It's hardly overstating it to say that every game for City is now a must-win. They trail Liverpool by two points with seven games to play, following the Reds' 4-0 victory over Manchester United yesterday.
Their opponents aren't likely to roll over and hand them the three points, either: they come into this game off the back of successive wins over the Champions League-place-chasing Arsenal and Tottenham, so they know all about beating teams higher up the table.
Both sides will be missing key players for this match. Man City defender Kyle Walker is still injured while for Brighton, midfielder Yves Bissouma will serve the first of a two-game suspension and Leandro Trossard also misses out.
Here's how they line up:
Man City: Ederson, Joao Cancelo, Stones, Laporte, Ake, Rodri, Gundogan, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Foden.
Brighton: Sanchez, Veltman, Dunk, Cucurella, Lamptey, Gross, Caicedo, March, Mac Allister, Mwepu, Welbeck.
There's plenty at stake in this game, so you won't want to miss a minute of it. Read on to find out how to watch the Manchester City vs Brighton live stream wherever you are — and make sure you don’t miss a single game this season with our how to watch Premier League 21/22 hub.
How to watch the Manchester City vs Brighton live stream wherever you are
The Manchester City vs Brighton 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 NBCSN, Peacock or another service and watch the game.
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How to watch the Manchester City vs Brighton live stream in the US
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Manchester City vs Brighton live stream on Peacock, NBC's streaming service. To tune in, you'll need to be signed up for either a Premium subscription ($4.99/month) or Premium Plus ($9.99/month, which also gets rid of ads.
If you're outside of the U.S. but still have the right Peacock subscription, you can watch the Manchester City vs Brighton live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the Manchester City vs Brighton live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the Manchester City vs Brighton live stream on DAZN.
Sadly, DAZN no longer offers new customers a 30-day free-trial period, so you'll have to pay the $20 CAD per month fee, although you can save a little by buying annually ($150 CAD). DAZN, if you're unfamiliar, has apps on every single streaming platform there is.
Canadians stuck abroad that still want their low-price alternative can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN to trick their streaming device to thinking it's back in the great white north.
How to watch the Manchester City vs Brighton live stream in the UK
Manchester City vs Brighton kicks off at 8 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 Manchester City vs Brighton) 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.
How to watch the Manchester City vs Brighton live stream in Australia
Aussies can watch the Manchester City vs Brighton 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 — plus it costs a very reasonable $14.99 AUD per month. An Annual Pass is also available for $139 AUD/year, but a current offer knocks that back to a bargain $99 AUD.
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 Manchester City vs Brighton live stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can access the Manchester City vs Brighton live stream via Spark Sport, which costs $24.99 NZD per month. Bear in mind, though, that there's currently a seven-day free trial so you can check it out for the start of the season and see how you like it.
Spark is available via web browsers plus loads of streaming devices including Chromecast and Apple TV, so there's no shortage of ways to watch it.
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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