number of games have been postponed because of Covid outbreaks, including a couple in the Championship. Fulham will also be without their manager Scott Parker, who is self-isolating after a household member tested positive. These are the games that are have been postponed so far:
- AFC Bournemouth v Millwall
- Middlesbrough v Rotherham United
- Blackpool v Rochdale
- Doncaster v Accrington
- Gillingham v Peterborough
- Ipswich v Northampton
- Portsmouth v Swindon
- Sunderland v Hull
Hello! Boxing Day football is an integral part of the Great British Christmas Experience, right up there with forced jollity, familial contempt, murderous self-loathing and socks you’ll probably never wear. The escapism is even more important this year, with most of Britain in Tier 4, and happily there are plenty of diverting fixtures today.
You can see the full fixture list here. These are our featured matches (all 3pm kick-offs unless etc):
Leicester City 1-1 Man Utd (12.30pm)
Aston Villa v Crystal Palace
Fulham v Southampton
Rangers 1-0 Hibernian (12.30pm)
Hamilton Academical v Celtic
QPR v Swansea
Cardiff v Brentford
We’ll have team news anon.