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Manchester City v Newcastle United

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31 Aug 2018
Man City v Huddersfield Town

Manchester City, who dropped points against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, will seek to return to winning ways and rejoin the leaders as they entertain Newcastle United.

Team news

Man City say all of their players are available apart from Kevin De Bruyne (knee) and Claudio Bravo (Achilles).

Newcastle United's Jonjo Shelvey (thigh) and Matt Ritchie (knee) are still out but Jamaal Lascelles is fit for selection.

Isaac Hayden is suspended and Florian Lejeune (knee) is a long-term absentee.

Did you know?

Man City are unbeaten in their last 21 top-flight matches against Newcastle (W18 D3). It is their longest ever unbeaten run against a single top-flight opponent, and is also Newcastle’s longest such winless run.

Newcastle will be looking for their first point in 10 trips to the Etihad Stadium.

City have won all seven of their Premier League matches in September under Pep Guardiola, scoring 26 goals and conceding just twice. Guardiola hasn’t lost a match in September in all competitions as a manager since 2010, when he was in charge of Barcelona. He is unbeaten in 41 matches since (W35 D6).

Sergio Aguero has scored 14 goals in his 11 PL appearances against Newcastle. Eight of those have come in his last two home matches against them. He scored five times in October 2015 and three times in January 2018.

Referee: Kevin Friend
Assistants: 
Simon Bennett, Derek Eaton
Fourth official: 
Craig Pawson

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