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Thursday, December 10th, 2020
MANCHESTER UNITED HOST MANCHESTER CITY IN “MANCHESTER DERBY” THIS SATURDAY AT 12:30 P.M. ET ON NBC AND TELEMUNDO, HEADLINING WEEKEND PREMIER LEAGUE ACTION
Christian Pulisic and Third-Place Chelsea Visit Everton this Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on Peacock Premium
Saturday’s Match Marks First Fall Manchester Derby on NBC Broadcast Network
Arlo White Calls His 15th Manchester Derby for NBC Sports
Matchweek Begins Tomorrow with Leeds United v. West Ham at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo
STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 10, 2020 – Marcus Rashford and Manchester United host Kevin De Bruyne and archrival Manchester City in the Manchester Derby this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Telemundo, highlighting this weekend’s Premier League action.
Saturday’s match marks the 183rd meeting between the clubs, and the 15th time NBC Sports will present the Manchester Derby. It is also the first fall Manchester Derby to be shown on broadcast television in the United States. United, who sit in sixth-place with 19 points this season, won their fourth straight Premier League match last weekend, coming from behind to top West Ham, 3-1. City defeated Fulham, 2-0, last weekend and are in seventh place in the table, one point behind Manchester United. Arlo White and former Premier League player Graeme Le Saux will call the match live from Old Trafford.
Following is a statistical look at the 14 prior Manchester Derby matches presented by NBC Sports since August 2013:
|Manchester United||Category||Manchester City|
Arlo White has called all 14 Manchester Derby matches for NBC Sports. White looked back on three memorable moments from those matches:
- Sept. 22, 2013: Manchester City 4, Manchester United 1
“After 26 years under their legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson, United headed to the Etihad on a beautiful late summer’s afternoon under their new man, the so called ‘Chosen one’ David Moyes. We were barely a month into our coverage on NBC Sports, and City were rampant. Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure gave them a 2-0 lead by halftime, and it could have been more. Within five minutes of the re-start, it was 4-0, and United were in danger of complete humiliation. Wayne Rooney cut a particularly frustrated figure all afternoon, and despite netting a late consolation with a superbly taken free kick, his United side were thrashed. Sadly for Moyes, it was a sign of things to come, and 33 Premier League games later, he was fired.”
- April 12, 2015: Manchester United 4, Manchester City 2
“The entire NBC Sports Premier League crew were at Old Trafford to see Louis Van Gaal’s side exact some revenge for their humiliation the previous season. Sergio Aguero fired City into an early lead, but Old Trafford was insanely loud as United roared back. By the time Aguero scored his second in the final minute, City were 4-1 down. Our weekend was completed when Van Gaal stopped by our table in his favourite restaurant ‘Wings’ later that night, with a big beaming smile on his face.”
- April 7, 2018: Manchester United 3, Manchester City 2
“The stage was set. All-conquering Manchester City were going to seal the Premier League title in record time, and they were going to do it against their arch rivals at the Etihad, who were managed by Jose Mourinho! Lee Dixon and I were pitch side before the game, and we could sense that the City fans were ready to party. They were borderline delirious when their side went into half time leading 2-0, after goals by Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan. But out of nowhere, United staged a remarkable comeback. Paul Pogba scored twice in two minutes and Chris Smalling grabbed a third, and it was the United fans who were bouncing up and down in the corner, no doubt relieved that they wouldn’t have to witness the ‘Noisy Neighbours’ winning the title in front of them. It was a memorable fight back, as City ended the season with a record 100 points, with Mourinho’s United in second place.”
This weekend’s Premier League coverage kicks off tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 11, at 2:30 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Patrick Bamford and Leeds United hosting eighth-place West Ham at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone, Premier League Mornings, and Premier League Live on Saturday and Sunday, joined by former Premier League and U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard and former Premier League footballer Danny Higginbotham. Ahmed Fareed hosts coverage tomorrow with Howard.
Saturday’s coverage begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on Peacock Premium, followed by Aston Villa visiting Wolverhampton Wanderers at 7:30 a.m. ET. At 10 a.m. ET on Peacock Premium, Newcastle hosts West Brom at St. James’ Park.
Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on Peacock Premium, Christian Pulisic and third-place Chelsea visit Premier League leading scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin and ninth-place Everton. Chelsea defeated Leeds United last weekend, capped off by Pulisic’s first Premier League goal this season, and are unbeaten in their last nine PL matches, while Everton drew Burnley, 1-1.
On Sunday, match action begins at 7 a.m. ET as fifth-place Southampton host Sheffield United on NBCSN, followed by Harry Kane and first-place Tottenham visiting Crystal Palace at 9:15 a.m. ET (NBCSN, Universo). Then, at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo, Fulham hosts Mohamed Salah and second-place Liverpool.
At 2:15 p.m. ET on Sunday, Arsenal host Burnley on NBCSN and Universo, and Jamie Vardy and fourth-place Leicester City host Brighton & Hove Albion on Peacock Premium. Sunday’s coverage concludes with Goal Zone at 4:15 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
THE 2 ROBBIES PODCAST
Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe discuss and dissect the top Premier League storylines after every Matchweek on “The 2 Robbies” podcast. On last Monday’s episode, Earle and Mustoe discuss the key stories from Matchweek 11 in the Premier League, including Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Arsenal, Manchester United’s comeback win against West Ham, and more. The “2 Robbies” podcast is available anywhere you listen to podcasts.
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 featured matches in that contest (information on scoring, prizing, and Official Rules here).
Matches in Play for Premier League Pick ‘Em:
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NBC SPORTS PUB PASS
For commercial establishments looking to show Premier League, they can get the NBC Sports Pub Pass, the new customizable platform specifically for the retail pub/restaurant market in the USA. The NBC Sports Pub Pass offers Pubs, Bars, Clubs and Restaurants and commercial establishments nationwide all the Premier League matches and programming specifically for commercial establishments – Live, Commercial-Free and On-Demand. To subscribe or to find out more information about the NBC Sports Pub Pass go to https://www.nbcpubpass.com/.
Peacock – NBCUniversal’s new streaming service – features free and premium tiers across mobile, web and connected TV devices. Starting this season, Peacock Premium is the exclusive home of 175 live matches and a total of 1,500 hours of Premier League programming – the most robust offering ever available in the U.S. – including full-event replays for all 380 matches on-demand (after 9 p.m. ET) for the 2020-21 season. Premier League matches are included with Peacock Premium, which is $4.99 per month. Additionally, Peacock will feature Premier League news and other programming from Premier League Productions on its free, exclusive Premier League TV channel on Peacock, now streaming seven days a week. Visit peacocktv.com/premierleague for more information.
Viewers can sign up for Peacock for free at peacocktv.com. Peacock is currently available on the Roku platform; Apple devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD; Google platforms and devices including Android™, Android TV™ devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X; Sony PlayStation4 and PlayStation 4 Pro; and VIZIO SmartCast™ TVs and LG Smart TVs. Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers, as well as eligible Cox Contour customers, enjoy Peacock Premium included with their service at no additional cost.
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.
Following is the match schedule for this weekend’s Premier League coverage (all times ET, subject to change):
|Fri., Dec. 11||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Fri., Dec. 11||3 p.m.||Leeds United v. West Ham||NBCSN, Universo|
|Fri., Dec. 11||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 12||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||Peacock Premium|
|Sat., Dec. 12||7:30 a.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Aston Villa||Peacock Premium|
|Sat., Dec. 12||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock Premium|
|Sat., Dec. 12||10 a.m.||Newcastle v. West Brom||Peacock Premium|
|Sat., Dec. 12||Noon||Premier League Live||Peacock Premium|
|Sat., Dec. 12||12:30 p.m.||Manchester United v. Manchester City||NBC, Telemundo|
|Sat., Dec. 12||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock Premium|
|Sat., Dec. 12||3 p.m.||Everton v. Chelsea||Peacock Premium|
|Sat., Dec. 12||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock Premium|
|Sun., Dec. 13||7 a.m.||Southampton v. Sheffield United||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 13||9 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 13||9:15 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Tottenham||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sun., Dec. 13||11:15 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 13||11:30 a.m.||Fulham v. Liverpool||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Dec. 13||1:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 13||2:15 p.m.||Arsenal v. Burnley||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sun., Dec. 13||2:15 p.m.||Leicester City v. Brighton & Hove Albion||Peacock Premium|
|Sun., Dec. 13||4:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|