Manchester City vs Burnley live stream — how to watch Premier League 21/22 game online

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Two teams at opposite ends of the table face each other in the Manchester City vs Burnley live stream. The game kicks-off at 3 p.m. BST (10 a.m. ET) on Saturday (October 16), as the home side look to continue their title challenge, while their opponents are already in a fight against relegation.

Manchester City vs Burnley live stream, date, time, channels

The Manchester City vs Burnley live stream takes place today (Saturday, October 16).
Time 3 p.m. BST / 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT
• U.S. — Watch on Peacock (requires Premium or Premium Plus subscription)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Manchester City have not lost since the opening game of the Premier League season, and start the weekend just two points behind table-toppers Chelsea, following a thrilling draw with Liverpool last time out. Burnley, however, are in the relegation zone, having failed to win a single game so far.

The recent international break has taking its toll on City, though. Both number one goalkeeper Ederson and forward Gabriel Jesus were part of the Brazil squad that faced Uruguay on Friday and neither plays here. Ferran Torres, meanwhile, has broken his metatarsal and will be out for up to three months.

Summer signing Jack Grealish was substituted during England’s disappointing 1-1 draw with Hungary during the week but starts today, while Raheem Sterling also gets the nod up front. Defender John Stones, who was on the score-sheet for the Three Lions, makes his first league appearance of the season. Nathan Ake and Riyad Mahrez also come in.

Long-serving Burnley manager Sean Dyche recently signed a new contract, extending his stay at the club. However, his team failed to beat newly promoted Norwich last time out in the Premier League, and were left frustrated at having four penalty claims rejected. They will need their luck to change in the Manchester City vs Burnley live stream if they are going to get anything from their difficult trip to the Etihad Stadium.

To make things even more difficult, Burnley have been hit by Ben Mee testing positive for Covid-19, meaning he has to isolate and is ruled out of the game. It is unknown when he will return. The influential captain is replaced by Nathan Collins, while Jack Cork, Erik Pieters and Maxwell Cornet all start too, in place of Charlie Taylor, Aaron Lennon and Matej Vydra.

Here's how they line up:

Manchester City: Steffen, Stones, Ake, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling, Foden, Mahrez

Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Collins, Pieters, Cork, Brownhill, Westwood, Cornet, McNeil, Wood

Games after an international break can sometimes throw up surprising results as tired players return after travelling. Can the Clarets claim a point, or even a shock first win and really kick-start their season? 

Follow the Manchester City vs Burnley live stream to find out, and we will show you how to do that below. And make sure you don’t miss a game this season with our how to watch Premier League 21/22 hub.

How to watch the Manchester City vs Burnley live stream wherever you are

The Manchester City vs Burnley 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.


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.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 NBC, Peacock or another service and watch the game.

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How to watch the Manchester City vs Burnley live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Manchester City vs Burnley 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. 

The game starts at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT.

If you're outside of the U.S. but still have the right Peacock subscription, you can watch the Manchester City vs Burnley live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.


In addition to showing selected Premier League 21/22 live streams, Peacock also has huge library of licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like 30 Rock, The Voice, Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.

How to watch the Manchester City vs Burnley live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the Manchester City vs Burnley live stream on DAZN

What's more, DAZN offers new customers a 30-day free-trial period, with the service then costing $20 CAD per month thereafter, or $150 CAD for the year. 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 Burnley live stream in the UK

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Manchester City vs Burnley kicks off at 3 p.m. BST in the U.K., but the country’s media blackout rules mean there is no live stream of the game from 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 Burnley) 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 Burnley live stream in Australia

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Aussies can watch the Manchester City vs Burnley 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 Burnley live stream in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access the Manchester City vs Burnley 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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Charlotte Henry

Charlotte Henry is a journalist who has covered all things tech and media for a number of years for various publications. She reported in-depth as tech companies became media companies and vice versa. In her newsletter, The Addition, she focuses on the ever-changing streaming ecosystem as the likes of Netflix, Apple TV+ and Disney+ fight for supremacy. Charlotte is also a close follower of sport (she’s a Spurs fan…) watching everything from Premier League football to Major League Baseball. Charlotte’s first book “Not Buying It: The Facts Behind Fake News” was published in 2019. Away from work, she can often be found at heavy metal concerts and festivals.