Brighton vs Man City live stream: How to watch Premier League game online and on TV today, team news

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The Brighton vs Man City live stream today features the visitors desperate for three points to keep pace in what is proving to be a fascinating Premier League title race — and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.

The teams are in and Brighton make three changes in their first game for 12 days as Jason Steele comes in for Bart Verbruggen in goal, while there are also returns for Valentin Barco at left-back and Adam Lallana who should play out wide. Pascal Gross, captain Lewis Dunk, Joao Pedro and Danny Welbeck all start. Simon Adingra is on the bench.  

Pep Guardiola, meanwhile, makes three Manchester City changes as Ederson, Mateo Kovacic and Josko Gvardiol return from the FA Cup semi-final. That means Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Julian Alvarez, Bernardo Silva and Manuel Akanji all start. Erling Haaland doesn't make the squad, but Jack Grealish, John Stones and Jeremy Doku are on the bench. 

Brighton vs Man City live stream, Date, Time, Channels

The Brighton vs Man City live stream takes place Thursday, April 25.
Time: 8 p.m. BST / 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT / 5 a.m. AEST (Apr. 26)
• U.S. — Watch on USA Network via Sling TV
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports
• Watch anywhere — try NordVPN 100% risk free

Brighton may have been unable to keep up their stellar start (five wins in their first six Premier League games) but the Seagulls are enjoying another fine season. Still with an outside chance of European football, the Sussex side have won one of their last seven and were fortunate to get a point last time out against Burnley following an individual error from Clarets keeper Arijanet Muric. Roberto De Zerbi's high-pressing side have caused Thursday's opponents problems in the past and will rely on top scorer Joao Pedro's goal threat with Billy Gilmour, Kaoru Mitoma, Evan Ferguson and Tariq Lamptey in a bulging treatment room.

City's first league game for 12 days couldn't be more important. Four points behind leaders Arsenal with two games in hand, Pep Guardiola's side have reached the FA Cup final and been knocked out of the Champions League since their 5-1 shellacking of Luton. Erling Haaland missed the weekend's cup semi-final against Chelsea and the 31-goal top scorer will be a major doubt, along with Phil Foden who is nursing a knock. Unbeaten in the Premier League since December 6th's 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa, 17 games ago, the defending champions know nothing less than a win is enough.

Read on to discover how to get a Brighton vs Man City live stream and watch wherever you are. Plus, make sure you don’t miss any of the EPL action by checking out how to watch Premier League live streams.

Watch Brighton vs Man City from anywhere

Away from home at the moment and blocked from watching the soccer on your usual subscription?

You can still watch Brighton vs Man City live thanks to the wonders of a VPN (Virtual Private Network). The software allows your devices to appear to be back in your home country regardless of where in the world you are. So ideal for viewers away on vacation or on business. Our favorite is NordVPN. It's the best on the market:


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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, NordVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're in the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to a service listed below that's showing the soccer and watch the game.

Watch Brighton vs Man City in the U.S.

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Viewers in the U.S. can watch a Brighton vs Man City live stream on USA Network, which is available with most cable TV packages.

For cord-cutters, one option is Sling TV. The Sling Blue package is priced from $40/month and it comes with more than 30 channels including USA.

Or you could go for Fubo. Its Pro Plan costs $80/month, though gives you 150+ channels for that hefty investment, including USA Network, plus lots more for sports fans to enjoy. USA is also on YouTube TVHulu + Live TV and DirecTV Stream.

If you're outside of the U.S. but have one of these subscriptions, you can watch a Brighton vs Man City live stream by using a VPN such as NordVPN.

Sling TV's

You'll need Sling TV's Blue package to watch this EPL game, starting from $40/month. The plan comes with 30-plus channels, including NBC, USA and NBCSN. New subscribers often get a discount on their first month.


If you love sports, you might want to check out FuboIt's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front and has dozens of sports channels, including NBC and USA Network. 

Watch Brighton vs Man City in the U.K.

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Sky Sports hosts the Brighton vs Man City live stream in the U.K., so if you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £22/month to add those channels. The game will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.

Whichever package you go for, you'll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, as long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.

Sky Glass is another option. This gives you Sky TV within a 4K TV that has a built-in Dolby Atmos soundbar, and without the need for a dish. Prices start at £14/month for the TV, plus a Sky sub on top of that.

If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky subscription, you could also consider its Now Sports streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £11.99 or month-long access for £34.99. 

All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the UK, you can still follow a Brighton vs Man City live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as NordVPN

Watch Brighton vs Man City in Canada

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Canadians can watch the Brighton vs Man City live stream on Fubo, the home of Premier League soccer in Canada. 

The Sports Monthly plan gets you all Premier League matches, as well as games in Ligue 1, Serie A and the Coppa Italia, plus 70 channels including BeINSports and MLB Network. It costs $24.99/month, but you can save up to 26% by purchasing an annual plan.

The Premium plan, priced at $39.99/month, includes Premier League matches in 4K, as well as an additional 20 entertainment channels. And if you've never used Fubo before, you can give whatever package you like a whirl thanks to the service's free trial.

Canadians stuck abroad who still want their low-price alternative can use a VPN such as NordVPN to make your streaming device believe it's back home in Canada.

Watch Brighton vs Man City in Australia

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Aussies can watch the Brighton vs Man City game on Optus Sport, which has the rights to all 380 Premier League games this season. Optus can be accessed via a dedicated mobile or tablet app, and also on Chromecast and Apple TV, costing $24.99/month. An Annual Plan is also available for $199.

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN like NordVPN to watch all the action on your Optus account as if you were back home.

Watch Brighton vs Man City in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access a Brighton vs Man City live stream via Sky Sport Now. This costs $24.99/week, $44.99/month or $449.99/year. 

Or, if you already have Sky Sport, it will also be shown live on the service's Sky Sport 2 channel.

Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow every game by using one of the best VPN services, such as NordVPN

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