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Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
SECOND-PLACE MANCHESTER UNITED VISIT LIVERPOOL THIS SATURDAY AT 7:30 AM ET ON NBCSN & UNIVERSO, KICKING OFF NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PREMIER LEAGUE COVERAGE
Fourth-Place Chelsea at Crystal Palace This Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Arsenal Visit Watford This Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC & Universo
First-Place Manchester City v. Stoke City Highlights Three Exclusive Matches this Weekend on NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass”; More Than 1,000 Hours of Additional Content Featured on “Premier League Pass” Throughout the Season
NBC Sports Group Debuts Two New Programs on Monday on NBCSN: Promoted Presented by Volkswagen Focusing on Huddersfield Town at 1 p.m. ET & Premier League Download: Inside the Mind of David Wagner at 1:30 p.m. ET
New Episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Monday at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Featuring Thomas Mars and Deck D’arcy From Phoenix
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 10, 2017 – Second-place Manchester United visit Liverpool in a match between the two most successful clubs in the history of English football, this Saturday, October 14, at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo, kicking off NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this week. Manchester United, who are coming off a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace, are level on points with first-place Manchester City, and remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season (six wins, one draw). Liverpool are coming off a 1-1 draw at Newcastle. United have won the most top-flight titles (20) in the history of English football, while Liverpool have won the 2nd-most (18).
Derek Rae calls the match in his NBC Sports Group debut, joined by Phil Neville at Anfield. Saturday’s coverage begins at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live. Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino, and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
Live match coverage continues Saturday at 10 a.m. ET with Crystal Palace v. fourth-place Chelsea on NBCSN, and third-place Tottenham v. Bournemouth on CNBC. Spurs are coming off a 4-0 win at Huddersfield, with two goals from their leading scorer Harry Kane. Also Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, first-place Manchester City make their debut on NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass,” as they host Stoke City. Also exclusive to NBC Sports Gold on Saturday at 10 a.m. ET: Burnley v. West Ham United, and Swansea City v. Huddersfield Town.
“Premier League Pass” will feature more than 1,000 hours of additional non-match content throughout the season. Fans can purchase by visiting NBCSportsGold.com for the 2017-18 season of “Premier League Pass,” priced at $49.99. Click here for more information.
Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, NBC and Universo host coverage of Watford v. Arsenal. The Gunners, currently in fifth place, are coming off a 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion, while Watford are coming off a 2-2 draw at West Bromwich Albion thanks to a goal by Richarlison in 2nd-half stoppage time.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls the match, joined by Graeme Le Saux.
NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage on Sunday, October 15, begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Brighton & Hove Albion v. Everton. Sunday at 11 a.m. ET, NBCSN and Telemundo present coverage of Southampton v. Newcastle.
NBCSN debuts the final episode of the special, three-part series Promoted Presented by Volkswagen this Monday, Oct. 16. Roger Bennett of The Men in Blazers, who hosts the series, traveled to the U.K. to visit with managers and players to tell the stories of the three clubs promoted for this 2017-18 Premier League season.
The final episode, which focuses on Huddersfield Town, debuts on NBCSN this Monday at 1 p.m. ET. The show is followed by the latest Premier League Download: Inside the Mind of David Wagner at 1:30 p.m. ET. Both shows will also be available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
Following is a look at Monday’s episodes:
Promoted: Huddersfield Town (Monday at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN) — Bennett examines Huddersfield’s remarkable journey from winning three straight titles in the 1920’s, to being on the brink of extinction 14 years ago, to now playing in their first ever Premier League season. He also analyzes the Terriers’ underdog mentality under head coach David Wagner. The show features interviews with Wagner, captain Tommy Smith and midfielder and U.S. international Danny Williams.
Premier League Download: Inside the Mind of David Wagner (Monday at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN) — Bennett takes an in-depth look at Wagner and the journey that led him to Huddersfield Town. He chronicles Wagner’s playing career, which included eight caps for the U.S. Men’s National Team, his time spent away from football, and his close relationship with current Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
Live match coverage wraps up Monday, October 16, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Leicester City v. West Bromwich Albion at 3 p.m. ET.
Monday at 5:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN presents a new episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by popular soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett. Thomas Mars and Deck D’arcy from the band Phoenix will appear as guests on this week’s episode.
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 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:
|Sat., Oct. 14||6:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 14||7:30 a.m.||Liverpool v. Manchester United||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Oct. 14||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Chelsea||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 14||10 a.m.||Tottenham v. Bournemouth||CNBC|
|Sat., Oct. 14||10 a.m.||Manchester City v. Stoke City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Oct. 14||10 a.m.||Burnley v. West Ham United||NBC Sports Gold, Universo|
|Sat., Oct. 14||10 a.m.||Swansea City v. Huddersfield Town||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Oct. 14||12:30 p.m.||Watford v. Arsenal||NBC, Universo|
|Sat., Oct. 14||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., Oct. 15||6:30 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Oct. 15||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Oct. 15||8:30 a.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Everton||NBCSN|
|Sun., Oct. 15||11 a.m.||Southampton v. Newcastle||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Oct. 15||Midnight||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct. 16||1 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct 16||1 p.m.||Promoted: Huddersfield Town||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct 16||1:30 p.m.||Premier League Download: Inside the Mind of David Wagner||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct. 16||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct. 16||3 p.m.||Leicester City v. West Bromwich Albion||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct. 16||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct. 16||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–