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How to stream Manchester City vs. West Ham

Manchester City starts its title defense in London on Saturday, facing a slightly reconfigured West Ham squad.


Phil West


Posted on Aug 9, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 6:50 am CDT

The defending Premier League and FA Cup champions start their 2019-20 season on the road this season. Manchester City goes to London Stadium (formerly known as Olympic Stadium) to take on West Ham. City bolstered its defense this season (because of course, they did) by picking up Rodri from Atletico Madrid and Joao Cancelo from Juventus, while veteran center-back Vincent Kompany has moved on to Anderlecht to become player-manager. It is, however, much the same City that looked dominant for most of last season.

Manchester City vs. West Ham

  • When: 7:30am ET, Saturday, Aug. 10
  • Where: London Stadium in London, England
  • Streaming: NBCSN

Manchester City vs. West Ham live stream

The match is on NBCSN; the following services provide a one-week trial and therefore an easy way to watch Premier League matches for free.

1) Sling TV

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Sling Orange + Blue Sling

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, FS1 and FS2, 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

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FuboTV is a solid TV streaming service option, whether your tastes run to entertainment (AMC, Syfy, FX), news (MSNBC, CNN), or sports (NBA TV, NFL Network). If you’re a soccer fan, however, it will appear tailor-made for you, with NBC and NBCSN, 10 beIN SPORTS channels, FS1, FS2, UniMás, and Champions League actions 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) PlayStation Vue

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PlayStation Vue’s Core package PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue is a fantastic option for soccer fans who already own a PlayStation console, but this streaming platform is available on a variety of devices. NBC and NBCSN (where the Premier League live) are part of the Core package of channels that offer soccer and other sports programming, and the options increase at the Elite and Ultra levels.


4) Hulu with Live TV

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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.)


5) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV 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.)


Manchester City vs. West Ham live stream: What to watch for

For Manchester City’s players, who will want to start out of the gate well, the question isn’t if they have the talent to repeat as Premier League champions, but how to best line up. Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, and Gabriel Jesus give City plenty of attacking options up top, with Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva often functioning as catalysts and goal-scoring threats in their own right. One of the more interesting subplots this season will involve the further development of Phil Foden, the 19-year-old midfielder emerging as one of England’s best young players. Manager Pep Guardiola, considered one of the best in the game, has proven he can deliver wins on the domestic level; whatever happens in the league this season, the shadow of the Champions League will hover over it.

West Ham, on the other hand, would do well this season to break into the European places. Swiss striker Albien Ajeti is the latest attacker to join the team, alongside familiar faces like Mexican national team mainstay Chicharito and lifer Mark Noble, who came of age in West Ham’s academy and has been with the senior team since 2004. Marko Arnautovic, the gifted but oft controversial forward, has moved to China to be perhaps the biggest departure shaking up the London squad.

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*First Published: Aug 9, 2019, 3:12 pm CDT