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Manchester City live stream: How to stream Manchester City vs. Manchester United live

It's a new season for Manchester City. Will it come closer to meeting its fans' lofty expectations?


Jackson Fowler


Posted on Jan 6, 2021   Updated on Jan 27, 2021, 9:26 am CST

Stream Manchester City as it takes on its crosstown rivals Wednesday in a trophy it’s accustomed to winning of late.

  • Matchup: Manchester United vs. Manchester City
  • When: Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2:45pm ET
  • Where: Old Trafford in Manchester, England
  • Competition: Carabao Cup
  • Streaming Service: ESPN+

Manchester City is heading toward a run at the top four to start 2021, and they’ll pause to try to capture a fourth straight EFL Cup—or, as sponsorship allows, the Carabao Cup.

Here’s everything you need to know to find a Manchester City live stream.

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Manchester City vs. Manchester United: Preview

Manchester City got an outstanding 3-1 win over Chelsea to start 2021. They easily could have gotten more than three goals in a fast-moving first half the way they were playing, and only a stoppage-time consolation goal spoiled City’s clean sheet.

Manchester United also got its 2021 off to a good start, beating Villa 2-1 and pulling even on points with Liverpool in the table. United’s still technically in second, but a continued good run of form combined with Liverpool’s bad patch could see United lead the league as soon as next week. (Premier League play pauses this weekend for FA Cup action.)


According to the oddsmakers at Bovada (as of Jan. 6):

  • Manchester United: +250 (bet $100 to win $250)
  • Manchester City: +100 (bet $100 to win $100)
  • Draw: +275

How is Manchester City doing? Update on the 2020-21 season

  • Premier League: 5th place (29 points, +11 GD) heading into Matchweek 18 (though City’s only played 15 of its matches).
  • Champions League: City will face Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Round of 16 starting Feb. 24.
  • FA Cup: The Sky Blues will host Birmingham in the Third Round on Jan. 10.
  • League Cup: It’ll be a Manchester Derby at Old Trafford for the semifinal on Jan. 6.

Stream Manchester United vs. Manchester City live: Carabao Cup live streaming on ESPN+

The Carabao Cup is one of many soccer competitions on ESPN Plus; you’ll also find the FA Cup, ramping up this coming weekend, on the streaming service.

ESPN+ is a subscription-based streaming service that lets you watch live sports action you won’t find anywhere else. Think of it as super-sizing your ESPN viewing, allowing you to stream more sports, including exclusive baseball games, soccer matches, and MMA fights.

ESPN+ has partnerships with Major League Baseball, a number of soccer leagues around the world (including MLS, USL, and Serie A), and UFC. It’s become increasingly essential for sports fans to add it to their streaming set-up.

Plus, you’ll gain access to the entire 30 for 30 catalog of sports documentaries, plus other great ESPN programming to keep you informed and entertained.

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Stream Manchester City live: How to watch Premier League matches online

Here is how to watch the Premier League live and online:


FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans. It’s since evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. It starts at $59.99 a month, and depending on the package, you can access as many as 180+ FuboTV channels. Fubo can entertain you with Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 at even Fubo’s most basic tier.

The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. Fubo added the ESPN suite of channels in an agreement that also brought ABC and the Disney Channel.

Pretty much every sports channel you could think of is available through Fubo, including BeIN Sports, CBS Sports Network, and TUDN. You can also get NBCSN which, this week, gets you a Manchester City live stream. To get the most sports, consider adding the Sports Plus with NFL RedZone add-on at $10.99 a month to a robust Fubo Elite package.

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Hulu with Live TV

Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from movies, shows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.

Hulu Live TV’s sports coverage includes the full suite of ESPN channels (including ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, and ESPN College Extra), FS1 and FS2), NBSCN, the Olympic Channel, and the Big Ten Network. Hulu’s also got you covered for news and entertainment in its nearly 70-channel package.

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Sling TV

If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package, check out Sling TV. It offers two basic cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. There’s also the third option of getting Sling Orange + Blue for just $45 per month. You’ll get more Sling TV channels by choosing Sling Blue, with its 40 channels including sports favorites like FS1 and NBCSN and cable mainstays like Food Network and Discovery Channel. But Sling Orange brings must-haves Disney Channel and ESPN as part of its package.

There’s also a Sports Extras option for Orange + Blue subscribers, with MLB Network, NBA TV, and NHL Network part of the plan. There’s also a Sports Extra add-on for the Sling Blue package, and another one for the Sling Orange package.

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If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month.

At its most basic Plus tier, you can find sports staples like ESPN, ESPN2, and FS1. Considering that AT&TV TV Now plans include the loaded Ultimate and Premier tiers, as well as the Spanish-language Optimo Mas package, you can find whatever sports channel you’re seeking in at least one of the AT&T TV Now plans.

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Youtube TV

The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.

It’s a great option for sports fans. It comes with ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBCSN at the ready. Deeper sports cuts, like NBA TV, MLB Network, CBS Sports Network, and ESPNU are also part of the YouTube TV plan. For $10.99 more a month, upgrade to the Sports Plus plan to get NFL RedZone and six additional sports channels.

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2020-21 odds to win the EPL

According to BetMGM, as of Oct. 15:

  • Liverpool: +125 (bet $100 to win $125)
  • Manchester City: +150
  • Chelsea: +1400
  • Spurs: +1600
  • Everton: +1600
  • Arsenal: +2500
  • Manchester United: +4000
  • Leicester City: +5000

Premier League champions

  • 2019-20: Liverpool
  • 2018-19: Manchester City
  • 2017-18: Manchester City
  • 2016-17: Chelsea
  • 2015-16: Leicester City
  • 2014-15: Chelsea
  • 2013-14: Manchester City
  • 2012-13: Manchester United
  • 2011-12: Manchester City
  • 2010-11: Manchester United
  • 2009-10: Chelsea
  • 2008-09: Manchester United

Here’s a complete list of the winners and runner-ups, dating back to the Premier League season in 1992-93.

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SEC NetworkDAZNUFC Fight Pass
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*First Published: Jan 6, 2021, 8:19 am CST