On Boxing Day 1860. With the advent of the leagues in England, from the 1880 s, matches Boxing Day. While Christmas is reserved for opening presents and spending time with family members, Boxing Day is for soccer. Like every year, there was lots of action this year. And although eight matches were played in place of traditional 10, we didn’t want for goals. A single match ended goalless, and every match featured more or two. In several cases, many more.
Here are highlights including a list setting performance from Harry Kane a comeback from Manchester United and a blitz of goals in Bournemouth. As showing has been put forward by the men of Sean Dyche on their way to put among the elite of the league along with the table after showing Burnley is the shock of the Premier League. The Clarets were on the point of win at Old Trafford, and their best win of the season when they went 2-0 about Manchester United, but a brace from sub Jesse Lingard aided United salvage a draw. Since they led to both Burnley goals, Free kicks were Manchester United’s kryptonite Monday.
Burnley was on the board 3 minutes after the opening whistle a goal off. The second goal, in the 36th of Burnley, was somewhat more classy. Steven Defour whizzed a superb free kick past David de Gea for this early 2-0 lead. WOW What a freekick @BurnleyOfficial! MUNBUR pic. Twitter. United thoroughly dominated this match, holding 71 percent possession plus taking 23 shots, six about goal, but that domination did not truly set in until halftime. That is thanks at large part to Lingard, who had been introduced after the half. The 25 year old continued a formidable series of form by scoring his 5th and 6th goals in the last seven games to bring United back level.
The first came in this 53rd minute together with a reckless backheel on this end of an Ashley Young cross. His second was pure instinct plus skill, since his half volley off a deflected ball in this 91st minute salvaged a point for United.A fine finish from @JesseLingard. He saves this day for @ManUtd! pic. Twitter. The holiday season was a happy one for Spurs forward Harry Kane.