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STREAM – Four matches at half as Sunderland tries to avoid drop

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Three total hours of football.

One goal in total.

Yeah, we’d say Saturday’s Premier League matches are waiting for a breakthrough or three.


Southampton 0-0 Hull CitySTREAM (NBCSN)

The Tigers registered the first three shots of a testy game, but are yet to find the goal which will worry Swansea City ahead of Sunday.

Sunderland 0-0 BournemouthSTREAM (CNBC)

Artur Boruc has several saves for the Cherries as Sunderland works hard to avoid becoming the first relegated club of the Premier League season.

West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Leicester CitySTREAM

Vardy punished Pulis’ plans when Leicester took advantage of a poor back pass from Allan Nyom. Shinji Okazaki sent Vardy on goal, and the striker hit to the near post to beat a splayed Ben Foster.

Stoke City 0-0 West Ham UnitedSTREAM

Winner goes top half which, suffice it to say, is not the way either side envisioned 2016-17 playing out.

STREAM LIVE: The Manchester Derby

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The third Manchester Derby of the season is the first away from Old Trafford, as Manchester United visits Manchester City (Watch live, 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday.

There’s much on the line, as the sides sit just two points apart in the race for the Top Four. Man City would leapfrog third-place Liverpool with a win, while United could join the Reds on 66 points with a match-in-hand.

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Sergio Aguero starts for Man City, with Gabriel Jesus on the bench.

On the other side, it’ll be a physical middle-third guarded by Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick, and Marouane Fellaini. Wayne Rooney and Jesse Lingard start on the bench.

LINEUPS

Manchester City: Bravo, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Otamendi, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Sterling, De Bruyne, Sane, Aguero. Subs: Caballero, Sagna, Fernando, Navas, Clichy, Gabriel Jesus, A. Garcia

Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Darmian; Herrera, Carrick, Fellaini, Mkhitaryan; Rashford, Martial. Subs: Romero, Shaw, Fosu-Mensah, Tuanzebe, Young, Lingard, Rooney.

Watch Live: Bournemouth vs. Swansea City

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Two sides aching for safety meet at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday, as Bournemouth hosts Swansea City in a relegation six-pointer (Watch live at 1:30 p.m. EDT on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).

Resurgent Swans open the day above the drop zone, and can join struggling Bournemouth on 30 points with a win on the road.

LINEUPS

Bournemouth: Boruc; Smith, Francis, Cook, Daniels, Fraser, Surman, Gosling, Pugh, King, Afobe. Subs: Allsop, Smith, Cargill, Cook, Wilshere, Ibe, Gradel.

Swansea City: Fabianski; Carroll, Mawson, Fernandez, Fer, Cork, Kingsley, Ki, Ayew, Sigurdsson, Llorente. Subs: Nordfeldt, Roberts, Amat, Britton, Routledge, Narsingh, Borja.

West Brom’s “Premier League Behind the Badge” continues

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Claudio Yacob‘s got jokes.

That’s one thing promised by the preview for this weekend’s edition of “Premier League Behind the Badge” with West Bromwich Albion.

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The third installment comes up this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN as the surprise package of the Premier League season continue their surge up the table.

Click play on the video above for a taste of what’s to come in the second episode.

In an exclusive series, NBC Sports followed around the Baggies in a very similar fashion to HBO’s Hard Knocks which joins the preseason camp of one NFL team each summer.

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Below is the schedule for the four episodes on West Brom, which you can watch on NBCSN and live online via NBCSports.com in the coming weeks.

First episodeWatch in full, here
Second episodeWatch in full, here
Third episode: Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET – NBCSN
Fourth episode: Sunday, Apr. 2, 1:30 p.m. ET – NBCSN

Watch Live: West Ham United vs. Manchester United

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Manchester United hasn’t lost in the Premier League since October, and will hope to stretch that run into the new year during a visit to West Ham United on Monday (Watch live at 12:15 p.m. EDT on NBCSN or online via NBCSports.com).

Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils last lost a PL match on Oct. 23 at Chelsea, and are unbeaten in 12 overall since an early November setback versus Fenerbahce in the UEFA Europa League.

West Ham saw its three-match winning streak snapped at Leicester City on the weekend, while Man Utd is on a six-match winning run through all competitions (five of those in the PL).

LINEUPS

West Ham United: Randolph; Cresswell, Reid, Ogbonna, Antonio, Nordtveit, Kouyate, Feghouli, Obiang, Payet, Lanzini. Subs: Adrian, Carroll, Noble, Ayew, Fletcher, Fernandes, Quina.

Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Darmian, Carrick, Herrera, Pogba, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Ibrahimovic. Subs: Romero, Smalling, Fellaini, Young, Mata, Martial, Rashford.

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