West Ham is deep in the fight for 4th place as they face off with No. 1 Manchester City at City of Manchester Stadium on Saturday, February 27 (2/27/2021).
Manchester City vs. West Ham is one of ten Premier League matches scheduled for Matchday 26 from February 27-March 1. In the U.S., six matches will be broadcast on the cable TV channels NBCSN, Universo and Telemundo while four matches are exclusive to NBC’s premium streaming service, Peacock. Full TV schedule below.
Manchester City continues to dominate the Premier League with an 18-5-2 record and 59 points for the season — a full 10 points ahead of Manchester United and Leicester City, who are tied at 49. They are on an 18-win streak across competitions.
It’s a daunting matchup for West Ham (13-6-6), who despite being in fourth place, are feeling intense pressure to stay there as teams like Chelsea and Liverpool are hot on their heels and hungry for the coveted Champions League qualification. West Ham has won two straight in the EPL, including a 2-1 win over Tottenham on Sunday.
What is the English Premier League TV schedule for Matchday 26?
All times ET.
Saturday, February 27,
- Manchester City vs. West Ham, 7:30 a.m. on NBCSN, Universo. Stream: fuboTV, Sling, AT&T TV, Hulu + Live TV
- West Bromwich Albion vs. Brighton & Hove Albion, 10:00 a.m. on NBCSN. Stream: fuboTV, Sling, AT&T TV, Hulu + Live TV
- Leeds United vs. Aston Villa, 12:30 p.m. on Peacock Premium
- Newcastle vs. Wolverhampton, 3:00 p.m. on Peacock Premium
Sunday 28 February 2021
- Crystal Palace vs. Fulham, 7:00 a.m. on Peacock Premium
- Leicester vs. Arsenal, 7:00 a.m. on NBCSN. Stream: fuboTV, Sling, AT&T TV, Hulu + Live TV
- Tottenham Hotspur vs. Burnley, 9:00 a.m. on NBCSN, Telemundo. Stream: fuboTV, Sling, AT&T TV, Hulu + Live TV
- Chelsea vs. Manchester United, 11:30 a.m. on NBCSN, Telemundo. Stream: fuboTV, Sling, AT&T TV, Hulu + Live TV
- Sheffield United vs. Liverpool, 2:15 p.m. on Peacock Premium
Monday, March 1
- Everton vs. Southampton, 3:00 p.m. on NBCSN, Telemundo. Stream: fuboTV, Sling, AT&T TV, Hulu + Live TV
Where can I live stream the 2021 English Premier League for FREE?
Premier League matches on NBCSN and NBC Universo can be live streamed on fuboTV (1 week free), Hulu with Live TV (1 week free), AT&T TV and Sling (3 days free). Select matches are also available on Peacock Premium (1 week free). These services are available on Amazon Fire, Apple and Android devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku and more devices.
Fans with a cable subscription can also log in with their cable credentials on NBCSports.com/live to watch games on NBC channels for free.
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Preview from The Associated Press
Plans to ease England’s lockdown restrictions will see up to 10,000 supporters being allowed back into Premier League stadiums for the final day of the season in May ahead of Wembley hosting European Championship games.
Some sports in England could see fans return even earlier in April, the government said on Monday, as part of pilots involving coronavirus testing to assess how events can take place without any social distancing from later in the year.
English football authorities hope two showpiece games at Wembley — the League Cup final on April 25 and the FA Cup final on May 15 — could be test events for the return of spectators.
The government’s roadmap out of England’s third lockdown has earmarked May 17 as the earliest day for the implementation of stage three that would see the widescale reopening of sports venues to spectators. The Premier League ends on May 23.
Stadiums with more than 40,000 seats, including the home of Premier League leader Manchester City, will be allowed up to 10,000 fans spaced out. Smaller major venues will be permitted a quarter capacity.
The release of plans for the reopening of sports to fans is a boost to England’s role in staging seven games at the rescheduled Euro 2020 across June and July, including the semifinals and final.
“The turnstiles of our sports stadia will once again rotate, subject in all cases to capacity limits depending on the size of the venue,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said. “And we will pilot larger events using enhanced testing, with the ambition of further easing of restrictions in the next step.”
The final stage of the government plan, in which all legal limits on social conduct are removed after 15 months of closure, is set for June 21. That is a week before the scheduled start of Wimbledon, which was canceled last year due to the pandemic.
Other leading European countries, including France, Germany, Italy and Spain, are yet to announce plans for the return of spectators to sports stadiums.
Britain has had Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, with more than 120,000 deaths, and the government said the dates for the easing of lockdown could be postponed if infections rise.
But Britain has had Europe’s fastest inoculation campaign with more than 17.5 million people, a third of the country’s adult population, already given the first of two doses of vaccine. The government aim is to give every adult a shot of vaccine by July 31.
All venues were closed to spectators as sports shut down at the start of the pandemic in March 2020. While it took three months for events to resume, it took longer for stands to be even partly filled.
Up to 2,000 fans were allowed back into some Premier League stadiums in England in December but all venues were shut again as coronavirus restrictions were tightened later in the month due to the spread of new variants of COVID-19.
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