Manchester City’s latest stumble has put Manchester United in prime position to build a virtually insurmountable lead atop the English Premier League, but an opponent with its own big aspirations stands in the way.
Everton can pull within three points of fourth-place Tottenham with a victory on Sunday, but the Toffees will be taking on a Manchester United side that can extend the lead on Man City to 12 points.
Aston Villa has a chance to climb out of the relegation zone with a win against West Ham United on Sunday. Brad Guzan and the Villans saw Wigan and Reading lose on Saturday, which leaves them in position to jump out of danger if they can knock off the Hammers.
In South Africa, Nigeria and Burkina Faso square off in the African Cup of Nations Final. The Nigerians are the favorites in the final, but Burkina Faso has already shown their quality and the fact that star striker Jonathan Pitroipa has had his red card suspension lifted from the semifinal stage should give the underdogs a real chance to pull the upset.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
TODAY’S SOCCER ON TV
6:00am – beIN Sport/beIN Sport en Español – Barcelona vs. Getafe
6:30am – RAI – Parma vs. Genoa
8:30am – Fox Soccer Channel/Fox Deportes – Aston Villa vs. West Ham United
9:00am – beIN Sport/beIN Sport en Español – Cagliari vs. AC Milan
9:00am – beIN Sport – Sampdoria vs. AS Roma
11:00am – Fox Soccer Channel/Fox Deportes – Manchester United vs. Everton
11:00am – beIN Sport en Español – Real Zaragoza vs. Real Sociedad
11:30am – GolTV – SC Freiburg vs. Fortuna Düsseldorf
1:00pm – ESPN3.com – Nigeria vs. Burkina Faso – Final
1:00pm – beIN Sport en Español – Athletic Bilbao vs. Espanyol
1:00pm – Univision/Univision Deportes- Toluca vs. U.A.N.L.
2:45pm – beIN Sport/RAI – Inter Milan vs. Chievo Verona
3:00 – beIN Sport Español – Rayo Vallecano vs. Atletico Madrid
5:00pm – Univision Deportes – Santos Laguna vs. Pachuca