Accrington Stanley vs Leeds United live stream, match preview, team news and kick-off time for this FA Cup match

Patrick Bamford of Leeds United looks on during the FA Cup third round replay between Leeds United and Cardiff City on 18 January, 2023 at Elland Road in Leeds, United Kingdom.
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Accrington Stanley vs Leeds United live stream and match preview, Saturday January 28, 12:30pm GMT

Accrington Stanley vs Leeds United live stream and match preview

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Leeds will be hoping to avoid an upset as they travel to League One Accrington Stanley in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Both sides came through replays against teams from lower divisions in the last round, with Leeds dispatching Championship Cardiff City and Accrington edging out National League Boreham Wood.

Stanley are appearing in the fourth round for the sixth time in their history – they've never gone further – while Leeds, who were knocked out by fourth tier Crawley Town in the third round last season, are aiming to reach the fifth round for the first time since 2016

Kick-off is at 12:30pm GMT. Make sure you know how to watch the FA Cup (opens in new tab) wherever you are.

Team news

John Coleman has named the following Accrington starting 11: Toby Savin (GK), Doug Tharme, Harvey Rodgers, Ryan Astley, Ethan Hamilton, Liam Coyle, Rosaire Longelo, Sean McConville, Aaron Pressley, Shaun Walley, Tommy Leigh

Jesse Marsch has named the following Leeds starting 11: Illan Meslier (GK), Junior Firpo, Max Wober, Rasmus Kristensen, Marc Roca, Sam Greenwood, Georginio Rutter, Jack Harrison, Luis Sinisterra, Patrick Bamford, Brenden Aaronson.


Neither side enter this encounter in great shape: they've each recorded just one victory in 90 minutes since the beginning of December.

Accrington also beat Lincoln City on penalties in the EFL Trophy earlier this month, but they've drawn three and lost three of their last eight matches in all competitions. 

Leeds' record makes for even worse reading, though: the Whites' 5-2 third-round replay thrashing of Cardiff was their first triumph since early November; they've drawn four and lost four of their last nine league and cup outings, playing out a goalless draw at home to Brentford last time out.


Joshua Smith will be the referee for Accrington Stanley vs Leeds United.


Accrington Stanley vs Leeds United will be played at the 5,450-capacity Wham Stadium in Accrington.

Kick-off and channel

Accrington Stanley vs Leeds United kick-off is at 12:30pm GMT on Saturday 28 January in the UK. The game is being shown on the BBC One, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.

In the US, kick-off time is 7:30am ET / 4:30am PT. The match will be shown on ESPN+ in the US. See below for international broadcast options.

VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch FA Cup football from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for an FA Cup tie, then you won't be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!) and blocks you from watching it. You can use a VPN to get around that, though, without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs, creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and will let you watch. And all the info going between is entirely encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there. For the FA Cup, FourFourTwo currently recommends:

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International FA Cup TV rights

UK: In the UK, FA Cup rights are shared between the two main terrestrial broadcasters, the BBC and ITV.
USA: ESPN+ (opens in new tab) is the home of the FA Cup in the States.
Canada: In Canada, Sportsnet NOW (opens in new tab) is the place to catch the FA Cup action.
Australia: Paramount+ is where you can watch FA Cup matches in Australia.
New Zealand: In New Zealand, Sky Sport have the rights to the FA Cup.

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Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for The Analyst and When Saturday Comes, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...