The Newcastle United vs Leeds United live stream could be one of the most explosive matches of Premier League 21/22 season so far. Not necessarily because of the quality on the pitch, but rather because the atmosphere at St. James' Park is threatening to boil over. With a relentless Leeds United side poised to tear through Newcastle United's porous defense, expect goals from this one.
The Newcastle United vs Leeds United live stream takes place today (Friday, September 17).
► Time: 8 p.m. BST / 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
• U.S. — Watch on NBCSN via Sling or Fubo.TV
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free
The toxic mood around Tyneside is reaching a critical juncture. Manager Steve Bruce has never been a popular figure with the Geordie faithful but after an awful start to the season that has seen the Magpies claim just a single point from their opening four fixtures, the fanbase is fed up.
Bruce's bizarre post-match comments in the wake of his side's 4-1 defeat to Manchester United haven't helped his cause. A war is brewing between the fanbase and the under-pressure head coach, and another poor result could see the atmosphere turn ugly.
The news that forward Callum Wilson is expected to be out for several more weeks is another killer blow to Newcastle. The entire squad has looked bereft of confidence all season, and without a suitable replacement for Wilson, questions are being asked about where the goals will come from in his absence.
If all that wasn't enough, Newcastle currently have the worst defensive record in the league, having conceded a remarkable 12 goals in just four games. Then again, Leeds United have been experiencing a defensive crisis of their own, shipping 11 league goals to date. It's fair to say that neither of these teams can defend.
Leeds, who looked so promising last season, are suffering from a serious sophomore slump. They are one of only four teams in the EPL who have yet to win a game this season — Newcastle, Burnley and Norwich the others. They've looked a shadow of the side that lit up the league last year.
They'll be further weakened at the back after Pascal Struijk picked up a red card against Liverpool, so will miss this match through suspension. Diego Llorente, who hobbled off last weekend against the Reds, also sits this one out, but there is a place for new signing Daniel James.
Here's how they line up:
Newcastle United: Darlow, Clark, Lascelles, Hayden, Ritchie, Manquillo, Almiron, Willock, Longstaff, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin
Leeds United: Meslier, Dallas, Ayling, Cooper, Firpo, Phillips, Raphinha, Klich, Rodrigo, James, Bamford.
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Will either of these teams claim their first victory of the season? You can find out by watching a Newcastle United vs Leeds United live stream — and we'll show you how to do that below. And don't forget to check out our full how to watch Premier League 21/22 hub for information on all 380 games this season.
How to watch the Newcastle United vs Leeds United live stream wherever you are
The Newcastle United vs Leeds United 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.
How to watch the Newcastle United vs Leeds United live stream in the US
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Newcastle United vs Leeds United live stream on the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) and on the NBCSports.com website.
To access the action, you'll need to subscribe to one of two special passes. The Matchday Pass costs $39.99 and will show 140 live matches, while the more comprehensive Premier League Pass is $64.99. This will include all 380 matches on-demand, and totally ad-free. Plus, you get highlights and analysis packages, including some from Sky Sports in the U.K.
If you've cut the cord and don't have cable, you have plenty of options, too. Our pick of these would be Sling TV: the Sling Blue package costs just $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including NBCSN. Plus, right now Sling is offering a 30-day trial for the bargain price of $10.
Fubo.TV is another option for live TV. Their Starter Plan costs $65 per month but gives you more than 117 channels, including NBCSN, 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 Newcastle United vs Leeds United live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.
Sling TV offers two packages, both of which cost $35 a month. The Sling Blue plan comes with 30-plus channels, including NBC and NBCSN. Sling is currently offering $25 dollars off the first month.
If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo.TV. It'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 NBCSN.
How to watch the Newcastle United vs Leeds United live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the Newcastle United vs Leeds United 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 Newcastle United vs Leeds United live stream in the UK
Sky Sports has the Newcastle United vs Leeds United live stream in the U.K., so if you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £25/month to add those channels. Or, if you just want the soccer action, Sky is currently offering a deal on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Premier League that gives you both channels on top of your existing non-Sports package, for £18/month.
Whichever package you go for, you'll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, so long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.
If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky sub, you could also consider its Now Sports streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £9.99 or month-long access for £33.99 but once again, Sky is currently offering a great deal here: you can sign up for six months of access for just £25/month right now. Now Sports is available on virtually every streaming device out there and is a great option if you don't already have Sky.
All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the Newcastle United vs Leeds United live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the Newcastle United vs Leeds United live stream in Australia
Aussies can watch the Newcastle United vs Leeds United 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 Newcastle United vs Leeds United live stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can access the Newcastle United vs Leeds United 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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