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

championship sunday nbc 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.

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

  1. Chris in Dallas says:

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

  2. Bo says:

    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.

  3. Flyvanescence says:




  4. jtm371 says:

    Did MUFC77 pay for that banner?

    • Flyvanescence says:

      Not watching yet. What did it say?

    • IanCransonsKnees says:

      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.

      • jtm371 says:

        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.

      • jtm371 says:

        that was a great goal need those at City Ground.

    • Mufc77 says:

      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.

  5. Christopher Harris says:


  6. Mufc77 says:

    10 games live I’m in heaven.

  7. Mufc77 says:

    I’m not going to lie I don’t know which game to watch.

  8. Abdirahman says:

    Those who love ian darke he is commentating along side andy towsend

  9. Guy says:

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

    • IanCransonsKnees says:

      No Bego today!

    • Jeff says:

      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

    • jtm371 says:

      I feel your pain.

    • Smokey Bacon says:

      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.

    • Guy says:

      I see someone from Bass Masters has weighed in. Awesome! :-D

  10. IanCransonsKnees says:

    Swansea 2 nil up, sounds a good goal from Emnes.

  11. Christopher Harris says:

    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.

  12. IanCransonsKnees says:

    Skrtl own goal!

  13. Christopher Harris says:

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

  14. IanCransonsKnees says:

    Vidic, what a knob.

  15. Bo says:

    This is the best programing some of these channels have ever seen!

  16. Mufc77 says:

    So far so good. City and spurs winning and Liverpool losing.

  17. Christopher Harris says:

    Here’s the goal from Nasri to put City 1-0 up.

  18. Christopher Harris says:

    I love how NBC is going from match to match at the end of the first half. First class.

    • Jeff says:

      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

  19. Jeff says:

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

  20. goatslookshifty says:

    You can almost hear the whispers at Anfield of Luis Suarez on the blower to his agent.

  21. Smokey Bacon says:

    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.

  22. Jeff says:

    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’

  23. jtm371 says:

    All you guys here in the States make sure to call MOM and say thanks and I love You! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

  24. goatslookshifty says:

    The Liverpool game should have been aired on the Oxygen channel…they’re gasping for air.

    • Smokey Bacon says:

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

  25. jtm371 says:

    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!

  26. jtm371 says:

    Great free kick by Mata.

  27. Jeff says:

    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

  28. scrumper says:

    Liverpool obviously gave up before this game began. They’re making Newcastle look like a decent team.

  29. Smokey Bacon says:

    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.

  30. Mufc77 says:

    Who the hell is the co commentator in the utd game? It sounds like Ray Houghton

  31. Uncle Rupert says:

    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.

    • Christopher Harris says:

      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.

    • Jeff says:

      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

    • Smokey Bacon says:

      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.

  32. Smokey Bacon says:

    Lallana looked like he was waving goodbye. Tough summer coming up for the Saints.

  33. Christopher Harris says:

    Can West Ham United have at least one decent shot on goal today?!!

  34. Mufc77 says:

    So at the final whistle do I watch city celebrate or Liverpool fans cry.

  35. Mufc77 says:

    Anyone know what time the parade starts at in Liverpool tomorrow?

  36. jtm371 says:

    Palace winning ans TP will be manager of the year. Great job TP :)

  37. IanCransonsKnees says:

    9th place will do me, another £2m or so earnt this afternoon.

  38. scott says:

    Can’t believe we did it. So happy to see Pells win a major European trophy.

  39. Smokey Bacon says:

    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.

  40. jtm371 says:

    no Rebecca till August :( I will be blue without you.

  41. Guy says:

    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? ;-)

  42. scott says:

    That Nike commerical NBC just played was awesome.

  43. jtm371 says:

    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.

  44. Smokey Bacon says:

    Where are the Chelsea trolls today? I guess their season two weeks ago.

  45. Flyvanescence says:

    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.

  46. Abdirahman says:

    No body congratulated by 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.

    • Flyvanescence says:

      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.

  47. Flyvanescence says:

    Oh David Moyes ive missed you :-)

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