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How to stream Manchester United vs. Newcastle live

Looked at the Premier League table yet? These teams are closer to each other than you might think.


Phil West


Posted on Dec 26, 2019   Updated on May 19, 2021, 7:31 pm CDT

This past weekend, Newcastle was rapt in the celebration for Miguel Almiron’s first Premier League goal—the only goal in a fantastic win over Crystal Palace allowing Newcastle into the top half of the table. Meanwhile, Manchester United fans were suffering the indignity of losing to Watford. For the Hornets, it was only the second win they’d mustered all season, in 18 tries.

Now, suddenly, this Boxing Day match becomes a battle between the Premier League’s 8th- and 9th-place teams, with a chance for the winner to vault to as high as fifth place. 

Here’s everything you need to know to stream Manchester United vs. Newcastle live.


Manchester United vs. Newcastle United

  • When: 12:30pm ET, Thursday, Dec. 26
  • Where: Old Trafford in Manchester, England
  • Streaming: NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold

Manchester United vs. Newcastle live stream: How to watch Premier League matches

The match is on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold; these streaming services provide fans the opportunity to catch Premier League action throughout the season.

1) Sling TV

Sling Orange + Blue channels
Sling Orange + Blue

Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $25 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NBCSN (where many Premier League matches appear), NFL Network, and local channels. (Sling Blue customers in select markets get NBC, where some matches appear; see if yours has it here.) If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $40 per month. To add beIN SPORTS and maximize your soccer-watching potential, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month). (The latter also includes NFL RedZone.)

Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from La Liga, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of import to soccer fans—four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Sling TV Latino + Sling Orange for $30 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.


2) FuboTV

FuboTV channels

  • Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter 
  • FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)

If you’re a soccer fan, however, it will appear tailor-made for you, with NBC and NBCSN for Premier League matches, 10 beIN SPORTS channels, FS1, FS2, UniMás, and Champions League action via TNT all on tap. If you can’t watch a match live, FuboTV offers a three-day replay for each match and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Check out the complete FuboTV channels list.)

FuboTV also has bilingual families in mind; each subscription comes with UniMás, Galavisión, NBC Universo, beIN SPORTS, Univision, and Fox Deportes. An extra $7.99 per month will bring you Latino Plus, which includes CNN en Español and TyC Sports among its offerings.


3) Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV channels
Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its broad spectrum of offerings, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)


4) YouTube TV

YouTube TV channels
YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a great option for soccer fans, including TNT for Champions League matches, NBC and NBCSN for Premier League matches, and broadcasting partnerships with three MLS teams. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


5) AT&T TV Now

AT&T TV Now channels
  • Cost: $50-$135 per month 
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)

AT&T TV Now is a bonus for AT&T wireless customers, especially for those who happen to be soccer fans. It provides instant access to more than 45 channels, including local channels. That means NBC as well as NBCSN for Premier League action, Fox as well as FS1 and FS2 for MLS, Bundesliga, the U.S. men’s and women’s teams, and even Liga MX offerings, and ESPN and ESPN2 for its array of soccer and other sports programming. It even offers free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR for up to 20 hours of TV recording per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.


6) NBC Sports Gold

NBC Sports Gold streaming info
NBC Sports Gold

If you want access to every Premier League game this season, you’ll want an NBC Sports Gold subscription. At the Matchday Pass tier, for $39.99, you get access to 140 exclusive live matches, with at least four for each of the 20 clubs. The Premier League Pass option gives you an option to replay matches, in case you can’t catch a match live, and offers additional programming, including analysis and highlights. NBC Sports Gold offers additional packages for fans who want to follow rugby action, the PGA tour, Indy Car racing, cycling, and lacrosse. 


Manchester United vs. Newcastle: Preview, recent form, odds, upcoming fixtures

Manchester United (recent form: DWWDL) is going to want to forget its most recent outing. In losing to Watford, United dominated possession and got off 17 shots (eight on target), but couldn’t find the back of the net. For manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the hot seat talk is back, though recent reports have the United brass backing what’s being termed as a rebuild. But the Red Devils have fewer points than they accumulated at this point last season. 

Newcastle (recent form: DWWLW) is continuing its unlikely ascent under manager Steve Bruce. Consider that it was in the relegation zone as recently as October, though that’s also a month in which the squad handled United at home. Almiron is rounding into form for the Magpies at just the right time; though they may not qualify for any of the European places, the fact that this is the conversation heading into the New Year makes for an outstanding turnaround already. 


The oddsmakers at William Hill think Manchester United is the favorite here with -300 odds (wager $300 to win $100). Newcastle is pegged as a +850 underdog, with a draw at +410. 

Upcoming Fixtures

Manchester United, Saturday, Dec. 28 at Burnley (Premier League); Wednesday, Jan. 1 at Arsenal (Premier League)

Newcastle, Saturday, Dec. 28 vs. Everton (Premier League); Wednesday, Jan. 1 vs. Leicester City (Premier League)


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*First Published: Dec 26, 2019, 4:30 am CST