Premier League schedule: How to watch, TV channel, scores, stream links

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If it is the 2021-22 Premier League schedule you want, you’ve come to the right place.

You can watch the entire Premier League season across USA Network, NBC, Peacock and our family of channels.

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So, that means your weekends between August 2021 and May 2022 are sorted. As Premier League fans, you’re looking for a few things for your club: opening day, final day, Boxing Day and when your derby games are.

All of that info on the Premier League fixtures is below, plus the full fixture list as you can watch all 380 games live across our platforms here at NBC Sports, while other shows such as Premier League Goal Rush (10am ET on Saturdays) will also be available on Peacock Premium.

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Can reigning champions Manchester City defend their crown? Or will Liverpool win a second title in the last three seasons? Can Chelsea hang on to a top four finish? What about Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal, and even West Ham, can they break into the top four? Also, new boys Norwich City, Watford and Brentford have all added plenty to the PL, as there are so many intriguing storylines swirling late in the season.

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Remember, plenty of Premier League coverage will be available on Peacock Premium. Viewers can sign up at peacocktv.com. Peacock is currently available across devices, details here. Peacock Premium is included at no additional cost for Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers and Cox Contour customers. Premier League games on NBC and USA Network will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs.

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Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

Below is the Premier League schedule in full, with dates and times subject to change as the broadcast schedule in the UK is confirmed.


Premier League live! Schedule, dates, fixtures, how to watch in USA, Peacock

All games kick off at 10am ET unless otherwise stated


Rearranged games

Thursday 19 May

2:45pm: Everton vs Crystal Palace — USA Network — STREAM LIVE
3pm: Chelsea vs Leicester City — Stream Premier League on Peacock Premium
3pm: Aston Villa vs Burnley — Stream Premier League on Peacock Premium


Matchweek 38 (all kicks off at 11am ET)

Sunday 22 May

Arsenal v Everton
Brentford v Leeds
Brighton v West Ham
Burnley v Newcastle
Chelsea v Watford
Crystal Palace v Man Utd
Leicester v Southampton
Liverpool v Wolves
Man City v Aston Villa
Norwich v Spurs

Premier League results from Week 1-onward, after the jump



Start of 2021-22 season: Matchweek 1

Friday 13 August

Brentford 1-1 Arsenal – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Saturday 14 August

Man Utd 5-1 Leeds – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Leicester City 1-0 Wolves – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Everton 3-1 Southampton – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Burnley 1-2 BrightonFULL MATCH REPLAY
Chelsea 3-0 Crystal PalaceFULL MATCH REPLAY
Watford 3-2 Aston VillaFULL MATCH REPLAY
Norwich City 0-3 Liverpool – NBC – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 15 August

Newcastle 2-4 West Ham – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Spurs 1-0 Man City – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 2

Saturday 21 August

Liverpool 2-0 BurnleyFULL MATCH REPLAY
Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Man City 5-0 Norwich City – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Crystal Palace 0-0 BrentfordFULL MATCH REPLAY
Leeds 2-2 EvertonFULL MATCH REPLAY
Brighton 2-0 Watford – NBC/Peacock Premium – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 22 August

Southampton 1-1 Man UtdFULL MATCH REPLAY
Wolves 0-1 Spurs – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Monday 23 August

West Ham 4-1 Leicester City – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 3

Saturday 28 August

Man City 5-0 ArsenalFULL MATCH REPLAY
Brighton 0-2 Everton – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Aston Villa 1-1 Brentford – CNBC – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Newcastle 2-2 SouthamptonFULL MATCH REPLAY
Norwich City 1-2 Leicester CityFULL MATCH REPLAY
West Ham 2-2 Crystal PalaceFULL MATCH REPLAY
Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea – NBC/Peacock Premium – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 29 August

Burnley 1-1 Leeds – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Spurs 1-0 WatfordFULL MATCH REPLAY
Wolves 0-1 Man Utd – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 4

Saturday 11 September

Crystal Palace 3-0 Spurs – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Arsenal 1-0 Norwich CityFULL MATCH REPLAY
Brentford 0-1 BrightonFULL MATCH REPLAY
Leicester City 0-1 Man CityFULL MATCH REPLAY
Man Utd 4-1 Newcastle – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Southampton 0-0 West Ham – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Watford 0-2 WolvesFULL MATCH REPLAY
Chelsea 3-0 Aston Villa – NBC – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 12 September

Leeds 0-3 Liverpool – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Monday 13 September

Everton 3-1 Burnley – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 5

Friday 17 September

Newcastle 1-1 Leeds — NBCSN — FULL MATCH REPLAY

Saturday 18 September

Wolves 0-2 Brentford — NBCSN — FULL MATCH REPLAY
Burnley 0-1 Arsenal — NBCSN — FULL MATCH REPLAY
Liverpool 3-0 Crystal PalaceFULL MATCH REPLAY
Man City 0-0 Southampton — USA Network — FULL MATCH REPLAY
Norwich City 1-3 WatfordFULL MATCH REPLAY
Aston Villa 3-0 Everton — NBC — FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 19 September

West Ham 1-2 Man Utd — NBCSN — FULL MATCH REPLAY
Brighton 2-1 Leicester CityFULL MATCH REPLAY
Spurs 0-3 ChelseaFULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 6

