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MATCH PREVIEW: Kick-off, team news and TV...

MATCH PREVIEW: Kick-off, team news and TV...

Premier League Sunday, November 11, 2018 4:30 PM

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Everything you need to know ahead of the Manchester derby...

When and where

We will look to extend our lead at the top of the Premier League table when Pep’s side take on United in the 177th Manchester derby. 

The game kicks-off at 4.30pm at the Etihad Stadium and is being shown live on TV in the UK on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event channels.

You can also follow the game live via our Matchday Centre on mancity.com or on Twitter: @ManCity

Check out our TV listings to see where you can watch the game around the globe.

READ: Which TV channel is the Manchester derby on?

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Team news


Ilkay Gundogan and Nicolas Otamendi were both back in the City squad for City's 6-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk and are fit for Sunday's game.

Kevin De Bruyne is ruled out with ligament damage which he sustained in our Carabao Cup win over Fulham.

Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is a long-term absentee, having sustained an Achilles tendon injury. The Chilean 'keeper underwent scans, which confirmed a rupture in the tendon of his left foot.


Romelu Lukaku is a doubt for Sunday's derby after picking up a muscle injury in training. 

Antonio Valencia (minor surgery), Marouane Fellaini (groin) and Diogo Dalot (knock) are unlikely to feature.

The last time...

Back in April last season, City surrendered a two-goal half-time lead to lose 3-2 to United in a dramatic Manchester derby.

City's goals from Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan were cancelled out by a Paul Pogba brace and a Chris Smalling strike.

AT THE DOUBLE: Ilkay Gundogan doubles City's lead with a brilliant strike after a wonderful turn.



Short highlights: City 2-3 Manchester United

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Pep Guardiola preview...

To follow after Friday's press conference.

Jose Mourinho preview...

To follow


Referee: Anthony Taylor
Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn
Fourth official:
 Craig Pawson


  • Unbeaten leaders City are seeking a fourth successive Premier League triumph as we entertain local rivals Manchester United, who are looking for a third straight top-flight win.


  • City have not lost any of our last 53 Premier League matches against sides starting the day outside the top four (W44 D9 L0), since a 4-0 loss at Everton in January 2017.


  • Pep Guardiola has never lost consecutive home league matches against a single opponent in his managerial career.


  • The game will mark the 177th Manchester derby.


  • Our loss in the most recent Manchester derby was City's last Premier League defeat at the Etihad. Since then, we have won eight of our nine games at home in the competition, including all six this season.


  • City have won more games, scored more goals, taken more shots and had more possession than any other side in their last nine Premier League home games.


  • We have also had 438 touches in the opposition box, again, more than any other side - that's an average of 49 a game.


  • United have won four of the last eight meetings, while City have won only twice during the same period.


  • In the Premier League, only Wayne Rooney has scored more Manchester derby goals than Sergio Aguero's seven.

Media Watch

Media: Sterling praised for 'rip-roaring display'

MEDIA WATCH: Your Thursday round-up!

As you can imagine, our emphatic 6-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk is very much the talk of the back pages today, with Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus receiving plaudits for their individual performances.

Player ratings, derby talk and a word on skipper Steph Houghton feature in your Thursday media round-up!

Men's Team

Guardiola on Gabriel Jesus’ treble boost

PLEASED AS PUNCH: Pep Guardiola expressed his delight, after City's 6-0 triumph over Shakhtar Donetsk...

Pep Guardiola hailed Gabriel Jesus’ ‘fighting quality’ after the Brazilian netted his first senior hat-trick in City’s 6-0 demolition of Shakhtar Donetsk.

Manager's post-match reaction...

Men's Match Report

Gabriel Jesus treble inspires six-hit City

PEN PAL: Gabriel slots home his second of the night

Gabriel Jesus claimed a deserved hat-trick as Manchester City hit six for the second game running to close in on a last 16 spot in the Champions League.

Match report of City's Champions League home clash with Shakhtar...