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Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
SECOND-PLACE TOTTENHAM V. THIRD-PLACE ARSENAL IN BLOCKBUSTER NORTH LONDON DERBY THIS SAT., MAR. 7, AT 7:45 AM ET ON NBCSN & NBC UNIVERSO
Arlo White Calls the Match Joined by Lee Dixon at White Hart Lane
Saturday at 10 a.m. ET: Fourth-Place Manchester City v. Aston Villa on NBCSN & NBC UNIVERSO; Everton v. West Ham on USA Network
U21 Premier League Action with Sunderland v. Everton This Monday at 2:30 p.m. ET
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW This Tuesday at 12:30 a.m. ET/Monday at 9:30 p.m. PT with Actor Billy Zane
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 3, 2016 – NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend is highlighted by one of the most anticipated matches of the season, the North London Derby between storied rivals Tottenham and Arsenal this Saturday, Mar. 5, at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Both second-place Tottenham and third-place Arsenal are contenders for the title this season, trailing first-place Leicester City by three-points and six-points, respectively.
Spurs snapped their six-match Premier League winning streak with a 1-0 defeat against West Ham yesterday, while Arsenal look to rebound from yesterday’s 2-1 home loss to Swansea City. Tottenham have not been in second place or better this late in the season since 1985, and have lost only one of their last seven home Premier League matches against Arsenal. This is the 178th North London Derby, with Arsenal coming out on top in 75 matches and Tottenham winning 55 (47 draws).
NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Lee Dixon at White Hart Lane. Coverage begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN. Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle, and former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino.
Premier League coverage on Saturday, Mar. 5, continues at 10 a.m. ET with fourth-place Manchester City v. Aston Villa on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO, and Everton v. West Ham on USA Network. Manchester City look to keep their title hopes alive and hold on to their spot in a tight Champions League race following a 3-0 loss to Liverpool yesterday. City are tied on points with fifth-place Manchester United (but lead on goal difference), and only one point above sixth-place West Ham.
All matches not on NBCSN or USA Network in the Saturday 10 a.m. ET television window will be available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN.
Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO present coverage of Watford v. first-place Leicester City. Leicester City and Premier League-leading scorer Jamie Vardy (19 goals) come off a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday.
Coverage this Sunday, Mar. 6, begins at 7:30 a.m.ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Crystal Palace v. Liverpool at 8:30 a.m. ET and West Bromwich Albion v. fifth-place Manchester United at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO.
This Monday, Mar. 7, at 2:30 p.m. ET NBCSN presents a live U21 Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton. The U21 Premier League is the development league for players under the age of 21.
Saturdays throughout the Premier League season, The 2 Robbies “Football” Show, hosted by Earle and former Premier League footballer Robbie 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.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett will air this Tuesday at 12:30 a.m. ET/Monday at 9:30 p.m. PT on NBCSN, with actor Billy Zane as this week’s guest.
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. NBC Sports Live Extra will stream all matches via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s soccer coverage this week (subject to change, all times ET):
|Sat., Mar. 5||6 a.m.||Barclays Premier League Preview||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 5||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 5||7:45 a.m.||Tottenham v. Arsenal||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 5||10 a.m.||Manchester City v. Aston Villa||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 5||10 a.m.||Everton v. West Ham||USA Network|
|Sat., Mar. 5||10 a.m.||Chelsea v. Stoke City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Mar. 5||10 a.m.||Southampton v. Sunderland||Extra Time|
|Sat., Mar. 5||10 a.m.||Newcastle v. Bournemouth||Extra Time|
|Sat., Mar. 5||10 a.m.||Swansea City v. Norwich City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Mar. 5||12:30 p.m.||Watford v. Leicester City||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 5||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 5||Midnight||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar. 6||6:30 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar. 6||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar. 6||8:30 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Liverpool||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar. 6||11 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Manchester United||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar. 6||Noon||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., Mar. 7||1 a.m.||Barclays Premier League Review||NBCSN|
|Mon., Mar. 7||2:30 p.m.||U21 Premier League: Sunderland v. Everton||NBCSN|
|Tues., Mar. 8||12:30 a.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
—NBC SPORTS GROUP—