Luton Town vs Man City live stream: How to watch FA Cup fifth round online and on TV today, team news

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Luton Town host Man City tonight in an FA Cup fifth-round tie between two teams at either ends of the Premier League. Both sides will be desperate to progress in the world's oldest cup competition — and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.

The teams are in and Luton name a strong lineup, captained by center-forward Carlton Morris, up front alongside Cauley Woodrow. Alfie Doughty returns at left-wing-back, as expected, with Ross Barkley, Reece Burke, Tahith Chong and Chiedozie Ogbene all in from the off. Cup keeper Tim Krul starts in goal. For Manchester City, Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva all start as Pep Guardiola names a strong XI. Jack Grealish, Kyle Walker, Matheus Nunes and Mateo Kovacic are also in from the off, with cup keeper Stefan Ortega given the nod in goal. Julian Alvarez and Phil Foden are substitutes.

Luton Town vs Man City live stream, date, time, channels

The Luton Town vs Man City live stream takes place today (Tuesday, February 27).
Time: 8 p.m. GMT / 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT / 7 a.m. AEDT (Feb. 28)
• U.S.ESPN Plus
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Currently on a three-game losing streak in the Premier League, Luton Town could probably think of a few opponents they'd rather play than last season's all-conquering Treble winners in the FA Cup fifth round. 

Although Rob Edwards' side lost just once in nine games in all competitions between late December and early February – knocking out Bolton and Everton in the FA Cup – they have conceded a worrying 13 goals in their last four games. Having Alfie Doughty fit again will help, but top scorer Elijah Adebayo remains absent through injury.

City have won 15 of their last 17 outings in all competitions, the title-winning form surge that tends to arrive at this time of year now firmly entrenched for 2024. With John Stones back to fitness, Pep Guardiola's side are again very difficult to break down. City will start as heavy favorites but nevertheless found the Kenny roar tough to deal with in December's 2-1 league win.

You'll want to tune in to see who progresses, so read on as we explain all the ways to get a Luton Town vs Man City live stream where you are today.

How to watch the Luton Town vs Man City live stream for FREE in the U.K.

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Football fans in the U.K. can watch Luton Town vs Man City on ITV1 or stream it online via ITVX. ITVX is a free service but you will need a valid U.K. TV license. 

If you're not currently in the U.K. but have a valid TV license, you can still watch an Luton Town vs Man City live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN


Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

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

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

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to ITVX or another service and watch the game.

How to watch the Luton Town vs Man City live stream in the U.S.

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Luton Town vs Man City live stream on ESPN Plus through the ESPN App on a range of devices. While an ESPN Plus subscription does not give you access to regular ESPN content, it will grant you access to thousands of live events, original shows and series that can't be found anywhere else (not even on the standard ESPN service). ESPN+ is available for $10.99 a month or $109.99 a year.

Even better, ESPN Plus is available in a bundle with both Hulu and Disney Plus for $24.99 a month. That gets you all of the ESPN Plus events, the best Hulu shows such as The Dropout and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as the Disney Plus library of classic Disney and Star Wars content.

If you already use ESPN Plus but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Luton Town vs Man City live stream by using a VPN, such as ExpressVPN.

How to watch Luton Town vs Man City in Canada

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Canadians can watch the Luton Town vs Man City live stream on Sportsnet, which has exclusive rights to the FA Cup in Canada.

To watch the FA Cup on Sportsnet and its streaming service SN Plus, you'll need a Sportsnet premium subscription. This requires a monthly subscription of $34.99 but comes with access to a whole host of other sports from across the world, including out-of-market NHL games, Premiership and Super League rugby. There's also an annual subscription that works out at around $20.99 a month.

If you live in Canada and already subscribe to Sportsnet, but aren't at home right now, you can still watch a Luton Town vs Man City live stream by using a quality VPN like ExpressVPN.

How to watch the Luton Town vs Man City live stream in Australia

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Aussie soccer fans can watch the entire FA Cup live on Paramount Plus including a Luton Town vs Man City live stream. The streaming service is AU$9.99 and also has a plethora of other content such as MTV and Nickelodeon. 

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on Paramount Plus as if you were back home. ExpressVPN is our top pick of the options out there.

How to watch the Luton Town vs Man City live stream in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access the Luton Town vs Man City live stream via Sky Sport Now. A plan costs $24.99/week, $44.99/month or $449.99/year. 

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

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