Manchester City vs Sunderland Live Stream Football: Watch Online English Premier League Soccer (7.45AM ET)

Manchester City vs Sunderland is the early kick off in the English Premier League on Saturday, with City looking to reassert their title defense following a stuttering start to the season. Kick off is at 7.45 a.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream (details below).

(Photo: Reuters/Phil Noble)Manchester City's Mario Balotelli scores a penalty kick against Borussia Dortmund during their Champions League Group D soccer match in Manchester October 3, 2012.

City boss Roberto Mancini may be forced to make changes to his side after midfielder Javi Garcia picked up a hamstring injury midweek in their Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund.

Maicon is also making his return from a heel injury and could be available for selection.

Meanwhile Sunderland will still be without Lee Cattermole, who remains suspended, and although Phil Bardsley and Wes Brown are both on the comeback trail it may still be too early for either of them.

Mancini has complained at his side only having two days rest since their Champions League encounter on Wednesday. He has compared their predicament to that of other teams who played in the Champions League during the week, but all of whom have more time between their games for players to rest.

The Blues boss has also spoken ahead of the game about his weariness of Adam Johnson coming back to play against his former club after leaving in just August.

Mancini said: "I am sure he will do well for Sunderland and go to another top team because he deserves this. I hope he can have a good game on Saturday because I like Adam, I think he is a really good player," according to BBC Sport.

Sunderland have a reasonable recent record against City; they were the only team not to lose to City at the Etihad Stadium last year when they managed to claim a 3-3 draw. They were also the only top flight team in England not to lose to Manchester City last season.

Manchester City vs Sunderland kicks off at 7.45 a.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.