Where to Watch Championship Sunday On US TV: Premier League Gameweek 38 Open Thread

Schedule for Championship Sunday

This is it. After 10 months of an incredible season, the 2013-14 Premier League season ends today where we’ll find out whether Manchester City or Liverpool will be crowned champions, as well as whether Tottenham or Manchester United will qualify for the Europa League.

Manchester City needs a minimum of a draw to be crowned Premier League champions. But if City loses to West Ham United, the only way Liverpool can win the title is if they defeat Newcastle United.

In the other key matches, Tottenham Hotspur needs to avoid defeat to qualify for the UEFA Europa League. Spurs plays at home against Aston Villa. If Villa beats Tottenham and Manchester United beats Southampton, it’ll be the Red Devils instead who will be playing on Thursday nights in Europe beginning this late summer.

Needless to say, it’s going to be an emotional rollercoaster ride today!

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

Manchester City vs West Ham, 10am, NBC (Arlo White & Lee Dixon)
Liverpool vs Newcastle, 10am, NBCSN (Jon Champion & Graeme Le Saux)
Cardiff vs Chelsea, 10am, CNBC (Jonathan Beck & Tony Gale)
Fulham vs Crystal Palace, 10am, E! (Jon Driscoll & Bradley Allen)
Hull vs Everton, 10am, Bravo (Tony Jones & Dean Sturridge)
Norwich vs Arsenal, 10am, MSNBC (Joe Speight & Efan Ekoku)
Southampton vs Manchester United, 10am, SyFy (Gary Taphouse & Ray Houghton)
Sunderland vs Swansea, 10am, Esquire (Phil Blacker & Barry Horne)
Spurs vs Aston Villa, 10am, USA (Steve Banyard & David Pleat)
West Brom vs Stoke, 10am, Oxygen (Daniel Mann & Garry Birtles)

All matches are also available on NBC Sports Live Extra.

NBCUniversal’s “Championship Sunday” coverage kicks off at 9 a.m. ET with an exclusive Premier League Live pregame show on CNBC featuring Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Mustoe, Robbie Earle and Kyle Martino.

Lowe, Mustoe, Earle and Martino will return following the matches for a special Goal Zone season wrap-up postgame show on NBC at 12 Noon ET.  NBCSN will simulcast Goal Zone. At 2 p.m. ET, NBCSN wraps up the day’s coverage with a special look back at the newly crowned champions’ path to the title on Premier League Live: The Champions.

A special one-hour Premier League Countdown: Championship Sunday preview show airs Saturday, May 10 at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN featuring Lowe, Mustoe, Earle and Martino.

Starting line-ups:

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Demichelis, Kolarov, Garcia, Toure, Nasri, Silva, Aguero, Dzeko

Subs: Pantilimon, Lescott, Clichy, Milner, Fernandinho, Negredo, Jovetic

West Ham United: Adrian, Reid, McCartney, Nolan (c), Tomkins, Carroll, Taylor, Noble, O’Brien, Diame, Downing

Subs: Jarvis, Armero, Vaz Te, Collins, Jaaskelainen, C.Cole, J.Cole


Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Flanagan, Henderson, Gerrard, Allen, Sterling, Suarez, Sturridge

Subs: Jones, Toure, Sakho, Cissokho, Lucas, Coutinho, Aspas

Newcastle United: Krul, Taylor, Williamson, Coloccini, Haidara, Debuchy, Anita, Tiote, Gouffran, Sissoko, Shola Ameobi

Subs: Elliot, Santon, Yanga-Mbiwa, Satka, Dummett, Sammy Ameobi, de Jong


Cardiff City: Marshall; Fabio, Caulker (C), Turner, John; Gunnarsson, Mutch, Whittingham, Daehli; Bellamy, Campbell.

Subs: Lewis; Eikrem, Cowie, McNaughton, Berget, James, Healey.

Chelsea: Schwarzer; Ivanovic, Cole, Torres, Oscar, Mikel, Salah, Hazard, Matic, Azpilicueta, Kalas.

Subs: HIlario, Luiz, Schurrle, Ba, Cahill, Ake, Swift.


Fulham: Stockdale; Zverotić, Heitinga, Hangeland, Amorebieta; Kačaniklić, Sidwell, Parker, Richardson; Rodallega, Woodrow

Subs: Joronen, Kasami, Mitroglou, Tunnicliffe, Dejagah, David and Williams

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Gabbidon, Dikgacoi, O’Keefe, Puncheon, Murray, Jerome.

