NFL Championship Sunday: ESPN Surrounds AFC and NFC Conference Championships with Pre and Postgame Coverage
Third-Place Manchester United Visit Fifth-Place Leicester City on NBC & Universo – Winner Clinches Champions League Spot
Christian Pulisic & Fourth-Place Chelsea Aim to Secure Champions League Berth, Hosting Sixth-Place Wolverhampton Wanderers on USA Network & Telemundo
Three Clubs Try to Avoid Final Two Relegation Positions – Aston Villa (at West Ham on NBCSN), Watford (at Arsenal on GOLF Channel) & Bournemouth (at Everton on CNBC)
Five Matches Exclusively on Peacock & NBC Sports Gold, Including Champions Liverpool at Newcastle
Championship Sunday Kicks off Sunday at 9 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Premier League Mornings; Following Matches, NBC Sports Presents Three Hours of Goal Zone Wrap-Up Coverage
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 23, 2020 – NBCUniversal presents “Championship Sunday,” with all 10 matches presented live simultaneously this Sunday, July 26 at 11 a.m. ET, featuring coverage across seven NBCUniversal television networks and five matches exclusively streamed on Peacock and NBC Sports Gold.
Two Champions League positions are at stake on the season’s final day. Third-place Manchester United visit fifth-place Leicester City (NBC, Universo) with the winner clinching a top-four spot, while Christian Pulisic (four goals, two assists and two penalties won in eight appearances since the June 17 restart) and fourth-place Chelsea need only a draw against sixth-place Wolverhampton Wanderers (USA Network, Telemundo) to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
At the bottom of the table, three clubs are trying to fight off relegation. With two of the bottom three spots left to be filled, only one of Aston Villa (at West Ham on NBCSN), Watford (at Arsenal on GOLF Channel) and Bournemouth (at Everton on CNBC) will remain in the Premier League next season.
NBCUniversal’s “Championship Sunday” coverage kicks off on NBCSN this Sunday at 9 a.m. ET with a special two-hour Premier League Mornings, hosted by Rebecca Lowe, who’s joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle, and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White will call Leicester City v. Manchester United on NBC and Universo, joined by analysts – Arsenal legend Lee Dixon and former Chelsea player Graeme Le Saux. Also, Gary Taphouse will call the Chelsea v. Wolverhampton Wanderers match on USA Network and Telemundo, joined by former Ipswich Town and Charlton Athletic midfielder Matt Holland; while Jim Proudfoot and former Premier League footballer Andy Townsend call West Ham v. Aston Villa on NBCSN.
Liverpool last month won their first-ever Premier League title and first top-flight title in 30 years. The Reds lifted the Premier League trophy yesterday at Anfield after Liverpool outlasted a superb Pulisic and Chelsea in a thrilling 5-3 win. Liverpool have now won 19 top-flight titles; only Manchester United have won more with 20. The Reds finish their season at Newcastle on Sunday, with live coverage streamed exclusively on Peacock and NBC Sports Gold.
Following are the networks and announcers for “Championship Sunday,” (live, Sunday at 11 a.m. ET):
- NBC, Universo: fifth-place Leicester City v. third-place Manchester United, commentated by Arlo White, Lee Dixon, and Graeme Le Saux
- USA Network, Telemundo: fourth-place Chelsea v. sixth-place Wolverhampton Wanderers, commentated by Gary Taphouse and Matt Holland
- NBCSN: West Ham v. Aston Villa, commentated by Jim Proudfoot and Andy Townsend
- CNBC: Everton v. Bournemouth, commentated by Jonathan Beck and Phil Neville
- GOLF Channel: 10th-place Arsenal v. Watford, commentated by Phil Blacker and Matthew Upson
- Peacock, NBC Sports Gold: Crystal Palace v. seventh-place Tottenham, commentated by Nigel Adderley and Efan Ekoku
- Peacock, NBC Sports Gold: second-place Manchester City v. Norwich City, commentated by Kevin Keatings and Leon Osman
- Peacock, NBC Sports Gold: Newcastle v. champions Liverpool, commentated by Tony Jones and Stephen Warnock
- Peacock, NBC Sports Gold: Southampton v. eighth-place Sheffield United, commentated by Chris Wise and Danny Gabbidon
- Peacock, NBC Sports Gold: Ninth-place Burnley v. Brighton & Hove Albion, commentated by Seb Hutchinson and Iain Dowie
Lowe, Earle, and Mustoe will follow the matches with an extended three hours of Goal Zone season wrap-up coverage, beginning on NBC and NBCSN at 1 p.m. ET, and continuing for the final 90 minutes at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The shows will include emotional scenes from around the grounds, key highlights, and interviews from the final day of the season.
