Match of the Day - 2010/2011 - 26/01/1998

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Gary Lineker introduces highlights from a packed day of Barclays Premier League action where gifts of goals, festive cheer and the odd stuffing were sure to be on the menu. Manchester United played host to Sunderland, a side that stunned champions Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge earlier this season. Manchester City travelled to St James's Park hoping to complete a league double over Newcastle, while Blackpool welcomed Liverpool to Bloomfield Road for the first time in 40 years. Champions Chelsea have an awkward away game against Birmingham City, who held them to a goalless draw in this fixture last December. Manchester United put ten goals past Wigan in their two games last season and will hope for a repeat performance at Old Trafford. Elsewhere, Blackpool meet Wolves, Bolton play Newcastle, West Brom take on Stoke and Liverpool host West Ham.