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Premier League
Premier League
Saturday 31 October 2020
Kickoff at 12:30 GMT
Bramall Lane, Bramall Ln, Sheffield S2 4SU
UK - BT Sport
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All you need to know ahead of our game against the Blades this weekend...

WHEN AND WHERE

City return to Premier League action this weekend with a difficult trip to South Yorkshire against Sheffield United.

The game will be televised live on BT Sport in the UK. Fans living abroad should check out our global TV listings to find out how you can tune in wherever you are in the world.

You can also follow all the action in our Matchday Centre on mancity.com and on Twitter: @ManCity, whilst a full-match replay will be available to watch on CITY+ from midnight onwards.

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Team News

Nathan Ake and Gabriel Jesus' conditions are improving after their injury layoffs, but Pep Guardiola will make a late decision on whether they will be involved at Bramall Lane.

Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho and Benjamin Mendy are all out with injury.

Max Lowe could return for Sheffield United but John Fleck, Lys Mousset, Jack O'Connell and Simon Moore are all out injured.

Last meeting 

City edged to a 1-0 win at Bramall Lane last January.

Sergio Aguero scored the winner on 73 minutes, just six minutes after coming on as a sub, with Gabriel Jesus missing a penalty earlier in the game.

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Manager preview 

"With this amount of games, if the manager has to motivate, it’s over!

"It comes from inside, the desire to play good and help the team. They want to feel like a decisive player. It comes from inside himself.

"I cannot make a speech every three days to motivate. They like to play and be part of Premier League  and Champions League. This is the most important thing."

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MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Michael Oliver

Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett. 

Fourth official: Peter Bankes

VAR: Paul Tierney

Assistant VAR: Andy Halliday.

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