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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
MANCHESTER UNITED & MANCHESTER CITY CLASSIC MATCHES KICK OFF NBC SPORTS’ PREMIER LEAGUE PROGRAMMING THIS WEEKEND
NBCSN’s Saturday Classic PL Matches Feature Manchester United’s Final Defeat During Their Treble-Winning 1998-99 Season
Sunday’s Encore Doubleheader on NBCSN Highlights Leicester City’s Dramatic Comeback Against West Ham in April 2016
Saturday’s Inside the Mind Marathon Starts at 6 a.m. ET on NBCSN, Featuring Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp
NBC Sports Analysts Robbie Earle & Robbie Mustoe Faced Each Other in 1997 Wimbledon-Middlesbrough Match, Part of Thursday’s Classic PL Match on NBC Sports Digital
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 3, 2020 – NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage continues this weekend with 12 hours of programming, highlighted by six matches, beginning with a 30-minute classic on Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN as Robbie Mustoe’s Middlesbrough side handed Manchester United their final defeat, 3-2, on Dec. 19, 1998, in their treble-winning 1998-99 season.
At 10:30 a.m. ET, it’s a six-goal thriller at Etihad Stadium in September 2009, when Manchester City clinched their fourth consecutive Premier League win of the 2009-10 season after the Cityzens defeated Arsenal, 4-2. Goals from City’s Micah Richards, Craig Bellamy, Emmanuel Adebayor, and Shaun Wright-Phillips highlighted the match.
Then at 11 a.m. ET, NBCSN revisits a famous Tyne-Wear derby in Newcastle, when captain Kevin Nolan netted a hat trick as the Magpies downed archrivals Sunderland, 5-1, at St. James’ Park in October 2010. Saturday’s encore matches culminate at 11:30 a.m. ET with a classic North London derby, where Tottenham earned a 3-3 draw with Arsenal at White Hart Lane in April 2011. Goals from Spurs’ Rafael van der Vaart (two) and Tom Huddlestone highlighted the match.
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 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. Beginning at 8 a.m. ET, NBCSN presents full event encores of some of the most unforgettable Premier League matches. On April 21, 2013, Luis Suarez’s dramatic late equalizer earned Liverpool a 2-2 draw with Chelsea.
Sunday’s matches conclude at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN, with Leicester City’s dramatic comeback against West Ham in April 2016, when Leonardo Ulloa scored from the penalty spot in the fifth minute of injury-time to earn the Foxes a 2-2 draw with West Ham.
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, Mustoe and Robbie Earle offer special present-day commentary, sharing stories and discussing their rivalry, in which Mustoe scored a late equalizer to rescue a point for Middlesbrough in a 1-1 draw against Earle’s Wimbledon on Feb. 1, 1997.
“INSIDE THE MIND”
On Inside the Mind, NBC Sports analysts go inside the psyche of Premier League managers and players. The show kicks off this weekend’s Premier League programming with six consecutive episodes, starting this Saturday at 6 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Roger Bennett sits down with Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne and current and former Premier League managers – Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool), Pep Guardiola (Manchester City), and Arsene Wenger (formerly Arsenal). Robbie Earle also chats with former Chelsea and Leicester City manager, Claudio Ranieri.
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 will discuss any news to come out of Thursday’s Premier League shareholders’ meeting. Episodes are available through “Premier League on NBC” and “The 2 Robbies” podcast channels. On a new episode of “The 2 Robbies,” Mustoe’s former teammate and Bundesliga insider, Jan Age Fjortoft, will join the podcast to provide insight on the Bundesliga’s first three weeks of returning to play. Earle and Mustoe will also conclude their “State of the Premier League” series with Aston Villa and Norwich City.
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., June 6||6 a.m.||Inside the Mind of Jurgen Klopp||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 6||7 a.m.||Inside the Mind of Arsene Wenger||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 6||7:30 a.m.||Inside the Mind of Claudio Ranieri||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 6||8:30 a.m.||Inside the Mind of Pep Guardiola||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 6||9 a.m.||Inside the Mind of Jurgen Klopp II||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 6||9:30 a.m.||Inside the Mind of Kevin De Bruyne||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 6||10 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Manchester United v. Middlesbrough (Dec. 19, 1998)||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 6||10:30 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Manchester City v. Arsenal (Sept. 12, 2009)||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 6||11 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Newcastle v. Sunderland (Oct. 31, 2010)||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 6||11:30 a.m.||Premier League Classic Match: Tottenham v. Arsenal (April 20, 2011)||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 7||6 a.m.||Premier League Season in Review 2016-17||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 7||7 a.m.||Premier League Season in Review 2017-18||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 7||8 a.m.||Premier League Match of the Week: Liverpool v. Chelsea (April 21, 2013)||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 7||10 a.m.||Premier League Match of the Week: Leicester City v. West Ham (April 17, 2016)||NBCSN|