Saturday 25 September

Chelsea 0-1 Man City – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Man Utd 0-1 Aston VillaFULL MATCH REPLAY
Everton 2-2 Norwich CityFULL MATCH REPLAY
Leeds 1-2 West HamFULL MATCH REPLAY
Leicester City 2-2 Burnley – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Watford 1-1 NewcastleFULL MATCH REPLAY
Brentford 3-3 Liverpool – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 26 September

Southampton 0-1 Wolves – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Arsenal 3-1 Spurs – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Monday 27 September

Crystal Palace 1-1 Brighton – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 7

Saturday 2 October

Man Utd 1-1 Everton – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Leeds 1-0 Watford – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Chelsea 3-1 Southampton – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Burnley 0-0 Norwich CityFULL MATCH REPLAY
Wolves 2-1 NewcastleFULL MATCH REPLAY
Brighton 0-0 Arsenal – NBC – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 3 October

Crystal Palace 2-2 Leicester City – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Spurs 2-1 Aston VillaFULL MATCH REPLAY
West Ham 1-2 BrentfordFULL MATCH REPLAY
Liverpool 2-2 Man City – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 8

Saturday 16 October

Watford 0-5 LiverpoolFULL MATCH REPLAY
Aston Villa 2-3 Wolves – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Leicester City 4-2 Man Utd – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Man City 2-0 BurnleyFULL MATCH REPLAY
Norwich City 0-0 BrightonFULL MATCH REPLAY
Southampton 1-0 LeedsFULL MATCH REPLAY
Brentford 0-1 Chelsea – NBC – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 17 October

Everton 0-1 West Ham – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Newcastle 2-3 Spurs – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Monday 18 October

Arsenal 2-2 Crystal PalaceFULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 9

Friday 22 October

Arsenal 3-1 Aston Villa – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Saturday 23 October

Chelsea 7-0 Norwich City – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Everton 2-5 Watford – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Leeds 1-1 Wolves – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Crystal Palace 1-1 NewcastleFULL MATCH REPLAY
Southampton 2-2 BurnleyFULL MATCH REPLAY
Brighton 1-4 Man City – NBC – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 24 October

Brentford 1-2 Leicester CityFULL MATCH REPLAY
West Ham 1-0 Spurs – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Man Utd 0-5 Liverpool – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 10

Saturday 30 October

Leicester City 0-2 Arsenal – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Liverpool 2-2 Brighton – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Man City 0-2 Crystal Palace – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Burnley 3-1 BrentfordFULL MATCH REPLAY
Newcastle 0-3 ChelseaFULL MATCH REPLAY
Watford 0-1 SouthamptonFULL MATCH REPLAY
Spurs 0-3 Man Utd – NBC – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 31 October

Norwich City 1-2 Leeds – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Aston Villa 1-4 West Ham – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Monday 1 November

Wolves 2-1 Everton – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 11

Friday 5 November

Southampton 1-0 Aston VillaFULL MATCH REPLAY

Saturday 6 November

Man Utd 0-2 Man City — NBCSN / FULL MATCH REPLAY
Brentford 1-2 Norwich CityFULL MATCH REPLAY
Chelsea 1-1 BurnleyFULL MATCH REPLAY
Crystal Palace 2-0 Wolves — NBCSN / FULL MATCH REPLAY
Brighton 1-1 Newcastle — NBC / FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 7 November

Arsenal 1-0 WatfordFULL MATCH REPLAY
Everton 0-0 Spurs — NBCSN / NBCSports.com
Leeds 1-1 Leicester CityFULL MATCH REPLAY
West Ham 3-2 Liverpool — NBCSN / FULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 12

Saturday 20 November

Leicester City 0-3 Chelsea — NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Aston Villa 2-0 Brighton — NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Wolves 1-0 West Ham — USA Network — FULL MATCH REPLAY
Burnley 3-3 Crystal Palace FULL MATCH REPLAY
Newcastle 3-3 Brentford FULL MATCH REPLAY
Norwich City 2-1 Southampton FULL MATCH REPLAY
Watford 4-1 Man Utd FULL MATCH REPLAY
Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal — NBC — FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 21 November

Man City 3-0 Everton — NBCSN — FULL MATCH REPLAY
Spurs 2-1 Leeds — NBCSN — FULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 13

Saturday 27 November

Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Norwich City 0-0 Wolves – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Liverpool 4-0 Southampton – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Crystal Palace 1-2 Aston Villa FULL MATCH REPLAY
Brighton 0-0 Leeds – NBC – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 28 November

Brentford 1-0 Everton FULL MATCH REPLAY
Burnley v Spurs – POSTPONED Watch on Peacock Premium
Leicester City 4-2 Watford FULL MATCH REPLAY
Man City 2-1 West Ham FULL MATCH REPLAY
Chelsea 1-1 Man Utd FULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 14

Tuesday 30 November

Newcastle 1-1 Norwich CityFULL MATCH REPLAY
Leeds 1-0 Crystal Palace – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Wednesday 1 December

Southampton 2-2 Leicester CityFULL MATCH REPLAY
West Ham 1-1 BrightonFULL MATCH REPLAY
Wolves 0-0 BurnleyFULL MATCH REPLAY
Watford 1-2 ChelseaFULL MATCH REPLAY
Aston Villa 1-2 Man CityFULL MATCH REPLAY
Everton 1-4 Liverpool – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Thursday 2 December

