Aston Villa v Manchester City: date, kick off, and how to watch as Villa welcome the reigning champions

Villa have had a slow start to the Premier League season

Aston Villa host Manchester City this weekend hoping to get their season up and running after what has been a poor start.

Villa have won just one of their opening five matches and defeat at Arsenal on Wednesday night saw Steven Gerrard’s side slip to 19th in the Premier League table.

In contrast, City have had a blistering start to the season, winning four of their five matches and scoring 19 goals in the process.

Most recently they put newly promoted Nottingham Forest to the sword in a 6-0 win.

The biggest challenge for Gerrard’s side looks to be stopping Erling Haaland, the Norwegian striker has scored a hatrick in each of his last two matches.

Here’s how you can tune into the match, and also how you can catch highlights.

When do Villa host Manchester City?

City visit Villa Park on Saturday, 3 September and kick off is at 5.30pm.

Is the match on TV?

Yes it is. The match has been selected for live coverage by Sky Sports and will be shown in full.

How can I watch highlights of the match?

Highlights of Villa v City will be available to watch during and following the match on Saturday for Sky Sports customers via the Sky Sports App.

Highlights will also be available on BBC One on Match of The Day which begins at 10.20pm on Saturday, 3 September.

How can I sign up to Sky Sports?

For brand new customers you can get Sky TV and Sky Sports for £44 a month for 18 months instead of £51/month. The price includes a Netflix subscription and there’s a £20 set up fee.

If you’re a current Sky customer the cheapest option will cost you £15 extra a month in the 2 for 1 Football Channel Offer and is perfect for fans who only want football.

If you want to go all out and have access to all 8 Sky Sports channels including Premier League, F1 and more then that will be an extra £25 a month on top of your current contract.

You can also sign up to a 24 hour Now TV pass which will entitle you to If you’re already in contract with another provider then you can also sign up to access Sky Sports through a Now TV membership.

Who is up next for Villa?

Following the match against Manchester City, Villa visit fellow strugglers Leicester City whilst their next home game is against Southampton.

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