Arsenal vs Man United was the most watched Premier League match EVER in the US, reveals NBC

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Arsenal vs Man United was the most watched Premier League match EVER in the US, reveals broadcaster NBC… as a record 1.92 MILLION viewers tuned in to see Eddie Nketiah snatch a last-gasp 3-2 win for the Gunners

Arsenal’s dramatic 3-2 win over Manchester United on Sunday was the most watched Premier League match in US history, according to figures from broadcaster NBC.

The Gunners maintained their five-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the table thanks to Eddie Nketiah’s last-gasp winner, which capped a pulsating encounter in north London.

And NBC have revealed that a record 1.92 million English-language viewers tuned in to watch it unfold across their various platforms, including video-streaming service Peacock. 

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The match also drew an additional 382,000 Spanish viewers on Telemundo, a division of NBCUniversal, making it the most watched Spanish-language game since Manchester City vs Liverpool averaged 440,000 last April.

Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Man United was the most watched Premier League match in US history

NBC have revealed that a record 1.92 million English-language viewers tuned in to watch Eddie Nketiah turn home a last-gasp winner for the Gunners on Sunday

NBC have revealed that a record 1.92 million English-language viewers tuned in to watch Eddie Nketiah turn home a last-gasp winner for the Gunners on Sunday

Led by Peacock, NBC Sports also set a record for simul-streamed Premier League matches with an Average Minute Audience (AMA) of 510,000 viewers.

The television network appears to be profiting from an increased interest in soccer following last year’s Qatar World Cup, which concluded when Argentina beat France on penalties in the December 18 final.

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Fox Sports’ telecast of that epic showdown, wherein Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe score fived goals between them before the Argentina superstar finally got his hands on the trophy, became the most watched Men’s World Cup Final on American English-language TV.

A record 17.73 million viewers tuned in to watch Messi’s crowning moment, while Telemundo and Peacock also brought in another nine million on Spanish TV.

The television network is profiting from an increased interest in soccer following last year's World Cup, which concluded when Argentina beat France in the Qatar final

The television network is profiting from an increased interest in soccer following last year’s World Cup, which concluded when Argentina beat France in the Qatar final

Nketiah's late winner against United kept Arsenal five points clear at the top

Nketiah’s late winner against United kept Arsenal five points clear at the top

Sunday’s five-goal thriller between Arsenal and United proved entertaining from the very first whistle, with Marcus Rashford opening the scoring for United with a thunderous long-range strike after 17 minutes.

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Nketiah then brought the hosts level seven minutes later, before Bukayo Saka produced his own devastating strike from outside the box to move them ahead.

United defender Lisandro Martinez headed home just before the hour mark to level proceedings once more, yet the visitors left empty handed when Nketiah turned in his second and Arsenal’s third of the game in the 90th minute.

Mikel Arteta’s team have emerged as surprise favorites to win this year’s Premier League, having taken 50 points from a possible 57 to lead City by five. 

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