Spurs 2-0 BrentfordFULL MATCH REPLAY
Man Utd v ArsenalFULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 15

Saturday 4 December

West Ham 3-2 Chelsea – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Newcastle 1-0 Burnley – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Southampton 1-1 BrightonFULL MATCH REPLAY
Wolves 0-1 Liverpool – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Watford 1-3 Man City – NBC – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 5 December

Leeds 2-2 BrentfordFULL MATCH REPLAY
Man Utd 1-0 Crystal Palace – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Spurs 3-0 Norwich CityFULL MATCH REPLAY
Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester City – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Monday 6 December

Everton 2-1 Arsenal – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 16

Friday 10 December

Brentford 2-1 Watford – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Saturday 11 December

Man City 1-0 Wolves – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Arsenal 3-0 Southampton – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Chelsea 3-2 LeedsFULL MATCH REPLAY
Liverpool 1-0 Aston Villa – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Norwich City 0-1 Man Utd – NBC – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 12 December

POSTPONED: Brighton v Spurs – NBCSN – POSTPONED
Burnley 0-0 West Ham – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Leicester City 4-0 NewcastleFULL MATCH REPLAY
Crystal Palace 3-1 Everton – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 17

Tuesday 14 December

Brentford vs Man UtdPOSTPONED
Norwich City 0-2 Aston VillaFULL MATCH REPLAY
Man City 7-0 Leeds – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Wednesday 15 December

Brighton 0-1 WolvesFULL MATCH REPLAY
Burnley vs WatfordPOSTPONED
Crystal Palace 2-2 SouthamptonFULL MATCH REPLAY
Arsenal 2-0 West Ham – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Thursday 16 December

Leicester City vs SpursPOSTPONED
Chelsea 1-1 Everton – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Liverpool 3-1 NewcastleFULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 18

Saturday 18 December

Manchester United vs BrightonPOSTPONED
Aston Villa v Burnley – NBCSN – POSTPONED
Southampton v Brentford – POSTPONED
Watford v Crystal Palace – POSTPONED
West Ham v Norwich City – POSTPONED
Leeds 1-4 Arsenal – NBC – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 19 December

Everton v Leicester City – POSTPONED
Newcastle 0-4 Man City – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Wolves 0-0 Chelsea – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Spurs 2-2 Liverpool FULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 19

Sunday 26 December – Boxing Day!

Spurs 3-0 Crystal Palace – USA Network – WATCH FULL REPLAY
Man City 6-3 Leicester CityWATCH FULL REPLAY
Norwich City 0-5 ArsenalWATCH FULL REPLAY
West Ham 2-3 Southampton – NBCSN – WATCH FULL REPLAY
Aston Villa 1-3 Chelsea – NBC – WATCH LIVE
3pm: Brighton v Brentford – NBCSN – WATCH LIVE

Liverpool v Leeds – NBCSN – POSTPONED
Wolves v Watford – USA Network – POSTPONED
Burnley v Everton – NBCSN – POSTPONED

Monday 27 December

Newcastle 1-1 Man Utd – USA Network – WATCH FULL REPLAY


Matchweek 20

Tuesday 28 December

Southampton 1-1 Spurs – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Crystal Palace 3-0 NorwichFULL MATCH REPLAY
Watford 1-4 West HamFULL MATCH REPLAY
Leicester 1-0 Liverpool – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Arsenal v Wolves – NBCSN – POSTPONED
Leeds v Aston Villa – NBCSN – POSTPONED

Wednesday 29 December

Chelsea 1-1 BrightonFULL MATCH REPLAY
Brentford 0-1 Man City – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Thursday 30 December

Everton v Newcastle – Peacock – POSTPONED

Man Utd 3-1 Burnley – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 21

Saturday 1 January

Arsenal 1-2 Man City – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Watford 0-1 Spurs – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Crystal Palace 2-3 West Ham – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Leicester v Norwich – Peacock – POSTPONED

Sunday 2 January

Brentford 2-1 Aston VillaFULL MATCH REPLAY
Everton 2-3 Brighton – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Leeds 3-1 BurnleyFULL MATCH REPLAY
Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Southampton v Newcastle – Peacock – POSTPONED

Monday 3 January

Man Utd 0-1 Wolves – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY


Re-arranged games

Tuesday 11 January

Southampton 4-1 Brentford – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Everton vs Leicester City – POSTPONED

Wednesday 12 January

West Ham 2-0 Norwich CityFULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 22

Friday 14 January

Brighton 1-1 Crystal Palace – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Saturday 15 January

Man City 1-0 ChelseaFULL MATCH REPLAY

Newcastle 1-1 Watford – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Norwich 2-1 EvertonFULL MATCH REPLAY
Wolves 3-1 SouthamptonFULL MATCH REPLAY

Aston Villa 2-2 Man Utd – NBC – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Burnley v Leicester – POSTPONED

Sunday 16 January

Liverpool 3-0 Brentford – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
West Ham 2-3 LeedsFULL MATCH REPLAY

Spurs v Arsenal – POSTPONED


Re-arranged games

Tuesday 18 January

2:30pm ET: Burnley vs Watford – POSTPONED
Brighton 1-1 Chelsea – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Wednesday 19 January

