Match Preview

Premier League
Premier League
Monday 21 September 2020
Kickoff at 20:15 BST
Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Rd, Wolverhampton WV1 4QR
UK - Sky Sports
Live text, audio and stats at mancity.com
Here is everything you need to know ahead of Manchester City’s 2020/21 Premier League opener against Wolves.

WHEN AND WHERE

Our first game of the new campaign takes place at Molineux and will kick-off at 20:15 (BST) on Monday 21 September.

In the UK, the game will be broadcast live on the Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League channels, whilst BBC Radio Manchester will be providing audio commentary.

You can also follow all the action in our Matchday Centre here on mancity.com and on Twitter: @ManCity, whilst our live matchday show, We’re Not Really Here, will begin one hour before kick-off for a City-centric look at the game.

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Featuring pre-match build-up, plus half-time and full-time analysis, it's available to watch on all of our official digital platforms.

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.

A full-match replay will be available to watch on CITY+ within 24 hours of the full-time whistle. Subscribe to CITY+, here.

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TEAM NEWS

City: Sergio Aguero will remained side-lined for several weeks following the knee injury which ruled our record scorer out for the final two months of the 2019/20 campaign.

Aymeric Laporte has only just returned to training and misses the game.

Riyad Mahrez has returned to training and is available.

There could be potential debuts if summer signings Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres who both joined the Club in August, feature in the fixture.

Wolves: The West Midlands side will definitely be without Jonny Otto who is a long-term injury casualty after the Spanish defender injured his anterior cruciate ligament in a Europa League win over Olympiakos last month.

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Pep Guardiola preview

“Sergio hasn’t made one training session with us yet.

“Riyad came back three or four days ago and is training. Today is the first day Aymeric is back. Mahrez is available for Wolves, Laporte not yet.

"Wolves are always a difficult opponent. In my first season they were in the Championship and it went to penalties - but Premier League, we know how tough it is."

Nuno Espirito Santo's view

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Match officials

Referee: Andre Marriner

Assistants: Scott Ledger, Simon Long

Fourth official: Jonathan Moss

VAR: Peter Bankes

Assistant VAR: Timothy Wood.

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Last meeting

Wolves came out on top in an incident-packed clash at Molineux in December 2019.

Raheem Sterling claimed a brace for City but with Pep Guardiola's side reduced to 10-men after the early dismissal of goalkeeper Ederson, Wolves claimed the points thanks to second half goals from Adama Traore, Raul Jimenez and Matt Doherty.

FORM GUIDE

City: We won ten of our 14 games in all competitions following the return of football in June and were in fine form in front of goal, scoring 39 times and conceding just nine goals when our campaign ended in mid August.

Wolves: Wolves finished the 2019/20 season in seventh place for a second successive year. Nuno Espirito Santo's side began the 2020/21 season in impressive fashion, recording a fine 2-0 win at Sheffield United last Monday, but lost 1-0 to Stoke in the Carabao Cup in midweek.

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