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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
FIRST-PLACE LIVERPOOL HOST ARCHRIVALS MANCHESTER UNITED THIS SUNDAY AT 11:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN AND TELEMUNDO, HEADLINING WEEKEND PREMIER LEAGUE ACTION
Liverpool Look for 13th Consecutive Premier League Victory as they Host Fifth-Place Manchester United at Anfield
Mid-Week Matches Return Next Tuesday, Jan. 21, Highlighted by Chelsea v. Arsenal at 3:15 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo
NBC Sports Gold Presents Exclusive Live Coverage of Five Weekend Matches, Followed by Seven Exclusive Mid-Week Matches; Available Now for $64.99
Matthew McConaughey Joins Next Week’s Edition of The Men In Blazers Show; Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah Chats with Arlo White on Friday’s Inside The Mind
Last Saturday’s Tottenham-Liverpool Match is Most-Watched Premier League Match Since Last March
STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 15, 2020 – NBC Sports’ coverage of the Premier League continues this weekend as Mohamed Salah and first-place Liverpool host fifth-place Manchester United on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo, highlighting this weekend’s matches.
Liverpool have won 12 consecutive Premier League matches and have accrued 61 points through the first 21 games of the season – the most points ever at this point in an English top-flight season. Dating back to last season, the Reds are unbeaten in their last 38 PL matches (33 wins, five draws). Liverpool sit 14 points ahead of second-place Manchester City as they aim for their first-ever PL title. Manchester United, who are five points behind Chelsea for fourth place, defeated Norwich City, 4-0, last weekend behind Marcus Rashford’s two goals. Manchester United are the only team to take points off Liverpool this season – a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in October. Arlo White, Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux will call the match at Anfield.
This weekend’s Premier League coverage kicks off on Saturday, Jan. 18, with Premier League Mornings at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by Watford v. Tottenham at 7:30 a.m. ET (NBCSN and Universo). Next, Arsenal host sixth-place Sheffield United at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. At 12:30 p.m. ET, Tammy Abraham and fourth-place Chelsea visit Newcastle on NBC and Universo. White and Le Saux will call the match.
Coverage continues on Sunday, Jan. 19, with a two-hour Premier League Mornings at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by Burnley v. Leicester City at 9 a.m. ET. Third-place Leicester City, led by the Premier League’s leading scorer Jamie Vardy (17 goals this season), look to bounce back from a 2-1 defeat to Southampton as they sit two points behind Manchester City for second place.
NBC Sports Gold presents exclusive live coverage of five matches at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday –Brighton Hove & Albion v. Aston Villa; Manchester City v. Crystal Palace; Norwich City v. Bournemouth; Southampton v. Wolverhampton Wanderers; and West Ham v. Everton.
Premier League action continues next week with matches beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 21, highlighted by a London derby between Chelsea and Arsenal at 3:15 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Matches continue on Wednesday and Thursday, concluding at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday with Wolverhampton Wanderers hosting Liverpool on NBCSN and Universo.
A new episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, hosted by soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, will air live on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Next week’s featured guest is Matthew McConaughey, who welcomed viewers on NBC Sports for the Premier League Mornings Live Fan Fest in Austin in October.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone, Premier League Mornings, and Premier League Live, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle, and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe. Next week’s mid-week slate will be hosted by Derek Rae, who will be joined by Earle and Mustoe.
NBC’S TOTTENHAM-LIVERPOOL MATCH IS MOST-WATCHED PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH SINCE MARCH 2019
With a Total Audience Delivery of 1.25 million viewers across all platforms, Saturday’s Tottenham-Liverpool match on NBC ranks as the network’s most-watched Premier League match since Arsenal-Manchester United last March (1.36 million on 3/10/19).
“INSIDE THE MIND” OF MOHAMED SALAH
On Friday’s episode of Inside the Mind, Arlo White chats with Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah ahead of his club’s match against Manchester United. The interview can be seen on the Premier League on NBC YouTube channel on Friday.
Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son will be featured on next week’s episode of Inside the Mind.
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 are joined by former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg to review Match Week 22 and discuss VAR’s first season in the Premier League.
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:
Match Week 23
|Sat., Jan. 18||10 a.m. – NBCSN, Universo||Arsenal v. Sheffield United|
|Sat., Jan. 18||10 a.m. – NBC Sports Gold||Brighton Hove & Albion v. Aston Villa|
|Sat., Jan. 18||12:30 p.m. – NBC, Universo||Newcastle v. Chelsea|
|Sun., Jan. 19||9 a.m. – NBCSN||Burnley v. Leicester City|
|Sun., Jan. 19||11:30 a.m. – NBCSN, Telemundo||Liverpool v. Manchester United|
Match Week 24
|Tue., Jan. 21||3:15 p.m. – NBCSN, Universo||Chelsea v. Arsenal|
|Wed., Jan. 22||2:30 p.m. – NBC Sports Gold||Tottenham v. Norwich City|
|Wed., Jan. 22||2:30 p.m. – NBC Sports Gold||Leicester City v. West Ham|
|Wed., Jan. 22||3:15 p.m. – NBCSN, Universo||Manchester United v. Burnley|
|Thur., Jan. 23||3 p.m. – NBCSN, Universo||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Liverpool|
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 Match Weeks 23 & 24 (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Jan. 18||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Jan. 18||7:30 a.m.||Watford v. Tottenham||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Jan. 18||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Jan. 18||10 a.m.||Arsenal v. Sheffield United||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Jan. 18||10 a.m.||Brighton Hove & Albion v. Aston Villa||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Jan. 18||10 a.m.||Manchester City v. Crystal Palace||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Jan. 18||10 a.m.||Norwich City v. Bournemouth||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Jan. 18||10 a.m.||Southampton v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Jan. 18||10 a.m.||West Ham v. Everton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Jan. 18||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Jan. 18||12 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Jan. 18||12:30 p.m.||Newcastle v. Chelsea||NBC, Universo|
|Sat., Jan. 18||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., Jan. 19||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 19||9 a.m.||Burnley v. Leicester City||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 19||11 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 19||11:30 a.m.||Liverpool v. Manchester United||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Jan. 19||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Tue., Jan. 21||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tue., Jan. 21||2:30 p.m.||Aston Villa v. Watford||NBC Sports Gold|
|Tue., Jan. 21||2:30 p.m.||Bournemouth v. Brighton Hove & Albion||NBC Sports Gold|
|Tue., Jan. 21||2:30 p.m.||Crystal Palace v. Southampton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Tue., Jan. 21||2:30 p.m.||Everton v. Newcastle||NBC Sports Gold|
|Tue., Jan. 21||2:30 p.m.||Sheffield United v. Manchester City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Tue., Jan. 21||2:30 p.m.||Goal Rush||NBC Sports Gold|
|Tue., Jan. 21||3:15 p.m.||Chelsea v. Arsenal||NBCSN, Universo|
|Tue., Jan. 21||5:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., Jan. 22||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., Jan. 22||2:30 p.m.||Tottenham v. Norwich City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Jan. 22||2:30 p.m.||Leicester City v. West Ham||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Jan. 22||3:15 p.m.||Manchester United v. Burnley||NBCSN, Universo|
|Wed., Jan. 22||5:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., Jan. 22||6 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Thur., Jan. 23||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Thur., Jan. 23||3 p.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Liverpool||NBCSN, Universo|