Leicester City 2-3 Tottenham – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Brentford 1-3 Man UnitedFULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 23

Friday 21 January

Watford 0-3 Norwich – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Saturday 22 January

Everton 0-1 Aston Villa – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY 
Brentford 1-2 WolvesFULL MATCH REPLAY
Leeds 0-1 Newcastle – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Man Utd 1-0 West HamFULL MATCH REPLAY
Southampton 1-1 Man City – NBC/Peacock Premium – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 23 January

Arsenal 0-0 Burnley – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Leicester 1-1 BrightonFULL MATCH REPLAY
Crystal Palace 1-3 LiverpoolFULL MATCH REPLAY
Chelsea 2-0 SpursFULL MATCH REPLAY


Re-arranged game

Saturday 5 February

Burnley 0-0 WatfordFULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 24

Tuesday 8 February

Newcastle 3-1 EvertonFULL MATCH REPLAY
West Ham 1-0 WatfordFULL MATCH REPLAY
Burnley 1-1 Man Utd – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Wednesday 9 February

Man City 2-0 BrentfordFULL MATCH REPLAY
Norwich 1-1 Crystal PalaceFULL MATCH REPLAY
Spurs 2-3 Southampton – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Aston Villa 3-3 LeedsFULL MATCH REPLAY

Thursday 10 February

Wolves 0-1 ArsenalFULL MATCH REPLAY
Liverpool 2-0 Leicester – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 25

Saturday 12 February

Man Utd 1-1 SouthamptonWATCH FULL REPLAY
Brentford 0-0 Crystal PalaceWATCH FULL REPLAY
Everton 3-0 LeedsWATCH FULL REPLAY
Watford 0-2 BrightonWATCH FULL REPLAY
Norwich 0-4 Man City – NBC – WATCH FULL REPLAY

Sunday 13 February

Newcastle 1-0 Aston VillaWATCH FULL REPLAY
Burnley 0-1 LiverpoolWATCH FULL REPLAY
Spurs 0-2 WolvesWATCH FULL REPLAY
Leicester 2-2 West HamWATCH FULL REPLAY


Re-arranged game

Tuesday 15 February

Man Utd 2-0 BrightonWATCH FULL REPLAY


Matchweek 26

Saturday 19 February

West Ham 1-1 Newcastle FULL MATCH REPLAY
Arsenal 2-1 Brentford FULL MATCH REPLAY
Aston Villa 0-1 Watford FULL MATCH REPLAY
Brighton 0-3 Burnley FULL MATCH REPLAY
Liverpool 3-1 Norwich FULL MATCH REPLAY
Southampton 2-0 Everton FULL MATCH REPLAY
Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Man City 2-3 Spurs – NBC – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 20 February

Leeds 2-4 Man Utd – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Wolves 2-1 Leicester – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY


Re-arranged games

Wednesday 23 February

Burnley 1-0 SpursFULL MATCH REPLAY
Watford 1-4 Crystal PalaceFULL MATCH REPLAY
Liverpool 6-0 Leeds UnitedFULL MATCH REPLAY

Thursday 24 February

Arsenal 2-1 WolvesFULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 27

Friday 25 February

Southampton 2-0 Norwich – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Saturday 26 February

Leeds 0-4 Spurs – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Man Utd 0-0 Watford – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Brentford 0-2 Newcastle –  FULL MATCH REPLAY
Brighton 0-2 Aston Villa –  FULL MATCH REPLAY
Crystal Palace 1-1 Burnley –  FULL MATCH REPLAY
Everton 0-1 Man CityFULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 27 February

West Ham 1-0 Wolves – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY


Rearranged game

Tuesday 1 March

Burnley 0-2 Leicester CityFULL MATCH REPLAY

Matchweek 28

Saturday 5 March

Leicester 1-0 Leeds — USA Network — FULL MATCH REPLAY
Aston Villa 4-0 Southampton — Peacock Premium — FULL MATCH REPLAY
Burnley 0-4 Chelsea — USA Network — FULL MATCH REPLAY
Newcastle 2-1 Brighton — Peacock Premium — FULL MATCH REPLAY
Norwich 1-3 Brentford — Peacock Premium — FULL MATCH REPLAY
Wolves 0-2 Crystal Palace — Peacock Premium — FULL MATCH REPLAY
Liverpool 1-0 West Ham — NBC — FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 6 March

Watford 2-3 Arsenal — USA Network — FULL MATCH REPLAY
Man City 4-1 Man Utd — USA Network — FULL MATCH REPLAY

Monday 7 March

Spurs 5-0 Everton — USA Network — FULL MATCH REPLAY


Rearranged games

Thursday 10 March

Norwich 1-3 ChelseaFULL MATCH REPLAY
Southampton 1-2 NewcastleFULL MATCH REPLAY
Wolves 4-0 WatfordFULL MATCH REPLAY
Leeds 0-3 Aston VillaFULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 29

Saturday 12 March

Brighton 0-2 LiverpoolFULL MATCH REPLAY
Brentford 2-0 Burnley – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Man Utd 3-2 SpursFULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 13 March

Everton 0-1 WolvesFULL MATCH REPLAY
Leeds 2-1 NorwichFULL MATCH REPLAY
Southampton 1-2 WatfordFULL MATCH REPLAY
Chelsea 1-0 NewcastleFULL MATCH REPLAY
West Ham 2-1 Aston Villa – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Arsenal 2-0 Leicester – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Monday 14 March

