Why is Manchester City v Leeds on TV? Blackout lifted for Premier League clash

Erling Haaland of Manchester City is interviewed after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leeds United at the Etihad Stadium on May 3, 2023 in Manchester, England.
(Image credit: Alex Livesey – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Saturday's Premier League clash between Manchester City and Leeds is a unique one: the game is being shown live on TV despite kicking off at 3pm.

Ordinarily, English matches slated for that slot are subject to the 2:45pm-5:15pm blackout, meaning they're not allowed to be broadcast in the UK.

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