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18 Jan 2018 by TSZ

Premier League In Focus – Manchester City vs Newcastle Preview

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When? Saturday 20th August, 17:30 (UK)

Where? Etihad Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

Manchester City - https://tickets.mancity.com/events.aspx

Newcastle – SOLD OUT

Where can I stream the match? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Manchester City W3, Newcastle W1, D1
Premier League meetings: Manchester City W21, Newcastle W7, D7
All-time meetings: Manchester City W66, Newcastle W71, D39

MANCHESTER CITY

Predicted line-up: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Danilo; Fernandinho, De Bruyne, David Silva; Sterling, Aguero, Sane

Unavailable: Mendy (Injured), Foden (Injured), Gabriel Jesus (Injured)

Doubtful: Kompany (Injured), Delph (Injured), David Silva (Personal reasons)

NEWCASTLE

Predicted line-up: Darlow; Yedlin, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett; Ritchie, Hayden, Shelvey, Atsu; Perez; Joselu

Unavailable: Colback (Injured), Gamez (Injured), Lejeune (Injured)

Doubtful: Mbemba (Injured), Mitrovic (Injured), Gayle (Injured)

PREDICTION
Manchester City’s unbeaten start to the Premier League finally came to an end last weekend at the hands of Liverpool, and the question everyone is now asking is how this will affect Pep Guardiola’s team. They play host to a Newcastle side who came in for criticism for not having a go at City when the two sides faced off last Christmas, although you get the feeling there will be more of the same this weekend as the league leaders look to return to winning ways.

MEMORABLE MEETING
October 2015 saw Sergio Aguero make Premier League history at the Etihad as he joined a very select group of players who have scored five goals in a single game. Newcastle were the defence who were tortured by the diminutive Argentine that afternoon with the final score being 6-1 to Manchester City.


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