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Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
CHELSEA AND ARSENAL CLEAN-SHEET VICTORIES HIGHLIGHT PREMIER LEAGUE PROGRAMMING THIS WEEKEND
NBCSN’s Saturday Classic PL Matches Feature Chelsea Spoiling Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger’s 1000th Game in March 2014
Sunday’s Encore Doubleheader on NBCSN Highlights Tottenham’s New Year’s Day Victory Over Manchester United in 2014
NBCSN Presents an Encore Presentation of the 2019 Documentary, Mo Salah – The Egyptian King, This Saturday at 7 a.m. ET
Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin Joins Saturday’s Special Edition of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW at 11:30 a.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 27, 2020 – NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage continues this weekend with 12 hours of programming, highlighted by five matches, including clean-sheet victories by Arsenal and Chelsea in 2010 and 2014, respectively.
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 with Chelsea’s 6-0 win over Arsenal in March 2014, in what was Arsene Wenger’s 1,000th game in charge of the Gunners. Samuel Eto’o, Andre Schurrle and Eden Hazard gave Chelsea a 3-0 lead within the opening 20 minutes, while then-Blues forward Mohamed Salah topped off the victory in the 71st minute with the sixth goal of the game.
At 10:30 a.m. ET, it’s a five-goal thriller at Etihad Stadium in January 2012, when Manchester City edged Tottenham, 3-2. After Spurs came back from a 2-0 deficit, Mario Balotelli won the game for City with a stoppage-time penalty.
Then at 11 a.m. ET, NBCSN revisits a dominant Arsenal win at Manchester City in October 2010, when the Gunners capitalized on an early dismissal of Dedryck Boyata to win 3-0. Goals from Samir Nasri, Alex Song and Nicklas Bendtner helped Arsenal move up to second in the Premier League table.
Saturday’s slate culminates at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, with soccer personality Roger Bennett hosting a special edition of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW. Bennett talks with Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin about the striker’s rise through the ranks of English football and his unique sense of style during his visit to New York Fashion Week.
Full event encores of some of the most unforgettable Premier League matches continue this Sunday at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN. In a New Year’s Day to remember in 2014, Tottenham recorded their second consecutive win at Old Trafford over Manchester United, 2-1. Goals from Tottenham’s Emmanuel Adebayor and Christian Eriksen highlighted the game.
Sunday’s matches conclude at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN, with a back-and-forth thriller at Anfield, where Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli came off the bench to score a late winner in a 3-2 victory over Tottenham on Feb. 10, 2015.
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 Le Saux’s Chelsea come back from a 3-1 deficit to rescue a point at Old Trafford in September 2000.
NBCSN kicks off Premier League coverage this weekend with back-to-back encores of Inside the Mind. On Saturday at 6 a.m. ET, Gary Lineker chats with Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford on working under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and on coming up through the club’s academy. That’s followed by Arlo White’s chat with Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard at 6:30 a.m. ET.
Then at 7 a.m. ET, NBCSN presents an encore presentation of Mo Salah – The Egyptian King. In the September 2019 documentary, Lineker sits down with Mohamed Salah to discuss the Liverpool star’s humble beginnings in Egypt and his incredible rise in the Premier League. In addition, the show features interviews with Premier League legends Steven Gerrard and Rio Ferdinand, notable journalists, and other influential figures from Salah’s upbringing in Egypt.
Saturday’s coverage also includes Premier League Goals of the Season beginning at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN with highlights from the 2017-18 and 2018-19 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 2014-15 and 2015-16 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, Arlo White, Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux discuss the Premier League’s return to contact training and any other news from the latest Shareholders’ meeting. 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 Watford and Bournemouth.
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 30||6 a.m.||Inside the Mind of Marcus Rashford||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 30||6:30 a.m.||Inside the Mind of Frank Lampard||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 30||7 a.m.||Mo Salah – The Egyptian King||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 30||8 a.m.||Premier League Goals of the Season 2017-18||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 30||9 a.m.||Premier League Goals of the Season 2018-19||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 30||10 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Chelsea v. Arsenal (March 22, 2014)||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 30||10:30 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Manchester City v. Tottenham (Jan. 22, 2012)||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 30||11 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Manchester City v. Arsenal (Oct. 24, 2010)||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 30||11:30 a.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS Special: Dominic Calvert-Lewin||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 31||6 a.m.||Premier League Season in Review 2014-15||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 31||7 a.m.||Premier League Season in Review 2015-16||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 31||8 a.m.||Premier League Match of the Week: Manchester United v. Tottenham (Jan. 1, 2014)||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 31||10 a.m.||Premier League Match of the Week: Liverpool v. Tottenham (Feb. 10, 2015)||NBCSN|