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Premier League
Premier League
Sunday 27 September 2020
Kickoff at 16:30 BST
Etihad Stadium, Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF
UK - Sky Sports
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Everything you need to know about Manchester City's Premier League game against Leicester City.

When and where

City welcome the table-topping Foxes to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday 27 September, with kick-off at 16:30 (UK).

In the UK, the game will be available to watch live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event, whilst BBC Radio Manchester will provide live audio commentary.

You can also follow all the action in our Matchday Centre here on and on Twitter: @ManCity, whilst a full-match replay will be available to watch on CITY+ within 24 hours of the final whistle.

Fans living abroad should check out our global TV listings to find out how you can tune in wherever you are in the world.

Team news

Injury rules Sergio Aguero (knee), Joao Cancelo (foot) and Bernardo Silva (muscular) out of this game, whilst Oleksandr Zinchenko (muscular) is also expected to miss out.

Ilkay Gundogan continues to self-isolate due to COVID-19, though it remains to be seen whether Aymeric Laporte will be fit enough after his bout with the virus.

Nicolas Otamendi is also a doubt after missing the Bournemouth game with what Pep Guardiola described as ‘niggles’.

Leicester will be without full-back Ricardo Pereira (knee), centre-half Filip Benkovic (hip) and midfielder Wilfred Ndidi.

Jonny Evans (thigh) is also a doubt.

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Pep Guardiola preview

“Leicester have exceptional players up front and in the middle. We know it. We know how tough it will be.

“They are leading the Premier League right now. It will be incredibly tough, we know that. It is always difficult and it will be no exception.

“We play at home. I see the team really well in terms of happiness. The young players help us a lot and we move forward.”

Match officials

Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett
Fourth official: Craig Pawson
VAR: David Coote
Assistant VAR: Simon Long

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Last meeting

City won 1-0 at the King Power Stadium in February.

Gabriel Jesus was the scorer, coming off the bench to calmly convert the winner in the 80th minute after a good run from Riyad Mahrez.

Earlier, Jamie Vardy had seen a strike bounce back off the post, whilst Kasper Schmeichel saved Sergio Aguero’s penalty, which was awarded when Dennis Praet blocked Ilkay Gundogan’s effort with his arm.

Form guide

It is two wins from two for City this season, having beaten Wolves 3-1 before edging Bournemouth out in the Carabao Cup with a 2-1 victory.

Since the Premier League restart in June, we have won 12 of our 16 matches in all competitions.

Leicester sit top of the Premier League table having won both of their first two fixtures.

There have been plenty of goals, too. They beat West Bromwich Albion 3-0 on the opening day and followed that up with a 4-2 win over Burnley.

However, the Foxes come into the game on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Arsenal in the League Cup.

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