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Manchester City

Premier League
Premier League
Wednesday 31 August 2022
Kickoff at 19:30 BST
Etihad Stadium,Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF

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Find out everything you need to know about Manchester City's Premier League encounter with Nottingham Forest.

TEAM NEWS

Julian Alvarez makes his full Premier League debut and Ilkay Gundogan returns as Pep Guardiola makes two changes to the side that started against Crystal Palace.

Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez make way and are on the bench for tonight's clash with Nottingham Forest.

LINE-UPS

City: Ederson, Walker, Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Rodrigo, Gundogan (c), Bernardo, Foden, Haaland, Alvarez

Subs: Ortega, De Bruyne, Gomez, Mahrez, Palmer, Gomes, Lewis, Knight, Wilson-Esbrand

Nottingham Forest XI: Henderson; Worrall, McKenna, Kouyate; Williams, O'Brien, Yates, Lodi; Gibbs-White, Freuler; Johnson

Subs: Hennessey, Biancone, Cook, Colback, Awoniyi, Lingard, Toffolo, Surridge, Dennis

WHEN AND WHERE

We return to the Etihad Stadium for the second time in five days after our comeback win over Crystal Palace, with kick-off against the Reds scheduled for 19:30 (UK) on Wednesday 31 August.

The match will be broadcast live in the UK on BT Sport 3, while supporters living around the world can find out how to tune in via our global TV listings, courtesy of livesoccertv.com.

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You can follow all the action on our official app.

Minute-by-minute text updates will begin in our Matchday Centre two hours before kick-off, whilst our Matchday Live show will begin one hour before we get under way at the Etihad.

The Matchday Live team will reconvene for a half-time debrief before a more in-depth post-match verdict after the full-time whistle.

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The guests will also answer viewer questions throughout the broadcast, with audience participation actively encouraged on Matchday Live. To get in touch, send a WhatsApp to: +447537186538.

During the game you can listen to live audio commentary from Alistair Mann and former City skipper Andy Morrison.

Highlights from the match can be found later in the evening, while a full-match replay will also be available to CITY+ subscribers from midnight following the game.

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Pep Guardiola preview

The City boss will provide the latest team news and look ahead to Wednesday's clash when he faces the media at the City Football Academy on Tuesday 30 August.

Guardiola's press conference gets under way from around 13:30 and will be available to follow live on mancity.com and the official Man City app.

Should you be unable to tune in, then a detailed written review and video recap can also be accessed soon after its conclusion.

PREVIOUS MEETING

You have to go back to 3 January 2009 to find our last meeting with Nottingham Forest, which ended in a 3-0 home defeat in an FA Cup 3rd Round tie.

Nathan Tyson and Robert Earnshaw opened the scoring for the visitors just before the hour mark, before Joe Garner rounded off the scoring with 15 minutes to play.

LAST TIME OUT

Manchester City produced another memorable comeback, overturning a two-goal deficit to beat Crystal Palace 4-2 at the Etihad Stadium. 

A John Stones own-goal, followed by a Joachim Andersen header put the visitors ahead at the half-time break.

Bernardo Silva's deflected strike brought us back into the game before Erling Haaland's first Man City hattrick secured us the three points and yet another memorable comeback for Pep Guardiola's side. 

FORM GUIDE 

City remain unbeaten in the Premier League following our comeback victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday. 

An Erling Haaland hattrick saw us come from two goals down to win 4-2 and keep us second in the Premier League table. 

Forest sit 14th in the Premier League after four matches, beginning their first season in the top flight since 1999 with one win, one draw and two defeats.

MATCH PROGRAMME

Our official matchday programme is the perfect way to get you in the mood for City v Forest.

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 still 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 Nottingham Forest programme, HERE.

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