Match Preview

Premier League
Premier League
Wednesday 20 April 2022
Kickoff at 20:00 BST
Etihad Stadium,Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF

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Everything you need to know ahead of Wednesday's Premier League clash with Brighton at the Etihad Stadium.

WHEN AND WHERE

City welcome the Seagulls to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday 20 April with kick-off scheduled for 20:00 (UK).

The match is not being broadcast live in the UK, while supporters wanting to tune in around the world can check out the global TV listings at the foot of this page.

Key moments from the game can also be accessed over on Twitter: @ManCity.

MAN CITY APP COVERAGE

As always, the official Man City app offers comprehensive coverage of our Premier League showdown with Jurgen Klopp's men.

Our Matchday Centre will provide minute-by-minute text updates, statistics and reaction from 18:00 (UK) across the afternoon.

Special guests Michael Brown and Nedum Onuoha will be in the Matchday Live studio offering their expert insight from one hour prior to kick-off, before reconvening for further half-time and post-match analysis.

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Alistair Mann will guide you through the action with live audio commentary once the action gets under way, while you can also keep across all the key moments such as goals, red cards and team news by making sure you have push notifications turned on.

A match report and reaction from Pep Guardiola and players alike will be available to view soon after the full time whistle, while a free-to-view highlights package can also be accessed shortly after full-time.

CITY+ subscribers can also relive the action in its entirety from midnight following the match.

team news

Kevin De Bruyne will make his 300th Manchester City appearance against Brighton and Hove Albion as he returns to the starting XI as one of six changes.

The Belgian comes back into the side alongside Ederson, Aymeric Laporte, Rodrigo, Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez as Pep Guardiola switches things up for City’s fourth game in 10 days.

CITY: Ederson, Cancelo, Stones, Laporte, Ake, Rodrigo, Gundogan (C), De Bruyne, Mahrez, Bernardo, Foden.

SUBS: Steffen, Dias, Sterling, Jesus, Grealish, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Palmer, Lavia.

BRIGHTON: Sanchez, Veltman, Dunk, Cucurella, Lamptey, Gross, Caicedo, March, Mac Allister, Mwepu, Welbeck.

SUBS: Webster, Maupay, Lallana, Steele, McGill, Leonard, Offiah, Ferguson, Sarmiento.

MATCHDAY LIVE

Michael Brown and Nedum Onuoha will be special guests for Wednesday's Matchday Live show.

Available on all digital platforms, the show will be packed full of insightful analysis and hilarious anecdotes in equal measure before, during and after the match, making it a must watch for any fan who enjoys a City-centric twist to their coverage.

To get involved and ask our special guests a question, you can send a WhatsApp to: +447537186538.

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MATCH PROGRAMME

Our official matchday programme is the perfect way to get you in the mood for our huge Premier League encounter.

It’s packed full of exclusive interviews, in-depth features, Pep Guardiola's pre-match notes, superb photography and all the stats and facts you could want to keep you entertained before kick-off.

As well as being available for purchase at the ground, supporters who may not be able to attend the game can still order the City matchday programme online for home delivery.

Fans can also order a programme subscription, which saves 25p per issue and includes free postage and packing in the UK.

Order your City v Brighton programme, HERE

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LAST TIME OUT

City paid for a poor first 45 minutes against Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

But despite trailing 3-0, the Blues put in a spirited second-half and were unfortunate to lose the game 3-2.

Brighton followed up an impressive 1-0 win at Arsenal with an equally impressive 1-0 win away to Spurs, with Leandro Trossard grabbing the winner on 90 minutes.

PREVIOUS MEETING

City made it nine wins from our past 12 matches in all competitions with a 4-1 win away at Brighton to move into second in the Premier League table back in October 2021.

First-half goals from Ilkay Gundogan and two from Phil Foden put City in total control.

An Alexis Mac Allister penalty with ten minutes remaining cut the arrears, but Riyad Mahrez's expert finish in injury time sealed the victory. 

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Dean

Assistants: Darren Cann, Eddie Smart

Fourth official: Robert Jones

VAR: Chris Kavanagh

Assistant VAR: Neil Davies

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