Sunday Premier League Preview: Manchester Derby dominates action

1 Comment

After an exhilarating  Saturday across the Premier League, Sunday’s four games on have all the ingredients to be even better.

You can watch every game live online via NBC Sport Live Extra, here are the details of all four games taking place in the Premier League as plenty of massive teams take to the pitch.

Enjoy your lazy Sunday… which will involve watching top class soccer all morning long.

8:30am EST: Arsenal vs. Stoke, live on CNBC

With Mesut Ozil pulling the strings for Arsenal in midfield and the Gunners winning five-straight in all competitions, you have to fancy them to beat Stoke City at home. However, the Potters are unbeaten in three and should have beat Manchester City last weekend. This will be an intriguing game at the Emirates, as two teams with completely different playing style clash.

8:30am EST: Crystal Palace vs. Swansea City *Premier League Extra Time

After beating Sunderland in their last home game, can the Eagles grab another three points against Swansea at Selhurst Park? That win gave Ian Holloway’s men plenty on confidence, and they defended well for large swathes of last weekend’s controversial defeat to Manchester United. As for Swansea, they come off the back off a terrific 3-0 win at Valencia in the Europa League, and will be flying high. Michael Laudrup’s men will be hoping to win this.

11:00am EST: Manchester City vs. Manchester United *NBCSN

This is it, the biggy. With both the red half and blue half of Manchester primed for battle on Sunday, the first Manchester Derby of the season promises to be a real cracker. And, of course, this is also the first Derby for new coaches Manuel Pellegrini and David Moyes, and both men will want to be on the winning side. With Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie on fire, can United take the bragging rights? Or will City’s new attackers leave United in a spin?

11:00am EST: Cardiff City vs. Tottenham Hotspur *Premier League Extra Time

Well, well, I think everyone quietly fancies Cardiff to win this game. With Tottenham fresh off a 3-0 win in Europa League action on Thursday, the Bluebirds have certainly had more rest than their opponents and a fired up home crowd could prove the difference. Unbeaten at home so far this season, Everton and Manchester City both left the Welsh capital without a win… will Spurs’ whole host of new signings be doing the same?

Stoke City 1-2 Bournemouth: Cherries secure huge road win

Getty Images
Leave a comment
  • Surman, Stanislas put Bournemouth ahead
  • Stoke have only won one of their last 8 games in all comps
  • Diouf’s goal not enough for a point

Bournemouth beat Stoke City 2-1 at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday as the Cherries secured their first away win of the season.

Early goals from Andrew Surman and Junior Stanislas was enough to grab Bournemouth all three points as Mame Biram Diouf’s goal in the second half wasn’t enough to launch a Stoke comeback.

With the defeat Stoke slip into the bottom with Bournemouth.

[ MORE: Watch full PL match replays ]  

Bournemouth got off to the best possible start as Stanislas set up Surman who fired home to make it 1-0 after 15 minutes.

Three minutes later after it was 2-0 as Stanislas slammed home a penalty kick following Benik Afobe being hacked down in the box.

[ VIDEO: Premier League highlights ]

Stoke struggled to recover after that awful start but they did grab a goal midway through the second half.

Diouf made it 2-1 with just 17 minutes gone in the second half as a long ball forward caused havoc in the box with Choupo-Mouting knocking it down for Diouf to finish.

[ MORE: Latest Premier League standings ]

Stoke threw plenty of long balls at Bournemouth late on but the Cherries held on for a crucial three points to leave Stoke in plenty of trouble.

[ MORE: Full lineups, stats, box score ] 

Afobe and others came close to sealing the win late on for Bournemouth with Stoke pushing forward but the Cherries were well worth their victory.

Huddersfield Town 2-1 Manchester United: Monumental win!

Leave a comment
  • Town’s first win over United since 1952
  • Mooy, Depoitre score
  • Rashford pulls one back
  • United’s first PL loss

Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre scored to give Huddersfield Town its first win over Manchester United in 65 years, a 2-1 win at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday.

Marcus Rashford pulled a goal back for United, which has lost its first PL match of the season and drops five points behind Man City.

Town leaps 10th, with 12 points.

[ MORE: Watch full PL match replays ]

Anthony Martial collected an early yellow card for United, and a clever move from Tom Ince to Steve Mounie called up Red Devils backstop David De Gea for his first collection of the match.

And Mooy put Town a head when he played Ince in for a shot, then put the rebound behind De Gea.

The keeper wouldn’t be relieved when a Jonas Lossl goal kick sailed over Victor Lindelof‘s jumping intervention, and Depoitretw danced around De Gea to make it 2-0.

Nemanja Matic‘s stoppage time effort through traffic almost pulled one back for United, but Town dealt with a corner kick to get to the break unscathed.

[ MORE: Latest Premier League standings ]

[ MORE: Full lineups, stats, box score ]

But how many have?

Rashford lifted the hopes of the visitors with a goal with just under 15 minutes to play.

WATCH LIVE: Southampton vs. West Brom

Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Leave a comment

Southampton and West Brom seek three points which would move them into the top half of the Premier League table when they meet Sunday at St. Mary’s (Watch live at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and online via NBCSports.com).

WATCH LIVE, ONLINE HERE

As a bonus, Joe Prince-Wright is on the scene to give you a “proper match day experience” from the run-up to the final whistle at St. Mary’s.

LINEUPS

Southampton: Forster, Cedric, Van Dijk, Yoshida, Bertrand, Lemina, Romeu, Davis, Tadic, Long, Gabbiadini. Subs: McCarthy, Hoedt, McQueen, Ward-Prowse, Boufal, Redmond, Austin.

West Bromwich Albion: Foster, Gibbs, Hegazi, Evans, Dawson, Livermore, Krychowiak, Chadli, Barry, Rodriguez, Rondon. Subs:

Matchday experience: Behind-the-scenes at Southampton

Getty Images
Leave a comment

What is a proper “matchday experience” really like in the Premier League?

For fans of the Premier League in the USA, you’ll no doubt be curious as to exactly what goes on over in the UK around every single game.

[ LIVE: Stream Saints v West Brom ] 

And for all of you who have ever wondered what it’s like, good news: we have a complete 360 experience lined up for Southampton vs. West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

We will be on site at Southampton to give you special access at St Mary’s Stadium before, during and after the game.

You will not want to miss this.

Make sure to follow Joe Prince-Wright’s journey behind-the-scenes by checking out the updated videos below as he spends time in pubs in the South Coast city before the game, joins the fans in the stands and will be closer to the action than ever before in the tunnel area and up close and personal with players.