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Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
PREMIER LEAGUE “RACE TO THE FINISH” HEATS UP WITH 14 MATCHES IN FIVE DAYS, STARTING WITH MAN CITY V. TOTTENHAM SAT. APRIL 20 AT 7:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN Presents “In the Shadow of the Kop” Episodes Hosted by Roger Bennett On Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m. ET; New Episodes Available on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel
Five Matches Exclusively on NBC Sports Gold This Week; “Premier League Pass” Available for $19.99
Manchester City Defender Vincent Kompany Joins Arlo White for New “Inside the Mind” Episode on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 17, 2019 – With less than one month remaining in the Premier League season and two points separating the top two teams, NBC Sports presents 14 matches in a five-day stretch, starting this Saturday, April 20 with second-place Manchester City v. third-place Tottenham at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Famed English sports broadcaster Clive Tyldesley will call the match, joined by Lee Dixon.
Defending champion Manchester City look to reclaim the Premier League title with wins in their five remaining games, while Tottenham aim to solidify a place in the top-4. Only three points separate Tottenham and sixth-place Manchester United, as four teams look to lock up a spot in next season’s Champions League by finishing top-4 in the Premier League.
Premier League coverage continues Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. ET with four matches across NBC Sports. NBCSN presents Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Brighton & Hove Albion, and CNBC presents West Ham v. Leicester City. All four teams look to rebound after losses, with high stakes for Brighton & Hove Albion, who are still not safe from relegation.
In addition, NBC Sports Gold presents Bournemouth v. Fulham, and Huddersfield v. Watford. NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass” is available for $19.99. Fans can purchase the discounted pass here.
Saturday’s coverage concludes with Newcastle v. Southampton at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Separated by two points towards the bottom of the table, both teams look to remain above the relegation zone. Arlo White calls the match, joined by Graeme Le Saux.
Sunday’s coverage begins with Premier League Mornings at 7:30 a.m. ET, followed by Everton v. Manchester United on NBCSN and Telemundo. Paul Pogba and Manchester United look to collect three important points to remain in contention for a top-4 finish.
At 11 a.m. ET, Cardiff City host first-place Liverpool on NBCSN and Telemundo. Mohamed Salah and Liverpool look to keep their hopes alive towards securing their first-ever Premier League title. White calls the match, joined by Le Saux.
Also at 11 a.m., fourth-place Arsenal host Crystal Palace on NBC Sports Gold. Arsenal jumped back into the top-4 this week after a narrow 1-0 win over Watford.
NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage continues into next week, with Chelsea v. Burnley on Monday, April 22 at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Fifth-place Chelsea look to jump back into the top-4 after a difficult loss to Liverpool.
On Tuesday, April 23, at 2:45 p.m. ET, NBCSN presents Tottenham v. Brighton & Hove Albion and NBC Sports Gold presents Watford v. Southampton. Midweek coverage concludes on Wednesday, April 24 with Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Arsenal at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold and a highly anticipated Manchester Derby at Old Trafford, beginning at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
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.
NEW EPISODES OF “IN THE SHADOW OF THE KOP” SERIES
NBC Sports recently debuted the extensive multiplatform series “In the Shadow of The Kop,” across NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports’ YouTube channel. NBCSN presents the next two episodes of the series airing back-to-back on Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m. ET. Hosted by Roger Bennett of THE MEN IN BLAZERS, Episode 2 of “In the Shadow of The Kop” highlights some of Liverpool’s modern legends, including Robbie Fowler and Steven Gerrard, and re-tells the story behind Liverpool’s improbable 2005 Champions League victory over AC Milan in Istanbul, Turkey. The third and final episode examines Liverpool’s exciting 2013-14 title charge, when the title chase went down to the final day. The episode also introduces current manager Jurgen Klopp and discusses this season’s historic chase for the club’s first-ever Premier League title.
In addition, new episodes are available every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC Sports’ YouTube channel. On Tuesday’s episode, Bennett relives the Liverpool comeback against AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League Final, led by Gerrard. This Thursday, Ep. 12: The Slip debuts. On April 27, 2014, Liverpool were heading towards their first-ever Premier League title when Chelsea paid a visit to Anfield. But in a twist of fate, a Steven Gerrard mistake allowed Chelsea forward Demba Ba to score, which led to a Chelsea victory, a result which handed title control over to eventual champions Manchester City. In this episode, Bennett asks fans, former players and club officials if that moment haunts the current squad in their historic title chase.
All episodes are available on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel.
“INSIDE THE MIND” OF VINCENT KOMPANY
Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany joins Arlo White in this week’s episode of “Inside the Mind”, exclusively on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel (available Saturday, April 20).
PREMIER LEAGUE PICK ‘EM
NBC Sports’ Premier League Pick ‘Em is the first game from the new, free-to-play NBC Sports Predictor games app. The app, developed with Boom Fantasy, is available in the App Store and Google Play Store, and will give eligible fans the chance to win hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes over the next year. Each match week, Premier League Pick ‘Em will feature at least $5,000 in weekly prizes, with a $50,000 grand prize for a “perfect week” – picking the correct scores of all five Premier League matches in that match week’s competition (information on scoring, prizing, and Official Rules here).
Matches in Play for Premier League Pick ‘Em this Week:
Match Day 35
|Sat., Apr. 20||10 a.m. – NBCSN||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Brighton & Hove Albion|
|Sat., Apr. 20||12:30 p.m. – NBC||Newcastle v. Southampton|
|Sun., Apr. 21||11 a.m. – NBCSN||Cardiff City v. Liverpool|
|Mon., Apr. 22||3 p.m. – NBCSN||Chelsea v. Burnley|
|Wed., Apr. 24||3 p.m. – NBCSN||Manchester United v. Manchester City|
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,” available for the rest of the season at a reduced price of $19.99. 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., Apr. 20||6:30 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 20||7:30 a.m.||Manchester City v. Tottenham||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Apr. 20||10 a.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Brighton & Hove Albion||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 20||10 a.m.||West Ham v. Leicester City||CNBC|
|Sat., Apr. 20||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Fulham||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Apr. 20||10 a.m.||Huddersfield v. Watford||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Apr. 20||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Apr. 20||12:30 p.m.||Newcastle v. Southampton||NBC|
|Sat., Apr. 20||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., Apr. 21||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Apr. 21||8:30 a.m.||Everton v. Manchester United||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Apr. 21||11 a.m.||Cardiff City v. Liverpool||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Apr. 21||11 a.m.||Arsenal v. Crystal Palace||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Apr. 21||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Apr. 21||2 p.m.||In the Shadow of The Kop||NBCSN|
|Mon., Apr. 22||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Apr. 22||3 p.m.||Chelsea v. Burnley||NBCSN|
|Mon., Apr. 22||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Tues., Apr. 23||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tues., Apr. 23||2:45 p.m.||Tottenham v. Brighton & Hove Albion||NBCSN|
|Tues., Apr. 23||2:45 p.m.||Watford v. Southampton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Tues., Apr. 23||4:45 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., Apr. 24||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., Apr. 24||3 p.m.||Manchester United v. Manchester City||NBCSN, Universo|
|Wed., Apr. 24||2:45 p.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Arsenal||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Apr. 24||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
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