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man City – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY


Rearranged games

Wednesday 16 March

Brighton 0-2 SpursFULL MATCH REPLAY
Arsenal 0-2 LiverpoolFULL MATCH REPLAY

Thursday 17 March

Everton 1-0 NewcastleFULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 30

Friday 18 March

Wolves 2-3 Leeds – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Saturday 19 March

Aston Villa 0-1 Arsenal – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 20 March

Leicester 2-0 Brentford – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Spurs 3-1 West Ham – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 31

Saturday 2 April

Liverpool 2-0 Watford – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Brighton 0-0 NorwichFULL MATCH REPLAY
Burnley 0-2 Man City – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Chelsea 1-4 Brentford – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Leeds 1-1 Southampton – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Wolves 2-1 Aston Villa – CNBC – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Man Utd 1-1 Leicester – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLY

Sunday 3 April

West Ham 2-1 Everton – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Spurs 5-1 Newcastle – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Monday 4 April

Crystal Palace 3-0 Arsenal – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY


Rearranged game

Wednesday 6 April

Burnley 3-2 Everton –  FULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 32

Friday 8 April

Newcastle 1-0 Wolves – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Saturday 9 April

Everton 1-0 Man Utd – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Southampton 0-6 Chelsea – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Arsenal 1-2 BrightonFULL MATCH REPLAY
Watford 0-3 LeedsFULL MATCH REPLAY
Aston Villa 0-4 Spurs – NBC – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 10 April

Norwich 2-0 Burnley – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Brentford 2-0 West HamFULL MATCH REPLAY
Leicester 2-1 Crystal PalaceFULL MATCH REPLAY
Man City 2-2 Liverpool – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 33

Saturday 16 April

Spurs 0-1 Brighton – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Man Utd 3-2 Norwich – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Southampton 1-0 Arsenal FULL MATCH REPLAY
Watford 1-2 Brentford – CNBC – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 17 April

Newcastle 2-1 Leicester – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
West Ham 1-1 Burnley FULL MATCH REPLAY


Rearranged games

Tuesday 19 April

Liverpool 4-0 Man United – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Wednesday 20 April

Chelsea 2-4 Arsenal – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Everton 1-1 LeicesterFULL MATCH REPLAY
Newcastle 1-0 Crystal PalaceFULL MATCH REPLAY
Man City 3-0 BrightonFULL MATCH REPLAY 

Thursday 21 April

Burnley 2-0 Southampton – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 34

Saturday 23 April

Arsenal 3-1 Man Utd – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Man City 5-1 Watford – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Leicester 0-0 Aston Villa – CNBC – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Norwich 0-3 NewcastleFULL MATCH REPLAY
Brentford 0-0 Spurs – NBC – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 24 April

Chelsea 1-0 West Ham – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Brighton 2-2 SouthamptonFULL MATCH REPLAY
Burnley 1-0 WolvesFULL MATCH REPLAY
Liverpool 2-0 Everton – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Monday 25 April

Crystal Palace 0-0 Leeds – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY


Rearranged game

Thursday 28 April

Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 35

Saturday 30 April

Newcastle 0-1 Liverpool – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Aston Villa 2-0 Norwich – CNBC – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Southampton 1-2 Crystal PalaceFULL MATCH REPLAY
Watford 1-2 Burnley – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Wolves 0-3 BrightonFULL MATCH REPLAY
Leeds 0-4 Man City – NBC –FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 1 May

Everton 1-0 Chelsea – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Spurs 3-1 LeicesterFULL MATCH REPLAY
West Ham 1-2 Arsenal – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Monday 2 May

Man Utd 3-0 Brentford – USA Network – FULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 36

Saturday 7 May

Brentford 3-0 SouthamptonWATCH FULL REPLAY
Burnley 1-3 Aston VillaWATCH FULL REPLAY
Chelsea 2-2 Wolves – USA Network – WATCH FULL REPLAY
Crystal Palace 1-0 WatfordWATCH FULL REPLAY
Brighton 4-0 Man Utd – NBC – WATCH FULL REPLAY
Liverpool 1-1 Spurs – USA Network – WATCH FULL REPLAY

Sunday 8 May

Arsenal 2-1 LeedsWATCH FULL REPLAY
Leicester 1-2 Everton – USA Network – WATCH FULL REPLAY
Norwich 0-4 West HamWATCH FULL REPLAY
Man City 5-0 Newcastle – USA Network – WATCH FULL REPLAY


Re-arranged games

Tuesday 10 May

Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool — USA Network — FULL MATCH REPLAY

Wednesday 11 May

Leeds 0-3 ChelseaFULL MATCH REPLAY
Leicester 3-0 NorwichFULL MATCH REPLAY
Watford 0-0 EvertonFULL MATCH REPLAY
Wolves 1-5 Man City — USA Network — FULL MATCH REPLAY

