On Sunday we have three games coming your way as the teams in Europa League action on Thursday have had their games shifted back a day.
Spurs host QPR in a London derby, while Hull City and Stoke City clash at the KC Stadium. Both games kick off at 8:30 a.m. ET.
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Then at 11 a.m. ET Louis van Gaal takes his Manchester United side to Sunderland as they go in search of their first points of the PL campaign.
Here’s a quick primer on all three games, while the video above will also keep you in the loop.
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Queens Park Rangers, 8:30 a.m. ET live on NBCSN
Spurs won their opener against West Ham last week and new boss Mauricio Pochettino will look to make it two derby wins from two. Harry Redknapp is a former Spurs manager and helped take Tottenham to the Champions League during his time in charge at White Hart Lane. This season he is just trying to keep QPR up but has some talented players who could cause an upset, especially given Spurs’ long trip to Cyprus in Europa League actions on Thursday.
Hull City vs. Stoke City, 8:30 a.m. ET live on Premier League Extratime
The Tigers lost in the first leg of their Europa League playoff on Thursday and despite beating QPR in their opener, Hull look a little short of goals after losing Shane Long to Southampton and Robert Snodgrass to a long-term injury. They will be hoping Yannick Sagbo and Nikica Jelavic bring their shooting boots on Sunday. As for Stoke, U.S. international Geoff Cameron has traveled with the squad and could play some part on Sunday after being left out of the 18 last week. Inspirational attacker Bojan will hope to drive the Potters onto their first points of the season.
Sunderland vs. Manchester United, 11 a.m. ET live on NBCSN
Speaking of points, United have zero. Van Gaal’s side suffered a shock defeat to Swansea on the opening day at home and must now negotiate a tricky trip to the Stadium of Light to face Gus Poyet’s Sunderland. U.S. international Jozy Altidore will likely appear off the bench for the Black Cats after recovering from his World Cup injury, while United still have seven players out on the sidelines but Robin van Persie should return. Can the Red Devils kick-start their season in style at Sunderland?
Despite sitting at the top of the table in the Premier League, things are not going well for Manchester City.
Star striker and leading goalscorer Sergio Aguero suffered a torn hamstring while playing for Argentina, and now he is joined by David Silva on the injured list.
Silva lasted nine minutes in Spain’s EURO qualifying match against Luxembourg, forced off after taking a bad challenge from behind. Silva went down in pain and tried to play on, but asked for a substitution just minutes later.
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Spanish news outlet AS is reporting that Silva has suffered “lateral internal ligament damage in his right ankle,” and could face 2-3 weeks on the sidelines.
With Aguero set to miss at least a month, Silva’s injury could leave Manchester City without two of their top players in the coming weeks.
Silva has arguably been the best player in the Premier League this season, the quarterback of the City attack, which has scored a league-leading 19 goals through eight matches.
City travels to Old Trafford for the Manchester derby on October 25, which falls into that 2-3 week range for Silva’s recovery. In a match that could decide who sits top of the table, Manuel Pellegrini would be very shorthanded without Silva and Aguero.
Alejandro Bedoya will not feature for the United States in the CONCACAF playoff against Mexico on Saturday, and has been replaced on the roster by Bobby Wood.
Bedoya traveled to Los Angeles from his club team Nantes in France, but Jurgen Klinsmann has announced he will be unable to play after falling ill.
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Without Bedoya, Union Berlin midfielder Bobby Wood has been added to the USMNT side. Wood scored the first two goals of his international career this summer in wins over the Netherlands and Germany, and has scored four goals in ten matches for Union Berlin this season. Wood has been training with the U.S. camp throughout the week for the upcoming friendly against Costa Rica.
Bedoya has played well for the USMNT, discounting his short performance against Brazil in September. In that match, Klinsmann played Bedoya out of position against a potent Brazil attack, and he was substituted before halftime. However, playing in his more natural role as a winger or attacking midfielder, many believed Bedoya could be in line for a start against Mexico.