Man City v Southampton: date, kick-off and how to watch highlights as Blues face the Saints

Manchester City are back at home this weekend - here is what you need to know

Manchester City welcome Southampton to the Etihad Stadium looking to continue their fine start to the Premier League season.

City head into the match in great form having won 6-3 in the Manchester derby last weekend and then recorded a 5-0 win against Copenhagen in the Champions League.

Southampton, in contrast, are in poor form having lost four of their previous six games, and suffered a 2-1 defeat at home to Everton last week.

Here’s how you can follow proceedings at the Etihad Stadium including how you can watch the highlights.

When do Manchester City play Southampton?

The Saints visit the Etihad for a 3pm kick off on Saturday 8 October.

Is the match on TV?

City vs Southampton has been selected for a 3pm kick-off time on Saturday and so it won’t be shown live on UK television.

This is to comply with the ‘blackout’ regulation on televised coverage between 2:45pm and 5:15pm on a Saturday.

Under the rules, broadcasting rights are restricted for clubs in the UK, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man.

Not all is lost, though, as highlights will be available for Sky Sports subscribers on the Sky Sports app around 15-30 minutes after the final whistle.

How to sign up to Sky Sports

For brand new customers you can get Sky TV and Sky Sports for £44 a month for 18 months instead of £51/month. The price includes a Netflix subscription and there’s a £20 set up fee.

If you’re a current Sky customer the cheapest option will cost you £15 extra a month in the 2 for 1 Football Channel Offerand is perfect for fans who only want football.

If you want to go all out and have access to all 8 Sky Sports channels including Premier League, F1 and more then that will be an extra £25 a month on top of your current contract.

Who is up next for Manchester City?

Following the visit of Southampton, City face a trip to last season’s fellow title contenders Liverpool on October 16.

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