PREMIER LEAGUE PICK ‘EM
NBC Sports’ Premier League Pick ‘Em continues on the season’s final day 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:
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PEACOCK PREMIUM TO FEATURE MORE THAN 175 EXCLUSIVE PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHES IN 2020-21 SEASON
NBC Sports and Peacock will present more than 175 exclusive Premier League matches on Peacock Premium in the 2020-21 season. Peacock – NBCUniversal’s new streaming service – features free and premium tiers across mobile, web and connected TV devices. In total, Peacock Premium will present more than 1,500 hours of Premier League live match and shoulder programming – the most robust offering ever available in the U.S. Included are full-event replays for all 380 matches on-demand (after 9 p.m. ET). All content presented on NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass” will shift exclusively to Peacock Premium with the start of the 2020-21 Premier League season. For more information, click here.
PREMIER LEAGUE DOWNLOAD: KLOPP’S PROMISE
NBCSN airs a presentation of the documentary Premier League Download: Klopp’s Promise this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET. Narrated by Roger Bennett, the show highlights Liverpool’s journey in the nearly five years under manager Jurgen Klopp, from winning the Champions League, to closing in on their first league title in 30 years, to having to wait for that title until last month due to the season being suspended and concluding with yesterday’s trophy lift at Anfield.
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 discuss an eventful finish to the penultimate round of matches in the 2019-20 Premier League season, which saw Liverpool finally get to lift that long-awaited Premier League trophy after a 5-3 thriller against Chelsea at Anfield. Plus, thoughts on how the final day of the top-four race is shaping up after Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with West Ham and analysis on the fight for Premier League survival between Aston Villa, Watford, and Bournemouth. On their next episode, which will be released this Sunday, Earle and Mustoe will have instant analysis on the results of “Championship Sunday.”
Premier League games 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 NBCUniversal’s Premier League match schedule for this weekend (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., July 25||6 a.m.||Premier League Review Show: Matchweek 36||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 25||7 a.m.||Premier League Review Show: Matchweek 37||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 25||8 a.m.||Premier League World: Champions Special||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 25||9 a.m.||Premier League Preview Show: Matchweek 38||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 25||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Download: Klopp’s Promise||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 26||9 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 26||11 a.m.||Leicester City v. Manchester United||NBC, Universo|
|Sun., July 26||11 a.m.||Chelsea v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||USA Network, Telemundo|
|Sun., July 26||11 a.m.||West Ham v. Aston Villa||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 26||11 a.m.||Everton v. Bournemouth||CNBC|
|Sun., July 26||11 a.m.||Arsenal v. Watford||GOLF Channel|
|Sun., July 26||11 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Tottenham||Peacock, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., July 26||11 a.m.||Manchester City v. Norwich City||Peacock, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., July 26||11 a.m.||Newcastle v. Liverpool||Peacock, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., July 26||11 a.m.||Southampton v. Sheffield United||Peacock, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., July 26||11 a.m.||Burnley v. Brighton & Hove Albion||Peacock, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., July 26||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC, NBCSN|
|Sun., July 26||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|