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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
FIRST-PLACE LIVERPOOL AIMS FOR FIRST TOP-FLIGHT ENGLISH SOCCER CROWN IN 30 YEARS, HIGHLIGHTING NBC SPORTS’ PREMIER LEAGUE COVERAGE FEATURING NINE DAYS OF MATCHES IN 10-DAY STRETCH
Mid-Week Matches Continue this Week, Highlighted by First-Place Liverpool v. Ninth-Place Crystal Palace Tomorrow and Fourth-Place Chelsea v. Second-Place Manchester City this Thursday – Both at 3:15 p.m. ET on NBCSN & Universo
Peacock & NBC Sports Gold Present Exclusive Live Coverage of Six Matches Over the Next Two Match Weeks; NBC Sports Gold Available Now for $9.99
Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold & Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son Featured this Thursday on THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW; Robbie Earle Spoke with Newcastle Defender DeAndre Yedlin on the Latest Edition of Inside The Mind
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 23, 2020 – As first-place Liverpool move closer to their first top flight English soccer title in 30 years, NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage continues today with nine days of matches over a 10-day span. The Reds, who are five points from clinching the Premier League title, host ninth-place Crystal Palace tomorrow, Wednesday, June 24 at 3:15 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Liverpool then face second-place Manchester City next Thursday, July 2 at 3:15 p.m. ET, also on NBCSN and Universo.
Also this week, Christian Pulisic and fourth-place Chelsea host second-place Manchester City this Thursday, June 25 at 3:15 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. In last Sunday’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa, Pulisic scored Chelsea’s first goal in his first Premier League match since Jan. 1.
Arlo White will call both the Liverpool v. Crystal Palace and Chelsea v. Manchester City matches this week, joined by former Premier League footballers Graeme Le Saux at Anfield tomorrow and Lee Dixon from Stamford Bridge on Thursday.
NBC Sports presents a full 10-match slate from today, Tuesday, June 23 through Thursday, June 25. Premier League Live kicks off the coverage each day at Noon ET on NBCSN.
Today, third-place Leicester City will host Brighton & Hove Albion at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by West Ham visiting eighth-place Tottenham at 3:15 p.m. ET. Tomorrow’s coverage includes fifth-place Manchester United hosting seventh-place Sheffield United at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. On Thursday, Watford visit Burnley at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Peacock and NBC Sports Gold present exclusive live coverage of six matches over the next two match weeks at 1 p.m. ET, starting tomorrow with Newcastle v. Aston Villa, Norwich City v. Everton, and sixth-place Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Bournemouth; continuing this Thursday with Southampton v. 10th-place Arsenal; and concluding next Wednesday, July 1 – Bournemouth v. Newcastle and Everton v. third-place Leicester City.
This weekend’s coverage kicks off this Saturday with Premier League Mornings at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by Aston Villa v. Wolverhampton Wanderers at 7:30 a.m. ET. Sunday’s coverage begins with Premier League Mornings at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by Watford hosting Southampton at 11:30 a.m. ET (NBCSN, Telemundo).
Next week, Premier League action continues on NBCSN with mid-week matches beginning on Monday, June 29 with Crystal Palace hosting Burnley at 3 p.m. ET. Matches continue Tuesday, June 30 through Thursday, July 2, concluding at 3:15 p.m. ET next Thursday on NBCSN and Universo with second-place Manchester City hosting first-place Liverpool. White and Dixon will call the match from Etihad Stadium.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, hosted by soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, will feature interviews with Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold and Tottenham star Heung-Min Son this Thursday at 6 p.m. on NBCSN. Davies and Bennett will also breakdown Liverpool’s run to their first top-flight English soccer title in 30 years.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone, Premier League Mornings, and Premier League Live throughout the mid-week slate, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle, former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe, and former USMNT player Kyle Martino. This weekend through next Thursday will be hosted by Ahmed Fareed and Liam McHugh, who will be joined by Earle, Mustoe, and Martino.
LAST WEEK’S PREMIER LEAGUE RETURN DELIVERED NBCSN’s THIRD- & FOURTH-MOST WATCHED WEEKDAY MATCHES SINCE 2014
In the Premier League’s return last week, NBCSN delivered its third- and fourth-most watched weekday Premier League matches since 2014 (excluding holidays) – last Friday’s Tottenham v. Manchester United match averaged 533,000 viewers, while last Wednesday’s Manchester City v. Arsenal match averaged 518,000 viewers.
“INSIDE THE MIND” OF DEANDRE YEDLIN
On yesterday’s episode of Inside the Mind, Robbie Earle had an in-depth discussion with Newcastle defender and Seattle native DeAndre Yedlin on the Black Lives Matter movement, the Premier League restart, and USMNT teammate Christian Pulisic. The interview can be seen on the Premier League on NBC Sports YouTube channel.