Subs: Hennessey, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Bolasie, Jedinak, Ledley, Ince, Chamakh, Gayle.


Hull City: McGregor, Figueroa, Bruce, Davies, Huddlestone, Livermore, McShane, Jelavic, Aluko, Elmohamady, Quinn

Subs: Harper, Rosenior, Koren, Fryatt, Boyd, Sagbo, Long

Everton: Howard, Baines, Coleman, Jagielka (c), Distin, McGeady, Naismith, McCarthy, Lukaku, Barry, Osman.

Subs: Robles, Hibbert, Deulofeu, Pienaar, Traore, Alcaraz, McAleny.


Norwich City: Ruddy; Martin (c), R Bennett, Turner, Olsson; Tettey; Snodgrass, Howson, Johnson, Redmond; Elmander.

Subs: Bunn (GK), Whittaker, Fer, Hooper, E Bennett, Loza, Josh Murphy.

Arsenal: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Sagna, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Rosicky, Ramsey, Ozil, Podolski, Giroud

Subs: Szczesny, Monreal, Wilshere, Kallstrom, Flamini, Diaby, Sanogo


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

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

Manchester United: De Gea; Smalling, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Januzaj, Fletcher, Kagawa, Welbeck; Mata; van Persie

Subs: Amos, Carrick, Cleverley, Lawrence, Young, Valencia, Hernandez


Sunderland: Mannone, Vergini, Bardsley, Brown, O’Shea (c), Bridcutt, Larsson, Colback, Johnson, Borini, Wickham.

Subs: Celustka, Altidore, Ba, Giaccherini, Mavrias, Agnew, Ustari.

Swansea City: Tremmel, Tiendalli, Amat, Bartley, Taylor (C), Fulton, Shelvey, Dyer, Emnes, Routledge, Bony.

Subs: Cornell, Williams, Davies, Britton, de Guzman, King, Vazquez.


Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris; Naughton, Chiriches, Dawson, Rose; Sandro; Sigurdsson, Paulinho, Eriksen; Adebayor, Kane

Subs: Friedel, Fryers, Veljkovic, Bentaleb, Capoue, Pritchard, Soldado.

Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Baker, Bertrand, Bacuna, Westwood, Delph, Weimann, Bowery, Agbonlahor

Subs: Steer, Sylla, Holt, Robinson, Grealish, Clark, El Ahmadi.


West Bromwich Albion: Foster, Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Brunt, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Morrison, Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Berahino.

Subs: Myhill (gk), O’Neil, Lugano, Yacob, Anichebe, Vydra, Ridgewell.

Stoke City: Sorensen; Muniesa, Shawcross, Wilson, Cameron; Arnautovic, Whelan, Nzonzi, Odemwingie; Ireland, Walters


Also commiserations to Fulham, Norwich and Cardiff who will be playing their final Premier League games today.

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

106 thoughts on “Where to Watch Championship Sunday On US TV: Premier League Gameweek 38 Open Thread”

  1. Not going to panic, but my channel guide shows ‘Meet the Press’ at 10 followed by City/West Ham at 11…

  2. Oh yesterday morning was so boring without Rebecca Lowe and the Premier League! Good thing we have a World Cup or I might not make it to August.

    1. jtm, you seen the link to Joe Garner’s goal I put on the forum?

      Equaliser in yesterday’s league one play off match. Best goal in England this year in my opinion. You can see why Forest spent £1.4m on him.

      1. ICK
        No but i will take a look. Wish i knew why Pearce is not taking charge until i think June or something like that. The fans are all in for Forest but management and ownership don’t feel the same way. Oh well last rant about the Trees.

    2. No but I have a couple of sympathy cards at the ready that are getting sent out to Liverpool supporting friends as soon as the final whistle goes.

  3. Local NBC in eastern NC showing a local political talk show until 10:30. Brilliant! ‘Round here “tackle” is strictly fishing talk. 😉

    1. Seeing reports on Twitter that the Nashville NBC station has decided cartoons are better than showing live sport. I hope all stations who done similiar pre-emptions/delays get a blast by NBC management on Monday. It’s simply not good enough when they’ve knew for nearly a year of this occurring

    2. Unbelievable. Come on NBC, sort it out! These two-Bob affiliates need a lesson. If NBC drop a few of them the rest will soon fall in line.

  4. Good opportunity for Andy Carroll to make a last ditch attempt today to get into contention for the England squad.

    It’ll be announced tomorrow at 2pm ET.

