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Sunday, August 5th, 2018
5 DAYS UNTIL NEW PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON KICKS OFF ON THE NETWORKS OF NBCUNIVERSAL – CARDIFF CITY CLUB PROFILE
A Look at One of the Promoted Clubs – Cardiff City
Coverage Debuts This Thursday, August 9, with Premier League Live: Transfer Deadline Day Show Live from Old Trafford at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Manchester United Host Leicester City in 2018-19 Season Opener this Friday, August 10; Coverage Begins at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 5, 2018 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2018-19 Premier League season kicks off five days from today, on Friday, August 10, when Manchester United host Leicester City at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Premier League Live. The 2018-19 Premier League season continues throughout the season on the networks of NBCUniversal, streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, and on the NBC Sports Gold “Premier League Pass.”
Continuing its annual tradition of a trip to the United Kingdom, NBC Sports Group’s U.S.-based Premier League team will open the season on the road, as the entire announce team works together on-location in the U.K. for kickoff of the 2018-19 Premier League season, August 9-12. Immersive Premier League coverage will be presented on-site from the U.K. across the season’s opening three days from four different grounds, featuring on-site studios for pre-match, halftime and post-game shows as well as pitch-side locations just a few feet from the playing field.
Coverage begins this Thursday, August 9, with a special three-hour Premier League Live: Transfer Deadline Day show live from Old Trafford at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
New Season, Newly Promoted Teams: Cardiff City
First match: Bournemouth v. Cardiff City, Sat., August 11, 10 a.m. ET
Cardiff City earned automatic promotion to the 2018-19 Premier League by finishing in 2nd place in the Championship last season. They finished two points above 3rd-place Fulham, and did not clinch automatic promotion until the final day of the season. This will be Cardiff’s second-ever season in the Premier League, having finished in last place in 2013-14. Cardiff will be the only Welsh team in the Premier League this season, as their rivals Swansea City were relegated to the Championship last season. Known as “the Bluebirds,” Cardiff City have won only one major trophy in their history, lifting the FA Cup in 1927. To date, Cardiff are the only non-English side to win the FA Cup.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s on-site Premier League Live coverage August 9-12 (all times ET):
|Thurs., Aug. 9||11 a.m.||Premier League Live: Transfer Deadline Day from Old Trafford||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Aug. 9||2 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Fri., Aug. 10||1:30 p.m.||Premier League Live from Old Trafford||NBCSN|
|Fri., Aug. 10||3 p.m.||Manchester United v. Leicester City||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Aug. 11||6:30 a.m.||Premier League Mornings from Molineux Stadium||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 11||7:30 a.m.||Newcastle v. Tottenham||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Aug. 11||10 a.m.||Huddersfield v. Chelsea||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Aug. 11||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Cardiff City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 11||10 a.m.||Fulham v. Crystal Palace||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 11||10 a.m.||Watford v. Brighton & Hove Albion||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 11||12:30 p.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Everton||NBC|
|Sat., Aug. 11||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., Aug. 12||1 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 12||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Mornings from Emirates Stadium||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 12||8:30 a.m.||Liverpool v. West Ham||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Aug. 12||8:30 a.m.||Southampton v. Burnley||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Aug. 12||11 a.m.||Arsenal v. Manchester City||NBCSN, Telemundo|
For NBC Sports Group’s Premier League television schedule for the first two months of the season, click here.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–