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Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
NEWLY CROWNED PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS LIVERPOOL VISIT PAST TWO SEASONS’ CHAMPIONS MANCHESTER CITY TOMORROW AT 3:15 P.M. ET ON NBCSN & UNIVERSO, HEADLINING NBC SPORTS’ PREMIER LEAGUE ACTION THIS WEEK
Liverpool Won their First-Ever Premier League Title & First Top-Flight Title in 30 Years Last Thursday
Christian Pulisic & Fourth-Place Chelsea (v. Watford, this Saturday at 3 p.m. ET) Headline this Saturday’s Fourth of July Premier League Quadrupleheader on NBCSN
Peacock & NBC Sports Gold Present Exclusive Live Coverage of Three Matches This Week; NBC Sports Gold Available Now for $9.99
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Features Liverpool Fan John Oliver & Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk Next Monday at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 1, 2020 – The wait is over. Last Thursday, Liverpool won their first-ever Premier League title and first top-flight title in 30 years thanks to Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool’s crown marked the earliest a team won the title in top-flight history in terms of matches remaining, as the Reds still have seven games to play (prior record was five matches remaining).
Liverpool have now won 19 top-flight titles; only Manchester United have won more with 20. In their first match as Premier League champions, Liverpool will face the 2017-18 and 2018-19 champions Manchester City tomorrow, Thursday, July 2 at 3:15 p.m. on NBCSN and Universo. Arlo White will call the match from Etihad Stadium, joined by Arsenal legend Lee Dixon.
NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage continues today with a pair of NBCSN matches as Arsenal host Norwich City at 1 p.m. ET, followed by Christian Pulisic and fourth-place Chelsea’s visit to West Ham at 3:15 p.m. ET (NBCSN, Universo). Last Thursday, Pulisic scored his second goal in as many matches, opening the scoring in the 36th minute as the Blues dashed Manchester City’s hopes of a third consecutive Premier League title. Willian scored the winner from the penalty spot in the 78th minute.
Also this week, Sheffield United host Tottenham tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The game could prove to be crucial in the race for European qualification.
Peacock and NBC Sports Gold present exclusive live coverage of three matches this week, starting today at 1 p.m. ET – Bournemouth v. Newcastle and Everton v. third-place Leicester City; and concluding on the Fourth of July (this Saturday) with the Foxes hosting Crystal Palace at 10 a.m. ET.
This weekend’s coverage is highlighted by five matches on the Fourth of July (including four on NBCSN). Saturday begins with Premier League Mornings at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Matches kick off at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Norwich City hosting Brighton & Hove Albion, followed by Manchester United v. Bournemouth at 10 a.m. ET (NBCSN, Universo), Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Arsenal at 12:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN, Telemundo), and concluding at 3 p.m. ET with Chelsea hosting Watford.
Sunday’s coverage begins with Burnley hosting Sheffield United at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by Newcastle v. West Ham at 9:15 a.m. ET and Liverpool hosting Aston Villa at 11:30 a.m. ET (NBCSN, Telemundo). Then at 2 p.m. ET on NBC and Telemundo, Southampton host second-place Manchester City. Matches conclude on Monday, July 6 with Tottenham hosting Everton at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
White will call both the Chelsea v. Watford and Southampton v. Manchester City matches this weekend, joined by former Chelsea player Graeme Le Saux at Stamford Bridge this Saturday and Dixon from St. Mary’s Stadium on Sunday.
Rebecca Lowe and Liam McHugh host 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 will be hosted by Lowe, who will be joined by Earle, Mustoe, and Martino.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, hosted by soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, will feature interviews with late-night television host and Liverpool fan John Oliver and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk next Monday, July 6, at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
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, the Robbies recap the FA Cup quarterfinals which saw Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City all come away with victories to advance to the semifinals. On their next episode, which will be released tomorrow, Earle and Mustoe will react to all of the mid-week Premier League action.
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:
|Match Week 32
Match Week 33
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 this week (all times ET, subject to change):
|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|
|Sat., July 4||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 4||7:30 a.m.||Norwich City v. Brighton & Hove Albion||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 4||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 4||10 a.m.||Manchester United v. Bournemouth||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., July 4||10 a.m.||Leicester City v. Crystal Palace||Peacock, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., July 4||Noon||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 4||12:30 p.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Arsenal||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sat., July 4||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 4||3 p.m.||Chelsea v. Watford||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 5||7 a.m.||Burnley v. Sheffield United||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 5||9:15 a.m.||Newcastle v. West Ham||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 5||11:30 a.m.||Liverpool v. Aston Villa||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., July 5||1:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBC|
|Sun., July 5||2 p.m.||Southampton v. Manchester City||NBC, Telemundo|
|Mon., July 6||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., July 6||3 p.m.||Tottenham v. Everton||NBCSN|
|Mon., July 6||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|