    1. Fitting. Skrtel has spent the entire season clutching grabbing and fouling people in the box without repercussion.

  5. City are pushing a lot of players forward. They could easily be caught on the counter if they’re not careful.

    1. Sorry for the double post Christopher (becoming a bad habit me needing to rightly apologize to you!)

      For the next Championship Sunday, NBC should use another cable outlet as ‘whip-around’ channel – hard keeping up going between games

  6. Great job by NBC crossing to both the final seconds of Liverpool & Chelsea’s 1st half before going to a ad-break

  7. Just got out of a seance with Nostradamus. Feeling a last twist coming. Liverpool score 4 in the second half before a list minute Carroll double at the etihad.

    You heard it here first.

    1. ‘Kin hell Nostradamus!

      He also told me that Mourinho would be sacked if they lose to Cardiff. Make of that what you will.

  8. The ‘big 5’ games airing on NBC, NBCSN, USA, SYFY & CNBC are all simulcasting the halftime studio show with Rebecca & crew. These networks also have NBC graphics for their games along with the World Feed commentary (apart from of course NBC & NBCSN)

    The other networks are airing filler content, such as a countdown of the ‘Goals of the Season’

    1. Nice one! Meanwhile United on SciFy channel is about right as Mata’s free kick just now was out of this world.

  9. to Marc L and FLY congrats your boys are bringing the crown home in style.Now you need to back it up and make some noise in Europe. well played CHAMPIONS!

  10. If the Europa League battle was considered done by HT with Tottenham’s 2 quick goals, it’s safe to say now the title is going to Man City. Can’t see West Ham scoring at least three & Liverpool scoring at least two

  11. The groundsman at Southampton had a bit of fun with the mower this week. Very psychedelic lines on the pitch. Looks like one of those crop circles.

  12. As expected, NBC’s self-titled Championship Sunday is a complete dud.

    No drama whatsoever at the half.

    – The press release for MANU’s Autumn Tour of Asia was written before kickoff. The PR staff only need to press one button at the final whistle. The accountants at Deloitte estimate that MANU will make at least 3 times the $$$ playing in Asia compared to what the Spurs will make in the Europa League.

    – Spurs will have to suffer through Europa League qualifying in July and August. No summer holiday for the Spurs.

    – Citeh are too efficient, as expected.

    – ‘Pool choked away the title during the past two weeks.

    1. Why so negative? This is sport, which cannot be predicted. So calling the final day of the season a “dud” is quite unfair. It’s incredibly rare for seasons to be decided on the final day of the season. Would you prefer seasons to be decided in March as many of them previously been done?!

      BTW, Manchester United are not going to Asia this summer.

    2. That’s not NBC’s fault that everything has pretty much sorted itself out well within the 90mins. It’s due to the ability or inability of teams to do what they needed to do

    3. Sounds like you have been spoiled by the last day drama of recent years. More often than not this is how it goes down. The journey is just as fun as reaching the final destination.

    1. I prefer watching the relegated teams personally. The emotion of the fans is unlike anything you’ll see in sport

  13. Not sure if anyone from NBC reads this stuff but now is the time to say thank you to everyone involved with bringing us this incredible coverage all season long. Outstanding job.

  14. Well, THANK YOU Liverpool! You beat Newcastle and Stoke beat WBA.

    Stoke finish with their highest point total (50) and highest table position (9th) ever. Goarrnnnn STOKE! :-)

    Sparky for MOY! Can I get an “Amen!”, Fly? 😉

      1. Whoops replied to the wrong comment.

        To your question Guy, i refer you to a famous DiCaprio line from the Wolf of Wall Street.

  15. Chris
    Thanks for all your hard work to make WST the go to site for Football. I hope it was a great year for your site. I know no rest for the wicked CL WC and summer friendly’s at some point recharge your batteries and keep up the great work.

    1. Thanks jtm371. The Premier League season may have ended, but we’re going to be diving into the World Cup in the next 24-48 hours with plenty of more great content.

  16. Well what a season. What a finish. Been some great banter on here. Look forward to Arsenal choking again next week, and the UCL final the following week.

    Then the World Cup.

  17. No body congratulated by m.city here, because all the neutral’s would loved liverbool to win. I hope the final day of next season w’ll be much better&exciting this final day was so dud. The relegation places was already over the 4th spot also and the tittle was already in the hands of city.

    1. Nobody congratulated Man City? Maybe you shouldve read a good portion of the 100 comments above. Not to mention the other recent threads on here.

      And no; a large part of neutrals were sick of hearing about Liverpool and didnt want them to win.

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