Sheffield Wednesday vs Newcastle live stream
Sheffield Wednesday vs Newcastle live stream: match preview
Two teams in exceptional form clash at Hillsborough today in what could be one of the standout ties of the FA Cup third round. Sheffield Wednesday have won six of their last nine games and are unbeaten in 17, a run that stretches all the way back to the start of October. Newcastle have emerged as one of the country's top teams this season, and their fans are desperate for a trophy to show for it. Here's how to watch a Sheffield Wednesday vs Newcastle live stream online wherever you are.
As feared, Owls captain Barry Bannan is out of action, so Fisayo Dele-Bashiru takes his place in central midfield. Darren Moore has also handed Dominic Iorfa a chance to impress, while goal machines Michael Smith and Josh Windass start together up front.
The big news is the return of Newcastle's record signing Alexander Isak, after nearly four months out with a hamstring injury. Eddie Howe has said he'd like to go on a cup run, though he's decided to keep most of his key players in reserve, with Joelinton, Sean Longstaff and Sven Botman the only other first-team regulars starting.
Third in the Premier League and unbeaten in 15 games, expectations in Newcastle haven't been this high since Shearer and Bellamy were leading the line. Isak's return has given the Magpies faithful yet another reason to get carried away.
Moore has turned Wednesday into a force to be reckoned with in League Two after their relegation last summer, and key to the rebuild has been top scorer Smith, whose goals have made the Owls the most prolific team in the league. He's slowed down a little of late, but his partner in crime Windass has upped his contributions. Bannan and Lee Gregory will be missed, but on a more positive note, the South Yorkshire team have won each of their last three meetings with the Barcodes.
The match is free on the BBC, and can also be watched through subscription streaming services ESPN+ in the US and Paramount Plus in Australia. Here's how to get a Sheffield Wednesday vs Newcastle live stream and watch this FA Cup fixture online from wherever you are today.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Newcastle live stream: watch FA Cup for FREE in the UK
The BBC shares live broadcast duties with ITV for FA Cup matches in the UK, and will be showing Sheffield Wednesday vs Newcastle for free on BBC One. Kick-off is set for 6pm GMT on Saturday evening.
Football fans in the UK can also watch a Sheffield Wednesday vs Newcastle live stream for free on BBC iPlayer, which is free to use and works across a wide range of devices including smart TVs, laptops, games consoles, mobile phones, tablets and streaming sticks.
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How to watch Sheffield Wednesday vs Newcastle from outside your country
We've set out how you can live stream Sheffield Wednesday vs Newcastle in a number of countries around the world. However, if you're away travelling for pleasure or for work, you probably won't be able to watch the game like you normally would at home. This is the result of geo-blocking - best understood as digital borders that restrict certain services and content to specific parts of the world.
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How to watch Sheffield Wednesday vs Newcastle: live stream in the US without cable
Soccer fans can watch a Sheffield Wednesday vs Newcastle live stream on ESPN Plus in the US, with kick-off set for 1pm ET / 10am PT on Saturday.
The streaming service is showing 79 FA Cup games this season, as well as the entirety of the Carabao Cup.
ESPN Plus+ monthly plans cost $9.99 a month, while the cost-saving annual subscription is priced at $99.99 a year.
But there's even better value to be had if you grab ESPN+ as part of the big Disney Plus Bundle. As well as ESPN Plus live sports and documentaries, you'll get access to the hugely impressive Disney Plus catalog, which features Marvel movies, every Simpsons episode ever, the complete Star Wars canon, Pixar films, and much more, plus all the great shows and movies that Hulu offers.
And the cost is super reasonable - you only have to pay $13.99 a month for the Disney Plus bundle.
Out of the US and want to watch your home coverage? No worries - just use a VPN as described below.
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How to watch Sheffield Wednesday vs Newcastle: live stream FA Cup in Australia
ViacomCBS (now known as Paramount Global) has taken the broadcast rights to the FA Cup from Channel 10.
This means streaming service Paramount Plus is the place to watch Sheffield Wednesday vs Newcastle in Australia, but be warned that kick-off is set for 5am AEDT first thing on Sunday morning.
A Paramount Plus subscription currently costs $8.99 a month. As well as giving you access to FA Cup matches, it also offers gives you exclusive access to Hollywood movies like Top Gun: Maverick and original shows like Tulsa King, Halo and Picard.
Be sure to use a VPN if you're trying to access your home coverage from outside the country.
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Sheffield Wednesday vs Newcastle live stream: how to watch FA Cup soccer in Canada
Sportsnet is showing Sheffield Wednesday vs Newcastle in Canada, with kick-off set for 1pm ET / 10am PT on Saturday.
If you don't have the channel on cable, you can subscribe to standalone streaming service SN Now. Prices start at $14.99 per month or $149.99 per year.
A Sportsnet Now Premium subscription will get you even more games. It costs $34.99 per month or $249.99 per year, and as well as FA Cup soccer, it nets you WWE Network and coverage of the Bundesliga, United Rugby Championship, Premiership Rugby, National Rugby League, Super League Rugby, and the NHL, including out-of-market games.
If you're unable to tune in due to geo-blocking restrictions, remember that a VPN is all you need to watch the game as you would at home.
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