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Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
LEICESTER CITY HOST MANCHESTER CITY THIS SAT. AT 12:30 PM ET ON NBC & SUNDAY TRIPLE-HEADER ON NBCSN HIGHLIGHT 20 MATCHES IN FIVE DAYS
Second-Place Arsenal v. Stoke City This Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN & NBC UNIVERSO
Sunday Triple-Header Kicks Off with First-Place Chelsea v. West Bromwich Albion at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN
New Episode of Behind the Badge: Watford FC Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Mid-Week Match Action Next Tuesday, Dec. 13 & Wednesday, Dec. 14
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 7, 2016 – NBC Sports Group presents 20 Premier League matches in five days, highlighted by fourth-place Manchester City visiting last season’s champions, Leicester City, this Saturday, Dec. 10, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, and a triple-header of matches on NBCSN this Sunday, Dec. 11, beginning at 7 a.m. ET.
This week’s Premier League coverage begins Saturday at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Watford v. Everton at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage continues Saturday at 10 a.m. ET when second-place Arsenal host Stoke City on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO, and Swansea City host Sunderland on CNBC. Arsenal are coming off a 5-1 win over West Ham United, which featured a hat trick from the Premier League’s joint-leading scorer, Alexis Sanchez (11 goals). The Gunners are on a 13-match unbeaten streak in the league, having not lost since their opening game of the Premier League season.
Saturday’s coverage continues at 12:30 p.m. ET when Leicester City host Manchester City on NBC and NBC UNIVERSO. Manchester City are looking to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Chelsea, which snapped their six-match league unbeaten streak. NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux at King Power Stadium.
Coverage on Sunday begins at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by first-place Chelsea v. West Bromwich Albion at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN. The Blues, who are on an eight-match Premier League winning streak, are led by the league’s joint-leading scorer Diego Costa (11 goals). Sunday’s triple-header continues when sixth-place Manchester United host fifth-place Tottenham at 9:15 a.m. ET on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO. The Red Devils have won only once in their last eight league matches, and are in search of a much-needed three points. Tottenham are coming off a 5-0 win over Swansea City, with two goals each from Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen. White calls the match, joined by Le Saux and Lee Dixon at Old Trafford.
Weekend coverage concludes Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET when third-place Liverpool host West Ham United on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO. Liverpool dropped from second to third this weekend, when Bournemouth came back from 2-0 and 3-1 down to defeat the Reds 4-3.
Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, NBCSN presents the third episode of Behind the Badge: Watford FC, a four-part series that provides an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Hornets. Voiced by BBC presenter and former English footballer Gary Lineker, this week’s episode focuses on Watford’s squad management amongst injuries and suspensions, highlights the club’s connection to legendary singer Elton John and follows the Under 18 squad as they prepare for a 3rd Round FA Youth Cup match. Click here for more information on the entire series.
NBC Sports Group’s mid-week match coverage begins Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Everton v. Arsenal at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and continues Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live followed by Crystal Palace v. Manchester United at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone and Premier League Live, joined by a combination of former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle, former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
All matches not on NBCSN or CNBC in multiple television windows 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, on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET and Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. ET, the Premier League’s Goal Rush product will be featured on Premier League Extra Time as well as via the NBC Sports app and on NBCSports.com.
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.
NBC Sports Digital presents four Premier League Productions programs each week throughout the season, available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, as well as Premier League Shorts, a short-form, digital-exclusive video series. Click here for more information.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s soccer coverage this week (all times ET):
|Sat., Dec. 10||6 a.m.||Premier League Preview||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 10||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 10||7:30 a.m.||Watford v. Everton||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 10||9:30 a.m.||Goal Rush||Extra Time|
|Sat., Dec. 10||10 a.m.||Arsenal v. Stoke City||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Dec. 10||10 a.m.||Swansea City v. Sunderland||CNBC|
|Sat., Dec. 10||10 a.m.||Burnley v. Bournemouth||Extra Time|
|Sat., Dec. 10||10 a.m.||Hull City v. Crystal Palace||Extra Time|
|Sat., Dec. 10||12:30 p.m.||Leicester City v. Manchester City||NBC, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Dec. 10||11 p.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 11||6 a.m.||Premier League World||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 11||6:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 11||7 a.m.||Chelsea v. West Bromwich Albion||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 11||9:15 a.m.||Manchester United v. Tottenham||NBCSN, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., Dec. 11||9:15 a.m.||Southampton v. Middlesbrough||Extra Time|
|Sun., Dec. 11||11:30 a.m.||Liverpool v. West Ham United||NBCSN, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., Dec. 11||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 11||2 p.m.||Behind the Badge: Watford FC||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 11||Midnight||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 12||1 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 12||7 p.m.||Premier League Review||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 12||8 p.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Tue., Dec. 13||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tue., Dec. 13||2:45 p.m.||Everton v. Arsenal||NBCSN|
|Tue., Dec. 13||2:45 p.m.||Bournemouth v. Leicester City||Extra Time|
|Tue., Dec. 13||4:45 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., Dec. 14||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., Dec. 14||3 p.m.||Crystal Palace v. Manchester United||NBCSN|
|Wed., Dec. 14||2:45 p.m.||Goal Rush||Extra Time|
|Wed., Dec. 14||2:45 p.m.||Sunderland v. Chelsea||Extra Time|
|Wed., Dec. 14||2:45 p.m.||Middlesbrough v. Liverpool||Extra Time|
|Wed., Dec. 14||2:45 p.m.||West Ham United v. Burnley||Extra Time|
|Wed., Dec. 14||3 p.m.||Manchester City v. Watford||Extra Time|
|Wed., Dec. 14||3 p.m.||Tottenham v. Hull City||Extra Time|
|Wed., Dec. 14||3 p.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Swansea City||Extra Time|
|Wed., Dec. 14||3 p.m.||Stoke City v. Southampton||Extra Time|
|Wed., Dec. 14||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–