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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
PREMIER LEAGUE WEEKEND FEATURES TOP-TIER SUNDAY MATCHES: CHELSEA V. SOUTHAMPTON AT 9:30 AM ET & MANCHESTER UNITED V. TOTTENHAM AT NOON ET ON NBCSN
Third-Place Arsenal v. West Ham United Saturday at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Everton Manager Roberto Martinez Profiled on New Premier League Download Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – Mar. 10, 2015 – NBC Sports Group’s Premier League action this weekend is highlighted by top-tier matches on Sunday, Mar. 15, when first-place Chelsea host seventh-place Southampton at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO, and fourth-place Manchester United host sixth-place Tottenham at Noon ET on NBCSN and Telemundo.
Chelsea come off a 1-0 victory against West Ham United last Wednesday, maintaining the club’s five-point lead over Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title. Southampton look to continue momentum after defeating Crystal Palace 1-0 last Tuesday. The Saints have the Premier League’s best defense, conceding an average of 0.71 goals per game with the help of goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who leads the Premier League with 13 clean sheets this season.
Tottenham forward Harry Kane scored both goals in the club’s 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers last Saturday, bringing his season total to 16 goals (third-most in BPL). With 10 matches remaining, Manchester United look to maintain a top-four, Champions League qualifying position.
Steve Bower calls Chelsea v. Southampton joined by analyst Lee Dixon at Stamford Bridge. NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls Manchester United v. Tottenham alongside analyst Graeme Le Saux at Old Trafford.
NBC Sports Group’s live Premier League coverage begins at 8 a.m. ET Saturday, Mar. 14, with Premier League Live, followed by Crystal Palace v. Queens Park Rangers at 8:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN. At 11 a.m. ET, third-place Arsenal look to add to their four-match Premier League winning streak when they host West Ham United on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO.
Saturday’s live match coverage wraps up with Burnley v. third-place Manchester City at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Manchester City are led by forward Sergio Aguero, tied with Chelsea’s Diego Costa for a league-high 17 BPL goals. White calls the match, joined by Le Saux. NBCSN presents a new Premier League Download Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET. In Premier League Download: A Day in the Life of a Manager Featuring Roberto Martinez, Men in Blazers‘ Roger Bennett traveled to Merseyside to sit down with Everton manager Roberto Martinez to find out what a day in the life of a Premier League manager is really like.
Matches not featured on NBCSN in the Saturday, Mar. 14, 11 a.m. ET and Sunday, Mar. 15, Noon ET 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.
Swansea City host fifth-place Liverpool this Monday, Mar. 16, at 4 p.m. ET on NBSN and NBC UNIVERSO, wrapping up this week’s live match coverage.
All matches will be preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live alongside former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
Saturdays throughout the Premier League season, The 2 Robbies “Football” Show, hosted by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and Mustoe, airs at 5 p.m. ET on the terrestrial NBC Sports Radio Network as well as on NBCSportsRadio.com and the NBC Sports Radio mobile app. For more information, and to download the app, visit NBCSportsRadio.com.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Bennett will air at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN Mondays throughout the Premier League season.
All Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s soccer coverage this week (all times ET):
|Sat., Mar. 14||7 a.m.||Barclays Premier League Preview||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 14||8 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 14||8:45 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Queens Park Rangers||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 14||11 a.m.||Arsenal v. West Ham United||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Mar. 14||11 a.m.||Sunderland v. Aston Villa||Extra Time|
|Sat., Mar. 14||11 a.m.||Leicester City v. Hull City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Mar. 14||11 a.m.||West Brom v. Stoke City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Mar. 14||1:30 p.m.||Burnley v. Manchester City||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Mar. 14||3:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 14||4:30 p.m.||Premier League Download: A Day in the Life of a Manager Featuring Roberto Martinez||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar. 15||8: 30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar. 15||9:30 a.m.||Chelsea v. Southampton||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sun., Mar. 15||Noon||Manchester United v. Tottenham||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Mar. 15||Noon||Everton v. Newcastle||Extra Time|
|Sun., Mar. 15||2 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar. 15||11:30 p.m.||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., Mar. 16||12:30 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Mon., Mar. 16||2:30 p.m.||Barclays Premier League News||NBCSN|
|Mon., Mar. 16||3 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Mar. 16||4 p.m.||Swansea City v. Liverpool||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Mon., Mar. 16||6 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Mar. 16||10 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Mon., Mar. 16||10:30 p.m.||Barclays Premier League Review||NBCSN|
NBC Sports Group will once again make all 380 games from the Premier League available in the United States on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to 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 Live Extra app is available at the App Store for iPad and iPod touch, and on select tablet devices within Google Play. Every MVPD has the option to carry every Premier League match on live television and via live streaming at no additional cost to consumers.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–