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Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
BLOCKBUSTER MANCHESTER DERBY BETWEEN UNBEATEN MANCHESTER UNITED & MANCHESTER CITY THIS SAT., SEPT. 10, AT 7:30 AM ET ON NBCSN
“George Lucas couldn’t even dream up Pep Guardiola vs. Jose Mourinho in the Manchester Derby. This will be epic!” – Kyle Martino
“This game is a modern managerial rivalry within an old, traditional fixture … You’ll find nothing better to watch on Saturday morning.” – Rebecca Lowe
“It’s the one day you don’t want to be left red-faced or to be feeling the blues. It’s the Manchester Derby, when winning is everything.” – Robbie Earle
Arlo White Calls the Match Joined by Lee Dixon & Graeme Le Saux
Goal Rush Added to Premier League Extra Time Bonus Package & NBC Sports Digital Expands Premier League Offerings
All Matches Streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 7, 2016 – Live Premier League match coverage continues this week with a blockbuster Manchester Derby, as unbeaten clubs Manchester United and Manchester City face off this Saturday, September 10, at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO. For the second time in league history, both Manchester City and Manchester United have won their first three league games in the same season, the first being the 2011-12 season, when Manchester City won the Premier League title and Manchester United finished second (on a goal difference tiebreaker).
This season’s first installment of the Manchester Derby is one of the most anticipated fixtures of the year as both clubs have new managers in charge, with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United and Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. The two world-class managers have a heated history from their time overlapping in Spain (2010-2012), where Mourinho led Real Madrid while Guardiola was in charge of archrivals Barcelona. Now, the managerial foes are in the same city, bringing an extra layer of intrigue to the always-electric Manchester Derby. Coverage begins Saturday at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls the match, joined by Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux. Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and former Jamaican National Team Player Robbie Earle.
REBECCA LOWE, KYLE MARTINO & ROBBIE EARLE ON THE MANCHSTER DERBY
Rebecca Lowe: “There have been rivalries in football going back years but this rivalry is what the term ‘box office’ was made for. Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola cannot stand each other. Now they have to stand yards away from each other as they lead two of England’s biggest clubs in one of the biggest local derbies for years. This game is a modern managerial rivalry within an old, traditional fixture which is the very heartbeat of the north west of England. You’ll find nothing better to watch on Saturday morning.”
Kyle Martino: “George Lucas couldn’t even dream up Pep Guardiola vs. Jose Mourinho in the Manchester Derby. This will be epic!”
Robbie Earle: “It’s the one day you don’t want to be left red-faced or to be feeling the blues. It’s the Manchester Derby, when winning is everything.”
Live Premier League coverage continues Saturday at 10 a.m. ET with Arsenal v. Southampton on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO, and Stoke City v. Tottenham on CNBC. All matches not on NBCSN or CNBC 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. In addition, beginning this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET, the Premier League’s new Goal Rush product will be featured on Premier League Extra Time as well as via the NBC Sports app and on NBCSports.com. Goal Rush will provide the most compelling action in real time and on replay so viewers won’t miss a single score or key play. Premier League host John Dykes will host the program, which will focus on Arsenal v. Southampton this week, and feature live look-ins on action at all the grounds. Click here for more information on Goal Rush.
Saturday’s live Premier League match coverage wraps up with Liverpool v. Leicester City, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO, followed by a live Goal Zone at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Coverage on Sunday, September 11, begins at 10 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Swansea City v. Chelsea at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO. This week’s live match coverage wraps up on Monday, September 12, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Sunderland v. Everton at 3 p.m. ET.
In addition, NBC Sports Digital expanded its Premier League offerings this week, including four Premier League Productions programs that will be available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, and Premier League Shorts, a short-form, digital-exclusive video series. Click here for more information.
All Premier League games will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. The NBC Sports app will stream all matches via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku.
Following is the schedule for this week’s Premier League coverage:
|Sat., Sept. 10||6 a.m.||Premier League Preview||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 10||6:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 10||7:30 a.m.||Manchester United v. Manchester City||NBCSN, TELEMUNDO|
|Sat., Sept. 10||9:30 a.m.||Goal Rush||Extra Time|
|Sat., Sept. 10||10 a.m.||Arsenal v. Southampton||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Sept. 10||10 a.m.||Stoke City v. Tottenham||CNBC|
|Sat., Sept. 10||10 a.m.||West Ham v. Watford||Extra Time|
|Sat., Sept. 10||10 a.m.||Middlesbrough v. Crystal Palace||Extra Time|
|Sat., Sept. 10||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. West Bromwich Albion||Extra Time|
|Sat., Sept. 10||10 a.m.||Burnley v. Hull City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Sept. 10||12:30 p.m.||Liverpool v. Leicester City||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Sept. 10||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 11||6 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 11||8 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 11||10 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 11||11 a.m.||Swansea City v. Chelsea||NBCSN, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., Sept. 11||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 11||Midnight||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., Sept. 12||1 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Mon., Sept. 12||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Sept. 12||3 p.m.||Sunderland v. Everton||NBCSN|
|Mon., Sept. 12||Midnight||Premier League Review||NBCSN|
—NBC SPORTS GROUP–