Manchester City are no longer unbeaten in the Premier League after last weekend’s defeat to Liverpool at Anfield. The Blues have had a midweek break for the first time since August and having had time to recover and prepare, must now get back to winning ways.
City welcome Newcastle today, little more than half a month since Pep Guardiola’s side edged out a 1-0 win over a very defensive Newcastle at St James’ Park. The Magpies may choose to adopt a similar approach today, but could find it tougher at the Etihad, where City have plowed through most buses this year.
Paul Tierney is today’s referee and here are the starting lineups chosen by Pep and Rafa.
Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Sane
Newcastle XI: Darlow, Manquillo, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Atsu, Hayden, Shelvey, Murphy, Diame, Joselu
The match can be viewed on BT Sports 1 in the UK. A full list of TV coverage from around the world can be found here.
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