Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 37: Open Thread

Here is today’s TV/Internet schedule for matches being shown in the US (including commentators):

West Ham United vs Spurs, 7:45am, NBCSN; Steve Banyard & Clive Allen
Manchester United vs Sunderland, 10am, NBCSN; Gary Weaver & Davie Provan
Aston Villa vs Hull City, 10am, Premier League Extra Time; Phil Blacker & Dean Sturridge
Newcastle United vs Cardiff, 10am, Premier League Extra Time; Gary Taphouse & Barry Horne
Stoke City vs Fulham, 10am, Premier League Extra Time; Joe Speight & Tony Gale
Swansea vs Southampton, 10am, Premier League Extra Time; Jonathan Beck & Ray Houghton
Everton vs Manchester City, 12:30pm, CNBC; Arlo White & Lee Dixon

Starting line-ups:

West Ham United: Adrian, Reid, McCartney, Nolan, Tomkins, Carroll, Taylor, Noble, Demel, Diame, Downing.

Subs: Jarvis, Armero, Vaz Te, Collins, Jaaskelainen, C Cole, Nocerino

Tottenham: Lloris; Naughton, Dawson, Kaboul, Rose; Lennon, Paulinho, Sigurdsson, Eriksen; Adebayor, Kane

Subs: Friedel, Chiriches, Fryers, Bentaleb, Pritchard, Sandro, Soldado


Manchester United: De Gea, Jones, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Nani, Carrick, Fletcher, Young, Mata, Hernandez.

Subs: Amos, Smalling, Valencia, Fellaini, Januzaj, Welbeck, Van Persie.

Sunderland: Mannone, Vergini, Alonso, Brown, O’Shea, Cattermole, Larsson, Colback, Johnson, Borini, Wickham

Subs: Bardsley, Altidore, Ba, Giaccherini, Bridcutt, Scocco, Ustari.


Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Baker, Bertrand, Westwood, Delph, Albrighton, Agbonlahor, Weimann.

Subs: Steer, Bacuna, Sylla, Holt, Robinson, Bowery, El Ahmadi.

Hull City: Harper, Rosenior, Figueroa, Chester, Davies, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Jelavic, Long, Elmohamady

Subs: Jakupovic, Bruce, Koren, Fryatt, Boyd, Sagbo, Quinn.


Newcastle United: Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini (c), Dummett; Sissoko, Anita, Tiote, Gouffran; Shola Ameobi, Remy.

Subs: Elliot, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara, S.Taylor, Gosling, Armstrong, de Jong.

Cardiff: Marshall; Fabio, Caulker (C), Turner, John; Whittingham, Gunnarsson, Kim, Mutch, Zaha; Campbell.

Subs: Lewis; Jones, Eikrem, Cowie, McNaughton, Berget, Bellamy.


Stoke City: Begovic; Pieters, Muniesa, Wilson, Cameron; Arnautovic, Nzonzi, Whelan, Assaidi; Ireland, Odemwingie

Subs: Sorensen; Palacios, Adam, Walters, Crouch, Etherington, Wilkinson

Fulham: Stockdale; Heitinga, Hangeland, Burn, Riise; Holtby, Parker, Sidwell, Diarra, Richardson; Bent

Subs: Joronen, Kasami, Mitroglou, Dejagah, Woodrow, Riether and Amorebieta


Swansea City: Vorm, Tiendalli, Amat, Williams (C), Davies, Britton, Shelvey, de Guzman, Hernandez, Routledge, Bony.

Subs: Tremmel, Taylor, Bartley, Fulton, Dyer, Emnes, Vazquez.

Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Wanyama, Cork, Schneiderlin, Davis, Lallana (c), Gallagher.

Subs: Gazzaniga (GK), Lambert, Ward-Prowse, Guly, Chambers, Hooiveld, Reed.


Everton: Howard, Baines, Stones, Jagielka (c), Alcaraz, Coleman, McCarthy, Osman, Barkley, Naismith, Lukaku

Subs: Robles, Hibbert, McGeady, Deulofeu, Distin, Garbutt, Ledson.

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Demichelis, Clichy, Garcia, Yaya Toure, Milner, Nasri, Aguero, Dzeko

Subs: Pantilimon, Lescott, Kolarov, Silva, Fernandinho, Negredo, Jovetic


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

Meanwhile, here’s the prediction on Twitter regarding whether Everton or Manchester City will win:

Have a wonderful Saturday.

43 thoughts on “Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 37: Open Thread”

    1. Indeed, with the games going on as we speak.

      Lions 1-0 up. Sorry everyone, but it looks like you will have the pleasure of Millwall’s company in the championship again next season!

        1. Good God no. You’d need UN observers travelling with them every other week.

          Smokey would be flashing his Bushwhackers tattoo everywhere.

  1. Sunny and warm in Stoke, probably a bit cooler down at the Britannia though. Last home game of the season, they’re filming crowd scenes for the BBC film Marvellous that is shooting at the moment so I’m heading down early for that.

    Hopefully we’re not quite on the beach yet, that said I’d take losing today if it meant Sunderland, Cardiff or Villa going down instead.

    No Shawcross today so it’ll be interesting to see Muniesa at centre back. I’ve been impressed with the glimpses we’ve has, if Barcelona have any more cast offs we’ll give them a go.

    It could be the last time I see Begovic in a Stoke shirt today and if it is whoever he plays for next is getting a world class keeper. Hopefully we’ll get a world class price.

  2. Hugo Lloris is just too good. Looks like if Manchester United can win all their games we will be playing Saturday matches. I’m kinda ok with that.

    1. Thanks mate. I don’t know how he did it but Holloway kept us up. Really good run when we needed it most. Hopefully we can make the Den a fortress again next season and get up the table.


    1. Van Gaal is nailed on after that. If he is as advertised it’s going to be fun. So many of that squad need a kick up the a*rse.

  3. Party time at the Britannia. ICK enjoying himself watching Stoke play beautiful football. Probably in shock. :-)

    1. That being said, he stayed quiet after the managerial change. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer just failed to motivate them and keep them up.

    2. GUY
      Amen to that after his pitch invasion after they beat City. I had my fill and then the disgrace in firing MM.

  4. Goodbye to Cardiff and Fulham. Neither deserved to stay up not only because of how poor they were all season long but even when they could have saved themselves were pathetic.

    Now all eyes on who will join them. Norwich look the most likely with games against Chelsea and Arsenal left but given all the surprises this season who knows.

  5. Timmy Howard, good goalkeeping there, buddy…how is Kun going to score on you from there, in the near angle?

  6. Brilliant turn by James Milner to get the across over to Edin Dzeko. First class goal by Manchester City there.

      1. Something something city something something millions of pounds something something money something something city blah blah blah etc.

  7. One down two to go! What great game by Dezko, he has came up huge in so many games, especially today. Hart made some great saves, he has been huge since he regained his starting spot. My palms where sweating those last twenty minutes.

    1. You lads can relax. Today was the tough one. It might have taken what’s left of the air out of Liverpool’s balloon. They might well slip up again on Monday.

      1. With the lovefest you guys give pulis you would think theyr odds on for the title next season.

        1. TP manager of the year what he has done with no money and the only tradition for Palace after promotion relegation follows not this year.

        1. I wouldnt have it any other way. Thats what being a city fan is all about and makes the title that much sweeter.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *