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Premier League
Premier League
Tuesday 21 July 2020
Kickoff at 18:00 BST
Vicarage Road,Vicarage Rd, Watford WD18 0ER


UK - Sky Sports
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Everything you need to know ahead of Manchester City’s Premier League away game against Watford.

When and where

Our final away game of the season kicks-off at 18:00 (UK) on Tuesday 21 July at Vicarage Road.

In the UK, the game will be broadcast on Sky Sports and you can also keep up to date with all the action on's Matchday Centre or via our official Twitter: @ManCity.

Get in touch using the hashtag #WNRH.

Fans living outside of the UK should check out our global TV listings to find out how they can tune in wherever they are in the world.

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Team news


Sergio Aguero remains sidelined as he continues to recover from a knee injury, whilst Claudio Bravo may also be unavailable if his muscular injury persists.

Pep Guardiola says he could rotate his side with City having played 10 matches in five weeks since the restart, with two more to come this week as the league campaign comes to a conclusion.


Étienne Capoue (knock) is unavailable for this match, having missed the trip to West Ham United, while Gerard Deulofeu is still recovering from a ruptured ACL.

Daryl Janmaat (knee) and Isaac Success (Achilles) are also expected to miss out.

Match officials

Referee: Michael Oliver. 
Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett. 
Fourth official: Kevin Friend. 
Replacement official: Lee Venamore. 
VAR: Paul Tierney. 
Assistant VAR: Dan Robathan.

Last meeting

A devastating attacking display saw City score eight goals without reply against the Hornets in September, to record our biggest Premier League win in the top-flight.

Five goals in the opening 18 minutes set the tone for a ruthless performance, in which Bernardo Silva scored a hat-trick.

David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Nicolas Otamendi and Kevin De Bruyne were also on target as Guardiola’s men ran riot at the Etihad Stadium.

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Pep's preview

“(I want us) to come back to who we are.

“With and without the ball. We are good when we go full gas, when we are a team with no fear and it doesn’t matter what happens.

“That is what we have to take in these two games. Watford can beat us, Norwich can beat us, but beat us being who are.”

Opposition view: Hayden Mullins

“It's a very good team we are playing, with a fantastic manager, so we have to be as disciplined and as compact as we can.

“I'm looking forward to it. It's a great challenge. My main focus is on these boys and getting a positive result.

“We need to do what we need to do in the last two games and set up and be as effective as we can be. I want them to be focused, disciplined and to work hard to go out and get a positive result.”


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Our ‘We’re Not Really Here’ campaign aims to connect and engage our fans in a series of new and innovative ways.

You may not be able to sing for the team in the stands, but your support remains as important as ever.

Every matchday, home and away, we kick off the big game build-up with a brand-new programme called, fittingly, We’re Not Really Here, in honour of the chant synonymous with all City fans.

Tonight's guests are Jill Scott and Caroline Weir, who will offer their analysis alongside hosts Cel Spellman and Natalie Paweleck

If you like your build up to be solely focused on City, then We’re Not Really Here is the show for you, providing you with the inside track on everything you need to know before the game gets under way.

We return at half-time for a brief round-up on the opening 45 minutes, and five minutes after the final whistle, we’ll be live for half an hour of post-match reaction, when all our guests will dissect the game and respond to the fans’ Man of the Match poll, questions, and comments.

We will be inviting supporters to get in touch throughout the show, letting us know your views as well how you are experiencing the big matches behind closed doors.

Simply use the hashtag #WNRH to join the conversation and get involved to ensure that your views and voice is heard. A selection of posts can be found on the #WNRH wall.

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