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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021
CRISTIANO RONALDO RETURNS TO MANCHESTER DERBY THIS SATURDAY, NOV. 6 AT 8:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN, TELEMUNDO & UNIVERSO
Manchester United-Manchester City a Top-Five PL Matchup for 8th Time Since Start of 2013-14 Season; Special 90-Minute Premier League Mornings Pre-Match Show Saturday at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Everton Manager Rafa Benítez Featured in Season Debut of MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Brighton & Hove Albion Host Newcastle Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBC, Peacock and Universo
Mohamed Salah and Second-Place Liverpool Visit Fourth-Place West Ham Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo
Christian Pulisic Returns to First-Place Chelsea (v. Burnley) on Saturday at 11 a.m. ET on Peacock; Matchweek Begins Friday, Nov. 5 as Aston Villa Visit Southampton at 4 p.m. ET on Peacock
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 3, 2021 – Cristiano Ronaldo and fifth-place Manchester United host third-place Manchester City in the 186th edition of the Manchester Derby this Saturday, Nov. 6 at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, Universo and Telemundo, highlighting this weekend’s Premier League action across NBC Sports.
Saturday’s match – the 17th Manchester Derby to be presented by NBC Sports – features two top-five clubs for the 8th time since the start of the 2013-14 season. Ronaldo returns to action in the Manchester Derby for the first time since 2009, and has scored three goals in his last five Manchester Derbies.
Manchester United defeated Tottenham, 3-0, last weekend as Ronaldo netted one goal and one assist in the win. Manchester City lost to Crystal Palace, 2-0, last week, marking their first Premier League loss since Aug. 15 (1-0 at Tottenham). Arlo White, Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux will call the match live from Old Trafford.
The weekend’s coverage gets underway this Friday, Nov. 5 on Peacock with Premier League Live at 3 p.m. ET, followed by Southampton v. Aston Villa at 4 p.m. ET and Goal Zone at 6 p.m. ET.
Coverage on Saturday begins with a special 90-minute Premier League Mornings pre-match show at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN, leading into the Manchester Derby. Three matches will be presented live at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday: Crystal Palace v. Wolverhampton Wanderers (NBCSN, Universo), Brentford v. Norwich City (Peacock), and first-place Chelsea v. Burnley (Peacock) as Christian Pulisic is expected to make his return to the Premier League following injury. Then at 1:30 p.m. ET, Brighton & Hove Albion host Newcastle on NBC, Peacock and Universo.
Rebecca Lowe hosts this weekend’s Premier League Mornings, Premier League Live and Goal Zone shows alongside former Premier League players Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe. Paul Burmeister hosts Friday’s shows alongside Earle and Mustoe.
On Sunday, a two-hour Premier League Mornings begins at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by Tottenham visiting Everton at 9 a.m. ET (NBCSN, Telemundo) as head coach Antonio Conte, who won the 2016-17 Premier League title with Chelsea, takes charge of his first Premier League match with Spurs. Also at 9 a.m. ET on Peacock, Arsenal host Watford and Leicester City visit Leeds United.
At 11:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, Mohamed Salah and second-place Liverpool visit fourth-place West Ham on NBCSN and Telemundo. White and Le Saux will call the action live from London Stadium.
The weekend’s coverage concludes Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET with Goal Zone on NBCSN, followed by the season debut of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, hosted by Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, featuring Everton manager Rafa Benítez at 2:30 p.m. ET.
This season, Peacock will stream all games airing on the NBC broadcast network live. In addition, Peacock will feature studio shows, full match replays and the Premier League TV channel. All matchdays and windows exclusively on Peacock will feature NBC Sports’ Premier League studio coverage.
NBC SPORTS CONNECTS AMERICAN TOWNS & PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS: MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE SUPPORTS MANCHESTER DERBY
This Thursday, NBC Sports heads to Manchester, New Hampshire, to celebrate Saturday’s Manchester Derby with a youth soccer clinic for junior high school and high school leagues and teams at 6 p.m. ET at Gill Stadium. The clinic will include t-shirt giveaways representing the Red of Manchester United and the Blue of Manchester City, life-size player cut outs, and an oversized Premier League soccer back.
This initiative is part of NBC Sports’ season launch activation showcasing American towns with the same name, or other connections, embracing the Premier League and its clubs, which are based thousands of miles away.
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 their latest episode, Earle and Mustoe discuss Manchester United’s win behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani, Manchester City’s and Liverpool’s slips, 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 powered by PointsBet 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’s expansive sports programming features live sports coverage on the service including the Tour de France, 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, Premier Lacrosse League, INDYCAR, Premiership Rugby, the 2021-22 Premier League season, Sunday Night Football, and Super Bowl LVI. Peacock Originals streaming on the service now include Lost Speedways, hosted by Dale Earnhardt, Jr.; Golden: The Journey of USA’s Elite Gymnasts; My Pursuit: Life, Legacy & Jordan Burroughs; The Greatest Race; Michael Phelps: Medals, Memories & More, and In Deep with Ryan Lochte. Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel which streams Peacock Original Brother from Another, as well as The Dan Patrick Show, PFT Live, and The Rich Eisen Show.
Premier League coverage will be available on Peacock Premium. Viewers can sign up at peacocktv.com. Peacock is currently available across devices, details here. Peacock Premium is included at no additional cost for Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers and Cox Contour customers.
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 NBC Sports’ schedule for the Premier League this week (all times ET, subject to change):
|Fri., Nov. 5||3 p.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock|
|Fri., Nov. 5||4 p.m.||Southampton v. Aston Villa||Peacock|
|Fri., Nov. 5||6 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock|
|Sat., Nov. 6||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Nov. 6||8:30 a.m.||Manchester United v. Manchester City||NBCSN, Telemundo, Universo|
|Sat., Nov. 6||10:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Nov. 6||11 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Nov. 6||11 a.m.||Brentford v. Norwich City||Peacock|
|Sat., Nov. 6||11 a.m.||Chelsea v. Burnley||Peacock|
|Sat., Nov. 6||1 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Nov. 6||1:30 p.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Newcastle||NBC, Peacock, Universo|
|Sun., Nov. 7||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Nov. 7||9 a.m.||Everton v. Tottenham||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Nov. 7||9 a.m.||Arsenal v. Watford||Peacock|
|Sun., Nov. 7||9 a.m.||Leeds United v. Leicester City||Peacock|
|Sun., Nov. 7||11 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Nov. 7||11:30 a.m.||West Ham v. Liverpool||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Nov. 7||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Nov. 7||2:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|