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Premier League champions Leicester City to raise trophy at home match v. Everton


Tue, May 3rd 2016 08:20 pm

Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on USA Network, NBC UNIVERSO

Premier League Champions Leicester City will put the finishing touches on their remarkable "Cinderella" story season when they raise the Premier League trophy at the King Power Stadium this Saturday, May 7, where they face Everton at 12:30 p.m. ET on USA Network and NBC UNIVERSO. NBC Sports Group's lead play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the action, joined by Graeme Le Saux.

Leicester City became champions after second-place Tottenham failed to win against Chelsea yesterday, drawing 2-2. The match ranks as the most-streamed match ever on NBC Sports Live Extra, delivering 145,000 unique users and 8.5 million live minutes. The Foxes' 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Sunday averaged 908,000 viewers to rank as NBCSN's most-watched match since Arsenal-Chelsea on April 26, 2015 (979,000 average viewers). Leicester City-Manchester United also ranks as Live Extra's second-most streamed match ever, delivering 143,000 unique users and 7.2 million live minutes.

Leicester City, crowned champions in England's top flight for the first time in their 132-year history, became only the fifth club to win the Premier League title in the past 21 years (Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City).

With 12 days until "Championship Sunday" (10 a.m. Sunday, May 15, on the networks of NBCUniversal), two tight Premier League races continue - at the top of the table for the remaining two Champions League positions (clubs with a top-four finish), and at the bottom to avoid the remaining two relegation positions (clubs with a bottom-three finish).

This week's Premier League coverage begins Saturday at 7 a.m. with "Premier League Live" on NBCSN followed by relegation-threatened Norwich City (19th place) v. Champions League hopefuls Manchester United (fifth place) at 7:45 a.m. on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO.

Coverage continues Saturday at 10 a.m., when NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO host coverage of Aston Villa v. Newcastle, and USA Network hosts coverage of Sunderland v. Chelsea. Only one point separates 17th place Newcastle from 18th place Sunderland, which are in the final relegation position.

Premier League coverage on Sunday, May 8, begins at 7:30 a.m. with "Premier League Live," followed by second-place Tottenham v. Southampton at 8:30 a.m. on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO. Coverage continues Sunday at 11 a.m. with a blockbuster match between fourth-place Manchester City v. third-place Arsenal on NBCSN. White calls Manchester City-Arsenal joined by analyst Lee Dixon.

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