Man City vs Brighton: Kick-off time and how to watch on TV, live stream

Man City vs Brighton: Kick-off time and how to watch on TV, live stream

Manchester City are back at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday as they take on Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League. The Blues will be hoping to bounce back with a positive result after losing 1-0 to Liverpool at Anfield last weekend.

Pep Guardiola’s side dominated possession but just couldn’t get through a resilient Reds defence, even despite having 16 shots and six on target. It was Mohamed Salah who broke the deadlock late on, getting the better of Joao Cancelo on the turn and finishing coolly past Ederson.

City will be eager to put things right against Brighton, potentially closing the gap to Arsenal at the summit of the table. The Gunners do face a struggling Southampton side, though, so a win against the Seagulls may just be a way of keeping up with Mikel Arteta’s men.

Brighton were impressive on Roberto De Zerbi’s managerial debut at the start of the month, dominating in a 3-3 thriller against Liverpool. Star man Leandro Trossard scored the club’s first-ever Premier League hat-trick that day, but they haven’t netted a single goal since.

With two defeats - against Tottenham Hotspur and Brentford - and a disappointing 0-0 draw against Nottingham Forest, Albion just can’t find a way through at the moment. All points, in that case, to it being arguably the best time for City to face them.

A victory for Pep Guardiola’s men would push them up to 26 points out of an available 33, potentially leaving the likes of Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United trailing behind if points are dropped. Without further ado, here’s when City’s clash against Brighton kicks off, how to watch it on TV, and how to tune into highlights post-match.

Is Man City vs Brighton on TV and how can I watch it?

City vs Brighton has been selected for a 3pm kick-off time on Saturday, 22 October 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.

Manchester City take on Brighton this weekend as they hope to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.

Analysis and highlights will also be shown on Match of the Day later in the evening, as the likes of Gary Lineker, Ian Wright and Alan Shearer discuss both teams’ performances. This will be aired on BBC One, with coverage starting at 10.30pm.

How to sign up to Sky Sports and Now TV

You’ll need a Sky subscription to watch Sky Sports and there are different options to choose from. 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 setup 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 Offer and 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.

Gary Neville. Picture: Naomi Baker/Getty Images

If you’re already in contract with another provider then you can also sign up to access Sky Sports through a Now TV membership. There are two options to choose from - a monthly subscription which is £33 a month, or a single day subscription which is £11 a month.

On the Now TV website, it will show a sports membership and another option. A daily subscription grants you 24-hour access to 11 sky sports channels, whereas a monthly subscription will allow you to watch all Sky channels whenever you wish, on up to three devices at any given time.

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