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12 Christmas Crackers From The Festive Period

 • by Andrew Gibney
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Ahead of this season’s hectic Christmas fixture list, we’ve picked out 12 Christmas crackers that have taken place over the festive period in years gone by.

Who can forget Liverpool’s 4-0 thumping of Arsenal or Newcastle beating Leeds United 4-3 away from home? Imagine being at The Valley when Charlton Athletic beat Chelsea 4-2.

Within Europe this is a unique time. Other leagues go on a break while, in England, the Premier League serves up a football bonanza to tuck into alongside your turkey and stuffing.

Foreign players, especially those who have recently moved to England, don’t quite understand why they are staying in a hotel in Southampton on Boxing Day.

However, for the fans, Boxing Day offers an escape from the family and can quite often throw up an absolute classic.

With the number of fixtures crammed into such a short space of time, minds are tired, bodies fatigues and goals are almost guaranteed.

Check out our 12 Christmas crackers and let us know your favourites.

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