Wondering why “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” wasn’t on E! on Sunday? It’s because NBC went hard on its soccer coverage. The network used its entire range of resources, including CNBC, E!, Bravo, NBCSN, MSNBC, SyFy, Esquire, USA and Oxygen, to simulcast every Premier League soccer match. For those without an abacus nearby that’s 10 games at once. And it was worth it — at the end of the day a champion was crowned.
Manchester City claimed its second Premier League title in three years. Man City’s win came as no surprise, however, as the odds were heavily in their favor going in after Liverpool’s collapse last week that brought star player Luis Suarez to tears. Things went better for Liverpool during the team’s final match against Newcastle on Sunday. The team took home a 2-1 victory, which secured Liverpool’s second-place finish in this year’s Premier League standings.
Manchester City, meanwhile, coasted into the lead position when the team handily beat West Ham, 2-0, on Sunday at Etihad Stadium in front of a hometown crowd. This is quite the victory for Man City Manager Manuel Pellegrini, who only began leading the team this season.
Behind Manchester City and Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton rounded out the top 5.