Thursday 12 May

Spurs 3-0 Arsenal — USA Network — FULL MATCH REPLAY


Matchweek 37

Sunday 15 May* to avoid a clash with the FA Cup Final on Saturday 14 May

Spurs 1-0 Burnley — USA Network — FULL MATCH REPLAY
Aston Villa 1-1 Crystal PalaceFULL MATCH REPLAY
Leeds 1-1 BrightonFULL MATCH REPLAY
Watford 1-5 LeicesterFULL MATCH REPLAY
Wolves 1-1 NorwichFULL MATCH REPLAY
West Ham 2-2 Man City — USA Network — FULL MATCH REPLAY
Everton 2-3 Brentford — USA Network FULL MATCH REPLAY 

Monday 16 May

Newcastle 2-0 Arsenal — USA Network — FULL MATCH REPLAY

Tuesday 17 May

Southampton 1-2 Liverpool** due to Liverpool’s participation in FA Cup final — USA Network — FULL MATCH REPLAY


Rearranged games

Thursday 19 May

2:45pm: Everton v Crystal Palace — USA Network
3pm: Chelsea v Leicester City — Stream Premier League on Peacock Premium
3pm: Aston Villa v Burnley — Stream Premier League on Peacock Premium


Matchweek 38 (all kicks off at 11am ET)

Sunday 22 May

Arsenal v Everton
Brentford v Leeds
Brighton v West Ham
Burnley v Newcastle
Chelsea v Watford
Crystal Palace v Man Utd
Leicester v Southampton
Liverpool v Wolves
Man City v Aston Villa
Norwich v Spurs

What’s to play for in the Premier League in the final week?

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With 36.7 matchweeks of the 2021-22 Premier League season in the books, everything is still to play for, from the title race all the way down to the relegation battle.

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The title race is still on, the top-four race is still on, Europa League qualification is still up for grabs, as are two places in the top half (with six sides still in contention) and one spot in next season’s Premier League.

As we kick off the final week of the 2021-22 Premier League season, culminating in 10 games played simultaneously on Championship Sunday (Watch live, on NBC’s family of networks and online via Peacock Premium), let’s dive into the details of each and every race up and down the table…


Premier League title

What was originally thought to be a four-horse race quickly became a three-horse race, and by the frantic festive period was down to two: Manchester City and Liverpool.

The defending Premier League champions took the top spot for the first time all season back in matchweek 16 (Dec. 4), and they haven’t relinquished control since. At one point, their lead swelled to as many as 11 points (the Reds sat 3rd, behind Chelsea), and it looked like they might lift the trophy again before spring had even sprung. Then, they dropped a few points (nine, in two months’ time, from mid-January to late-March), and Liverpool began to play their games in hand.

They won. And they won. And they won, until they were separated by just a point. They played one another dead even in a riveting 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium to start April. Now, four days before Championship Sunday, the gap is one after Liverpool beat Southampton on Tuesday.

Regardless who comes out on top, we thank them both for an incredible season of brilliant football.

Premier League run-in: Title race

1st: Man City – 90 points (37 games) GD +72
2nd: Liverpool – 89 points (37 games) GD +66

Remaining games

Man City: Aston Villa (H)
Liverpool: Wolves (H)


Top four (UEFA Champions League)

Just as water always finds its level, Tottenham and Arsenal (or is it Arsenal and Tottenham?) always seem to find one another. A north London derby demolition job saw Spurs pull to within one point of the Gunners, before going two points above them with a hard-fought win over Burnley on the weekend.

All of the pressure is now was squarely on Arsenal, who would have finished (no worse than) 4th if they had won their final two games. Not to over-simplify things, but it really was that simple. They lost to Newcastle on Monday, though, thus Tottenham will clinch Champions League qualification with a win or draw against last-place Norwich on Championship Sunday.

Elsewhere, Chelsea clinched a top-four place as a result of Arsenal’s defeat.

Premier League run-in: Top four

3rd: Chelsea – 70 points (36 games) GD +42 [Qualified]
4th: Tottenham Hotspur – 68 points (37 games) GD +24
5th: Arsenal –  66 points (37 games) GD +9

Remaining games

Chelsea: Leicester (H – WATCH), Watford (H)
Tottenham: Norwich (A)
Arsenal: Newcastle (A – RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS), Everton (H)


Top six (Europa League)

Having already missed out on the top four, one of Manchester United or West Ham will finish 6th and qualify for the Europa League, with the other falling one tier further down to the Europa Conference League. Whichever side of north London fails to snatch 4th will also head to the Europa League.

Premier League run-in: Top six

6th: Manchester United – 58 points (37 games) GD +1
7th: West Ham United – 56 points (37 games) GD +11

Remaining games

Manchester United: Crystal Palace (A)
West Ham: Brighton (A)


Top half

Sure, finishing in the “top half” might not sound like an important achievement to Man City, Liverpool or Chelsea fans, but imagine you’ve supported Brentford your entire life, went to see them play in the fourth division as recently as 13 years ago, and now, the Bees are potentially one win away from finishing in the top 10 of the top league in England the world in their first season in said league.

Oh, and the difference in Premier League prize money for finishing 9th (highest Brentford can achieve) and 14th (the lowest)? $14 million. It matters.

