Match Preview

Premier League
Premier League
Wednesday 9 February 2022
Kickoff at 19:45 GMT
Etihad Stadium,Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF

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UK - BT Sport
UK Radio - BBC Radio 5 Live
Live text, audio and stats at mancity.com
Everything you need to know ahead of City’s return to Premier League action.

When and where

City welcome Brentford to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday 9 February, with kick-off in our Premier League clash scheduled for 19:45 (UK).

The match is being broadcast live in the UK on BT Sport 2, while you can also find the Global TV listings at the foot of this page.

The key moments of the action can also be followed over on Twitter: @ManCity.

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Man City App coverage

As always, the official Man City app offers comprehensive coverage of pre-match, in-game and post-match action all in one place.

Our Matchday Centre offers minute-by-minute text commentary from 17:45, including detailed stats an analysis throughout the evening.

Trevor Sinclair and Darius Vassell will offer their expert insight as part of our Matchday Live coverage at 18:45, while Alistair Mann and Andy Morrison will guide you through the action from kick-off.

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Those with push notifications turned on will also be notified as soon as the team news is announced, and when any goals go in at the Etihad Stadium.

But our coverage doesn’t stop there, with plenty of post-match material to digest following the full time whistle.

A detailed match report, plus reaction from Pep Guardiola and players alike can be accessed soon after the final whistle as well as highlights from the Etihad Stadium.

From midnight, a full-match replay of all the action will also be made available over on CITY+.

Matchday Live

Trevor Sinclair and Darius Vassell are in the Matchday Live studio for our Premier League clash with Brentford.

The former City duo made a combined total of over 200 appearances for the Club and will offer their expert insight ahead of kick-off before reconvening for half-time and post-match debriefs.

Trevor and Darius will also react to the full time thoughts of Pep Guardiola, as well as answer viewer questions sent in via WhatsApp to: +447537186538.

Available on all digital platforms, Matchday Live is a must watch for City supporters, offering a unique perspective to coverage of all first team matches.

Pep Guardiola preview

Pep Guardiola has confirmed that City will continue to be without Gabriel Jesus and Cole Palmer for Wednesday evening’s game against Brentford.

The duo both missed the FA Cup victory over Fulham and have not recovered in time for our Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium.

Jesus remains sidelined with the minor muscle issue he picked up during the international break, whilst Palmer has not featured since our 4-1 win against Swindon Town last month, but the rest of Pep Guardiola’s squad are fit and available for selection.

“Cole and Gabriel are out,” Guardiola confirmed at his pre-match press conference.

“The rest are fit.”

It remains to be seen when Palmer will be ready to return, with Guardiola revealing before Fulham that the youngster had not trained since his impressive display against Swindon.

However, there is better news as far as Jesus is concerned, who is close to full fitness and expected to be available again sooner rather than later.

“Soon he will be ready,” Guardiola added.

“I spoke with him this morning and he feels good but he is not perfect. [He has] a few muscular niggles.”

MatchDAY Programme

Our official matchday programme is the perfect way to get you in the mood for Wednesday’s game.

It’s packed full of exclusive interviews, in-depth features, Pep Guardiola’s 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 also 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 Brentford programme, HERE.

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TEAM NEWS

Pep Guardiola makes six changes for tonight’s return to Premier League action at home to Brentford.

Ederson, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Rodrigo, Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling all come into the starting line-up from the side that began last Saturday’s 4-1 FA Cup win over Fulham.

Zack Steffen, Kyle Walker, Nathan Ake, Fernandinho, Jack Grealish and Ilkay Gundogan all revert to the bench.

CITY: Ederson, Stones, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Sterling, Foden, Mahrez

Subs: Steffen, Walker, Ake, Gundogan, Grealish, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Delap, McAtee

Brentford: Raya, Henry, Pinnock, Jansson, Ajer, Roerslev, Norgaard, Onyeka, Jensem, Ghoddos, Canos

Subs: Fernandez, Lossl, Dasilva, Wissa, Mbeuno, Baptiste, Sorensen, Stevens

Last time out

City booked our place in the fifth round of the FA Cup with a comfortable 4-1 win over Fulham at the Etihad Stadium.

The Championship leaders to an early lead through Joao Carvalho’s close-range strike, but Guardiola’s men responded instantly through Ilkay Gundogan.

John Stones headed home a second before the 15-minute mark, and a quickfire brace from Riyad Mahrez on his first appearance since returning from the Africa Cup of Nations secured a comfortable victory over the Cottagers.

Previous meeting

City moved eight points clear at the top of the Premier League with a hard-fought 1-0 win away to Brentford in December 2021.

Phil Foden’s early volley from a Kevin De Bruyne cross proved the difference between the two sides as City signed off for 2021 with a record 36th victory in the calendar year.

Form Guide

Guardiola’s men come into our tie with the Bees in impressive form, having won nine and drawn one of our last ten matches.

We currently sit nine points clear at the top of the table and have remained unbeaten in the Premier League since October.

The visitors are currently 14th in their debut Premier League campaign, eight points clear of the bottom three.

After winning their first two matches of 2022, the Bees will be hoping to end a five-match losing run in all competitions on Wednesday evening.

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Match Officials

Referee: Darren England
Assistants: Simon Long, Timothy Wood
Fourth official: Andy Madley
VAR: Jonathan Moss
Assistant VAR: Neil Davies.

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