Today’s Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle presents an opportunity for the Citizens to close the gap on Arsenal in the title race. Pep Guardiola’s side currently sits five points behind the Gunners, but a win against the Magpies would cut that gap to just two points before Arsenal’s match against Bournemouth later in the day.
Manchester City has a strong record against Newcastle, having won their last 13 Premier League games against the Toon at the Etihad. Meanwhile, Eddie Howe’s Magpies have slipped out of the top four after one win in seven league ties and were beaten 2-0 by Manchester United in the Carabao Cup final last week. Despite this, they have only lost twice in the Premier League all season and have ambitions of bringing European football back to Tyneside for the first time since 2013.
The Premier League clash is set to kick off at 12:30pm, with Manchester City fielding a strong XI consisting of Ederson, Walker, Akanji, Dias, Ake, Rodri, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Foden, Grealish, and Haaland. The team’s subs include Ortega Moreno, Phillips, Stones, Laporte, Alvarez, Bernardo, Mahrez, Palmer, and Lewis. Newcastle’s starting XI includes Pope, Trippier, Lascelles, Botman, Burn, Guimaraes, Longstaff, Joelinton, Almiron, Gordon, and Wilson. The team’s subs are Dubravka, Saint-Maximin, Ritchie, Targett, Isak, Manquillo, Murphy, Willock, and Anderson.
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