Premier League run-in: Top half

9th: Leicester City – 48 points (36 games) GD 0
10th: Brighton & Hove Albion – 48 points (37 games) GD -4
11th: Brentford – 46 points (37 games) GD -7
12th: Newcastle United 46 (37 games) GD -19
13th: Crystal Palace – 45 points (36 games) GD +4
14th: Aston Villa – 44 points (36 games) GD -1

Remaining games

Leicester: Chelsea (A – WATCH), Southampton (H)
Brighton: West Ham (H)
Brentford: Leeds (H)
Crystal Palace: Everton (A – WATCH), Manchester United (H)
Aston Villa: Burnley (H – WATCH), Manchester City (A)
Newcastle: Arsenal (H – RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS), Burnley (A)


Relegation

Norwich and Watford have already seen their places in the EFL Championship confirmed for next season (to be replaced by Fulham and Bournemouth, so far), but there’s still one more place in the bottom three to be decided.

Everton is the “too big to go down” club; Leeds only just got back to the Premier League last season when they looked long for the division; and Burnley have perhaps flirted with danger one too many times. Everton and Burnley can save themselves, while Leeds’ status in the top flight is still partially dependent upon what the other two do.

Premier League run-in: Relegation

16th: Everton – 36 points (36 games) GD -20
17th: Leeds United – 35 points (37 games) GD -38

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18th: Burnley – 34 points (36 games) GD -18
19th: Watford – 26 points (37 games) GD -42 [Relegated]
20th: Norwich City – 22 points (37 games) GD -56 [Relegated]

Remaining games

Everton: Crystal Palace (H – WATCH), Arsenal (A)
Leeds: Brentford (A)
Burnley: Aston Villa (A – WATCH), Newcastle (H)

History made as FIFA picks 6 female referees, assistants for men’s World Cup

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GENEVA (AP) Female referees will make World Cup history this year by working games at a major men’s tournament for the first time in Qatar.

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Three female referees and three female assistant referees were announced Thursday by FIFA among 129 officials selected for World Cup duty, including one man who caused controversy when refereeing a chaotic African Cup of Nations game in January while suffering with heatstroke.

French referee Stephanie Frappart already worked men’s games in World Cup qualifying and the Champions League, after handling the 2019 Women’s World Cup final. She also refereed the final of the men’s French Cup this month.

“As always, the criteria we have used is `quality first’ and the selected match officials represent the highest level of refereeing worldwide,” said FIFA Referees Committee chairman Pierluigi Collina, who worked the 2002 World Cup final. “In this way, we clearly emphasize that it is quality that counts for us and not gender.”

List of referees announced

Salima Mukansanga of Rwanda and Yoshimi Yamashita of Japan are also on the list of 36 referees preparing for the 64 games at the tournament, which will be played from Nov. 21-Dec. 18.

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The 69 assistant referees include Neuza Back of Brazil, Karen Diaz Medina of Mexico and Kathryn Nesbitt of the United States.

“I would hope that in the future the selection of elite women’s match officials for important men’s competitions will be perceived as something normal and no longer as sensational,” Collina said.

Among the male referees is Janny Sikazwe of Zambia, who blew the final whistle at an African Cup group match after 85 minutes and again 13 seconds before the 90 minutes were complete, with Mali leading Tunisia 1-0.

About 30 minutes after the match, officials ordered the teams back on the field to restart play but Tunisia refused. The result was later ratified by the Confederation of African Football despite an official protest by Tunisia.

The match was played in heat and humidity in Cameroon, and Sikazwe later explained he started to become confused in the intense conditions. Sikazwe will be working at his second World Cup after handling two group games at the 2018 tournament in Russia.

Plans put in place for Qatar

The extreme heat in Qatar led FIFA to decide in 2015 to move the tournament to the cooler months in the Gulf emirate.

FIFA has picked 24 men to work on video reviews. The VAR system made its debut in 2018.

FIFA said 50 referee-and-assistant trios began preparing in 2019 for World Cup duty, with the project affected by limits on international travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two referees were picked from each of Argentina, Brazil, England and France.

All the officials – who were not allocated into specific teams of three – face future technical, physical and medical assessments this year, FIFA said.

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U.S. Soccer equalizes pay in milestone with USWNT, USMNT

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The U.S. Soccer Federation reached milestone agreements to pay its men’s and women’s teams equally, making the American national governing body the first in the sport to promise both sexes matching money.

The federation announced separate collective bargaining agreements through December 2028 with the unions for both national teams on Wednesday, ending years of often acrimonious negotiations.

The men have been playing under the terms of a CBA that expired in December 2018. The women’s CBA expired at the end of March but talks continued after the federation and the players agreed to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit brought by some of the players in 2019. The settlement was contingent on the federation reaching labor contracts that equalized pay and bonuses between the two teams.

“I feel a lot of pride for the girls who are going to see this growing up, and recognize their value rather than having to fight for it. However, my dad always told me that you don’t get rewarded for doing what you’re supposed to do – and paying men and women equally is what you’re supposed to do,” U.S. forward Margaret Purce said. “So I’m not giving out any gold stars, but I’m grateful for this accomplishment and for all the people who came together to make it so.”

Perhaps the biggest sticking point was World Cup prize money, which is based on how far a team advances in the tournament. While the U.S. women have been successful on the international stage with back-to-back World Cup titles, differences in FIFA prize money meant they took home far less than the men’s winners.

The unions agreed to pool FIFA’s payments for the men’s World Cup later this year and next year’s Women’s World Cup, as well as for the 2026 and 2027 tournaments.

Each player will get matching game appearance fees in what the USSF said makes it the first federation to pool FIFA prize money in this manner.

