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Monday, December 28th, 2015
FULL SLATE OF BPL ACTION TODAY! PREMIER LEAGUE BREAKAWAY AT 10 AM ET ON NBCSN FOLLOWED BY MANCHESTER UNITED V. CHELSEA AT 12:30 PM ET ON NBCSN & NBC UNIVERSO
Wayne Rooney Profiled in New Premier League Download Today, Mon., Dec. 28 at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
First-Place Leicester City v. Third-Place Manchester City Tomorrow, Tues., Dec. 29, at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Season Recap Featuring Rebecca Lowe Today at 8:30 a.m. ET & 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 28, 2015 – NBC Sports Group presents a special weekday slate of Premier League matches today, Monday, Dec. 28, beginning with the return of Premier League Breakaway at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN, and continuing at 12:30 p.m. ET with a match between Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. In addition, NBCSN presents a new Premier League Download profiling Manchester United and England national team captain Wayne Rooney today at 3:30 p.m.
Premier League Download: Rooney – The Man Behind The Goals (3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN) includes unprecedented access to Rooney’s home and family for a behind-the-scenes look at the man behind the footballer. Hosted by Gary Lineker, the film features access to Rooney at Old Trafford and at the English national team’s camp, including a first-hand account of his rise to the top, and how those closest to him influenced his career. In addition, Rooney returns to the housing estates in Liverpool, where he grew up as an Everton fan, to reflect on where it all began.
The program features interviews with a stellar list of Rooney’s former and current managers, plus some of the biggest names from football both in England and abroad, including: Sven Goran Eriksson, David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Louis van Gaal, Jamie Carragher, Roy Hodgson, and David Moyes. The film also catches up with Sir Bobby Charlton, who held the all-time England goal scoring record before it was broken by Rooney.
Today’s coverage begins at 9 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Premier League Live, followed at 10 a.m. ET by Premier League Breakaway, a special two-hour show featuring RedZone-like live look-ins on the best action from all five Premier League matches in the 10 a.m. ET window. NBC Sports Group’s Breakaway program gives viewers the most compelling action in real time and on replay, including every goal in every match, so viewers won’t miss a single goal or key play. Rebecca Lowe will guide the program as it cuts from match to match to follow the most important stories with minimal interruption. All matches at 10 a.m. ET will be available in their entirety via live stream on NBC Sports Live Extra and on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN. Premier League Breakaway will also be available on NBC Sports Live Extra.
Coverage continues today at 12:30 p.m. ET with Manchester United v. Chelsea on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. The pressure is mounting for Manchester United and manager Louis van Gaal after a 2-0 defeat against Stoke City on Saturday, while Chelsea and Guus Hiddink, who will take charge of his second match since being appointed manager on December 19, look to turn their season around. NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by Graeme Le Saux and Lee Dixon at Old Trafford.
In addition, the two 12:30 p.m. ET matches today which are not on NBCSN will be available in their entirety via live stream on NBC Sports Live Extra and on Premier League Extra Time.
A special episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett and featuring Lowe airs today at 8:30 a.m. ET and 6 p.m. ET. The show will recap the first half of the Premier League season.
Weekday Premier League action continues tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by first-place Leicester City v. third-place Manchester City at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The Foxes’ 10-match unbeaten streak was snapped with a 1-0 loss to Liverpool on Saturday, and their Premier League title campaign will be put to the test against fellow contenders Manchester City. City are building momentum coming off a 4-1 win over Sunderland on Saturday, and could take over the top spot in the league with a win against Leicester.
Live match coverage wraps up Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Sunderland v. Liverpool at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino, and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
Saturdays throughout the Premier League season, The 2 Robbies “Football” Show, hosted by former Jamaican National Team Player Robbie Earle and Mustoe, airs at 5 p.m. ET on the terrestrial NBC Sports Radio Network as well as on NBCSportsRadio.com and the NBC Sports Radio mobile app. For more information, and to download the app, visit NBCSportsRadio.com.
All Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s soccer coverage through Jan. 3, 2016 (all times ET):
|Mon., Dec. 28||8:30 a.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 28||9 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 28||10 a.m.||Premier League Breakaway||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 28||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Swansea City||Extra Time|
|Mon., Dec. 28||10 a.m.||Everton v. Stoke City||Extra Time|
|Mon., Dec. 28||10 a.m.||Norwich City v. Aston Villa||Extra Time|
|Mon., Dec. 28||10 a.m.||Watford v. Tottenham||Extra Time|
|Mon., Dec. 28||10 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Newcastle||Extra Time|
|Mon., Dec. 28||12:30 p.m.||Manchester United v. Chelsea||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 28||12:30 p.m.||Arsenal v. Bournemouth||Extra Time|
|Mon., Dec. 28||12:30 p.m.||West Ham v. Southampton||Extra Time|
|Mon., Dec. 28||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 28||3:30 p.m.||Premier League Download: Wayne Rooney||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 28||6 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 28||6:30 p.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Tue., Dec. 29||1 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Tue., Dec. 29||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tue., Dec. 29||2:45 p.m.||Leicester City v. Manchester City||NBCSN|
|Tue., Dec. 29||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Tue., Dec. 29||11:30 p.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Wed., Dec. 30||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., Dec. 30||2:45 p.m.||Sunderland v. Liverpool||NBCSN|
|Wed., Dec. 30||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., Jan. 2||7:45 a.m.||West Ham v. Liverpool||NBCSN|
|Sat., Jan. 2||10 a.m.||Arsenal v. Newcastle||TBD|
|Sat., Jan. 2||10 a.m.||Leicester City v. Bournemouth||TBD|
|Sat., Jan. 2||10 a.m.||Manchester United v. Swansea City||TBD|
|Sat., Jan. 2||10 a.m.||Norwich City v. Southampton||TBD|
|Sat., Jan. 2||10 a.m.||Sunderland v. Aston Villa||TBD|
|Sat., Jan. 2||10 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Stoke City||TBD|
|Sat., Jan. 2||12:30 p.m.||Watford v. Manchester City||NBC|
|Sun., Jan. 3||8:30 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Chelsea||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 3||11 a.m.||Everton v. Tottenham||NBCSN|
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