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Southampton vs Manchester City live stream: how to watch the FA Cup quarter final for free online and on TV, team news

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Southampton welcome Manchester City to the south coast this afternoon with a semi-final date at Wembley in store for the winner. With Liverpool breathing down City's necks in the race for the Premier League title, could their minds be elsewhere allowing the Saints to take advantage? The game is on the BBC for those in the UK. Traveling abroad? Make sure you know how to watch a Southampton vs Manchester City live stream for free wherever you are in the world (opens in new tab).

The team news is in and City go with a slightly changed XI featuring Jesus and Sterling in attack along with Jack Grealish. Rodri starts in the centre of midfield.  Southampton go with a 4-4-2 with Armstrong and Long at the tip of the spear. Chelsea loanee Broja is on the bench.

Southampton vs Man City live stream

Kick-off: 3pm GMT, Sunday 20th March

Free live stream: BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab)

Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) risk-free

UK TV channel: BBC One

US stream: ESPN+ (07:30, ET)

Ralph Hasenhüttl fielded a much-changed side against West Ham to reach the last eight of this year's competition, but a stunning opening goal from full-back Romain Perraud set the Saints on their way. A James Ward-Prowse penalty and late third for Chelsea loanee Armando Broja sealed the the deal. However, a run of three defeats since then makes an already tall task looks even taller against favourites Manchester City.

Peterborough put up a decent fight against City in the previous round but eventually succumbed to goals from Riyad Mahrez and Jack Grealish. Since then, Pep Guardiola's side have beaten their city rivals 4-1 and drawn 0-0 with both Sporting CP and Crystal Palace, so the Premier League leaders will be looking to get back to winning ways at St Mary's.

Kick-off in this FA Cup quarter-final fixture is Sunday 20th March at 3pm (GMT) and 11am (ET). Read on to find out how to watch a Southampton vs Man City free live stream, wherever you are in the world.

Watch Southampton vs Man City for free

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The BBC has the rights to air Southampton vs Man City in the UK, and it's worth remembering that you can enjoy the coverage for free from abroad too as a UK national using a VPN (opens in new tab) (more details below).

Southampton vs Man City will be available on UK TVs via BBC One, the BBC Red Button, the BBC Sport website, or through the BBC iPlayer app (opens in new tab) which you can view on a smart TV, tablet, smartphone or through your browser.

Australians can also tune into every FA Cup game for free too using 10Play (opens in new tab)

Watch a Southampton vs Man City live stream abroad using a VPN

Even if you have access to the BBC, you won't be able to watch the BBC iPlayer app (opens in new tab)  when outside the UK without a VPN. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.

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ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it – you'll be surprised how simple it is.

How to use a VPN

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the FA Cup, you may wish to choose 'UK' to access iPlayer.

3. Then head over to iPlayer (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy a Southampton vs Man City live stream.

If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, then do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). You could also try NordVPN (opens in new tab), which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark (opens in new tab) which offers 24 hour assistance.

Watch a USA Southampton vs Man City live stream

Southampton vs Man City live stream: watch the FA Cup free in HD

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ESPN and ESPN+ have the rights to show Southampton vs Man City in the US, as well as all the other FA Cup games and a host of other sport. All matches will be available in English and Spanish.

You can sign up to ESPN+, the channel's online streaming service. It costs $4.99 per month or $12.99 for a bargain along with Hulu and Disney+.

Of course, if you're a Brit abroad, you can just watch Southampton vs Man City for free instead on the BBC by using a VPN, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), which offers the free BBC iPlayer live stream from anywhere in the world.

Australia: Southampton vs Man City live stream

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If you're in Australia, 10Play (opens in new tab) will provide coverage of this season's FA Cup. 10Play is free and will show most live games, including Southampton vs Man City, which kicks off at 2am (AEDT), so it's probably not worth going to bed.

Stuck outside Oz at the moment? You can always use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access a live stream without being blocked.

Watch Southampton vs Man City on DAZN

DAZN (opens in new tab) is the home of football in Germany, Italy, Japan, Austria, Spain and Switzerland, and is well worth signing up to for all the FA Cup action as well as a host of other events.

Prices vary but are generally very favourable. DAZN usually offers a free 7-day trial, depending on your location. You can try it out for watching Southampton vs Man City and then decide to cancel or continue your subscription.

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Southampton vs Man City on DAZN (opens in new tab)
DAZN has the rights to the FA Cup, Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, US Sports, fight sports, and much more, live and on demand in Austria, Spain, Germany and Japan. Try free and cancel at anytime.

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