Match Preview

Premier League
Premier League
Wednesday 8 July 2020
Kickoff at 18:00 BST
Etihad Stadium, Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF
UK - BT Sport
Live text, audio and stats at mancity.com
Everything you need to know ahead of our Premier League visit of Newcastle United.

WHEN AND WHERE

The game kicks off at 6pm (UK) on Wednesday 8 July at the Etihad Stadium.

In the UK, the game will be broadcast live on BT Sport and you can also keep up to date with all the action on ManCity.com's Matchday Centre or via our official Twitter platform: @ManCity. Get in touch using the hashtag #WNRH

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Fans living outside of the UK should check out our global TV listings to find out how they can tune in wherever they are in the world.

 

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TEAM NEWS

Manchester City

Having made six changes in Sunday's trip to Southampton, Pep Guardiola is expected to rotate once again.

Sergio Aguero (knee) is unavailable, while Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy could return after missing the defeat at St Mary's.

Newcastle

Allan Saint-Maximin could miss the game, after being forced off in the Magpies' 2-2 draw with West Ham.

Florian Lejeune (thigh), Ciaran Clark (foot), Isaac Hayden and Sean Longstaff (both hamstring) are also likely to miss out.

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PEP'S VIEW

“We have incredible targets to fight for, to try to play good. This is the most important thing.

"We need to qualify for the Champions League. With five games left, we are able to do it. All the games we have been incredible.

"The performance has been there, even against Southampton. That makes me confident for the last games of the Premier League."

OPPOSITION VIEW - STEVE BRUCE

"The beauty of the Premier League is the underdogs can put up a fight and put on a performance.

"We didn't do enough against Man City in the cup, admittedly. We have to be a bit more aggressive in our approach tomorrow so let's hope we can do it."

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MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Andy Madley
Assistants: Richard West, Andy Garratt
Fourth official: Lee Mason
Replacement official: Mark Dwyer
VAR: Andre Marriner
Assistant VAR: Harry Lennard.

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LAST MEETING

Birthday boy Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling were both on target to help guide City to an impressive FA Cup quarter-final triumph away at Newcastle.

De Bruyne celebrated his 29th birthday in style by drilling home a first half penalty to fire Pep Guardiola’s side into a deserved lead.

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And Sterling then secured our ticket into the last four with a sublime finish midway through the second half.

It was our 10th consecutive win in the competition and the reward for the FA Cup holders is a semi-final assignment with Arsenal at Wembley next month.

 

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BT SPORT/NOW TV OFFERs

City Seasoncard holders and Hospitality Seasonal members can claim a free BT Sport Match Pass.

To do so, please follow this link and enter the required information. Once your details have been verified, you will receive an email with your BT Sport Match Pass ID and a 'How to' guide.

Each pass will give access to a live stream of the match, viewable via a web browser or the BT Sport App (on any supported platform or device).

The Premier League, Sky Sports and NOW TV have also agreed to offer 2x NOW TV 'Day Pass' vouchers for free to every Premier League Seasoncard holder and Hospitality Seasonal member. More info here.

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WE'RE NOT REALLY HERE

Our ‘We’re Not Really Here’ campaign aims to connect and engage our fans in a series of new and innovative ways.

You may not be able to sing for the team in the stands, but your support remains as important as ever.

Every matchday, home and away, we’ll kick off the big game build-up with a brand-new programme called, fittingly, ‘We’re Not Really Here’, in honour of the chant synonymous with all City fans.

We will be inviting supporters to get in touch throughout the show, letting us know your views as well how you are experiencing the big matches behind closed doors.

Simply use the hashtag #WNRH to join the conversation and get involved to ensure that your views and voice is heard. A selection of posts can be found on the #WNRH mancity.com wall.

PREMIER LEAGUE RULE CHANGES

Whilst football is back, it is different from what we are used to.

The absence of fans is the most significant change, but a host of other measures have been implemented to protect players and staff, all of which will affect the matchday experience.

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