Newcastle v. Fifth-Place Manchester United Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Weekend Coverage Returns Saturday, Jan. 16, Highlighted by Aston Villa v. Second-Place Leicester City at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC
Liverpool v. Manchester United Sunday, Jan. 17, at 9:05 a.m. on NBCSN & TELEMUNDO
Rotoworld.com Unveils Top 50 Most-Trafficked Premier League Players Of 2015
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Returns Monday, Jan. 18, at 11:30 p.m. ET
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 6, 2016 – Following a break for the FA Cup this weekend, Premier League action continues next week with 20 matches in seven days – including a slate of mid-week matches – highlighted by first-place Arsenal v. Liverpool next Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Arsenal kicked off 2016 with a 1-0 victory over Newcastle, bringing them two points clear at the top of the table. Coming off a 2-0 loss to West Ham on Saturday, Liverpool look to keep their Champions League qualification chances alive this season.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by Graeme Le Saux at Emirates Stadium.
Mid-week match coverage begins next Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live followed by Newcastle v. fifth-place Manchester United. Wayne Rooney ended Manchester United’s eight-match winless streak with a winning goal at the end of the Red Devils’ victory over Swansea City. The goal put Rooney as Manchester United’s second-highest scorer in club history (238 goals in 503 appearances), behind only Sir Bobby Charlton (249 goals in 758 appearances).
Following each match on Tuesday and Wednesday, NBCSN presents a live Goal Zone at 5 p.m. ET. Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone and Premier League Live, alongside a combination of former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino, former Jamaican National Team Player Robbie Earle, and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
Weekend coverage continues on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by fourth-place Tottenham v. Sunderland on NBCSN. Spurs are unbeaten in their last four matches, most recently drawing with Everton on Sunday. At 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO host coverage of third-place Manchester City v. Crystal Palace, and USA Network hosts coverage of Chelsea v. Everton. Manchester City come off a crucial 2-1 win over Watford to keep pace in the title race, with Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero scoring the team’s two goals in the final 10 minutes of the match.
Saturday’s live match coverage wraps up at 12:30 p.m. with Aston Villa v. second-place Leicester City on NBC. The two teams face different pressures, as the Foxes are out to prove that they are true title contenders, while the last-place Villans are desperate to turn their season around and avoid relegation. White calls the match, joined by Le Saux at Villa Park.
On Sunday, Jan. 17, coverage begins at 8 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by a match between Premier League giants Liverpool and Manchester United at 9:05a.m. ET on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO. White calls the match joined by Lee Dixon at Anfield. Coverage continues at 11:15 a.m. ET with Stoke City v. first-place Arsenal on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO.
Next week’s live match coverage wraps up Monday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. with Premier League Live, followed by Swansea City v. Watford on NBCSN.
Matches not featured on NBCSN or USA Network in multiple television windows next week will be available in their entirety via live stream on NBC Sports Live Extra and on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN.
ROTOWORLD.COM UNVEILS TOP 50 MOST-TRAFFICKED PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYERS OF 2015
Rotoworld.com, the internet’s highest-trafficked fantasy sports information site and the industry leader in fantasy sports information, announced its most-trafficked athletes of 2015, with the debut of the Rotoworld Top 50. The five most-trafficked Premier League players for the year were:
- Diego Costa (Chelsea)
- Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
- Sergio Arguero (Manchester City)
- Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
- Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
Click here for the full list of most-searched Premier League players. Top 50 lists for each sport feature comprehensive analysis by Rotoworld’s collection of award-winning writers, including player profiles, stats comparisons and reports. Click here for more information on the Rotoworld Top 50.
Saturdays throughout the Premier League season, The 2 Robbies “Football” Show, hosted by Earle and Mustoe, airs at 5 p.m. ET on the terrestrial NBC Sports Radio Network as well as on NBCSportsRadio.com and the NBC Sports Radio mobile app. For more information, and to download the app, visit NBCSportsRadio.com.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett will return on Monday, Jan. 18, at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN following the FA Cup break.
All Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s soccer coverage through Jan. 18, 2016 (all times ET):
|Tues., Jan. 12||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tues., Jan. 12||2:45 p.m.||Newcastle v. Manchester United||NBCSN|
|Tues., Jan. 12||2:45 p.m.||Aston Villa v. Crystal Palace||Extra Time|
|Tues., Jan. 12||2:45 p.m.||Bournemouth v. West Ham||Extra Time|
|Tues., Jan. 12||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., Jan. 13||1:30 p.m.||Barclays Premier League News||NBCSN|
|Wed., Jan. 13||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., Jan. 13||3 p.m.||Liverpool v. Arsenal||NBCSN|
|Wed., Jan. 13||2:45 p.m.||Chelsea v. West Bromwich Albion||Extra Time|
|Wed., Jan. 13||2:45 p.m.||Manchester City v. Everton||Extra Time|
|Wed., Jan. 13||2:45 p.m.||Southampton v. Watford||Extra Time|
|Wed., Jan. 13||2:45 p.m.||Stoke City v. Norwich City||Extra Time|
|Wed., Jan. 13||2:45 p.m.||Swansea City v. Sunderland||Extra Time|
|Wed., Jan. 13||3 p.m.||Tottenham v. Leicester City||Extra Time|
|Wed., Jan. 13||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., Jan. 16||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Jan. 16||7:45 a.m.||Tottenham v. Sunderland||NBCSN|
|Sat., Jan. 16||10 a.m.||Manchester City v. Crystal Palace||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Jan. 16||10 a.m.||Chelsea v. Everton||USA Network|
|Sat., Jan. 16||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Norwich City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Jan. 16||10 a.m.||Newcastle v. West Ham||Extra Time|
|Sat., Jan. 16||10 a.m.||Southampton v. West Bromwich Albion||Extra Time|
|Sat., Jan. 16||12:30 p.m.||Aston Villa v. Leicester City||NBC|
|Sat., Jan. 16||10 p.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sat., Jan. 16||Midnight||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 17||6:30 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 17||8 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 17||9:05 a.m.||Liverpool v. Manchester United||NBCSN, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., Jan. 17||11:15 a.m.||Stoke City v. Arsenal||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sun., Jan. 17||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 17||11:30 p.m.||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 17||12:30 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Mon., Jan. 18||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Jan. 18||3 p.m.||Swansea City v. Watford||NBCSN|
|Mon., Jan. 18||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Jan. 18||11:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
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