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Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
PREMIER LEAGUE “SUPER SUNDAY” ON NBCSN: 2ND-PLACE MAN CITY VISIT CRYSTAL PALACE AT 9:05 A.M. ET, 1ST-PLACE LIVERPOOL HOST CHELSEA AT 11:30 A.M. ET
New Episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Featuring NHL Superstar Alex Ovechkin on Mon., April 15 at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NBCSN Presents “In the Shadow of the Kop” Episode Hosted by Roger Bennett On Friday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m. ET; New Episodes Available on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel
Two Matches Exclusively on NBC Sports Gold This Week; “Premier League Pass” Available for $19.99
Dele Alli Joins Sky Sports’ Patrick Davidson for New “Inside the Mind” Episode on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel
Special Sky Sports’ “Friday Night Football” Simulcast Kicks Off NBC Sports’ Premier League Coverage This Fri., April 12 on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 9, 2019 – With four weeks remaining in the Premier League season, NBCSN is home to “Super Sunday” in the title chase this Sunday, April 14. First, it’s defending champions Manchester City (in second place) visiting Crystal Palace at 9:05 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Then, 1st-place Liverpool, two points ahead in the table and aiming to secure their first-ever Premier League title, host 3rd-place Chelsea at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo. Chelsea are in a tight race for the top-4, currently leading a group of four clubs separated by five points for two positions. Arlo White and Lee Dixon will call the match from Anfield.
NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage this week kicks off on Friday, April 12 at 2 p.m. ET with a special simulcast of Sky Sports’ “Friday Night Football,” featuring Leicester City v. Newcastle at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Leicester City look to extend their four-match winning streak, while Newcastle, who sit 7 points above the bottom-3, are still not safe from relegation.
Weekend coverage begins on Saturday, April 13 at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings, followed by 4th-place Tottenham v. Huddersfield on NBCSN and Universo. Only three points separate Tottenham and 6th-place Manchester United, as the race to the finish in the top-4 heats up.
At 10 a.m. ET, Burnley host Cardiff City on NBCSN in a huge match at the bottom of the table and Wolverhampton Wanderers visit Southampton on CNBC and Universo. Also at 10 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold presents two exclusive matches: Brighton & Hove Albion v. Bournemouth and Fulham v. Everton.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass” is available for $19.99. Fans can purchase the discounted pass here.
Saturday’s coverage concludes with 6th-place Manchester United v. West Ham at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo. Manchester United enter the weekend three points outside the top-4, and will be looking to bounce back after a loss at Wolves. White calls the match, joined by Dixon.
NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage continues into next week, with Watford v. Arsenal on Monday, April 15 at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. After Monday’s match, NBCSN at 5:30 p.m. ET presents a new episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by popular soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, who will be joined by NHL superstar Alex Ovechkin. Ovechkin’s Washington Capitals begin their title defense in the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Carolina Hurricanes, with Game 1 this Thursday, April 11 (7:30 p.m. ET on USA Network).
Next week’s midweek coverage concludes on Tuesday, April 16 at 2:45 p.m. ET with Brighton & Hove Albion v. Cardiff City on NBCSN.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Mornings, Premier League Live, and Goal Zone, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino.
NEW EPISODES OF “IN THE SHADOW OF THE KOP” SERIES
NBC Sports recently debuted the extensive multiplatform series “In the Shadow of The Kop,” across NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports’ YouTube channel. NBCSN presents the first linear episode of the series on Friday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m. ET. Hosted by Roger Bennett of THE MEN IN BLAZERS, the first 30-minute episode of “In the Shadow of The Kop” explains the inextricable link between Liverpool Football Club and the city it calls home. Bennett discusses the club’s unique connection to its supporters with fans, journalists, former players and club officials, and explains the history behind their world-famous anthem, You’ll Never Walk Alone. The film also details Liverpool’s unprecedented run of excellence from 1963-1990 while introducing the legendary characters, including manager Bill Shankly and star striker turned player-manager Kenny Dalglish.
In addition, new episodes are available every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. ET for the next two weeks on NBC Sports’ YouTube channel. On Tuesday’s episode, former midfielder Steve McManaman joins Bennett to discuss his days coming through the Liverpool youth ranks under Kenny Dalglish and the excitement surrounding this season’s title race. This Thursday, Ep. 10: Faces in the Crowd debuts. In this episode, Bennett interviews Tage Herstad, a Norwegian-born Liverpool superfan who moved to England to live closer to his favorite football club. Herstad opened The Hotel TIA (‘This is Anfield’) in the shadow of Anfield, which boasts a variety of Liverpool related memorabilia.
All episodes are available on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel.
“INSIDE THE MIND” OF DELE ALLI
Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli joins Sky Sports’ Patrick Davidson for a tour of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in this week’s episode of “Inside the Mind”, exclusively on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel (available Saturday, April 13).
PREMIER LEAGUE PICK ‘EM
NBC Sports’ Premier League Pick ‘Em is the first game from the new, free-to-play NBC Sports Predictor games app. The app, developed with Boom Fantasy, is available in the App Store and Google Play Store, and will give eligible fans the chance to win hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes over the next year. Each match week, Premier League Pick ‘Em will feature at least $5,000 in weekly prizes, with a $50,000 grand prize for a “perfect week” – picking the correct scores of all five Premier League matches in that match week’s competition (information on scoring, prizing, and Official Rules here).
Matches in Play for Premier League Pick ‘Em this Week:
Match Day 34
|Sat., Apr. 13||10 a.m. – CNBC||Southampton v. Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|Sat., Apr. 13||12:30 p.m. – NBC||Manchester United v. West Ham|
|Sun., Apr. 14||9:05 a.m. – NBCSN||Crystal Palace v. Manchester City|
|Sun., Apr. 14||11:30 a.m. – NBCSN||Liverpool v. Chelsea|
|Mon., Apr. 15||3 p.m. – NBCSN||Watford v. Arsenal|
NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – “Premier League Pass” features 150 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. “Premier League Pass” features more than 1,000 hours of additional non-match content throughout the season. Fans can purchase by visiting NBCSportsGold.com for the 2018-19 season of “Premier League Pass,” available for the rest of the season at a reduced price of $19.99. Click here for more information.
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 (all times ET, subject to change):
|Fri., Apr. 12||2 p.m.||Premier League Sky Sports Simulcast||NBCSN|
|Fri., Apr. 12||3 p.m.||Leicester City v. Newcastle||NBCSN|
|Fri., Apr. 12||5:30 p.m.||In the Shadow of The Kop||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 13||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 13||7:30 a.m.||Tottenham v. Huddersfield||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Apr. 13||10 a.m.||Burnley v. Cardiff City||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 13||10 a.m.||Southampton v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||CNBC, Universo|
|Sat., Apr. 13||10 a.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Bournemouth||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Apr. 13||10 a.m.||Fulham v. Everton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Apr. 13||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Apr. 13||12:30 p.m.||Manchester United v. West Ham||NBC, Universo|
|Sat., Apr. 13||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC, Universo|
|Sun., Apr. 14||8 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Apr. 14||9:05 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Manchester City||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sun., Apr. 14||11:30 a.m.||Liverpool v. Chelsea||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Apr. 14||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Apr. 15||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Apr. 15||3 p.m.||Watford v. Arsenal||NBCSN|
|Mon., Apr. 15||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Apr. 15||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Tues., Apr. 16||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tues., Apr. 16||2:45 p.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Cardiff City||NBCSN|
|Tues., Apr. 16||4:45 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
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