FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 9th, 2019
NBC SPORTS’ PREMIER LEAGUE COMMENTATORS PREVIEW THRILLING “CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY” LIVE ACROSS NBCUNIVERSAL PLATFORMS THIS SUN., MAY 12, AT 10 AM ET
“The best title race I can remember, down to the wire. These two teams deserve to be called Champions, but only one can.” – Robbie Mustoe
“Normally no one remembers who came in second in any race. They will this year!” – Lee Dixon
Announce Teams Named for All 10 Matches
Liverpool Defender Andy Robertson on New “Inside the Mind” Episode Featured on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 9, 2019 – The Premier League title will be won on the season’s final day – this Sunday – for the first time in five years as NBCUniversal presents the eagerly-anticipated Championship Sunday. All 10 matches will be presented live simultaneously on NBCUniversal platforms this Sunday, May 12, at 10 a.m. ET. In addition, Telemundo and Universo will each televise one match in Spanish, and all 10 matches will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
For the first time since the 2013-14 season, the winners of the Premier League will be decided on Championship Sunday. First-place Manchester City and second-place Liverpool have traded places leading the league 26 times this season, but in the final game for each team, Manchester City hold a one-point lead and will guarantee the title with a win. Liverpool come off a stunning comeback on Tuesday in the Champions League semifinals against Barcelona; now the team aim for their first-ever Premier League title with another victory at Anfield along with a Manchester City loss or draw.
NBCUniversal’s Championship Sunday coverage kicks off Sunday at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN with a special two-hour Premier League Mornings featuring Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino, and Robbie Mustoe.
Rebecca Lowe: “We’ve hoped for a title race like this for a number of years, but never did we genuinely think we’d get such a flip-flop, unpredictable, high quality race to the finish. And now we have a final day when – if you look at the last week alone, let alone the whole campaign for these two clubs – there is no way you could predict what will happen Sunday. And that’s just the way we like it!”
Robbie Earle: “When Manchester City and Liverpool have swapped places at the top of the table 26 times so far this season, then you know it’s a special race. That needs a special solution – cue Championship Sunday.”
Kyle Martino: “Whatever is bigger than Super, that’s what this Sunday could be.”
Robbie Mustoe: “The best title race I can remember, down to the wire. These two teams deserve to be called Champions, but only one can. I’m beyond excited for Championship Sunday to see who can hold their nerve.”
NBC Sports’ lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls Liverpool v. Wolverhampton Wanderers on NBC, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux. Clive Tyldesley calls Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester City on NBCSN, joined by analyst Lee Dixon. Lowe, Earle, Martino, and Mustoe will return following the matches for a special two-hour Goal Zone season wrap-up post-game show on NBC and NBCSN at Noon ET, which will include the emotional scenes from around the grounds, the Premier League trophy presentation, key highlights, and interviews from the final day of the season.
Arlo White: “It has been a career highlight to tell the story of this title race to an American audience. It feels like Anfield is the center of the Football universe at the moment, not least because of Liverpool’s incredible comeback against Barcelona in the Champions League. The atmosphere will be sensational for our NBC audience to enjoy, and after their heroics on Tuesday, the fans will believe that anything is possible when Jurgen Klopp and his players are involved. We will be kept up to date with the events down at Brighton. Manchester City have displayed a relentless brilliance over the past two seasons, and they are one win away from defending their title.”
Lee Dixon: “Simply the best quality Championship race the Premier League has produced. Normally no one remembers who came in second in any race. They will this year!”
Graeme Le Saux: “Having experienced winning the Premier League on the final game of the ‘94-95 season, coincidentally at Anfield v Liverpool whilst Manchester United played West Ham, I have been through all of the emotions of a crucial final match. Like these two exceptional squads, both teams had pushed each other to the limits every week and that one defining match was both exciting and nerve racking. It is a privilege to witness this from a new and different perspective and share that experience with the NBC audience. Knowing that this situation can work both for and against a player makes Sunday’s fixtures unmissable.”
Following are the announcers for NBC Sports Group’s Championship Sunday coverage (all Sunday at 10 am ET):
- NBC: Liverpool v. Wolverhampton Wanderers, commentated by Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux (match also on Universo)
- NBCSN: Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester City — Clive Tyldesley and Lee Dixon (match also on Telemundo)
- USA: Manchester United v. Cardiff City — Kevin Keatings and Davie Provan
- CNBC: Leicester City v. Chelsea — Tony Jones and Andy Hinchcliffe
- SYFY: Tottenham v. Everton — Ian Darke and Matt Holland
- MSNBC: Burnley v. Arsenal — Rob Palmer and Garry Birtles
- GOLF: Watford v. West Ham — Phil Blacker and Tony Gale
- Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA: Fulham v. Newcastle — Jonathan Beck and Efan Ekoku
- NBC Sports Regional Networks: Crystal Palace v. Bournemouth — David Stowell and Keith Andrews
- NBC Sports app & NBCSports.com: Southampton v. Huddersfield — Gary Taphouse and David Phillips
“INSIDE THE MIND” OF ANDY ROBERTSON
Liverpool defender Andy Robertson joins this week’s episode of “Inside the Mind,” exclusively on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel (available Saturday, May 11).
All Championship Sunday games 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):
|Sun., May 12||8 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 12||10 a.m.||Liverpool v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||NBC, Universo|
|Sun., May 12||10 a.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester City||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., May 12||10 a.m.||Manchester United v. Cardiff City||USA|
|Sun., May 12||10 a.m.||Leicester City v. Chelsea||CNBC|
|Sun., May 12||10 a.m.||Tottenham v. Everton||SYFY|
|Sun., May 12||10 a.m.||Burnley v. Arsenal||MSNBC|
|Sun., May 12||10 a.m.||Watford v. West Ham||GOLF|
|Sun., May 12||10 a.m.||Fulham v. Newcastle||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sun., May 12||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Bournemouth||NBC Sports Regional Networks|
|Sun., May 12||10 a.m.||Southampton v. Huddersfield||NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com|
|Sun., May 12||12 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC & NBCSN|
|Sun., May 12||2 p.m.||The Impossible Dream||NBC|
|Sun., May 12||Midnight||Match of the Day||NBCSN|