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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
FIVE CLASSIC PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHES ON NBCSN HIGHLIGHT NEARLY 15 HOURS OF COVERAGE THIS WEEKEND
Saturday’s Classic PL Matches on NBCSN Feature a Pair of Manchester United Victories, Including a Thrilling Comeback Win at Tottenham in 2001
Sunday’s Match of the Week on NBCSN Highlights Arsenal’s North London Derby Comeback Victory over Tottenham in November 2012
NBC Sports Presents Semifinals & Final of the Special “ePremier League Invitational Tournament” on Sunday at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN
This weekend on NBC, The Noisy Neighbours Begins Saturday at 1 p.m. ET, Followed at 2 p.m. ET by Pep’s Pursuit of Perfection Hosted by Roger Bennett
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 22, 2020 – NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage continues this weekend with nearly 15 hours of programming, highlighted by five classic matches on Saturday, April 25 at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN, including a pair of victories by Manchester United, plus a full event replay of a dramatic North London Derby on Sunday, April 26 at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
Saturday’s classic matches feature 30-minute versions of some of the most memorable games in Premier League history beginning at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN. The games kick off with reigning Premier League champions Manchester United recording a thrilling comeback from 3-0 down to win 5-3 at Tottenham in September 2001. At 10:30 a.m. ET, relive one of the most pivotal matches of the 2013-14 season, as Chelsea blew the title race open when Demba Ba capitalized on Steven Gerrard’s infamous slip, leading the Blues to a 2-0 victory at Liverpool.
At 11 a.m. ET, striker Thierry Henry scored the last two goals to give Arsenal an impressive 5-0 win over Manchester City on Oct. 28, 2000. The Gunners were coming off a 1999-00 season in which they finished runners-up to City’s archrival, Manchester United. Then, at 11:30 a.m. ET, it’s a look back at a seven-goal thriller, as Ruud van Nistelrooy‘s 89th-minute winner snatched a late 4-3 victory for Manchester United after Everton rallied from a 3-0 deficit at Goodison Park.
Saturday’s encore matches culminate at Noon ET on NBCSN as Liverpool’s 2008-09 Premier League title hopes were dashed after a 4-4 draw with Arsenal at Anfield on April 21, 2009. Andrey Arshavin netted all four of Arsenal’s goals in a back-and-forth contest with the Reds.
Sunday’s coverage begins at 6 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Premier League Season in Review, highlighted by the top storylines and action from the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons. Beginning at 8 a.m. ET, NBCSN presents a full match encore of a dramatic North London Derby, as five different Gunners scored in a 5-2 victory over Tottenham at Emirates Stadium on Nov. 17, 2012.
On Sunday at 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN will televise an encore presentation of this weekend’s Semifinals and Final of the ePremier League Invitational Tournament, a week-long EA Sports FIFA 20 Tournament with representatives participating from all Premier League clubs. Presented in collaboration with Sky Sports, Sky’s Saturday Social, Adam Smith and Joe Thomlinson will commentate on the matches, joined by Harry Pinero. For more information, click here.
Beginning tomorrow across NBC Sports’ digital properties, including NBC Sports’ YouTube channel, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app, members of the Premier League on NBC team will provide commentary as they look back on classic Premier League matches. This week, Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe share insights and stories while watching Mustoe’s Middlesbrough hand Manchester United their final defeat in their Treble-winning 1998-99 season.
PL 100 kicks off this weekend’s Premier League programming with four consecutive episodes, starting Saturday at 6 a.m. ET on NBCSN. The show takes a detailed look at the distinguished careers of past Premier League stars. Special guests include former Liverpool striker Michael Owen, Arsenal legend Ian Wright, Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel, and Premier League’s all-time leading goal scorer Alan Shearer. Following at 8 a.m. ET is Premier League Goals of the Season, featuring highlights from the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons.
THE NOISY NEIGHBOURS
Originally debuted in May 2017, NBC airs an encore presentation of the show, The Noisy Neighbours, detailing perhaps the most dramatic day in Premier League history – the final day of the 2011-12 season – when Manchester City pipped crosstown rivals Manchester United to the title in last-minute fashion.
PEP’S PURSUIT OF PERFECTION
NBC presents an encore presentation of Pep’s Pursuit of Perfection, an in-depth look at Manchester City’s first two years under Pep Guardiola, including their historic 2017-18 title-winning campaign. The show, hosted by Roger Bennett, features interviews with current players and analyzes how Guardiola has dominated the Premier League in just his second season in English football.
PREMIER LEAGUE “GROUP CHAT” & THE 2 ROBBIES
NBC Sports presents a new slate of podcasts this week featuring two Premier League podcasts. On this week’s episode of the Premier League “Group Chat,” Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino, Robbie Mustoe, Arlo White, Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux play a “Guess Who” game about themselves. Episodes are available through “Premier League on NBC” and “The 2 Robbies” podcast channels. On a new episode of “The 2 Robbies,” Earle and Mustoe continue their “State of the Premier League” series with Manchester United, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United.
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 NBC Sports programming schedule (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Apr. 25||6 a.m.||PL 100 – Michael Owen||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 25||6:30 a.m.||PL 100 – Ian Wright||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 25||7 a.m.||PL 100 – Peter Schmeichel||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 25||7:30 a.m.||PL 100 – Alan Shearer||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 25||8 a.m.||Premier League Goals of the Season 2007-08||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 25||9 a.m.||Premier League Goals of the Season 2008-09||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 25||10 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Tottenham v. Manchester United (Sept. 29, 2001)||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 25||10:30 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Liverpool v. Chelsea (April 27, 2014)||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 25||11 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Arsenal v. Manchester City (Oct. 28, 2000)||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 25||11:30 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Everton v. Manchester United (Feb. 6, 2004)||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 25||Noon||Premier League Classic Match: Liverpool v. Arsenal (April 21, 2009)||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 25||1 p.m.||The Noisy Neighbours||NBC|
|Sat., Apr. 25||2 p.m.||Pep’s Pursuit of Perfection||NBC|
|Sun., Apr. 26||6 a.m.||Premier League Season in Review 2004-05||NBCSN|
|Sun., Apr. 26||7 a.m.||Premier League Season in Review 2005-06||NBCSN|
|Sun., Apr. 26||8 a.m.||Premier League Match of the Week: Arsenal v. Tottenham (Nov. 17, 2012)||NBCSN|
|Sun., Apr. 26||10 a.m.||ePremier League Invitational Tournament: Semifinals & Final||NBCSN|