Boxing Day is a wonderful time full of leftover food, leftover alcohol and a shitload of football to watch on the box. Over the years there have been some bloody lovely moments on this day, and these are the best of the bunch.
It can’t be said enough just how good watching football the day after Christmas is. It may seem a tad pathetic or weird to some, but if that’s the case then I question why you’re even reading this page. Go away.
Zat Knight strikes
When your back in against the wall and you need a goal in a crucial game in the fight for fourth, who you gonna call? Zat Knight, of course. Villa were losing to Arsenal before a last gasp equaliser by the big defender saved the day. You've just got to love this game. Source: Twitter
Phil Brown goes mad
Half-time team talk on the pitch because why the everloving fuck not, eh? Source: Twitter
Denis Irwin turns evil
Like a truly disgraceful professional wrestler, Denis Irwin went full bad guy after scoring during Man United's 6-3 demolition of his former club Oldham. As opposed to not celebrating, the veteran ran around with his arms in the air as if he'd won the World Cup. Absolute scenes. Source: Twitter
Charlton shock Chelsea
During Roman Abramovich's first year at the helm of Chelsea Football Club - the man who looks like he was a mob boss in a former life - did not have a happy Christmas holiday as Charlton ran out 4-2 victors over the Blues. Bah humbug. Source: Twitter
Ashley Cole sees red
Ashley Cole got sent-off and cost Chelsea the win in a 4-4 draw against Villa. Ha ha ha, ha ha ha. That is all. Source: Times of Malta
The start of a legacy
After trailing 3-0 to Sheffield Wednesday, Fergie's United side pulled the first of many dramatic comebacks out of nowhere with Eric Cantona being the man to grab the equaliser. Fairytale stuff. Source: Twitter
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Are you all feeling jolly yet? Well you should. This truly is the most wonderful time of the year for so very many reasons, but above all else this festive period make sure you take the time to kiss the wife, tell your family you love them, and sit down for Boxing day football with a nice pint. Heaven.