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Even with all of the story lines happening in English soccer this week, the focus shifts to Merseyside for the latest installment of the Liverpool derby.

Last November, the two clubs played to an incredible 3-3 draw at Goodison Park and this time around there could be plenty of fireworks as well. Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge are both fit and in terrific form while Everton welcome back Ross Barkley and Steven Pienaar to the starting lineup. With only one point separating the clubs, both teams will be gunning for all three points to push into an UEFA Champions League place.

At Old Trafford, Juan Mata will make his first start in a Manchester United shirt while Robin Van Persie returns to the starting lineup and Wayne Rooney appears on the bench. David Moyes will be hoping that Mata can quickly prove his worth as Man United can’t afford to slip up at home against Cardiff City.

Elsewhere, Arsenal visit Southampton as the London side hope to stay on top of the Premier League for another week and Real Madrid host Espanyol in Copa Del Rey action. In the evening, the 2014 Copa Libertadores officially begins with the first stage of games, featuring Mexican club Morelia vs. Colombian side Santa Fe.

If you will be watching today’s action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action. (Today’s schedule is after the jump):

2:45pm – Manchester United vs. Cardiff City – Premier League Extra Time/NBC Sports Live Extra

2:45pm – Southampton vs. Arsenal – Premier League Extra Time/NBC Sports Live Extra

2:45pm – Swansea City vs. Fulham – Premier League Extra Time/NBC Sports Live Extra

2:45pm – Norwich City vs. Newcastle United – Premier League Extra Time/NBC Sports Live Extra

3pm – Liverpool vs. Everton – NBC Sports Network

3pm – Crystal Palace vs. Hull – Premier League Extra Time/NBC Sports Live Extra

3pm – Real Madrid vs. Espanyol – beIN Sport USA

6pm – Oriente Petrolero vs. Nacional – Fox Deportes

8:15pm – Morelia vs. Santa Fe – Fox Deportes

9pm – Mexico vs. South Korea – ESPN News/Univision Deportes


  1. Ream either had an injury and exited in 5th minute or scored the equalizer in the 89th. Match cast shows both but that is not possible!

    • This game may be the moment all the pundits and experts were waiting for, when Arsenal’s predicted swoon began and their inevitable slide to a 3rd or 4th place finish.

  2. Dempsey off. Trying to be unbiased, but I think that’s a silly move by Fulham. he was one of their best players along with Berba…makes no sense to take off Deuce.

    But in the end, as a USMNT fan, i was happy with how he played and he seems to be playing much better than when he was with the Sounders.

  3. Great 30 yard flick of a goal by Sturridge after Suarez draws a kick, going down as if he was shot in the stomach while simultaneously being knifed in the hamstring while having his fruits electrocuted.

    • Howard is a shocking keeper, come on Klinsi you gotta realize Guzan’s time is now (remember the
      clean sheet at Azteca).

      I said we might concede 15 goals in the 3 group games this summer and this is another reason why:

      Too slow to come out time and time again. How many World Cups is this guy going to be allowed to cost us? (2 already, 2006 & 2010 so far).

  4. Sturridge makes up for a near disastrous clearance moments ago with a goal on the break. 2-0 Liverpool.

    Halftime for Swansea-Fulham.

  5. Nice little move to get a shot off by Deuce but I think the defender got just a tiny piece of it to send it fluttering safely to the keeper.

  6. even if Jozy flops at Sunderland, there will still be options in say Italy or France for small clubs there. He’ll have to take a paycut though. Even Turkey is available. Maybe he gets picked up by 1 of the CL clubs in Turkey.

  7. Arsenal look terrible from the start. The Southampton goal was definitely coming. Odd, since they had an extra day off to prepare with the Friday FA Cup game.

      • Jay Spearing scored, so i guess that is a misprint.

        “…and lost Tim Ream after the first challenge of the match. Defender Ream was hurt in an accidental clash of heads with Austin only a few seconds after the opening whistle.”

      • but haven’t you heard? sunderland’s signing an attacker, so the only thing it could mean is it’s the end for jozy!! there are no other options!

        never underestimate the eagerness of usmnt fans to pronounce the failure of one of our own.

      • But haven’t you heard? Sunderland a mids are crap! So of course we want more in ideal responsibility to put on crap midfielders to produce chances for Fletcher. Sorry. Jozy of course. Sunderland a beat player.

        Never underestimate the blind faithfulness of a USMNT homer to ignore the obvious dispositions at hand

    • Scocco is more of an attacking midfielder/winger and he wasn’t playing that well at Internacional.

      He could provide Jozy with some of that service he needs. Or he or Borini could now replace Jozy. Or Jozy could react to the threat by playing better. Or Scocco could fail to adapt to the EPL.

      That happens sometimes.


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