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Thursday, April 25th, 2019
NBC SPORTS’ PREMIER LEAGUE “RACE TO THE FINISH” COVERAGE CONTINUES AS CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY APPROACHES
Weekend Matches Kick off with Second-Place Liverpool v. Huddersfield Tomorrow, Friday, April 26 at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN & Universo
Only 3 Points Apart in the Table – Sixth-Place Manchester United Host Fourth-Place Chelsea This Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN & Telemundo
Following Manchester United-Chelsea, NBC Sports and Manchester United Present “The Impossible Dream” Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Leicester City Manager Brendan Rodgers Joins Arlo White for New “Inside the Mind” Episode on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel
Two Matches Exclusively on NBC Sports Gold This Week; “Premier League Pass” Available for $19.99
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 25, 2019 – With Championship Sunday less than three weeks away, the Premier League “Race to the Finish” heats up this weekend, as NBC Sports presents ten matches in a three-day stretch, starting tomorrow, Friday, April 26 at 3 p.m. ET with second-place Liverpool v. Huddersfield, followed by tripleheaders on Saturday and Sunday. Arlo White calls Friday’s match, joined by Lee Dixon.
Following Manchester City’s win in Wednesday’s Manchester Derby, Liverpool sit one point behind the league leaders and face the possibility that their Premier League title-drought will continue. With just three remaining match days this season, the battle for a top-4 finish also continues, as just six points separate third-place Tottenham and sixth-place Manchester United.
Premier League coverage on Saturday, April 27 kicks off at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings, followed by Tottenham v. West Ham on NBCSN and Universo. Tottenham look to solidify their spot in third-place and secure a spot in next year’s Champions League. At 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN presents Fulham v. Cardiff City. While Fulham have already been relegated, Cardiff City hope to remain in the top-flight next season.
Also at 10 a.m. ET, CNBC presents Southampton v. Bournemouth and NBC Sports Gold presents Crystal Palace v. Everton and Watford v. Wolverhampton Wanderers. NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass” is available for $19.99. Fans can purchase the discounted pass here.
Saturday’s coverage concludes with Brighton & Hove Albion v. Newcastle at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Only three points above the relegation zone, Brighton & Hove Albion aim for their first Premier League win since the beginning of March. Arlo White calls the match, joined by Dixon.
Sunday’s coverage begins with Premier League Mornings at 6:30 a.m. ET, followed by a triple-header on NBCSN. At 7 a.m. ET, Leicester City host Arsenal, followed by first-place Manchester City visiting Burnley. Manchester City would clinch their second consecutive Premier League title with wins in their final three matches.
NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage concludes on Sunday, April 28 at 11:30 a.m. ET with sixth-place Manchester United v. fourth-place Chelsea on NBCSN and Telemundo. Separated by only three points, the two teams face a critical battle in determining the top-4 picture.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Mornings, Premier League Live, and Goal Zone, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
“THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM”
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Manchester United’s historic 1998-99 season, NBC Sports debuts “The Impossible Dream,” a look back at the club’s unprecedented run to the three most prestigious club trophies an English team can win — the Premier League, the FA Cup, and the Champions League. Manchester United clinched the three trophies – known as “the Treble” — in a thrilling stretch many fans recall as the “10 Days in May.”
“The Impossible Dream,” a two-hour movie co-produced with Manchester United, premieres this Sunday, April 28 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, following the Red Devils’ match against Chelsea. The movie will also stream on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and on MUTV globally. Fans can download and subscribe via the MUTV App to watch the movie on demand.
“INSIDE THE MIND” OF BRENDAN RODGERS
Leicester City Manager Brendan Rodgers joins Arlo White in this week’s episode of “Inside the Mind”, exclusively on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel (available Saturday, April 27).
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 36
|Sat., Apr. 27||10 a.m. – NBC Sports Gold||Crystal Palace v. Everton|
|Sat., Apr. 27||12:30 p.m. – NBC||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Newcastle|
|Sun., Apr. 28||7 a.m. – NBCSN||Leicester City v. Arsenal|
|Sun., Apr. 28||9:05 a.m. – NBCSN||Burnley v. Manchester City|
|Sun., Apr. 28||11:30 a.m. – NBCSN||Manchester United v. Chelsea|
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. 26||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Fri., Apr. 26||3 p.m.||Liverpool v. Huddersfield||NBCSN, Universo|
|Fri., Apr. 26||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 27||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 27||7:30 a.m.||Tottenham v. West Ham||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Apr. 27||10 a.m.||Fulham v. Cardiff City||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 27||10 a.m.||Southampton v. Bournemouth||CNBC|
|Sat., Apr. 27||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Everton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Apr. 27||10 a.m.||Watford v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Apr. 27||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Apr. 27||12:30 p.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Newcastle||NBC|
|Sat., Apr. 27||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., Apr. 28||6:30 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Apr. 28||7 a.m.||Leicester City v. Arsenal||NBCSN|
|Sun., Apr. 28||9:05 a.m.||Burnley v. Manchester City||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sun., Apr. 28||11:30 a.m.||Manchester United v. Chelsea||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Apr. 28||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Apr. 28||2:30 p.m.||The Impossible Dream||NBCSN|
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