“We saw it as an opportunity, an opportunity to be leaders in this front and join in with the women’s side and U.S. Soccer. So we’re just excited that this is how we were able to get the deal done,” said Walker Zimmerman, a defender who is part of the U.S. National Team Players Association leadership group.

The federation previously based bonuses on payments from FIFA, which earmarked $400 million for the 2018 men’s tournament, including $38 million to champion France, and $30 million for the 2019 women’s tournament, including $4 million to the champion United States.

FIFA has increased the total to $440 million for the 2022 men’s World Cup, and its president, Gianni Infantino, has proposed that FIFA double the women’s prize money to $60 million for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, in which FIFA has increased the teams to 32.

For the current World Cup cycles, the USSF will pool the FIFA funds, taking 10% off the top and then splitting the rest equally among 46 players – 23 players on the roster of each team. For the 2026-27 cycle, the USSF cut increases to 20% before the split.

After missing the 2018 World Cup, the men qualified for this year’s World Cup in Qatar starting in November. The women’s team will seek to qualify this year for the 2023 World Cup, cohosted by Australia and New Zealand.

For lesser tournaments, such as those run by the governing body of North America, players will earn identical game bonuses. And for exhibition games, players will receive matching appearance fees and performance payments based on the match result and opponent rank. Players who don’t dress will earn a fee that is the equivalent of participating in a national team training camp.

The women gave up guaranteed base salaries which had been part of their CBA since 2005. Some players had been guaranteed annual salaries of $100,000.

“I think we’ve outgrown some of the conditions that may look like we have lost something, but now our (professional) league is actually strong enough where now we don’t need as many guaranteed contracts, you know, we can be on more of a pay-to-play model,” Purce said.

Child care, covered for women for more than 25 years, will be extended to men during national team training camps and matches.

The women and men also will receive a portion of commercial revenue from tickets for matches controlled by the USSF, with bonuses for sellouts, and each team will get a portion of broadcast, partner and sponsor revenue.

Players will get a 401(k) plan and the USSF will match up to 5% of a player’s compensation, subject to IRS limits. That money will be deducted from the shares of commercial revenue.

“There were moments when I thought it was all going to fall apart and then it came back together and it’s a real credit to all the different groups coming together, negotiating at one table,” said federation President Cindy Parlow Cone, a former national team player who became head of the governing body in 2020. “I think that’s where the turning point really happened. Before, trying to negotiate a CBA with the women and then turn around and negotiate CBA terms with the men and vice versa, was really challenging. I think the real turning point was when we finally were all in the same room sitting at the same table, working together and collaborating to reach this goal.”

Women ended six years of litigation over equal pay in February in a deal calling for the USSF to pay $24 million, a deal contingent on reaching new collective bargaining agreements.

As part of the settlement, players will split $22 million, about one-third of what they had sought in damages. The USSF also agreed to establish a fund with $2 million to benefit the players in their post-soccer careers and charitable efforts aimed at growing the sport for women.

Mark Levinstein, counsel for the men’s union, said the agreement ended “more than 20 years of federation discrimination against the USWNT players.”

“Together with the USWNTPA, the USMNT players achieved what everyone said was impossible – an agreement that provides fair compensation to the USMNT players and equal pay and equal working conditions to the USWNT players,” he said. “The new federation leadership should get tremendous credit for working with the players to achieve these agreements.”

Jurgen Klopp, Jordan Henderson look ahead to Championship Sunday

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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson summed up the thoughts of every Red around the world following a 2-1 victory over Southampton at St. Mary’s on Tuesday that ensured the Premier League title race would go to the final day, when Liverpool hosts Wolves and Man City gets a visit from Aston Villa.

“Hopefully Stevie and Philly can do us a favor with Villa this weekend,” Henderson said.

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There are scenarios that can lead Liverpool to the Premier League title other than former Liverpool stars Steven Gerrard and Philippe Coutinho leading a Villa win over or draw with Man City, but it’s the one with that is easiest to imagine and both Henderson and his boss, Jurgen Klopp, know the challenge of it all.

“Of course it could happen but the only chance we had was to win tonight,” Klopp said. “We had to do our job but football is a tricky game sometimes. Villa plays Thursday and then again on Sunday so that’s tough for them. We will see of course but you have to focus on yourself.”

Yes. That’s it. Liverpool has to beat Wolves at Anfield on Sunday but it would be a huge surprise if the Reds failed to pull off that trick.

We’re in the final week of the 2021-22 Premier League season, culminating in 10 games played simultaneously on Championship Sunday (Watch live, on NBC’s family of networks and online via Peacock Premium).

Klopp hails Liverpool’s latest depth flex

What was a little bit more surprising was how Klopp’s second-choice team featuring nine changes from the weekend took care of Southampton away.

Trailing early, Takumi Minamino and Joel Matip gave the Reds the goals they’d need to win 2-1.

“Outstanding, what can I say about this group that I haven’t already said?” Klopp said. “I don’t want to be overwhelming but it’s very touching what the boys did. I told them what we have to do in this situation is a crime. That Minamino doesn’t play much, that Oxlade, who’s in the shape of his life, sometimes doesn’t make the squad. This kind of performance is absolutely exceptional. … I ask for a lot to be honest. I’m not sure if that’s still okay but I saw them enjoying the game against a side who was obviously ready to go for us, to press, and they couldn’t.”