Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City live stream, match preview, team news and kick-off time for this Premier League match

Jack Grealish during Manchester City's victory over Arsenal
Jack Grealish during Manchester City's victory over Arsenal (Image credit: Getty Images)

Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City live stream and match preview, Saturday February 18, 3pm GMT

Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City live stream and match preview

Looking for a Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City live stream? We've got you covered. Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City is not being shown in the UK, but is on NBC in the US. American abroad? Use a VPN to watch the Premier League with your subscription (opens in new tab) from anywhere.

Just two defeats since the World Cup has seen Nottingham Forest climb away from the relegation zone and towards safety.

The 6-0 drubbing they received at the hands of Manchester City back in August will will be fresh in their minds as they approach this fixture, however.

City are on a high, hot off the back of a huge step forward in the title race, following Wednesday night's victory over Arsenal.

Kick-off is at 3pm GMT. Make sure you know how to watch the Premier League wherever you are.

Team news

Nottingham Forest lost two defenders to injury in the first 10 minutes of their game against Fulham last week, and have made a request for special dispensation to reintroduce Steve Cook to their Premier League squad.

Scott McKenna will be absent for six weeks with a hamstring issue, while Willy Boly is sidelined for three months. Jesse Lingard also misses out.

John Stones is Manchester City's only absence in a strong XI for the champions.

Nottingham Forest XI: Navas, Aurier, Felipe, Worrall, Lodi, Danilo, Colback, Shelvey, Freuler, Gibbs-White, Johnson.

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Laporte, Walker, Dias, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo, Haaland, Grealish, Foden.


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Graham Scott will be the referee for Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City. 

Assistants: Matthew Wilkes, Derek Eaton. Fourth official: Josh Smith. VAR: Peter Bankes. Assistant VAR: Sian Massey-Ellis.


Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City will be played at the 30,445-seater City Ground in Nottingham.

Kick-off and channel

Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City kick-off is at 3pm GMT on Saturday February 18 in the UK. 

In the US, kick-off time is 10am ET / 7am PT. The match will be shown on NBC in the US. See below for international broadcast options.

VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Premier League football from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for a Premier League fixture, 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 Premier League, FourFourTwo currently recommends:

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International Premier League TV rights

• UK: Sky Sports (opens in new tab) and BT Sport (opens in new tab) are the two main players once again, but Amazon (opens in new tab) also have a slice of the pie in 2022/23. 
• USA: 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. 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.
• Canada: The way to watch Premier League football in 2022/23 is fuboTV (opens in new tab), which has exclusive rights to all the action.
• Australia: Optus Sport (opens in new tab) will screen every game of the Premier League season. Non-subscribers can access the action via a Fetch TV box (opens in new tab) and other friendly streaming devices.
• New Zealand: Sky 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.

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Conor Pope
Online Editor

Conor Pope is the Online Editor of FourFourTwo, overseeing all digital content, and joined the team in February 2019. He plays football regularly, both on grass and artificial surfaces, and has a large, discerning and ever-growing collection of football shirts from around the world.

He supports Blackburn Rovers and holds a season ticket with south London non-league side Dulwich Hamlet. His main football passions include Tugay, the San Siro and only using a winter ball when it snows.