Manchester City’s defense of their EPL title got off to the perfect start last weekend as the world-class side easily dispatched West Ham courtesy of two goals from new signing Erling Haaland.
Much is expected of Haaland this season, but if the Norwegian is feeling that pressure he certainly didn’t show it, with two ice-cool finishes either side of halftime. The first came from the penalty spot and the second after latching on to an impressive pass from playmaker Kevin De Bruyne.
Under the guidance of Pep Guardiola, Man City have become a well-oiled machine that can easily survive the summer losses of Raheem Sterling and Oleksandr Zinchenko, to Chelsea and Arsenal respectively. City are clear favorites to win their third Premier League title in a row — a feat only previously achieved by local rivals Manchester United on two separate occasions.
Bournemouth have been widely predicted to struggle this season, with many pundits already marking them as favorites for a swift return to the Championship, but the Cherries won’t go down without a fight. A battling 2-0 victory over Aston Villa on the opening week was proof of that, although a trip to the Etihad to face Manchester City is guaranteed to prove a much tougher test.
Here's how they line up:
Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo, De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan, Foden, Haaland, Mahrez.
Bournemouth: Travers, Mepham, Lerma, Kelly, Cook, Christie, Stacey, Pearson Smith, Tavernier, Moore.
Can Haaland produce more magic to give Manchester City the perfect start to the season? Find out by watching the Man City vs Bournemouth live stream.
Plus, make sure you don’t miss any of the EPL action this weekend by checking out our full how to watch Premier League live streams hub.
How to watch the Man City vs Bournemouth live stream wherever you are
The Man City vs Bournemouth live stream will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?
The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.
Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN, thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long term.
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.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 Sling or another service and watch the game.
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How to watch the Man City vs Bournemouth live stream in the US
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Man City vs Bournemouth live stream on USA and on the NBC Sports website with a valid login. NBC can be accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.
Another option would be Sling TV: the Sling Blue package costs just $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including NBC. Or you could go for Fubo.TV. Its Pro Plan costs $70 per month but gives you 121 channels, including NBC, plus lots more for sports fans to enjoy.
If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Man City vs Bournemouth live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the Man City vs Bournemouth live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the Man City vs Bournemouth live stream on Fubo.TV, the new home of Premier League soccer in Canada.
That's a change from last season, where the action was on DAZN, and it also results in a slightly higher price of CAN$24.99 where DAZN was $20. That's for the Essentials plan, which gets you all Premier League matches, all Serie A matches plus 29 channels including BeInSports and MLB Network. The $39.99 Premium plan adds 20 entertainment channels and more on top of that.
Canadians stuck abroad that still want their low-price alternative can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN to trick their streaming device into thinking it's back in the great white north.
How to watch the Man City vs Bournemouth live stream in the UK
Man City vs Bournemouth kicks off at 3 p.m. BST in the U.K., but the game isn't one of those being shown on any of the usual providers — Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime.
If, however, you're an American or Canadian (or from any other country with a legitimate live stream service for Man City vs Bournemouth) and are only in the U.K. temporarily, you can still watch services from your home country. All you'll need is one of the best VPN services, like ExpressVPN.
Highlights will of course be shown on Match of the Day, which is scheduled for 10.20 p.m. BST and available via the BBC iPlayer.
How to watch the Man City vs Bournemouth live stream in Australia
Aussies can watch the Man City vs Bournemouth live stream 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 and costs $24.99 AUD per month. An Annual Pass is also available for $199 AUD/year.
Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on your Optus account, as if you were back home.
How to watch the Man City vs Bournemouth live stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can access the Man City vs Bournemouth live stream via Sky Sport. This costs $60.98 NZD per month, or you could go for the Sky Sport Now service, which gives you just the Sport channels but for a reduced cost of $19.99/week / $39.99/month or $399/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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Rory is an Entertainment Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on gaming and streaming. When he’s not reviewing the latest games, searching for hidden gems on Netflix, or writing hot takes on new gaming hardware, TV shows and movies, he can be found attending music festivals and getting far too emotionally invested in his favorite football team.