As you attempt to work out whether Luis Suarez is the best player in the world’s game at the moment, perhaps this is a good place to start. It’s NBC’s Premier League video recap, the highlights from every match today. (Starting with Suarez’s latest show-stopper performance for Liverpool):
Five Premier League games are coming your way at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, with plenty of tasty matches on the slate which have huge implications in the battle against relegation.
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So, here is your one-stop streaming shop for every PL game kicking off at 10 a.m. ET.
Saturday, 10 a.m. ET kick offs
Newcastle United vs. Crystal Palace – (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, USA Network) – [STREAM]
Stoke City vs. Sunderland – (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN) – [STREAM]
Sunderland are outside of the bottom three and have their destiny in their own hands. Stoke has conceded four goals in each of their last three games amid a severe loss form.
Watford vs. Aston Villa – (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, Premier League Extratime) – [STREAM]
Two teams out of form clash at Vicarage Road. Villa are already relegated and trying to avoid a club record 11th-straight defeat. The future of Watford’s Quique Sanchez Flores seems under threat.
Everton vs. Bournemouth – (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, Premier League Extratime) – [STREAM]
Home fans are on Roberto Martinez’s back, big time. The Everton manager could go this summer and badly needs a big home win. The Cherries have lost four of their last five but should be safe.
West Brom vs. West Ham – (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, Premier League Extratime) – [STREAM]
The Baggies put a huge dent in Tottenham’s title hopes earlier this week, can they end West Ham’s top four hopes? Slaven Bilic‘s side have drawn four of their last five games.
Arsene Wenger has a message for Arsenal fans ahead of widespread protests planned from the home fans at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday as they face Norwich City (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and online via Live Extra).
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After 20 years in charge Wenger, 66, wants to remind Gunners fans of his commitment to their future as it is claimed he turned down Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona in order to safeguard the future of Arsenal.
He believes the current criticism of him and his team is unjust, despite Arsenal not winning a Premier League title in 12 years and seeing their title dreams turn into a top four scramble in the closing months of this season with Tottenham and Leicester City above them.
In regards to Arsenal’s move to the Emirates Stadium and the complicated financial deal to get it over the line, Wenger had the following to say to the media (courtesy of the Guardian) ahead of what promises to be a difficult day for him.
“When we built the stadium the banks demanded I signed for five years,” Wenger said. “I did it. Do you want me to tell you how many clubs I turned down during that period? I have shown I am committed.
“The banks wanted the technical consistency to guarantee we had a chance to pay back [the loan],” Wenger added. “I did commit and I stayed, under very difficult circumstances. So for me to find [his critics] are reproaching me for not winning the championship during that period I think is a bit overboard. I accept criticism but I think that it is a bit too far.
“When we built the stadium, we knew we’d have five to seven difficult financial years where we had to pay the money back: we had to be three years in the Champions League out of five and have an average of 54,000 people [to meet costs], and we didn’t know we would be capable of that. We had to sell our best players every year to survive but we didn’t do three years out of five in the Champions League. We did five out of five. Now the club is in a stronger position and we can compete again with our main opponents.”
Arsenal fans, do you agree with Wenger on this?
Many aren’t disputing the fact that Wenger has his hands tied as the likes of Robin Van Persie, Thierry Henry and Cesc Fabregas moved on to help finance the move to the Emirates, but they want success. They’ve had over a decade of hearing Wenger talk about how finances have dictated that the team can’t compete for trophies. They showed their disdain last week by staying away in their thousands from the 2-0 win over West Brom.
The protests on Saturday will be against Wenger, but only because he’s a focal point of the club. The main criticism will go against Arsenal’s board and majority shareholder Stan Kroenke for failing to invest heavily in the squad and make any managerial change which is needed.
Arsenal seem highly likely to finish in the top four for the 19th-straight season and qualify for the UEFA Champions League. That achievement under Wenger should not be understated, especially as we see giants like Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool struggling to finish in the top four in recent seasons.
The biggest issue is, even if Wenger was to move on this summer, who is a a better option than him right now? Maybe that’s the biggest point of contention for Arsenal fans. They are stick between a rock and a hard place.
The game in 100 words (or less): Is it too early to say the Red Bulls have their mojo back? While FC Dallas will be leaving Harrison dazed and confused, the Red Bulls found success offensively for the second consecutive match, while also shutting out a potent attack. Head coach Jesse Marsch recently said that the Red Bulls’ win over Orlando City could spark a positive chain reaction moving forward, and it appears he was right. The Red Bulls looked dangerous every time they came down the Dallas end, finding the back of the net four times. Dallas still holds the top spot in the Western Conference, while New York makes a jump in the East, now sitting on nine points this season.
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Three moments that mattered
37′ — Clever Red Bulls free kick finished by Sam — After two players ran over the ball, Sacha Kljestan’s chip to the far post was perfectly placed toward the run of Sal Zizzo. The right back nodded it into the center, where Lloyd Sam smashed the close-range chance home for the Red Bulls opener.
52′ — Kljestan doubles lead in style — Sam continued his impressive night for the Red Bulls after a long-range effort struck the bar from 40 yards out. Sacha Kljestan’s hustle put him in the right place at the right time and slid in to head the ball into the open net. FC Dallas keeper Jesse Gonzalez made his best effort but the initial shot’s bounce threw him off.
71′ — Grella heads home third — Sam was arguably the most dangerous man on the pitch Friday night, and he was directly involved in New York’s third goal. The 31-year-old found himself down the right wing, before laying the ball off to Felipe. The Brazilian crossed the ball into a striding Grella, who headed the ball home, giving Gonzalez no chance.
82′ — Felipe concludes the rout — The Brazilian got in on the action for the fourth time on the night. The central midfielder received the ball at the top of the box from rookie Alex Muyl, before ripping a effort to the top corner. Gonzalez managed to get a hand to it, but Felipe’s shot was too strong to keep out.
Man of the match: Lloyd Sam
Goalscorers: Lloyd Sam (37′), Sacha Kljestan (52′), Mike Grella (71′), Felipe (82′)
MODENA, Italy (AP) Crotone secured promotion to Italy’s top flight for the first time in its history Friday, drawing 1-1 at Modena in Serie B to spark scenes of celebration in the Calabrian city.
There are three rounds remaining but a point was enough to guarantee Ivan Juric’s team will finish in the top two in the second division and earn automatic promotion to Serie A.
Cagliari is second, seven points behind Crotone, with Trapani eight points further back.
Davide Luppi gave Modena the lead in the 17th minute but former Juventus and Italy forward Raffaele Palladino leveled with a penalty on the stroke of halftime.
Around 1,200 fans had travelled to Modena, while thousands of people are celebrating in the streets of Crotone, where there were two giant screens set up for fans to watch the match.
It is Juric’s first season in charge of Crotone. The former Croatia midfielder also spent five years as a player for Crotone, before moving to Genoa in 2006.
The Stadio Ezio Scida, where Crotone plays its home matches, holds less than 10,000 people.
Fellow minnows Carpi and Frosinone were promoted to Serie A for the first time in their history last season.
Carpi is currently three points above the drop zone, while Frosinone is five points from safety.