Manchester City v Newcastle United live stream, Sunday 8 May, 4.30pm BST
Manchester City will be looking to bounce back after Wednesday’s heartbreaking defeat by Real Madrid in the Champions League.
After 89 minutes of their semi-final second leg, Pep Guardiola’s side were 5-3 up on aggregate. A meeting with Liverpool (opens in new tab) in Paris on May 28 seemed to beckon. Yet two quickfire goals from Rodrygo in second-half stoppage time turned the match on its head. Once the tie went into extra time, there was only ever going to be one winner – and Karim Benzema made sure of that with a penalty in the 95th minute.
City cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves. They could be two points behind Liverpool (opens in new tab) by the time this match kicks off; a failure to emerge victorious could prove fatal in the Premier League title race.
Newcastle (opens in new tab) will be tricky opponents. They only lost 1-0 to Liverpool last weekend, and have amassed more points in 2022 than anyone below the top two. The Magpies have also had eight days to prepare for this match and will be motivated by the prospect of securing a top-half finish, which would be a fine achievement given their precarious position when Eddie Howe was handed the reins.
Manchester City will have to make do without John Stones, while Kyle Walker was forced off in Madrid and will play no part this weekend.
Guardiola is likely to make some changes to his team after the disappointment of Wednesday, with Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan among those hoping to be given an opportunity from the first whistle.
Newcastle will be unable to call upon the services of Isaac Hayden, Ryan Fraser and Jamal Lewis, as they seek to spoil City’s title tilt. Fabian Schar is expected to be fit, while Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson could be named among the substitutes – although neither is likely to start.
Kick-off is at 4.30pm BST on Sunday 8 May, and the game is being broadcast live by Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League (opens in new tab). See below for international broadcast options.
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Use a VPN to watch Premier league football from outside your country
If you’re out of the country for a round of Premier League fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch the action without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.
But assistance is on hand. To get around that, all you have to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won't automatically block the service you've paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that's a result.
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UK TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for UK subscribers
US TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for US subscribers
NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium (opens in new tab) streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season, with other matches split between NBCSN channel, CNBC and the over-the-air NBC broadcast channel. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription (opens in new tab) for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.
Head back to our VPN advice so you can take advantage when you're out of the country.
Canada TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for Canadian subscribers
DAZN (opens in new tab) subscribers can watch every single Premier League game in 2021/22 – and it gets better. After a one-month free trial, you'll only have to pay a rolling $20-a-month fee, or make it an annual subscription of $150.
The broadcaster also has all the rights to Champions League and Europa League games in Canada, too.
Want in while you're out of Canada? Scroll back up and check out the VPN offers above.
Australia TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for Australian subscribers
Optus Sport (opens in new tab) are offering every game of the Premier League season for just $14.99/month for non-subscribers, which you can get via a Fetch TV box (opens in new tab) and other friendly streaming devices.
To take advantage while you're not Down Under, follow the VPN advice towards the top of this page.
New Zealand TV rights
How to watch a Premier League live stream for New Zealand subscribers
Spark Sport (opens in new tab) are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League – for $24.99 a month, after a seven-day free trial.
It's also available via web browsers, Apple/Android devices, Google Chromecast and some Samsung TVs, and Apple TV and Smart TV compatibility new for this season.
Check out our VPN deals to watch when you’re not in New Zealand.
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Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).
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