Match Preview

Premier League
Premier League
Tuesday 15 December 2020
Kickoff at 20:00 GMT
Etihad Stadium, Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF
UK - Amazon Prime Video
Live text, audio and stats at mancity.com
Everything you need to know ahead of our Premier League clash with West Brom under the Etihad lights...

TEAM NEWS

Nathan Ake and Phil Foden start against West Brom as City make four changes from the side that drew 0-0 with Manchester United.

Benjamin Mendy and Ilkay Gundogan also return, with Sergio Aguero returning on the bench.

John Stones and Fernandinho are rested, with Riyad Mahrez, Kyle Walker dropping down to the bench.

Teams:

City: Ederson, Cancelo, Mendy, Ake, Dias, Rodrigo, Gundogan, De Bruyne (c), Foden, Sterling, Jesus

Subs: Steffen, Walker, Aguero, Laporte, Bernardo, Torres, Mahrez

West Brom: To follow…

Formation and tactics: 4-3-3

Nathan Ake gets a rare start in central defence this evening alongside Ruben Dias.

Joao Cancelo gets a crack at his natural right-back berth and Benjamin Mendy is on the left.

Rodrigo will anchor a midfield trio that includes Ilkay Gundogan and skipper Kevin De Bruyne.

Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus will interchange roles as a front three.

When and Where

We welcome Slaven Bilic’s side to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday 15 December, with kick-off scheduled at 8pm (UK).

For those in the UK, the game is available to watch on Amazon Prime, but you can also keep up to date with all the action via our Matchday Centre here on mancity.com, or on Twitter: @ManCity.

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For viewers outside of the UK, check out our TV listings at the foot of this preview to find out how you can tune in, wherever you are in the world.

 

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WATCH: United 0-0 City: Extended highlights

We’re Not Really Here

If you are after a more City-centric view to proceedings, then our very own We’re Not Really Here matchday show could well be the thing for you.

With expert analysis before the match, at half time and following the full time whistle for half an hour, the show is available to watch on all digital platforms.

We're Not Really Here will also have player reaction and, time permitting, the post match thoughts of Pep Guardiola.

Tuesday's show will kick-off at 7pm (UK), with an hour of build-up, interviews and chat leading up to the match.

Form Guide

Pep Guardiola’s men sit ninth in the Premier League table following Saturday’s 0-0 draw away to Manchester United.

However, we are currently on a six-match unbeaten streak in all competitions and, during that run, have not conceded a single goal, which is a club record.

Our opponents sit 19th in the Premier League table, but know a victory at the Etihad would haul them out of the relegation zone.

The Baggies have lost their last two after picking up their first win of the season over rock bottom Sheffield United at the end of November.

Last result

All results

Premier League

Man United
0
Man City
0

Last Meeting

Pep Guardiola’s men extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 15 points with a 3-0 win over West Brom back in January 2018.

Fernandinho’s first half strike after an incisive through ball from Kevin De Bruyne put us ahead at the break, before the Belgian got in on the act himself with around 20 minutes to go and Sergio Aguero rounded off proceedings just before stoppage time.

Significantly, this game was particularly memorable for Aymeric Laporte, with our French centre-half making his Manchester City debut having made the switch from Athletic Bilbao.

City  3-0 West Brom: Full match replay 2017/18
WATCH: City 3-0 West Brom: Full match replay 2017/18

Match Officials

Referee: Peter Bankes
Assistants: Ian Hussin, Neil Davies
Fourth official: Anthony Taylor
VAR: Martin Atkinson
Assistant VAR: Stephen Child.

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