Boxing Day, or the day after Christmas, is a very special one in the world of English soccer. That’s because typically there are a few games on back-to-back and the action never stops. It was no different this year, with six games going on. The day started with a battle for second place as Manchester United faced off with Leicester City.
United led twice, but they quickly gave up equalizers to settle for a 2-2 draw in the end, meaning neither side finished the day in second as a result. In another big match, Arsenal took on London rivals Chelsea in a derby, and they ended their poor run of form with an impressive, composed 3-1 win. Chelsea were hoping to be title contenders, but the evidence on this game shows they aren’t there yet, while Arsenal got a much-needed win to stop their wayward recent run.