Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 21: Open Thread

After the interruption of the FA Cup tournament last weekend, the Premier League returns this weekend with a full schedule of matches.

Starting line-ups:

Manchester United: De Gea; Rafael, Smalling, Vidic, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Fletcher, Januzaj; Kagawa, Welbeck

Subs: Lindegaard, Büttner, Cleverley, Giggs, Lingard, Zaha, Hernande

Swansea: Tremmel, Rangel, Amat, Williams (C), Davies, Britton, Canas, Shelvey, Pozuelo, Routledge, Bony.

Subs: Cornell, Richards, Chico, Taylor, Lucas, Vazquez, Donnelly.


Tottenham: Lloris; Walker, Chiriches, Dawson, Rose; Lennon, Bentaleb, Dembele, Eriksen; Adebayor, Soldado

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Mariappa, Gabbidon, Delaney, Parr, Bolasie, Ward, Jedinak, Puncheon, Jerome, Chamakh.


Cardiff: Marshall; Theophile-Catherine, Hudson (c), Caulker, John; Whittingham, Medel, Kim, Noone; Campbell, Odemwingie

West Ham: Adrian, Tomkins, Jarvis, Rat, Collison, Taylor, Noble (c), Demel, Downing, C.Cole, Johnson


Everton: Howard, Coleman, Baines, Jagielka, Stones, Barry, McCarthy, Mirallas, Pienaar, Osman, Lukaku

Norwich: Ruddy, Whittaker, Garrido, Bennett, Bassong, Snodgrass, Olsson, Fer, Johnson, Hooper, Van Wolfswinkel


Fulham: Stockdale; Riether, Senderos, Amorebieta, Riise; Duff, Parker, Sidwell, Dempsey; Taarabt; Berbatov

Sunderland: Mannone; Bardsley, O’Shea, Brown, Alonso; Cattermole; Johnson, Colback, Ki, Borini; Fletcher

Subs: Pickford, Larsson, Gardner, Celustka, Altidore, Giaaccherini, Dong-Won


Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Cork, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Lallana (c), Rodriguez, Lambert

West Brom: Foster, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Amalfitano, Morrison, Mulumbu, Brunt, Anelka, Long


Here’s today’s TV/Internet schedule for soccer fans in the United States:

Hull vs Chelsea, 7:45am, NBCSN
Tottenham vs Crystal Palace, 10am, NBCSN
Cardiff vs West Ham, 10am, Premier League Extra Time
Everton vs Norwich, 10am, Premier League Extra Time
Fulham vs Sunderland, 10am, Premier League Extra Time
Southampton vs West Brom, 10am, Premier League Extra Time
Manchester United vs Swansea, 12:30pm, NBC

Before, during or after today’s matches, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

Have a wonderful Saturday.

55 thoughts on “Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 21: Open Thread”

  1. Suddenly today for some reason the sound is about one second ahead of the picture on the TV broadcast. Very irritating.

  2. Brilliant goal by Eden Hazard for Chelsea, but what about that back heel by Ramires for an assist? Simply incredible.

  3. What’s everyone watching as their second match today in the 10am ET window?

    I’ve got Spurs vs Palace on TV, and Cardiff vs West Ham on NBC Sports Live Extra. Relegation six pointer.

    1. Fulham on Roku/big tv and Cardiff-WHU on tablet.

      We have twc so extra Time via twc app–oddly only Everton Norwich match has audio today…have tried across all gadgets.

          1. Thanks, both, glad it is not just us. Guy, thanks for the Roku suggestion you gave me a few mths back-works a charm and greatly improved /eased our viewing experience.

          1. Oh-sorry I was scanning your convo too quickly. I’m not.

            I was going to ask about the Roku thing, though-we have one for the upstairs TV and I’ve never used it to watch matches..

          2. Time Warner has a very nice app that runs on any phone, tablet or box such as Roku. It gives you access to a lot of channels, one of them being NBCSN and all the Extra Time channels.

    2. Spurs-Palace on TV and Fulham-Sunderland (relegation six pointer!)and Everton-Norwich on the computer. I’ve seen three of the four goals scored so far, at least.

  4. Anybody else have Comcast and not have any of the Extra Time games? What the hell gives? I’ve had them before, for some reason nothing today.

  5. Leeds obviously could not wait to get started on their partnership with the 49ers. They now know how many points for a touchdown.

  6. Just got U verse installed couple of days back. But none of other games are being shown live at this time in so called alt or overflow channels. Why? can someone tell me please. I signed up u verse for this very quality but looks like its a flop show.

  7. More bad news for West Ham United as defender Guy Demel is stretchered off the pitch. Looks like a very serious injury after awkward fall.

    1. I called U verse , but they dun know what I am talking about. Any pointers in how to make them understand what I am talking about. Like a official uverse link showing they have those channels and they show EPL.

  8. Extremely sloppy play in the Spurs Palace game, from both sides. The penalty was awful but sooo many heavy touches, lazy runs,this is a bad game

    1. They’ve been doing this all season long. Martinez is my pick for Manager of the Year. They will definitely finish above Liverpool even with more limited resources because of their manager.

  9. Interesting incident in Cardiff-West Ham game where the goal line technology was used to indicate that the ball didn’t cross the line after hitting the bar.

    Usually, the replay of the goal line technology is shown within 30 seconds of the incident but this one took a lot longer. When it was shown, it didn’t zoom in as it usually does because a split second after the ball hit the line from the crossbar, the ball was knocked into the back of the net after Frazier Campbell pushed the goalkeeper to score the goal (which was disallowed).

    1. Sunderland’s emphatic win coupled with West Ham winning away now makes the relegation zone even tighter than it was before. The gap has been closed.

  10. Things are getting worse for West Ham United as they lose another defender — this time James Tomkins who gets sent off. Down to 10 men with 15 mins to go.

  11. Looks like jtm’s tricky trees have let me down for £200. £5 on Everton, Burnley, Blackburn, Middlesbrough, Leyton Orient and Forest.

    They’ve drawn with Bolton and all the others won. Bugger.

    1. Ian
      Sorry i know it is a broken record but for Forest to have a chance they need to sign a striker or two.No finishing for Forest.

  12. Tim Sherwood, errrr the wrong player’s going to Toronto. If Soldado starts now he could make it by March. The bloke hasn’t broken a sweat all season.

  13. Really getting tired of Arlo’s nattering about everything… Shut up and commentate on what is going on, on the pitch…

    Commentate!! Quit blethering about the daily mirror


    1. I noticed that too. The first half commentary sounded more like a Manchester United talk show than a commentary of the game.

      1. Was that the same one, or a different one in the game, when Dixon said that was the longest question he was ever asked?

  14. My local NBC channel decided to show basketball today instead of the United game, w*nkers!

    Please NBC stop this nonsense. Either force these scumbag affiliates to show the game or don’t bother. My own preference is to keep the games in NBCSN.

      1. Oh I don’t know. Take away all their network programming. A few missed episodes of The Voice and there would be uninterrupted EPL.

        1. The Voice is a joke anymore (it used to actually be really good) and i think audiences are catching on. Dont they have anything else that people watch?

          Although Shakiras back this coming season so i might give it another shot.

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