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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
ARSENAL V. MANCHESTER CITY SUNDAY ON NBCSN & TELEMUNDO HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEKEND’S ACTION-PACKED PREMIER LEAGUE MORNINGS LIVE FAN FEST IN MIAMI BEACH
NBC Sports’ Studio Team of Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino & Robbie Mustoe to Present Premier League Mornings Live on Location
Full Weekend of Live Coverage Begins Sat., Dec. 14, with Premier League Mornings Live at 7 A.M. ET, Followed by First-Place Liverpool v. Watford at 7:30 A.M. ET on NBCSN and Universo
Festival to Feature Special Guests, the Premier League Trophy, Club Mascots, & More; Miami Heat All-Star Jimmy Butler Discusses his Soccer Fandom with the 2 Robbies on Sunday’s NBCSN Pre-Match Show
STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 11, 2019 – NBC Sports and the Premier League will welcome fans to this season’s second Premier League Mornings Live supporter event this weekend in Miami Beach. The festivities will kick off on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 a.m. ET at Miami’s historic Clevelander South Beach Hotel.
The two-day fan festival will feature live action from nine Premier League fixtures across five match windows, culminating with the Arsenal v. Manchester City showdown on Sun., Dec. 15 at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo. Third-place Manchester City fell 2-1 to Manchester United in the Manchester Derby last weekend, while Arsenal are coming off a 3-1 victory over West Ham. Arsenal’s victory marked the Gunners’ first win under interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg, who took over following the firing of Unai Emery. Arlo White calls the match, joined by Lee Dixon.
NBC Sports’ studio team of host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino, and Robbie Mustoe will broadcast Premier League Mornings Live, presented by Barclays, live from the event all weekend.
Live coverage begins Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings Live, followed by first-place Liverpool v. Watford on NBCSN and Universo at 7:30 a.m. ET.
The event will feature the Premier League trophy and club mascots, as well as appearances from former Premier League players Jay DeMerit and Nigel Reo-Coker. More information on special guests and activities this weekend can be found here.
In addition, Miami-based Telemundo Deportes – the exclusive Spanish language home of the Premier League in the U.S. – will have its biggest-ever fan festival presence with special production on location, including pre-game coverage featuring on-air experts Andres Cantor, Manuel Sol, Miguel Gurwitz and Copan Alvarez alongside Ana Jurka, co-host of Telemundo Deportes’ news and entertainment nightly show, Titulares y Más.
Cantor will call Sunday’s Arsenal-Manchester City match (11:30 a.m. ET) live from the fan fest, where fans can observe his play-by-play and famous goal call in person.
On Saturday, match coverage following Liverpool v. Watford continues with Christian Pulisic and fourth-place Chelsea hosting Bournemouth at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Three other matches during the 10 a.m. slate will be shown on NBC Sports Gold: Burnley v. Newcastle, second-place Leicester City v. Norwich City, and Sheffield United v. Aston Villa.
At 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, NBC presents coverage of Southampton v. West Ham as White calls the match, joined by Graeme Le Saux.
Fans will return to Miami Beach for a second day of festivities on Sunday, Dec. 15, as Premier League Mornings Live kicks off the day with a two-hour show beginning at 7 a.m. ET. Sunday’s show features Miami Heat all-star Jimmy Butler speaking with the 2 Robbies about his soccer fandom. Next, sixth-place Wolverhampton Wanderers host seventh-place Tottenham at 9 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Spurs, led by Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son, are coming off a 5-0 win over Burnley last week and have won three of their four PL matches under new head coach Jose Mourinho. Wolves, who drew with Brighton & Hove Albion, 2-2, last weekend, haven’t lost a Premier League match since a defeat to Chelsea on September 14.
Also at 9 a.m. ET on Sunday, Everton visit fifth-place Manchester United at Old Trafford on NBC Sports Gold. The weekend’s matches conclude on Monday, Dec. 16, with Crystal Palace v. Brighton & Hove Albion at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
The Miami Beach fan festival is the second of three Premier League Mornings Live supporter events that NBC Sports and the Premier League have presented this season, following October’s event in Austin, Texas.
Viewers across the country can share in the fun by checking in on social media using #MyPLMorning wherever they are watching. Select viewer photos will be featured on air throughout the weekend. Supporters can register to attend the free fan festival and find out more information on the event here.
THE 2 ROBBIES PODCAST
Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe discuss and dissect the top Premier League storylines after every match day on The 2 Robbies podcast. On the latest episode, the Robbies recap Match Week 16 with a big focus on Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Manchester City at the Etihad and what it means for both sides of Manchester moving forward.
The Robbies will also sit down with Miami Heat all-star Jimmy Butler to discuss his soccer fandom, which will air during Sunday’s pre-match show.
PREMIER LEAGUE PICK ‘EM
NBC Sports’ Premier League Pick ‘Em returns this season from the 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 gives 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 $2,500 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 Week 17
|Sat., Dec. 14||12:30 p.m. – NBC||Southampton v. West Ham|
|Sun., Dec. 15||9 a.m. – NBCSN, Universo||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Tottenham|
|Sun., Dec. 15||9 a.m. – NBC Sports Gold||Manchester United v. Everton|
|Sun., Dec. 15||11:30 a.m. – NBCSN, Telemundo||Arsenal v. Manchester City|
|Mon., Dec. 16||2:45 p.m. – NBCSN||Crystal Palace v. Brighton & Hove Albion|
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.
NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – has launched its upgraded “Premier League Pass” for the 2019-20 season. For the first time, “Premier League Pass” will also include full-event replay for all 380 matches on demand*, new Sky Sports content, and more than 1,400 hours of the most robust offering of Premier League shoulder programming ever available in the U.S. Fans can purchase the enhanced “Premier League Pass,” priced at $64.99, today by visiting NBCSportsGold.com. Also available for purchase on NBCSportsGold.com is the new “MatchDay Pass” for $39.99, which features 140 live matches.
Following is the match schedule for this week’s Premier League coverage (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Dec. 14||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 14||7:30 a.m.||Liverpool v. Watford||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Dec. 14||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 14||10 a.m.||Chelsea v. Bournemouth||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Dec. 14||10 a.m.||Burnley v. Newcastle||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Dec. 14||10 a.m.||Leicester City v. Norwich City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Dec. 14||10 a.m.||Sheffield United v. Aston Villa||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Dec. 14||12 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 14||12:30 p.m.||Southampton v. West Ham||NBC|
|Sun., Dec. 15||6 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 15||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 15||9 a.m.||Manchester United v. Everton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Dec. 15||9 a.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Tottenham||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sun., Dec. 15||11 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 15||11:30 a.m.||Arsenal v. Manchester City||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Dec. 15||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 16||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 16||2:45 p.m.||Crystal Palace v. Brighton Hove & Albion||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 16||4:45 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|