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Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
LEEDS UNITED RETURN TO PREMIER LEAGUE – 3 DAYS UNTIL 2020-21 SEASON BEGINS
A Look at One of the Promoted Clubs: Leeds United
Leeds United Return to the Premier League After a 16-Year Absence in Season Opener at Champions Liverpool – Saturday, Sept. 12 at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC & Telemundo
Match Coverage Begins Saturday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN & Universo, as Newly Promoted Fulham Host Reigning FA Cup Winners Arsenal
Peacock Premium Opens Season this Saturday at 3 p.m. ET with West Ham v. Newcastle; Peacock Premium to Feature 175 Exclusive Live Matches this Season and 1,500 Hours of Content
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 9, 2020 – NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2020-21 Premier League season kicks off in three days, this Saturday, Sept. 12. At 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Telemundo, Premier League champions Liverpool host Leeds United, who are back in the Premier League for the first time in 16 years. Arlo White will call the match, joined by former Premier League footballers Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux, live from Anfield.
Throughout the 2020-21 Premier League season, live coverage continues across the networks of NBCUniversal, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, and on Peacock – NBCUniversal’s new streaming service. Peacock Premium will stream the first of its 175 exclusive Premier League matches this season at 3 p.m. ET with West Ham v. Newcastle.
Coverage begins Saturday at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Premier League Mornings, followed by newly promoted Fulham hosting Arsenal, who won their record-extending 14th FA Cup last month, at 7:30 a.m. ET (NBCSN, Universo).
New Season, Newly Promoted Teams:
First match: Saturday, Sept. 12 – Liverpool v. Leeds United at 12:30 p.m. ET – NBC, Telemundo
After a 16-season absence, Leeds United return to the Premier League. Led by head coach Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds earned automatic promotion after they won last season’s Championship by 10 points, ahead of West Bromwich Albion. This will be Leeds United’s first top-flight season since 2003-04, when the club finished in 19th place and were relegated from the Premier League for the first time.
As one of the founding Premier League teams and widely considered to be one of England’s biggest clubs, Leeds United have won five major trophies in their history – three top-flight titles, an FA Cup and a League Cup. Known as “the Whites,” Leeds United won their last top-flight title in 1991-92, the final season before the Premier League was established.
Following is the NBC Sports’ schedule for the first weekend of the Premier League season (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Sept. 12||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 12||7:30 a.m.||Fulham v. Arsenal||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Sept. 12||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Southampton||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Sept. 12||12:30 p.m.||Liverpool v. Leeds United||NBC, Telemundo|
|Sat., Sept. 12||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock|
|Sat., Sept. 12||3 p.m.||West Ham v. Newcastle||Peacock|
|Sat., Sept. 12||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock|
|Sun., Sept. 13||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 13||9 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Leicester City||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Sept. 13||11:30 a.m.||Tottenham v. Everton||Peacock|
|Sun., Sept. 13||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock|
|Mon., Sept. 14||Noon||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Sept. 14||1 p.m.||Sheffield United v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||NBCSN, Universo|
|Mon., Sept. 14||3 p.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock|
|Mon., Sept. 14||3:15 p.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Chelsea||Peacock|
|Mon., Sept. 14||5:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock|
|Mon., Sept. 14||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||Peacock|