MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Manchester City can cut Manchester United’s lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League to nine points with a win over Everton at Goodison Park.
The defending champions are 12 points behind Man United, but play first and victory would see them moving to 62 points, with the Red Devils currently on 71. This game was originally scheduled for a different kick-off time, but was rescheduled to accommodate the live broadcasting on Sky Sports.
This game will also be on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com.
Leaders Manchester United will take on manager-less Reading at Old Trafford and after throwing away a 2-0 lead against Chelsea in FA Cup during the 2-2 tie, manager Sir Alex Ferguson will be demanding an improved performance from his squad.
At the foot of the table, relegation threatened Aston Villa and QPR will battle at Villa Park, with Harry Redknapp’s side looking to finally move off the basement with a win.
Victory for Aston Villa would see them move to 30pts and out of the relegation zone.
Elsewhere, Southampton will tackle Liverpool at St. Mary’s Stadium, Stoke v West Brom at Britannia Stadium and Swansea v Arsenal at Liberty Stadium.
LIVE BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE TV CHANNELS (TIMES: ET)
8:45am Everton v Manchester City: Sky Sport 1 (Germany), Sport 1 NL, SuperSport MaXimo, ESPN2, Sky Sports 2 HD, ESPN3.
11:00am Aston Villa vs Queens Park Rangers: Fox Soccer 2Go, SuperSport 4, SuperSport 5.
11:00am Southampton vs Liverpool: Sportsnet, Fox Soccer Plus, SuperSport 7, Fox Soccer 2Go.
11:00am Stoke City vs West Bromwich Albion: Sportsnet One, Fox Soccer 2Go
11:00am Swansea City vs Arsenal: Sport 1 NL, Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Deportes, Sky Super Calcio, SuperSport MaXimo, Sportsnet World,
1:30pm Manchester United vs Reading Fox Soccer Channel, SuperSport MaXimo, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet Pacific, Sportsnet West, ESPN UK HD.