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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
MANCHESTER UNITED’S 2015 MANCHESTER DERBY WIN & TWO LIVERPOOL VICTORIES HIGHLIGHT PREMIER LEAGUE PROGRAMMING THIS WEEKEND
Saturday’s Classic PL Matches on NBCSN Features Manchester City’s First Victory at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge Since 1993
Sunday’s Encore Doubleheader on NBCSN Highlights Manchester United Snapping a Four-Game Losing Streak v. Manchester City on Derby Day in 2015
NBCSN on Saturday Presents a Pair of Premier League Downloads Hosted by Roger Bennett: Crystal Palace – South London and Proud at 6 a.m. ET, Followed by Tottenham Hotspur – To Dare Is To Do at 7 a.m. ET
NBC Sports Analysts Robbie Earle & Lee Dixon Faced Each Other in 1992 Wimbledon-Arsenal Match, Part of Thursday’s Classic PL Match
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 20, 2020 – NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage continues this weekend with 12 hours of programming, highlighted by six matches, including Manchester City’s first victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge since 1993 and Manchester United snapping a four-game Manchester Derby losing streak in April 2015.
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 Manchester United suffered back-to-back defeats in the Premier League after losing 3-1 to Liverpool at Anfield in March 2011. The game was highlighted by Dirk Kuyt, who scored the first and only hat trick of his Liverpool career.
At 10:30 a.m. ET, watch Everton’s furious comeback against Manchester United in April 2012, when the Toffees held the Red Devils to a thrilling 4-4 draw at Old Trafford. Steven Pienaar‘s late equalizer capped the eight-goal thriller and blew the 2011-12 title race wide open.
Then at 11 a.m. ET, NBCSN will look back on Arsenal putting a dent in Liverpool’s top-four hopes for the 2014-15 season, after defeating the Reds, 4-1, at Emirates Stadium on April 4, 2015. Goals from Hector Bellerin, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez – who all scored within eight first-half minutes – and Olivier Giroud led the Gunners to their seventh consecutive league victory.
Saturday’s encore matches culminate at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, as Manchester City stunned Premier League leaders Chelsea, 4-2, on Feb. 27, 2010. In the six-goal thriller, Carlos Tevez and Craig Bellamy scored two goals each to lead City to their first victory at Stamford Bridge since 1993.
Full event encores of some of the most unforgettable Premier League matches continue this Sunday at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN as Manchester United snapped a four-game losing streak against Manchester City on April 12, 2015. Under wet conditions at Old Trafford, United defeated City, 4-2, putting them four points ahead of their rivals in the table.
Sunday’s matches conclude at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN, with Liverpool handing Antonio Conte his first defeat as Chelsea’s head coach. The Reds defeated the Blues, 2-1, at Stamford Bridge in September 2016. Liverpool jumped out to a two-goal lead thanks to Dejan Lovren‘s neat finish and Jordan Henderson‘s superb long-range strike.
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, Robbie Earle and Lee Dixon offer special present-day commentary, sharing stories and discussing their rivalry, on the September 1992 Wimbledon-Arsenal match – in which Earle scored a late winner to beat Dixon’s Arsenal in the inaugural Premier League season.
NBCSN kicks off Premier League coverage this weekend with back-to-back encores of Premier League Downloads hosted by Roger Bennett. On Saturday at 6 a.m. ET, Premier League Download: Crystal Palace – South London and Proud highlights Crystal Palace’s exuberant spirit and prideful fans, and mascot, “Kayla the Eagle,” who had a long and winding life before she was chosen to soar above Selhurst Park.
Then at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN, Premier League Download: Tottenham Hotspur – To Dare Is To Do explores the history of Tottenham, and analyzes the impact of their new stadium, which opened on April 3, 2019. Featured interviews include: Spurs striker Harry Kane and former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Saturday’s coverage also includes Premier League Goals of the Season beginning at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN with highlights from the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, while Sunday kicks off at 6 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Premier League Season in Review, highlighted by the top storylines and action from the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons.
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, Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux discuss the latest Premier League news, including the start of socially-distanced training, and their reaction to watching the return of Germany’s Bundesliga. 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 Brighton and West Ham.
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 23||6 a.m.||Premier League Download: Crystal Palace – South London and Proud||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 23||7 a.m.||Premier League Download: Tottenham Hotspur – To Dare Is To Do||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 23||8 a.m.||Premier League Goals of the Season 2015-16||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 23||9 a.m.||Premier League Goals of the Season 2016-17||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 23||10 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Liverpool v. Manchester United (March 6, 2011)||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 23||10:30 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Manchester United v. Everton (April 22, 2012)||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 23||11 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Arsenal v. Liverpool (April 4, 2015)||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 23||11:30 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Chelsea v. Manchester City (Feb. 27, 2010)||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 24||6 a.m.||Premier League Season in Review 2012-13||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 24||7 a.m.||Premier League Season in Review 2013-14||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 24||8 a.m.||Premier League Match of the Week: Manchester United v. Manchester City (April 12, 2015)||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 24||10 a.m.||Premier League Match of the Week: Chelsea v. Liverpool (Sept. 16, 2016)||NBCSN|