The Premier League has become the Manchester Derby so far this season, with both clubs sitting atop of the standings. Now Manchester United and Manchester City will square off at Ethiad Stadium to determine the league leader as the calendar turns towards the Christmas rush at the end of December.
While not off to the same start as last season, Manchester City has yet to lose a match this year in league play. The Red Devils have become known for their prowess in fighting back from a deficit, having come from behind in multiple games this season, including last week’s win over Reading.
Another story that has been followed throughout the week was the injury of Lionel Messi, who was carried off on a stretcher in Barcelona’s match against Benifica earlier this week. After many held their breath awaiting results of the extent of his injury, it was determined that Messi only suffered a knee bruise, and will start, as he looks to break Gerd Mueller’s record of 85 goals in a calendar year.
Two Americans will be pitted against each other, as Tim Howard and Everton welcome Clint Dempsey and Tottenham. After a rough start in his first season with Spurs, Dempsey has come along this month, with Tottenham surging to fourth in the Premier League standings. After a strong start to the year, the Toffees have fallen off, having won just one of their last nine matches.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV Schedule is after the jump):
2am- Fox Soccer Channel- Ulsan vs. Monterrey
8:30am- Fox Soccer Channel- Manchester City vs. Manchester United
8:55am- beIN Sport Espanol- Torino vs. AC Milan
9am- beIN Sport- Palermo vs. Juventus
9:30am- GolTV- Borussia Moenchengladbach vs. Mainz 05
10am- Fox Soccer Plus- Everton vs. Tottenham
11am- Fox Soccer Channel- West Ham United vs. Liverpool
11am- Univision Deportes- Olympique Marseille vs. Lorient
11am- beIN Sport Espanol- Athletic Bilbao vs. Celta Vigo
11:30am- GolTV- Hannover 96 vs. Bayer Leverkusen
1pm- beIN Sport- Atletico Madrid vs. Deportivo La Coruna
2pm- ESPN2- College Cup Final
2pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Ulsan vs. Monterrey (Club World Cup, tape delay)
2:45pm- RAI- Inter Milan vs. Napoli
3pm- beIN Sport- Real Betis vs. Barcelona
5pm- beIN Sport- Inter Milan vs. Napoli (Delayed)
7pm- beIN Sport- Athletic Bilbao vs. Celta Vigo