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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
NBC SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS THRILLING PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE RACE AS TOP TEAMS SPRINT TO THE FINISH WITH TWO MATCHES REMAINING
First-Place Manchester City and Second-Place Liverpool Continue One of Tightest Title Races in History with Two Games To Go
Match Coverage Begins with Everton v. Burnley on Friday, May 2 at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Rebecca Lowe Joins Friday’s Match Coverage Live from Churchill Downs Ahead of the Kentucky Derby this Saturday, May 4 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC
Liverpool Defender Virgil van Dijk Joins Arlo White for New “Inside the Mind” Episode on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel
New Episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Featuring Jared Champion From Cage the Elephant on Mon., May 6 at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 1, 2019 – With just two weeks remaining in the Premier League season, NBC Sports continues extensive coverage of one of the most exciting title races in history, kicking off this Friday, May 3 at 3 p.m. ET with Everton v. Burnley on NBCSN. Friday’s live match coverage will feature Rebecca Lowe hosting from Churchill Downs, home of the 145th Kentucky Derby this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
This season’s Premier League title race is proving to be one of the tightest races in history, as Liverpool remain just one point behind first-place Manchester City heading into the final two matches, culminating Championship Sunday on May 12. The narrow fight for a top-4 finish also continues, as just five points separate third-place Tottenham and sixth-place Manchester United.
Premier League coverage on Saturday, May 4 kicks off at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings, followed by a doubleheader on NBCSN. At 7:30 a.m. ET, third-place Tottenham visit Bournemouth. Tottenham come off a narrow 1-0 loss to West Ham and look to collect three points to solidify their spot in the top-4. At 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN presents Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Fulham. Despite Fulham’s relegation status, both teams look to extend three-match unbeaten streaks.
Also at 10 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold presents West Ham v. Southampton. NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass” is available for $19.99. Fans can purchase the discounted pass here.
Saturday’s coverage continues with Cardiff City v. Crystal Palace at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Cardiff City remain on the brink of relegation, sitting four points from safety with two matches to play.
NBCSN’s coverage concludes on Saturday at 2:45 p.m. ET as second-place Liverpool visit Newcastle. League-leading goal scorer Mohamed Salah and Liverpool come off a 5-0 rout of Huddersfield as they continue to chase the club’s first-ever Premier League title. Arlo White will call the match, joined by Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux.
Sunday’s coverage begins with Premier League Mornings at 8 a.m. ET, followed by three matches, including a doubleheader on NBCSN. At 9 a.m. ET on NBCSN, sixth-place Manchester United visit Huddersfield, followed by fifth-place Arsenal v. Brighton & Hove Albion. Sitting just two points outside of the top-4, Arsenal look for their first win after three straight Premier League losses. On CNBC at 9 a.m. ET, fourth-place Chelsea host Watford with hopes to secure a spot in next year’s Champions League.
NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage concludes on Monday, May 6 with first-place Manchester City v. Leicester City at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Sergio Aguero and Manchester City reclaimed the top spot in the table with their 12th straight Premier League win last Sunday and could clinch the title this weekend pending Liverpool’s match results. White calls the match, joined by Dixon and Le Saux.
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 Jared Champion from Cage the Elephant.
Derek Rae will host Premier League Mornings, Premier League Live, and Goal Zone this weekend, joined by former US Men’s National Team Midfielder Kyle Martino and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
“INSIDE THE MIND” OF VIRGIL VAN DIJK
Liverpool defender and PFA Player of the Year Virgil van Dijk joins Arlo White in this week’s episode of “Inside the Mind”, exclusively on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel (available Saturday, May 4).
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 37
|Sat., May 4||12:30 p.m. – NBC||Cardiff City v. Crystal Palace|
|Sat., May 4||2:45 p.m. – NBCSN||Newcastle v. Liverpool|
|Sun., May 5||9 a.m. – NBCSN||Huddersfield v. Manchester United|
|Sun., May 5||11:30 a.m. – NBCSN||Arsenal v. Brighton & Hove Albion|
|Mon., May 6||3 p.m. – NBCSN||Manchester City v. Leicester City|
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., May 3||3 p.m.||Everton v. Burnley||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 4||6:30 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 4||7:30 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Tottenham||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 4||10 a.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Fulham||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 4||10 a.m.||West Ham v. Southampton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., May 4||12:30 p.m.||Cardiff City v. Crystal Palace||NBC|
|Sat., May 4||2:45 p.m.||Newcastle v. Liverpool||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., May 4||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 5||8 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 5||9 a.m.||Huddersfield v. Manchester United||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 5||9 a.m.||Chelsea v. Watford||CNBC|
|Sun., May 5||11:30 a.m.||Arsenal v. Brighton & Hove Albion||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Mon., May 6||12:30 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 6||1:30 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 6||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 6||3 p.m.||Manchester City v. Leicester City||NBCSN, Universo|
|Mon., May 6||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 6||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
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