Manchester City vs Leeds United: Live stream, how to watch English Premier League 2021 (Saturday 10 April)
Manchester City will look to continue their quest for the Premier League title by hosting Leeds United at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
The Citizens are currently at the top of the table, 14 points ahead of second-placed Manchester United, while Leeds are in 11th, tied on points with 10th Arsenal on the same number of games.
Only an incredible turn of events will prevent Man City from claiming the Premier League title this season, with 14 points currently separating second-placed leaders Man United.
The Citizens have won their last three games in England’s top flight since their 2-0 loss to Man United on March 7, including a 2-0 victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium last weekend, with Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus on the scoresheet against the Foxes.
Pep Guardiola’s side are chasing the quadruple this season and recorded a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday.
Saturday’s game will be broadcast exclusively on peacock, NBC’s streaming platform. While Peacock offers free programming, Premier League matches are only available through the premium packages of the streaming platform. However, premium plans come with seven day free trials.
Manchester City vs Leeds United (English Premier League 2021)
Start time: 7:30 a.m. EST
TV channel: N / A – Saturday’s game will only air on Peacock, NBC’s new streaming service, and will not be on a standard TV channel. However, if you have a cable through Comcast Xfinity or Coxswain, you may already have Peacock available on your TV.
Direct: Peacock Premium – The match is exclusive to Peacock Premium and will not be shown on any other streaming platform. Additionally, the match will not be available on the Peacock Free Tier. However, Peacock Premium does offer a free seven-day trial. Replays of the match can be viewed after 9 p.m. on match day and will be viewable for at least the next 30 days.
What is Peacock and how much does it cost? – peacock is NBC’s streaming platform that debuted this year. The platform has a basic free version that includes ads, but does not include EPL matches. Spectators must register for at least Peacock Premium ($ 4.99 per month) to watch the game with commercials. There is also a ad-free version of Peacock Premium which costs $ 9.99 per month (and also has a seven-day free trial).
More coverage via The Associated Press
MANCHESTER, England (AP) – Manchester City now have the biggest payrolls in Premier League history, and they are expected to continue to grow.
Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne secured improved conditions on Wednesday with a two-year extension that contracts him at City until 2025.
The deal was announced as the club’s annual report showed employee costs rose 11% in the last fiscal year to reach £ 351million ($ 485million). The city’s wage costs now eclipse those of Manchester at United, which have fallen from to £ 284million in the same period spanning the 2019-20 season disrupted by the pandemic.
And footnotes to City’s financial document reveal that this season’s ongoing pursuit of a quadruple, while illustrious for the club, could come at a steep price.
City have said additional transfer payments, signing fees and loyalty bonuses will be due to players and clubs up to £ 158.2million “once certain conditions are met”.
Pep Guardiola’s side remain on track to produce their most successful season since the influx of money from Abu Dhabi owner Sheikh Mansour with his 2008 buyout that turned City into one of the clubs the most prosperous in England.
City lead the standings by 14 points as they move closer to a third Premier League title in four seasons. This month there is a semi-final against Chelsea in the FA Cup and a League Cup final against Tottenham for the holders.
The only major prize to escape City is the Champions League and De Bruyne scored one of the goals that clinched a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their quarter-final on Tuesday. A center for the Professional Footballers Association 2020 Player of the Year also saw Phil Foden score the winner at the Etihad Stadium.
Today De Bruyne, who has won seven trophies since joining City in 2015, is said to be making more than £ 300,000 a week.
“This football club is geared towards success,” said the Belgium international. “He gives me everything I need to maximize my performance, so signing this contract was a simple decision. I am playing the best football of my career and I honestly think there is more to come.
“Pep and I see football the same way. Having this relationship with a manager is so important to me because our goals are totally aligned and we want the same things.
De Bruyne hopes fans will finally be allowed to return to the stadium to see him lift the Premier League trophy in May – as planned. The return of spectators will help stem the flow of losses which reached £ 126m in 2019-20 after making a profit of £ 10m the previous year, as revenues during the pandemic fell 11% to 478 million pounds.