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Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
DOUBLE DERBY DAY: MANCHESTER CITY CAN CLINCH PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE V. MANCHESTER UNITED THIS SAT., 12:30 PM ET ON NBC & MERSEYSIDE DERBY SAT., 7:30 AM ET ON NBCSN
Premier League History at Stake: Manchester City Can Become Earliest Title Winners Ever
Arlo White & Lee Dixon Call Both Matches, Traveling from Liverpool to Manchester on Saturday
Live Goal Zone at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC Following Manchester Derby
Four Exclusive Matches on NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass” this Saturday at 10 a.m. ET – Available for $19.99
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 4, 2018 – NBC Sports Group presents a blockbuster Saturday of double-derby Premier League action, highlighted by Manchester City hosting rivals Manchester United this Saturday, April 7, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Telemundo, with a chance to clinch the Premier League title. With a win in Saturday’s Manchester derby, Manchester City would secure their third Premier League title in the last seven seasons. They have been dominant all season with 27 wins, three draws, and only one loss, and if they beat the Red Devils on Saturday, it would be the earliest a team has ever clinched the Premier League title.
Saturday’s coverage begins at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Everton v. Liverpool in the Merseyside Derby at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. The Reds come off a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace, with a goal from the Premier League’s leading scorer Mohamed Salah (29 goals), maintaining their third-place Champions League position. Everton look to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to league-leaders Manchester City.
NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play commentator Arlo White and analyst Lee Dixon will call both Everton v. Liverpool and Manchester City v. Manchester United, traveling from Liverpool to Manchester between matches. White and Dixon will also provide pitch-side commentary during build-up to the Manchester Derby.
Immediately following the Manchester Derby, NBC presents a live Goal Zone at 2:30 p.m. ET. Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle, and former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino.
Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN hosts coverage of Brighton & Hove Albion v. Huddersfield Town, with Bournemouth v. Crystal Palace at 10 a.m. ET on CNBC. Also Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold presents four exclusive matches: Stoke City v. Tottenham; Leicester City v. Newcastle; Watford v. Burnley; and West Bromwich Albion v. Swansea City.
Fans can purchase the remainder of the 2017-18 season of “Premier League Pass” at a reduced price of $19.99 on NBCSportsGold.com. “Premier League Pass” will feature more than 1,000 hours of additional Premier League programs and news shows throughout the season.
Live Premier League coverage on Sunday, April 8, begins at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Premier League Live followed by Arsenal v. Southampton at 9:15 a.m. ET. The Gunners come off a 3-0 win over Stoke, with all three goals coming in the final 16 minutes of the match. Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice, with one goal from Alexandre Lacazette. Match coverage continues Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET with Chelsea v. West Ham United on NBCSN and Telemundo.
Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN presents a new episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by popular soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett. On Sunday’s special episode of The Men in Blazers Show, Rog and Davo travel back in time to revisit the very first season of the Premier League.
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 matches 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, schedule subject to change):
|Sat., April 7||6:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 7||7:30 a.m.||Everton v. Liverpool||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., April 7||10 a.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Huddersfield Town||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 7||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Crystal Palace||CNBC|
|Sat., April 7||10 a.m.||Stoke City v. Tottenham||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., April 7||10 a.m.||Leicester City v. Newcastle||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., April 7||10 a.m.||Watford v. Burnley||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., April 7||10 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Swansea City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., April 7||12:30 p.m.||Manchester City v. Manchester United||NBC, Telemundo|
|Sat., April 7||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., April 8||6 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 8||8 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 8||9:15 a.m.||Arsenal v. Southampton||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 8||11:30 a.m.||Chelsea v. West Ham United||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., April 8||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 8||2:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–