FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
1ST-PLACE LIVERPOOL HOST MANCHESTER UNITED THIS SUNDAY AT 11 A.M. ET ON NBCSN & TELEMUNDO, HIGHLIGHTING NBC SPORTS’ PREMIER LEAGUE COVERAGE
Live Match Coverage Begins This Saturday at 7:30 a.m. ET with 2nd-place Manchester City v. Everton on NBCSN & Universo
Arlo White calls Liverpool v. Manchester United, Joined by Graeme Le Saux and Lee Dixon; Trio Will Also Provide Pre-Match Commentary from Pitch-Side Desk
Last Saturday’s Chelsea-Manchester City on NBC – Showcase Match During “Premier League Mornings Live” Fan Fest – Is Most-Watched Match of Season
Five Exclusive Matches on NBC Sports Gold This Weekend, Including 5th-Place Arsenal at Southampton on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 11, 2018 – The Premier League’s fight atop the table continues this weekend when Mohamed Salah and first-place Liverpool host Manchester United in a highly-anticipated match on Sunday, Dec., 16 at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo. Liverpool jumped into first place after a 4-0 rout of Bournemouth last weekend, while Manchester United also scored four goals in the team’s victory over Fulham. NBC Sports’ lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls Liverpool v. Manchester United on NBCSN, joined by analysts Graeme Le Saux and Lee Dixon. The trio will also offer pre-match commentary from a pitch-side desk at Anfield.
This weekend’s live Premier League coverage begins Saturday at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on NBCSN, followed by 2nd-place Manchester City v. Everton at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. 2nd-place Manchester City sit one point behind Liverpool after their first loss of the season to 4th-place Chelsea, while Everton look for a win after back-to-back draws.
Last Saturday’s Chelsea-Manchester City game, which was the showcase match at the “Premier League Mornings Live” Fan Fest in New York City, averaged 1.1 million viewers on NBC to rank as the most-watched Premier League match this season.
NBCSN’s live coverage continues Saturday at 10 a.m. ET with 3rd-place Tottenham v. Burnley. Tottenham come off a 2-0 win over Leicester City, while Burnley look for a second straight victory after defeating Brighton & Hove Albion last week.
Also Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold presents four exclusive live matches: Crystal Palace v. Leicester City, Huddersfield v. Newcastle, Watford v. Cardiff City, and Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Bournemouth.
Live match coverage concludes on Saturday with Fulham v. West Ham at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Fulham aim to win their third match of the season, while West Ham look to extend their three-match winning streak. White calls the match, joined by Dixon.
Live match coverage on Sunday, Dec. 16, begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on NBCSN, followed by Brighton & Hove Albion v. 4th-place Chelsea. Brighton & Hove Albion come off a narrow 1-0 loss to Burnley, while Chelsea look continue their momentum after handing Manchester City their first loss of the season. Derek Rae calls the match, joined by Danny Higginbotham.
Also at 8:30 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold presents coverage of Southampton v. fifth-place Arsenal. Southampton look to win their second match of the season, while Arsenal will hope to break into the league’s top-4.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Mornings, Premier League Live, and Goal Zone, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle, and former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino.
NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – “Premier League Pass” features 150 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. “Premier League Pass” features more than 1,000 hours of additional non-match content throughout the season. Fans can purchase by visiting NBCSportsGold.com for the 2018-19 season of “Premier League Pass,” priced at $49.99. Click here for more information.
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 games 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, subject to change):
|Sat., Dec. 15||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 15||7:30 a.m.||Manchester City v. Everton||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Dec. 15||10 a.m.||Tottenham v. Burnley||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 15||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Leicester City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Dec. 15||10 a.m.||Huddersfield v. Newcastle||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Dec. 15||10 a.m.||Watford v. Cardiff City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Dec. 15||10 a.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Bournemouth||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Dec. 15||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Dec. 15||12:30 p.m.||Fulham v. West Ham||NBC|
|Sat., Dec. 15||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., Dec. 16||1 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 16||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 16||8:30 a.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Chelsea||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 16||8:30 a.m.||Southampton v. Arsenal||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Dec. 16||11 a.m.||Liverpool v. Manchester United||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Dec. 16||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 17||1 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|