NBC Sports Packs Weekend Programming With Memorable Moments in Manchester Derby History
Two weekends ago, the Manchester Derby on NBC became the most-watched Premier League match in U.S. TV history. And this weekend, Premier League programming on NBCSN features full event replays of recent memorable Manchester United-Manchester City games.
The Manchester Derby memories begin this Sunday, March 22 at 6 a.m. ET when Manchester City kept their place as Premier League leaders after beating archrivals Manchester United, 3-1, on November 11, 2018. Goals from Manchester City’s David Silva, Sergio Aguero, and Ilkay Gundogan highlighted the match. The action continues at 8 a.m. ET when Manchester City earned a 2-1 derby victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford on December 10, 2017. Manchester City made Premier League history at the time as they became the first team to win 14 consecutive matches within the same season, while also ending Manchester United’s 24-match unbeaten home run in the league.
Derby action concludes at 10 a.m. ET when Manchester United rallied from two goals down to win 3-2 over Manchester City on April 7, 2018, delaying City’s title celebrations. Paul Pogba’s double early in the second half was the turning point of the match, while teammate Chris Smalling scored the 69th-minute winner.
This weekend’s Premier League programming kicks off this Saturday, March 21, with back-to-back episodes of Soccerbox on NBCSN. First, at 6 a.m. ET, former Manchester United defender Gary Neville sits down with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry. Then at 6:30 a.m., Neville chats with his former United teammate Paul Scholes. The action continues with seven hours of Premier League Goals of the Season featuring highlights from the 2010-17 seasons.
NBCSN will premiere the documentary, Klopp’s Promise, this Saturday at 2 p.m. ET. Narrated by Roger Bennett, the show highlights Liverpool’s journey in the four-plus 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 due to the Premier League season being suspended. An encore presentation will air on Sunday at noon ET (NBCSN).
NBC Sports Premier League “Group Chat”
NBC Sports’ Premier League team, including Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino, Robbie Mustoe, Arlo White, and Graeme Le Saux, has debuted a new podcast: NBC Sports Premier League “Group Chat.” Each week, the team will discuss key issues that are impacting the Premier League, share stories from their playing days and debate some of the biggest topics in world football. Episodes are available through “Premier League on NBC” and “The 2 Robbies” podcast channels.
Premier League coverage on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed on NBCSports.com. 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.
Following is this weekend’s NBCSN programming schedule (all times ET, subject to change):
Sat., Mar. 21
6 a.m.: Soccerbox – Thierry Henry
6:30 a.m.: Soccerbox – Paul Scholes
7 a.m.: Premier League Goals of the Season 2010-11
8 a.m.: Premier League Goals of the Season 2011-12
9 a.m.: Premier League Goals of the Season 2012-13
10 a.m.: Premier League Goals of the Season 2013-14
11 a.m.: Premier League Goals of the Season 2014-15
12 p.m.: Premier League Goals of the Season 2015-16
1 p.m.: Premier League Goals of the Season 2016-17
2 p.m.: Klopp’s Promise
Sun., Mar. 22
6 a.m.: Match of the Week: Manchester City v. Manchester United (Nov. 11, 2018)
8 a.m.: Match of the Week: Manchester United v. Manchester City (Dec. 10, 2017)
10 a.m.: Match of the Week: Manchester City v. Manchester United (April 7, 2018)
12 p.m.: Klopp’s Promise