FOOTBALL: Barclays Premier League 2012/13 – Final day live on Sky Sports

Sky Sports will focus on the race for fourth place on the final day of the 2012/13 Barclays Premier League season on Sunday, May 19.

North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur fight for the last remaining qualification spot for next season’s UEFA Champions League as they both face north-east opposition in Newcastle United and Sunderland respectively.

All 10 final day Premier League games kick-off simultaneously at 4.00pm with Sky Sports 1 showing Arsenal’s trip to Newcastle from 3pm while Tottenham’s home clash against Sunderland on Sky Sports 2 from 3.55pm.

Goal flashes, score updates and up-to-the-minute analysis of the final day games will be shown on Gillette Soccer Special (Sky Sports News) and Final Score (BBC Two), while BBC One’s Match of the Day will have comprehensive highlights of all 10 games at 10.25pm.

With the Premier League title already decided and the three relegation places already settled, the battle between the North London rivals for fourth place will be the main headline on the final afternoon of fixtures.

Arsenal’s midweek victory over Wigan Athletic moved them back above arch rivals Tottenham by a single point going into Sunday’s final fixtures.

However Wigan’s defeat to the Gunners, coming just three days after their remarkable FA Cup triumph over Manchester City at Wembley, resulted in their relegation from Premier League after eight years in the top flight, and they will go down along with Reading and QPR into the Championship next season.

The fight for fourth place will the sole compelling story on the final day of a fascinating Premier League season.

Arsene Wenger’s side go into their final game of the season at Newcastle United on Sunday in pole position to secure the final UEFA Champions League qualification berth.

Meanwhile Andre Villa Boas’ Spurs side will be hoping the Gunners slip up at the hands of Alan Pardew’s team, whilst making sure that they can dispatch Newcastle’s north-east rivals Sunderland in front of their home fans at White Hart Lane.

Both games will be shown simultaneously and exclusively live on Sky Sports this Sunday.

Build-up to both games begins with Ed Chamberlain and the Super Sunday team, including Jamie Redknapp and Gary Neville, at 3.00pm on Sky Sports 1 HD ahead of a 4.00pm kick-off time.

Commentary from St James’ Park comes from Martin Tyler and Alan Smith, while Rob Hawthorne and Niall Quinn will be calling the action at White Hart Lane.

Sky Sports News and BBC Sport will keep fans up-to-date with all the final day fixtures as they happen from 4.00pm in Gillette Soccer Special, with Jeff Stelling and guests, and Final Score, presented for the last time by Gabby Logan.

Then at 10.25pm, Gary Lineker introduces highlights of the conclusion to the 2012-13 Premier League season on BBC One in the final Match of the Day of the 2012/13 season, with all 20 clubs in action as the final league table order is established.

Over on Sky Sports, Sarah-Jane Mee will present the final Football First of the season, where fans as always can choose highlights of which match they want to watch from 10.15pm, preceded by Game of the Day at 8.25pm.

With the League One play-off between Brentford and Yeovil also taking place at Wembley (kick-off 1.30pm, live on Sky Sports 1), as well as all the other Premier League and SPL matches, it is set to be a bumper afternoon as the domestic football comes to its conclusion.

Sunday 19th May


Newcastle United v Arsenal | Kick-off: 16:00
LIVE: 3.00pm-7.00pm – Sky Sports 1
Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland | Kick-off: 16:00
LIVE: 3.55pm-6.00pm – Sky Sports 2


Gillette Soccer Special
Presented by Jeff Stelling
LIVE: 2.00pm-7.00pm – Sky Sports News
Final Score
Presented by Gabby Logan
LIVE: 4.05pm-6.30pm – BBC Two
LIVE: 3.30pm-7.00pm – BBC Red Button


Match of the Day
Presented by Gary Lineker
10.25pm-12.00am – BBC One (11.10pm in Scotland)
Running Order:
Newcastle United v Arsenal
Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland
Chelsea v Everton
Manchester City v Norwich City
West Ham United v Reading
Swansea City v Fulham
Liverpool v Queens Park Rangers
Wigan Athletic v Aston Villa
Southampton v Stoke City 
Football First: Game of the Day
Presented by Sarah-Jane Mee
8.25pm-10.15pm – Sky Sports 2
Football First: Match Choice
Presented by Sarah-Jane Mee
10.15pm – Sky Sports 2

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