THE 2 ROBBIES PODCAST
Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe discuss and dissect the top Premier League storylines after every match day on “The 2 Robbies” podcast. On the latest episode, Earle and Mustoe have a comprehensive analysis on the Premier League’s return from Liverpool’s draw with Everton last Sunday to Manchester City’s dominate win over Burnley yesterday. Over the next two new episodes this week (Thursday, June 25 and Sunday, June 28), the Robbies will react to key Premier League storylines and news from matches during this busy period.
PREMIER LEAGUE PICK ‘EM
NBC Sports’ Premier League Pick ‘Em returns on the free-to-play NBC Sports Predictor games app, available in the App Store and Google Play Store. Each match week, Premier League Pick ‘Em features a $50,000 jackpot prize for a “perfect score” – predicting the correct exact results of all five featured matches in that contest (information on scoring, prizing, and Official Rules here).
Matches in Play for Premier League Pick ‘Em through July 2:
Match Week 31
|Wed., June 24||1 p.m. – NBCSN, Universo||Manchester United v. Sheffield United|
|Wed., June 24||3:15 p.m. – NBCSN, Universo||Liverpool v. Crystal Palace|
|Thurs., June 25||1 p.m. – NBCSN||Burnley v. Watford|
|Thurs., June 25||1 p.m. – Peacock, NBC Sports Gold||Southampton v. Arsenal|
|Thurs., June 25||3:15 p.m. – NBCSN, Universo||Chelsea v. Manchester City|
Match Week 32
|Tues., June 30||3:15 p.m. – NBCSN, Universo||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester United|
|Wed., July 1||1 p.m. – NBCSN||Arsenal v. Norwich City|
|Wed., July 1||3:15 p.m. – NBCSN, Universo||West Ham v. Chelsea|
|Thurs., July 2||1 p.m. – NBCSN||Sheffield United v. Tottenham|
|Thurs., July 2||3:15 p.m. – NBCSN, Universo||Manchester City v. Liverpool|
Premier League games on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. 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. The NBC Sports app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – launched its upgraded “Premier League Pass” for the 2019-20 season. For the first time, “Premier League Pass” includes full-event replay for all 380 matches on demand*, new Sky Sports content, and more than 1,400 hours of the most robust offering of Premier League shoulder programming ever available in the U.S. Fans can purchase the enhanced “Premier League Pass,” priced at $9.99 (originally $64.99), today by visiting NBCSportsGold.com.
Peacock – NBCUniversal’s new streaming service – will stream all live matches currently available via NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass.” Premier League matches are included with Peacock Premium, which is currently available to Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex customers across the country. Peacock will launch nationally with free and premium tiers across mobile, web and connected TV devices on July 15.
Following is NBC Sports’ Premier League match schedule through July 2 (all times ET, subject to change):
|Tues., June 23||Noon||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tues., June 23||1 p.m.||Leicester City v. Brighton & Hove Albion||NBCSN|
|Tues., June 23||3:15 p.m.||Tottenham v. West Ham||NBCSN|
|Tues., June 23||5:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., June 24||Noon||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., June 24||1 p.m.||Manchester United v. Sheffield United||NBCSN, Universo|
|Wed., June 24||1 p.m.||Newcastle v. Aston Villa||Peacock, NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., June 24||1 p.m.||Norwich City v. Everton||Peacock, NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., June 24||1 p.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Bournemouth||Peacock, NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., June 24||3:15 p.m.||Liverpool v. Crystal Palace||NBCSN, Universo|
|Wed., June 24||5:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Thurs., June 25||Noon||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Thurs., June 25||1 p.m.||Burnley v. Watford||NBCSN|
|Thurs., June 25||1 p.m.||Southampton v. Arsenal||Peacock, NBC Sports Gold|
|Thurs., June 25||3:15 p.m.||Chelsea v. Manchester City||NBCSN, Universo|
|Thurs., June 25||5:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Thurs., June 25||6 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 27||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 27||7:30 a.m.||Aston Villa v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 27||9:30 a.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 28||10 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 28||11:30 a.m.||Watford v. Southampton||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., June 28||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., June 29||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., June 29||3 p.m.||Crystal Palace v. Burnley||NBCSN|
|Mon., June 29||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Tues., June 30||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tues., June 30||3:15 p.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester United||NBCSN, Universo|
|Tues., June 30||5:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., July 1||Noon||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., July 1||1 p.m.||Arsenal v. Norwich City||NBCSN|
|Wed., July 1||1 p.m.||Bournemouth v. Newcastle||Peacock, NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., July 1||1 p.m.||Everton v. Leicester City||Peacock, NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., July 1||3:15 p.m.||West Ham v. Chelsea||NBCSN, Universo|
|Wed., July 1||5:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 2||Noon||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 2||1 p.m.||Sheffield United v. Tottenham||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 2||3:15 p.m.||Manchester City v. Liverpool||NBCSN, Universo|
|Thurs., July 2||5:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|