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Thursday, December 28th, 2017
PREMIER LEAGUE “FESTIVE FIXTURES” CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY, JAN. 4
League Leaders Manchester City Look to Extend Record PL Win Streak at Crystal Palace This Sunday at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Second-Place Manchester United v. Southampton This Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo
Eight Exclusive Matches on NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass” this Week
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 28, 2017 – NBC Sports Group’s Premier League packed holiday season of 40 “festive fixtures” in 14 days continues this week, as Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester City enter the weekend on an 18-match Premier League winning streak, the longest streak in top-flight history. Manchester City, who are 15 points clear at the top of the table, next visit Crystal Palace this Sunday, December 31, at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN. On New Year’s Day, Romelu Lukaku and Manchester United visit Wayne Rooney and Everton (12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo) in Lukaku’s first match back at Goodison Park since his transfer this summer, while Rooney faces his old club after leaving the Red Devils in July as the club’s all-time top scorer.
Live match coverage continues today, Thursday, December 28, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Crystal Palace v. sixth-place Arsenal. The Gunners come off a 3-3 draw against Liverpool, and look to keep pace in the race for the top-four.
Coverage on Saturday, December 30, begins at 9 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Liverpool v. Leicester City at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN, and Chelsea v. Stoke City at 10 a.m. ET on CNBC. Also Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold presents four exclusive matches: Bournemouth v. Everton; Huddersfield Town v. Burnley; Newcastle v. Brighton & Hove Albion; and Watford v. Swansea City.
Saturday’s live match coverage concludes at 12:30 p.m. ET with Manchester United v. Southampton on NBC and Universo. NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White and analyst Lee Dixon call the action on NBC.
On Sunday, in addition to Crystal Palace v. Manchester City (7 a.m. ET), NBCSN presents coverage of West Bromwich Albion v. Arsenal at 11:30 a.m. ET.
Live match coverage on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, begins at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Brighton & Hove Albion v. Bournemouth. Monday at 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN hosts coverage of Burnley v. Liverpool, with Stoke City v. Newcastle on CNBC and Leicester City v. Huddersfield Town on NBC Sports Gold. New Year’s Day live match coverage concludes with Everton v. Manchester United at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo.
Next week, NBCSN and Universo host coverage of three mid-week matches: Swansea City v. Tottenham Tuesday, January 2, at 2:45 p.m. ET; Arsenal v. Chelsea Wednesday, January 3, at 2:45 p.m. ET; and Tottenham v. West Ham Thursday, January 4, at 3 p.m. ET. Tottenham’s Harry Kane broke Alan Shearer’s record for the most Premier League goals scored in a calendar year in Spurs’ 5-2 win over Southampton on Tuesday. Kane’s hat trick in the win brought his total to 39 Premier League goals in 2017.
Also Tuesday, NBC Sports Gold presents three exclusive matches: Southampton v. Crystal Palace and West Ham v. West Bromwich Albion at 2:45 p.m. ET, as well as Manchester City v. Watford at 3 p.m. ET.
In addition, NBCSN presents a new episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by popular soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. ET. Former Everton manager and current Belgium national team coach Roberto Martinez will appear as a guest on this week’s episode.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live and Goal Zone, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle, and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
This season, NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – introduced “Premier League Pass,” which features 130 exclusive Premier League matches live and on-demand, an extensive suite of daily and weekly news shows, plus classic archive programming never available before in the U.S.
NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and online at NBCSportsGold.com. NBC Sports Gold is powered by Playmaker Media, NBC Sports Digital’s technology service which provides end-to-end support for companies in need of best-in-class live streaming and VOD solutions.
Premier League matches on NBC and NBCSN 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. Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value 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 app is powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
Following is the match schedule for this week’s Premier League coverage (all times ET, schedule subject to change):
|Thurs., Dec. 28||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Dec. 28||3 p.m.||Crystal Palace v. Arsenal||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Dec. 28||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 30||9 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 30||10 a.m.||Liverpool v. Leicester City||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 30||10 a.m.||Chelsea v. Stoke City||CNBC|
|Sat., Dec. 30||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Everton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Dec. 30||10 a.m.||Huddersfield Town v. Burnley||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Dec. 30||10 a.m.||Newcastle v. Brighton & Hove Albion||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Dec. 30||10 a.m.||Watford v. Swansea City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Dec. 30||12:30 p.m.||Manchester United v. Southampton||NBC, Universo|
|Sat., Dec. 30||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., Dec. 31||6 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 31||7 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Manchester City||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 31||11:30 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Arsenal||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 31||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Jan. 1||6:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Jan. 1||7:30 a.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Bournemouth||NBCSN|
|Mon., Jan. 1||10 a.m.||Burnley v. Liverpool||NBCSN, Universo|
|Mon., Jan. 1||10 a.m.||Stoke City v. Newcastle||CNBC|
|Mon., Jan. 1||10 a.m.||Leicester City v. Huddersfield Town||NBC Sports Gold|
|Mon., Jan. 1||12:30 p.m.||Everton v. Manchester United||NBCSN, Universo|
|Mon., Jan. 1||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Jan. 1||6 p.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Tues., Jan. 2||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tues., Jan. 2||2:45 p.m.||Swansea City v. Tottenham||NBCSN, Universo|
|Tues., Jan. 2||2:45 p.m.||Southampton v. Crystal Palace||NBC Sports Gold|
|Tues., Jan. 2||2:45 p.m.||West Ham v. West Bromwich Albion||NBC Sports Gold|
|Tues., Jan. 2||3 p.m.||Manchester City v. Watford||NBC Sports Gold|
|Tues., Jan. 2||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., Jan. 3||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., Jan. 3||2:45 p.m.||Arsenal v. Chelsea||NBCSN, Universo|
|Wed., Jan. 3||4:45 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., Jan. 3||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Jan. 4||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Jan. 4||3 p.m.||Tottenham v. West Ham||NBCSN, Universo|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–