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Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
MANCHESTER DERBY HIGHLIGHTS NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESENTATION OF FIVE PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH DAYS IN A SIX-DAY SPAN THIS WEEK
Manchester City v. Manchester United Thursday, April 27, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN & Universo
Weekend Coverage Features Liverpool & Manchester United in Race for Champions League Qualification
Coverage Begins Saturday at 9 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, Followed by West Ham United v. Everton on NBCSN & Swansea City v. Stoke City on CNBC at 10 a.m. ET
New Episodes of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW & It’s Called Football
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 19, 2017 – NBC Sports Group presents five Premier League match days in a six-day span, highlighted by fourth-place Manchester City hosting fifth-place Manchester United in the Manchester Derby on Thursday, April 27 at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. The match marks the 174th meeting between the clubs, and is a crucial fixture in the race to qualify for next season’s Champions League. Manchester City, who won the first Premier League meeting this season between the clubs, sit four points above the Red Devils, who have a game in hand. Manchester United are coming off a vital 2-0 win over league-leaders Chelsea.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analysts Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux. 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.
Weekend Premier League coverage begins this Saturday, April 22, at 9 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by West Ham United v. Everton on NBCSN and Swansea City v. Stoke City on CNBC at 10 a.m. ET. Premier League Sunday coverage on Sunday, April 23, begins at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN Premier League Live, followed by Burnley v. Manchester United at 9:15 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo.
On Tuesday, April 25, league-leaders Chelsea host Southampton at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. White calls the match, joined by Dixon at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea, who are looking to bounce back from their loss to Manchester United, sit just four points above second-place Tottenham with six games remaining. Spurs have won their last seven Premier League matches, and visit Crystal Palace on Wednesday, April 26, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN presents a new episode of It’s Called Football. Hosted by the YouTube sensation F2 Freestylers, the series presents viewers with the jaw-dropping trick shots the F2 Freestylers have become known for, as well as an in-depth look at what makes the Premier League unlike any other league in the world. Click here for more information.
Thursday following the Manchester Derby, NBCSN presents a new live episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW at 5:30 p.m. ET.
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.
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., April 22||9 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 22||10 a.m.||West Ham United v. Everton||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 22||10 a.m.||Swansea City v. Stoke City||CNBC|
|Sat., April 22||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 22||10 a.m.||Hull City v. Watford||Extra Time|
|Sat., April 22||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Middlesbrough||Extra Time|
|Sun., April 23||8 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 23||9:15 a.m.||Burnley v. Manchester United||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., April 23||11:30 a.m.||Liverpool v. Crystal Palace||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 23||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 23||11 p.m.||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Tues., April 25||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tues., April 25||2:45 p.m.||Chelsea v. Southampton||NBCSN, Universo|
|Tues., April 25||4:45 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Tues., April 25||5:30 p.m.||It’s Called Football||NBCSN|
|Wed., April 26||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., April 26||3 p.m.||Crystal Palace v. Tottenham||NBCSN|
|Wed., April 26||2:45 p.m.||Goal Rush||Extra Time|
|Wed., April 26||2:45 p.m.||Arsenal v. Leicester City||Extra Time, Universo|
|Wed., April 26||2:45 p.m.||Middlesbrough v. Sunderland||Extra Time|
|Wed., April 26||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Thurs., April 27||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Thurs., April 27||3 p.m.||Manchester City v. Manchester United||NBCSN, Universo|
|Thurs., April 27||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Thurs., April 27||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–