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Manchester City launches CityMatchday app for United clash

Live in-stadium video highlights, stats, games and radio commentary in free Android and iOS app

People not content with watching the football match they’ve paid £60 to attend can now gawp at their phones instead after Manchester City became the first Premier League club to launch a ‘second screen’ app.

The CityMatchday app, which has live video streams for fans inside the stadium and stats and games for fans around the world, is available now for Android and iOS.

Fans inside the Etihad Stadium will be able to connect to a free Wi-Fi network to watch live video from the match they’re attending. Two live streams will be available, one providing multi-camera angle replays of important incidents and controversial decisions with another giving a bird’s-eye view of the pitch from above to show formations and player movement.

Both video streams can be rewound by up to 30 seconds, giving fans the chance to re-watch important moments right after they happen. The first match covered by the app will be the Manchester derby this weekend.

As well as video streams the app also has games and challenges. Fans can guess the score, predict the starting eleven and vote for their man of the match. Real-time match stats and graphics detailing possession, goal attempts, fouls and corners will also be available.

Other features in the app include live radio commentary from BBC Sport, score updates from around the grounds, team sheets, league tables and a live blog featuring photos, tweets and Vines.

Live video highlights are available in-stadium only, but other features are available to all users. The live video channels are free for a limited time but will eventually become in-app purchases. The CityMatchday is available to download now for Android and iOS.

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