Sunderland v. Liverpool Today at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN
First-Place Arsenal v. Newcastle Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN & NBC UNIVERSO
Downton Abbey Actor Kevin Doyle Guests on THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Monday night at 12:30 a.m. ET/9:30 p.m. PT on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 30, 2015 – Third-place Manchester City and their leading scorer Sergio Aguero (7 goals) visit Watford this Saturday, Jan. 2, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and NBC UNIVERSO, in the first weekend of Premier League action in 2016. Manchester City come off a 0-0 draw against second-place Leicester City, while Watford look to rebound following a 2-1 loss against fourth-place Tottenham. Watford had been unbeaten in their five prior matches. NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Lee Dixon at Vicarage Road.
Mid-week match coverage continues today, Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Sunderland v. Liverpool at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Weekend coverage begins this Saturday, Jan. 2, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live followed by West Ham v. Liverpool. Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN hosts coverage of first-place Arsenal v. Newcastle, and USA Network hosts coverage of Manchester United v. Swansea City. Arsenal come off a 2-0 win over Bournemouth, which sent the Gunners to the top of the table. Manchester United will be looking to start the year off with a win as their position in the table has dropped to sixth place after three losses and three draws in their last six matches.
Coverage on Sunday, Jan. 3, begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Crystal Palace v. Chelsea at 8:30 a.m. ET. Last season’s champions Chelsea come off a 0-0 draw against Manchester United, as they sit three points above the relegation zone.
Sunday coverage continues at 11 a.m. ET with Everton v. fourth-place Tottenham. The Spurs’ victory over Watford on Monday was sealed by a back-heel goal from Heung-Min Son. Despite two goals from Premier League joint-leading scorer Romelu Lukaku (15 goals, tied with Jamie Vardy), the Toffees fell 4-3 to Stoke City on Monday. White calls the match joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux at Goodison Park.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by a combination of former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino, and a combination of former Jamaican National Team Player Robbie Earle and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
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 airs Mondays throughout the Premier League season. Downton Abbey actor Kevin Doyle will be this Monday night’s guest, at 12:30 a.m. ET/9:30 p.m. PT.
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 this week (all times ET):
|Wed., Dec. 30||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., Dec. 30||2:45 p.m.||Sunderland v. Liverpool||NBCSN|
|Wed., Dec. 30||4:45 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., Jan. 2||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Jan. 2||7:45 a.m.||West Ham v. Liverpool||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Jan. 2||10 a.m.||Arsenal v. Newcastle||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Jan. 2||10 a.m.||Manchester United v. Swansea City||USA|
|Sat., Jan. 2||10 a.m.||Leicester City v. Bournemouth||Extra Time|
|Sat., Jan. 2||10 a.m.||Norwich City v. Southampton||Extra Time|
|Sat., Jan. 2||10 a.m.||Sunderland v. Aston Villa||Extra Time|
|Sat., Jan. 2||10 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Stoke City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Jan. 2||12:30 p.m.||Watford v. Manchester City||NBC, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Jan. 2||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sat., Jan. 2||11 p.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 3||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 3||8:30 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Chelsea||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 3||11 a.m.||Everton v. Tottenham||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Jan. 3||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 3||2 p.m.||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 3||Midnight||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Mon., Jan. 4||12:30 a.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
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