Match Preview

Premier League
Premier League
Sunday 7 March 2021
Kickoff at 16:30 GMT
Etihad Stadium, Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF
UK - Sky Sports
UK Radio - BBC Radio 5 Live
Live text, audio and stats at mancity.com
Everything you need to know ahead of Manchester City’s Premier League home game against Manchester United.

TEAM NEWS

Manchester City make three changes for the Manchester derby this afternoon.

In come John Stones, Oleks Zinchenko and Ilkay Gundogan, with Bernardo, Aymeric Laporte and Kyle Walker on the bench.

Teams

City: Ederson, Cancelo, Zinchenko, Dias, Stones, Rodrigo, De Bruyne (c), Gundogan, Jesus, Sterling, Mahrez

Subs: Steffen, Walker, Aguero, Laporte, Bernardo, Torres, Mendy, Fernandinho, Foden

United: Henderson, Wan Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, James, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Martial.

Subs: Bailly, Greenwood, Grant, Diallo, Alex Telles, Matic, Williams, Tuanzebe, Shoretire.

When and where

The latest instalment of the Manchester Derby takes place on Sunday 7 March and kick-off is at 16:30 (UK).

You can watch the game live on Sky Sports in the UK, whilst supporters living abroad should check out our global TV listings at the foot of this page.

If you’re unable to watch to tune in, you can get minute by minute coverage in our Matchday Centre here on mancity.com, which will include live audio commentary from Alistair Mann and Michael Brown.

We’ll also have live updates on Twitter: @ManCity and a full-match replay will be available to watch on CITY+ from midnight after the game.

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We’re Not Really Here

Joleon Lescott and David James will be the guests on our live Manchester derby matchday show, which will be hosted Cel Spellman.

We’re Not Really Here provides a City-centric focus to your matchday coverage and the pre-game show begins one hour before kick-off at 15:30.

It is available to watch on all our digital platforms and also includes a brief half-time summary and 30-minutes of post-match reaction.

You can get involved using the #WNRH on Twitter.

Injury News

Nathan Ake is fit again, which means Man City have a fully fit squad available for the first time this season.

Phil Jones and Juan Mata are unavailable for Man United, who will be without David De Gea following the birth of his first child.

Anthony Martial, Donny van de Beek and Paul Pogba are all doubts after missing the midweek draw with Crystal Palace.

Read Guardiola's pre-match injury update, here.

Pep Guardiola preview

"They are so strong in all departments. Defensively, midfield - they have a quality playmaker in Bruno Fernandes - and the players upfront, so much pace.

"[They have] experience in Cavani, a player I admire. How he lives his career. It’s Manchester United. All the time, United are top class. It’s a privilege for us to have been in front of them for the last seasons.

"My target is to do what we have done lately and be ourselves."

As it stands

English Premier League
4 Brighton and Hove Albion Brighton 5 4 0 1 7 4 3 12
5 Manchester City Man City 5 3 1 1 11 1 10 10
6 Everton Everton 5 3 1 1 10 7 3 10

Form guide

City go into this clash on a 21-match winning streak and are unbeaten in our last 28 games.

We have won two, lost two and drawn one of the previous five Derby meetings.

Manchester United are on a ten-match unbeaten run in all competitions - six of which have ended all square, including Wednesday's goalless draw at Crystal Palace.

Last meeting

John Stones and Fernandinho got the goals at Old Trafford as City deservedly progressed to the Carabao Cup final at our local rivals expense.

Both teams had goals disallowed in the first half, but Stones turned in Phil Foden’s free-kick to give the visitors the lead five minutes after the restart and Fernandinho sealed the win with a 20-yard volley into the bottom corner.

View Man City History

WATCH: United 0-2 City: Highlights

Match officials

Referee: Anthony Taylor
Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn
Fourth official: Mike Dean
VAR: Paul Tierney
Assistant VAR: Harry Lennard

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