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Boxing Day football photos

Stoke City v Manchester United: Sir Alex Ferguson's Red Devils and their fans get the festive programme going at Stoke

Stoke City 0-1 Manchester United: Sir Alex Ferguson's Red Devils and their fans get the festive programme going at Stoke

The first half makes fairly dismal viewing for Dimitar Berbatov, who is warming the Man Utd bench

The first half makes fairly dismal viewing for Dimitar Berbatov (left), who is warming the Man Utd bench

But that man Berbatov comes on as a sub and his miscued shot tees up Carlos Tevez to score an important winner

But that man Berbatov comes on as a sub and his miscued shot tees up Carlos Tevez to score an important winner

Chelsea v West Brom: Three Father Christmas fans enjoy the festive football at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 2-0 West Brom: Father Christmas is on hand at Stamford Bridge - apparently he is a Chelsea fan

Chelsea v West Brom: Didier Drogba scores the first Boxing Day goal at Stamford Bridge, a superb header

Didier Drogba helps the crowd get into the mood when he scores the first Boxing Day goal with a superb header

Frank Lampard doubles Chelsea's lead with a sublime run and dinked finish

Midfield dynamo Frank Lampard doubles Chelsea's lead with a sublime run and dinked finish

Portsmouth 1-4 West Ham: "Mr Portsmouth FC" is on hand but he does not like what he sees at Fratton Parky

Portsmouth 1-4 West Ham: "Mr Portsmouth FC" is on hand but he does not like what he sees at Fratton Park

And it just gets worse for Pompey, thanks in no small part to a double from Craig Bellamy

Striker Craig Bellamy is the lynch-pin for West Ham, firing in two goals during the second half to seal a big away win

Tottenham v Fulham: It is far from a Christmas cracker at Spurs, where Tom Huddlestone (right) gets to grips with Jimmy Bullard

Tottenham 0-0 Fulham: It is far from a Christmas cracker at Spurs, where Tom Huddlestone (right) gets to grips with Jimmy Bullard

Both men are delighted when Albert Riera prods the home team into the lead from a Steven Gerrard corner

Liverpool 3-0 Bolton: Albert Riera prods the home team into the lead from a Steven Gerrard corner as Rafael Benitez returns to Anfield

And then Robbie Keane gets in on the act, slamming home two quality goals to wrap up the three points

And then Robbie Keane gets in on the act, slamming home two quality goals to wrap up the three points

Manchester City v Hull: Robinho runs rings around Hull, scoring twice and having a say in two more

Manchester City 5-1 Hull: Robinho runs rings around Hull, scoring twice and having a say in two more

There are incredible scenes at half-time when furious Hull boss Phil Brown lectures his players on the pitch

There are incredible scenes at half-time when furious Hull boss Phil Brown lectures his players on the pitch

Middlesbrough v Everton: Makeshift striker Tim Cahill scrambles home the first goal at the Riverside

Middlesbrough 0-1 Everton: Makeshift striker Tim Cahill scrambles home the first goal at the Riverside

Sunderland 0-0 Blackburn: Blackburn's new boss Sam Allardyce (left) and Sunderland's caretaker boss Ricky Sbragia have to settle for a point each

Sunderland 0-0 Blackburn: Blackburn's new boss Sam Allardyce (left) and Sunderland's caretaker boss Ricky Sbragia settle for a draw

Wigan v Newcastle: Ryan Taylor likes scoring against Newcastle and does so again in the first half

Wigan 2-0 Newcastle: Ryan Taylor likes scoring against Newcastle and does so again before Amr Zaki seals the win

Aston Villa v Arsenal: Boxing Day's late game is the big one and Samir Nasri (left) and Nigel Reo-Coker are out to make an impact

Aston Villa 2-2 Arsenal: Boxing Day's late game is the big one and Samir Nasri (left) and Nigel Reo-Coker are out to make an impact

Denilson puts Arsenal ahead

Four minutes before half-time Arsenal make the breakthrough when Denilson slides the ball home

Gareth Barry (r) after scoring Villa's first from the penalty spot

Abou Diaby doubles Arsenal's lead before Gareth Barry (r) gives Villa hope by converting a penalty

Zat Knight celebrates his dramatic late equaliser

And Zat Knight completes an amazing comeback by firing home a dramatic equaliser two minutes into injury-time



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