Tim Howard Joins Steve Bower to Call the Manchester Derby
NBC & NBC UNIVERSO Host Coverage of Second-Place Arsenal v. Everton Saturday, Oct. 25, at 12:30 p.m. ET
Liverpool v. Southampton Sunday at 12:15 p.m. ET on NBC & TELEMUNDO
Live Goal Zone Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC
Molly Ringwald to Guest on THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Mon., Oct. 26 at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 20, 2015 – U.S. Men’s National Team and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard joins Steve Bower in the booth to call the Manchester Derby as third-place Manchester United host rivals first-place Manchester City this Sunday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN. This Sunday marks the 170th Manchester Derby for the two clubs, with Manchester United coming out on top in their last meeting in April, after four consecutive wins for Manchester City.
Manchester City come off a 5-1 win against Bournemouth on Saturday, featuring a hat-trick from Raheem Sterling, while the Red Devils come off a 3-0 win against Everton.
Howard joins Bower in the booth just one day after suiting up for Everton’s match against second-place Arsenal, Saturday, Oct. 24, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and NBC UNIVERSO. Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez (6 goals, tied for second-most in BPL) contributed a goal in his club’s 3-0 victory over Watford on Saturday. NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls Arsenal-Everton, joined by Lee Dixon at Emirates Stadium.
Premier League coverage begins at 9 a.m. ET this Saturday with Premier League Live followed by fourth-place West Ham United v. Chelsea at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO and fifth-place Leicester City v. Crystal Palace at 10 a.m. ET on USA. West Ham, unbeaten in their last six matches, face a Chelsea side coming off a 2-0 win against Aston Villa. Leicester City are led by forward Jamie Vardy, whose nine goals are the most in the Premier League.
Matches not featured on NBCSN or USA Network in the Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. ET television windows will be available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN.
Live match coverage concludes Sunday at 12:15 p.m. ET with Liverpool v. Southampton on NBC and TELEMUNDO. White calls the match joined by Jim Beglin at Anfield.
Immediately following Liverpool-Southampton, NBC presents a live Goal Zone at 2 p.m. ET hosted by Rebecca Lowe. Lowe will be joined by former Jamaican National Team Player Robbie Earle and former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino. Lowe also hosts Premier League Live alongside Earle and Martino.
Saturdays throughout the Premier League season, The 2 Robbies “Football” Show, hosted by Earle and former Premier League footballer Robbie 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 at 11 p.m. ET throughout the Premier League season. Actress Molly Ringwald will be this Monday’s guest.
From now through December 6, NBC Sports Group is asking fans to “show their pub some love” by submitting nominations for NBC Sports Group’s contest to find best Premier League bar in America. Visit NBCSports.com/BestPLBarContest for more information.
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):
|Sat., Oct. 24||8 a.m.||Barclays Premier League Preview||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 24||9 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 24||10 a.m.||West Ham v. Chelsea||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Oct. 24||10 a.m.||Leicester City v. Crystal Palace||USA|
|Sat., Oct. 24||10 a.m.||Aston Villa v. Swansea City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Oct. 24||10 a.m.||Norwich City v. West Bromwich Albion||Extra Time|
|Sat., Oct. 24||10 a.m.||Stoke City v. Watford||Extra Time|
|Sat., Oct. 24||12:30 p.m.||Arsenal v. Everton||NBC, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Oct. 24||11 p.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Oct. 25||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Oct. 25||8 a.m.||Sunderland v. Newcastle||NBCSN|
|Sun., Oct. 25||10 a.m.||Manchester United v. Manchester City||NBCSN, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., Oct. 25||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Tottenham||Extra Time|
|Sun., Oct. 25||12:15 p.m.||Liverpool v. Southampton||NBC, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., Oct. 25||2 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Mon., Oct. 26||12:30 a.m.||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct. 26||1:30 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct. 26||10:30 p.m.||Barclays Premier League World||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct. 26||11 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct. 26||11:30 p.m.||Premier League Encore||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–