BT Sport’s exclusively live January Barclays premier league fixtures feature Liverpool v Everton and Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City
BT Sport’s newly-confirmed live Barclays Premier League games in January will include the second of this season’s Merseyside derbies from Anfield on the evening of Tuesday January 28. The following day, BT Sport brings viewers a mouth-watering match between title hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City on Wednesday January 29. These matches add to a strong line-up of live football on BT Sport in January, including seven matches from the FA Cup with Budweiser Third and Fourth Rounds.
BT Sport kicks off 2014 on New Year’s Day with the already announced double header of Southampton against Chelsea at 3pm followed by Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur at 5.30pm. This is followed by a lunchtime kick off on January 18 with Sunderland v Southampton, both managed by South Americans in the shape of Sunderland’s Gus Poyet and Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino.
Midweek coverage of the Merseyside derby on BT Sport on January 28 is always eagerly anticipated especially with both sides among the form sides this season.
On January 29, BT Sport brings fans exclusively live coverage of Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City. In the corresponding fixture at White Hart Lane last season, Villas-Boas’ men ran out 3-1 winners. Samir Nasri had given City the lead after five minutes, but with just 15 minutes left, three goals in seven minutes from Dempsey, Defoe and Bale gave Spurs victory.
Including these newly-announced matches, BT Sport is showing six exclusively live Barclays Premier League matches in January 2014 (kick off times listed):
Southampton v Chelsea Wednesday 1 3pm
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur Wednesday 1 5.30pm
Hull City v Chelsea Saturday 11 12.45pm
Sunderland v Southampton Saturday 18 12.45pm
Liverpool v Everton Tuesday 28 8pm
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City Wednesday 29 7.45pm
Simon Green, director of BT Sport, said: “We’re starting off the New Year in style with some fantastic top flight live fixtures that are guaranteed to warm up the fans. We have a great double header from the Barclays Premier League on New Year’s Day, just ahead of our Third Round FA Cup with Budweiser coverage, followed by what promises to be some intriguing and exciting Premier League clashes, that includes the second Merseyside derby of the season. And on top of that there’s the excitement of The FA Cup Fourth Round. We promised BT Sport viewers top class football action and that’s exactly what we’re delivering.”
BT Sport has the rights to show 38 exclusively live football matches from the Barclays Premier League, including 18 of the “top picks” for three seasons. The channels will also show live FA Cup with Budweiser matches for the next five seasons, UEFA Europa League, top tier football from Germany, Italy, France, Brazil, Australia and the USA, live coverage of the Scottish Premiership, plus action from the FA Women’s Super League and 30 live matches from the Football Conference.