We have a bumper slate of action heading your way, as a full schedule of Premier League games takes place this weekend in England’s top-flight.
Life is great.
It all kicks off on NBCSN at 7:45am as Newcastle take on Sunderland in the Tyne-Wear derby. Then we switch to Stoke, as the Potters take on Manchester United in a massive clash at 10am ET on NBCSN.
On Sunday the focus switches to West Brom vs. Liverpool at 8:30am ET on NBCSN, then Arsenal host Crystal Palace at the Emirates in a London derby at 11am ET on NBCSN. Then on Monday we have the biggie: Manchester City vs. Chelsea. That’s live on NBCSN at 3pm ET, as Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini battle it out for top spot.Tremendous battle between two of the PL’s best teams.
What. A. Game.
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What an incredible day of action we have to look forward to and you won’t miss a thing.
You can watch NBC Sports Network for our feature games and watch every single second of every single game live this season online via NBC Sports Live Extra and the NBC Sports Live Extra App.
Via your TV you can watch the games live on Premier League Extra Time. Here’s your full TV schedule for the coming weekend. Enjoy.
FULL TV SCHEDULE
7:45am ET: Newcastle vs. Sunderland – NBCSN
7:45am ET: West Ham vs. Swansea – Premier League Extratime
10am ET: Stoke vs. Man Utd – NBCSN
10am ET: Cardiff vs. Norwich – Premier League Extratime
10am ET: Everton vs. Aston Villa – Premier League Extratime
10am ET: Hull vs. Tottenham – Premier League Extratime
10am ET: Fulham vs. Southampton – Premier League Extratime
8:30am ET: West Brom vs. Liverpool – NBCSN
11am ET: Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace – NBCSN
3pm ET: Manchester City vs. Chelsea – NBCSN
Play until you hear the referee’s whistle. In theory, so simple. In practice, it only takes a single second of concentration lapse to become an internet sensation for all the wrong reasons.
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Such is life for Karyn Forbes, member of the Trinidad and Tobago women’s national soccer team. In the above video, you’ll observe Forbes, a 24-year-old midfielder, giving away perhaps the most bizarre penalty kick you’ll ever see. You’ll have to watch for yourself to believe it.
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Unfortunately for Forbes, though the whole of the ball might have crossed the whole of the end line, the referee did not blow her whistle… not until Forbes picked the ball up with her hands and carried it to her goalkeeper.
BERLIN (AP) The German Football League (DFL) has given the go-ahead for the possible testing of video replays in the Bundesliga over a two-year pilot phase.
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The DFL says it will be lodging an application with FIFA to take part if the pilot phase is approved by the International Football Association Board at its next annual general meeting on March 5.
The DFL says video replays could be used by a “team of impartial match officials for the purpose of avoiding any evidently incorrect decisions” and that the pilot phase would be preceded by “intensive preparations.”
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These would include the settlement of costs among FIFA, the IFAB, the DFL and German football federation, as well as training for the candidates.
West Ham United hope Dimitri Payet is going absolutely nowhere after the club announced on Thursday the 28-year-old Frenchman has signed a contract extension through the summer of 2021.
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Payet’s current contract was scheduled to keep him at the Premier League club through the summer of 2020, but a series of standout performances (6 goals, 4 assists so far this season, mostly during the season’s opening three months) and rumors of interest from “bigger” clubs meant tacking on another year — and plenty more cash — was the best way to keep Payet in east London for the foreseeable future. The club confirmed earlier this week that negotiations over an extension were underway.
“He’s the best player I’ve signed in 25 years,” said West Ham co-owner David Sullivan. “He’s a [$43 million] player. He’s a supreme footballer. He makes every player in our side play better. On his day, he’s world class, he’s unstoppable.”
Payet, who’s been at West Ham just eight months after signing last summer, could still depart in the summer should he finish the current season strong and/or show up and show out at the European Championship, which kicks off in June. In that event, West Ham would now bag a much heftier transfer fee than they would have done prior to the extension.
Remember that Dele Alli goal? No, not that one… that one. Of course you remember it. How could you not?
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How often does a player receive the ball out of the air, flick it over his head, spin 180 degrees and hit an inch-perfect volley from 20 yards out to secure all three points for his team? The answer is, of course, not very often.
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Thus, a goal such as Alli’s stunning winner against Crystal Palace last month has been, and will continue to be, immortalized through numerous recreations in this Digital Age. Above is Alli’s goal recreated in hand-drawn crayon.