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Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
LIVERPOOL-MANCHESTER CITY RIVALRY HIGHLIGHTS 16 HOURS OF PREMIER LEAGUE PROGRAMMING THIS WEEKEND
NBCSN’s Encore Tripleheader This Sunday Features Liverpool Handing Manchester City Their First Defeat of the 2017-18 Season
The Joint-Biggest Win in Premier League History Highlights Saturday’s Classic PL Matches on NBCSN
NBCSN Presents “Premier League Behind the Badge: Crystal Palace,” Featuring Inside-the-Club Access, Starting This Saturday, March 28 at Noon ET
Premier League Legend Gary Neville Chats with Robbie Fowler, Robbie Keane, Ian Wright, and Gianfranco Zola on Saturday’s Soccerbox Marathon Beginning at 6 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Premier League “Group Chat” & the Return of “The 2 Robbies” Highlight This Week’s NBC Sports Podcasts
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 25, 2020 – NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage continues this weekend on NBCSN with 16 hours of programming, highlighted by classic matches this Saturday, March 28 and full event replays of memorable Liverpool-Manchester City games on Sunday, March 29.
Saturday’s classic matches feature 30-minute replays of some of the most memorable games in Premier League history beginning at 10 a.m. ET. The games will start with Liverpool kicking off their 2016-17 Premier League campaign, edging Arsenal, 4-3, at Emirates Stadium on August 14, 2016. Then, relive what Sir Alex Ferguson called “probably…the best derby of all time” at 10:30 a.m. ET when Michael Owen’s 96th-minute winner earned Manchester United a 4-3 win over crosstown rivals Manchester City on September 20, 2009. A thrilling North London Derby at 11 a.m. ET features Aaron Lennon’s stoppage-time equalizer in Tottenham’s thrilling 4-4 draw at Arsenal on October 29, 2008.
Saturday’s encore matches culminate at 11:30 a.m. ET with the joint-biggest win in Premier League history, as Manchester United defeated Ipswich Town, 9-0, on March 4, 1995. Manchester United’s Andy Cole became the first player to score five goals in a single Premier League match in the win.
Full event replays of the most unforgettable matches from the Liverpool-Manchester City rivalry begin this Sunday at 8 a.m. ET, featuring Liverpool closing in on a potential Premier League title during the 2013-14 season after a thrilling 3-2 home victory over Manchester City on April 13, 2014. The action continues at 10 am ET with a Manchester City 5-0 win over 10-man Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on Sept. 9, 2017. Goals from Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus (two) and Leroy Sane (two) highlighted the match.
Then at noon ET, Mohamed Salah and Liverpool hand Manchester City their first loss of the 2017-18 season in a seven-goal thriller on Jan. 14, 2018.
Saturday’s coverage also includes Premier League Goals of the Season beginning at 8 a.m. ET with highlights from the 1999-00 and 2000-01 seasons, while Sunday begins at 6 a.m. ET with Premier League Season in Review, highlighted by the top storylines and action from the 1996-97 and 1997-98 seasons.
NBC Sports presents a new slate of podcasts this week featuring two Premier League podcasts. On the latest episode of the Premier League “Group Chat,” hosts Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino, Robbie Mustoe, Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux, each discuss a story from his or her career when they were in a challenging situation. The “2 Robbies” podcast returns with Earle and Mustoe sharing their perspectives on life without football and how the game moves forward from here.
Both podcasts are available for download on all major podcast platforms, including: NBCSports.com/podcasts, NBC Sports’ Scores app, Apple, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn and iHeart.
BEHIND THE BADGE: CRYSTAL PALACE
Originally premiered on Jan. 17, 2016, NBCSN will encore the Hard Knocks-style show, “Premier League Behind the Badge: Crystal Palace,” this Saturday starting at noon ET. The series follows players, coaches and support staff, recounting their daily lives and routines both on and off the pitch. Narrated by BBC presenter and football legend Gary Lineker, Saturday’s shows provide viewers with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at Crystal Palace during the 2015-16 season, highlighted by their run to become FA Cup runners-up.
On Soccerbox, Manchester United legend Gary Neville sits down with fellow past Premier League stars to discuss their time in the game and some of the notable matches in which they played against one another. The program kicks off this weekend’s Premier League programming with four consecutive episodes, Saturday starting at 6 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Special guests include: former Liverpool forward Robbie Fowler, former Tottenham Hotspur forward Robbie Keane, Arsenal legend Ian Wright, and Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola.
Premier League coverage on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed on NBCSports.com. 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.
Following is this weekend’s NBCSN programming schedule (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Mar. 28||6 a.m.||Soccerbox – Robbie Fowler|
|Sat., Mar. 28||6:30 a.m.||Soccerbox – Robbie Keane|
|Sat., Mar. 28||7 a.m.||Soccerbox – Ian Wright|
|Sat., Mar. 28||7:30 a.m.||Soccerbox – Gianfranco Zola|
|Sat., Mar. 28||8 a.m.||Premier League Goals of the Season 1999-00|
|Sat., Mar. 28||9 a.m.||Premier League Goals of the Season 2000-01|
|Sat., Mar. 28||10 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Arsenal v. Liverpool (Aug. 14, 2016)|
|Sat., Mar. 28||10:30 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Manchester United v. Manchester City (Sept. 20, 2009)|
|Sat., Mar. 28||11 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Arsenal v. Tottenham (Oct. 29, 2008)|
|Sat., Mar. 28||11:30 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Manchester United v. Ipswich Town (Mar. 4, 1995)|
|Sat., Mar. 28||Noon||Premier League Behind the Badge – Crystal Palace: Episode 1|
|Sat., Mar. 28||12:30 p.m.||Premier League Behind the Badge – Crystal Palace: Episode 2|
|Sat., Mar. 28||1 p.m.||Premier League Behind the Badge – Crystal Palace: Episode 3|
|Sat., Mar. 28||1:30 p.m.||Premier League Behind the Badge – Crystal Palace: Episode 4|
|Sun., Mar. 29||6 a.m.||Premier League Season in Review 1996-97|
|Sun., Mar. 29||7 a.m.||Premier League Season in Review 1997-98|
|Sun., Mar. 29||8 a.m.||Premier League Match of the Week: Liverpool v. Manchester City (Apr. 13, 2014)|
|Sun., Mar. 29||10 a.m.||Premier League Match of the Week: Manchester City v. Liverpool (Sept. 9, 2017)|
|Sun., Mar. 29||Noon||Premier League Match of the Week: Liverpool v. Manchester City (Jan. 14, 2018)|