By JUSTIN FERGUSON
Manchester City kick off what they hope will be a title-winning trifecta of league matches this Soccer Saturday at Everton’s Goodison Park, where they have struggled in recent seasons.
With a match in hand on first-place Liverpool and second-place Chelsea, Manchester City control their own destiny in the tight title race with two weekends remaining. Man City defeated Everton 3-1 at home earlier this season, but they have won just one time in their last 15 trips to Goodison Park to face the Toffees. Everton need a win to keep their fading Champions League hopes alive and will be hoping to bounce back from their devastating 2-0 loss last weekend.
Tottenham Hotspur will kick off the day’s EPL slate at Upton Park, where they will face struggling West Ham United. Spurs are holding onto the final Europa League qualifying spot in the league table and have gone four matches in a row without a defeat. In other league action, Ryan Giggs’ Manchester United squad host a Sunderland team that would love another point in their late push to avoid relegation.
Elsewhere on Saturday, second-place Barcelona will try to put more pressure on first-place Atletico Madrid in La Liga’s title race with a home victory against Getafe. Fiorentina will face Napoli in an important Coppa Italia final later in the day, and Santos Laguna vs. Club America highlights a night of action from Liga MX.
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Enjoy the action. (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
7:45am – West Ham vs. Tottenham Hotspur – NBCSN
9:30am – Hamburger SV vs. Bayern Munich – GOLTV USA
10:00am – Aston Villa vs. Hull City – NBC Sports Live Extra
10:00am – Manchester United vs. Sunderland – NBCSN
10:00am – Newcastle vs. Cardiff City – NBC Sports Live Extra
10:00am – Stoke City vs. Fulham – NBC Sports Live Extra
10:00am – Swansea vs. Southampton – NBC Sports Live Extra
10:00am – Barcelona vs. Getafe – beIN Sports Play
12:00pm – Malaga vs. Elche – beIN Sports USA
12:30pm – Everton vs. Manchester City – CNBC
2:00pm – Osasuna vs. Celta de Vigo – beIN Sports Play
2:30pm – Toronto FC vs. New England Revolution – Univision Deportes
2:45pm – Fiorentina vs. Napoli – beIN Sports USA
4:00pm – Real Valladolid vs. Espanyol – beIN Sports Play
7:00pm – Vancouver Whitecaps vs. San Jose Earthquakes – MLS Direct Kick
8:00pm – Cruz Azul vs. Leon – UniMas
8:30pm – Chicago Fire vs. Real Salt Lake – MLS Direct Kick
9:00pm – Colorado Rapids vs. LA Galaxy – MLS Direct Kick
10:00pm – Seattle Sounders vs. Philadelphia Union – MLS Direct Kick
10:00pm – Santos Laguns vs. America – Univision Deportes
10:30pm – Chivas USA vs. Houston Dynamo – MLS Direct Kick
10:30pm – Portland Timbers vs. DC United – MLS Direct Kick