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Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
MANCHESTER CITY’S ONE-SIDED WIN IN 2011 MANCHESTER DERBY HIGHLIGHTS PREMIER LEAGUE PROGRAMMING THIS WEEKEND
Saturday’s Classic PL Matches on NBCSN Feature a Pair of Comeback Draws, Including Liverpool Producing One of the Greatest Comebacks in Premier League History in 1994
Sunday’s Match of the Week on NBCSN Highlights Liverpool Surging to the Top of the Premier League After a Win Against Arsenal in 2018
Semifinals & Final of “ePremier League Invitational Tournament” Returns – Live Coverage Streams on NBC Sports Digital Channels This Saturday at 11:30 a.m. ET and NBCSN Airs an Encore Presentation on Sunday at 10 a.m. ET
U.S. TV Debut of Manchester City: Fight ‘til the End, a CityTV Production, This Saturday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC
NBCSN Presents Premier League Download: The Southampton Way Hosted by Roger Bennett on Saturday at 6 a.m. ET, Followed by The Managers Special: Jurgen Klopp at 7:30 a.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 6, 2020 – NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage continues this weekend with more than 14 hours of programming, highlighted by an impressive one-sided Manchester City victory in the October 2011 Manchester Derby, and a 1994 draw that saw Liverpool produce one of the greatest comebacks in Premier League history.
Saturday’s classic matches on NBCSN feature 30-minute versions of some of the most memorable games in Premier League history. The games begin at 10 a.m. ET, as Chelsea came back from 2-0 down to secure a 2-2 draw with Tottenham at Stamford Bridge, which clinched the Premier League title for Leicester City in 2016. At 10:30 a.m. ET, Liverpool produced one of the greatest comebacks the Premier League has ever seen to draw 3-3 against Manchester United on Jan. 4, 1994. Nigel Clough‘s double and a Neil Ruddock header helped the Reds come back from 3-0 down in an epic battle at Anfield.
Then at 11 a.m. ET, watch the 619th and final match of NBC Sports analyst Lee Dixon’s Arsenal career, a 4-3 win over Everton in May 2002, after which Dixon lifted his fourth league trophy. At 11:30 a.m. ET, Dimitar Berbatov scored four times as Tottenham defeated Reading 6-4 in a ten-goal thriller at White Hart Lane in December 2007.
Saturday’s encore matches culminate at Noon ET on NBCSN featuring a Manchester City 6-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Oct. 23, 2011. Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko led City with two goals apiece, while Sergio Aguero and David Silva also scored.
Full event encores of some of the most unforgettable Premier League matches begin this Sunday at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Liverpool’s massive 5-1 win over Arsenal in December 2018, which saw the Reds surge nine points clear at the top of the Premier League at the time. Goals from Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and a hat trick from Roberto Firmino highlighted the game.
Every Thursday 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. Tomorrow, Graeme Le Saux and Arlo White share insights and stories while watching Liverpool defeat Le Saux’s Blackburn Rovers in May 1995. Despite the loss, Blackburn won the 1994-95 Premier League title after Manchester United had only managed a 1-1 draw at West Ham.
Premier League World is a weekly magazine show provides club updates, with manager and player interviews, and showcases features from around the world. This weekend’s episode – Saturday at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN – features former Arsenal and Manchester United forward Robin van Persie.
Following at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, The Managers Special: Jurgen Klopp recounts some of Jurgen Klopp’s most memorable Premier League games in charge of Liverpool, including his first-ever PL win – at Chelsea in October 2015 – and a 3-1 victory over two-time defending champions Manchester City from earlier this season. At 8 a.m. ET, Premier League Goals of the Season features highlights from the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons.
Premier League Season in Review will air three episodes throughout the weekend, highlighting top storylines and action from previous PL seasons. This Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on NBC, the show looks back on the 2018-19 season, while Sunday kicks off at 6 a.m. ET on NBCSN, reviewing the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons.
PREMIER LEAGUE DOWNLOAD: THE SOUTHAMPTON WAY
Originally debuted in 2015, NBCSN will air an encore presentation of Premier League Download: The Southampton Way this Saturday, beginning at 6 a.m. ET. Hosted by Roger Bennett, the show investigates how Southampton were able to compete amongst the Premier League giants. Bennett spoke with coaches, players and executives to learn more about the club’s history and tradition, business model and well-run youth academy, which has produced future stars such as Gareth Bale and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
MANCHESTER CITY: FIGHT ‘TIL THE END
Making its television debut in the U.S., Manchester City: Fight ‘til the End, a CityTV production, will air Saturday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC. The documentary series details the nail-biting climax of the last 30 days of Manchester City’s 2018-19 season, as the Cityzens beat out Liverpool by one point to claim the Premier League title. It features player interviews and unseen footage from behind the scenes as Pep Guardiola’s team won their second straight title.
ePREMIER LEAGUE INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT II: SEMIFINALS & FINAL
NBCSN returns with the conclusion of a second ePremier League Invitational Tournament, a week-long EA Sports FIFA 20 Tournament with representatives participating from all Premier League clubs. During the opening week of competition, Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Diogo Jota was crowned the winner, beating Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold in a dramatic final courtesy of a golden goal.
The semifinals and the final match will stream live this Saturday at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, while NBCSN airs an encore presentation on Sunday at 10 a.m. ET. Among the players scheduled to compete are Phil Foden (Manchester City), Ryan Sessegnon (Tottenham Hotspur), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) and John Egan (Sheffield United). For full tournament draw, click here.
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 trivia, with topics ranging anywhere from Premier League history to pop culture references. 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 Burnley, Crystal Palace and Everton.
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., May 9||6 a.m.||Premier League Download: The Southampton Way||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 9||7 a.m.||Premier League World: Robin van Persie||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 9||7:30 a.m.||The Managers Special: Jurgen Klopp||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 9||8 a.m.||Premier League Goals of the Season 2011-12||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 9||9 a.m.||Premier League Goals of the Season 2012-13||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 9||10 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Chelsea v. Tottenham (May 2, 2016)||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 9||10:30 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Liverpool v. Manchester United (Jan. 4, 1994)||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 9||11 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Arsenal v. Everton (May 11, 2002)||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 9||11:30 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Tottenham v. Reading (Dec. 29, 2007)||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 9||Noon||Premier League Classic Match: Manchester United v. Manchester City (Oct. 23, 2011)||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 9||1 p.m.||Premier League Season in Review 2018-19||NBC|
|Sat., May 9||2 p.m.||Manchester City: Fight ‘til the End||NBC|
|Sun., May 10||6 a.m.||Premier League Season in Review 2008-09||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 10||7 a.m.||Premier League Season in Review 2009-10||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 10||8 a.m.||Premier League Match of the Week: Liverpool v. Arsenal (Dec. 29, 2018)||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 10||10 a.m.||ePremier League Invitational Tournament II: Semifinals & Final||NBCSN|