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Manchester City vs Middlesbrough, 2016 Premier League: Confirmed Lineups, How to Watch Online


Manchester City FC v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Welcome to the Etihad!

Manchester City continue their Premier League campaign today, and while it's hard to forget about the win over Barcelona, we just have to. Middlesbrough are in town, they are a dangerous team with a very good coach, and City have to pick up a good victory to stay on top of the table and not worry about Liverpool and Arsenal.

Pep Guardiola will certainly look to encourage his men to prove that the Barça win wasn't a one-time thing, that City are good enough to compete with the best in the world, and because of that are good enough to beat teams like Boro, who are tough to play against, but are no Barcelona.

Can City head to the international break with three wins in a row and a lot of confidence? We will find out.


Date/Time: Saturday, November 5, 2016, 3pm local time, 11am ET, 8am PT (US), 8:30pm IST (India)

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England

Referee: Kevin Friend

TV listings: NBCSN (US), NBC Universo (US - Spanish), TSN4 (Canada), Star Sports Select HD1 (India), elsewhere

Online streaming: NBC Sports Live (US), Telemundo Deportes En Vivo (US - Spanish), BBC Radio 5 Live (UK - Radio), elsewhere


Manchester City starting lineup (4-1-4-1, right-left):

Bravo | Zabaleta, Stones, Kolarov, Clichy | Fernandinho | Navas, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Silva | Agüero

Substitutes: Caballero, Kompany, Maffeo, Aleix García, Nolito, Sané, Iheanacho

Manager: Pep Guardiola


Middlesbrough starting lineup (4-3-3, right-left):

Valdés | Barragán, Chambers, Gibson, Friend | Clayton, De Roon, Forshaw | Traoré, Negredo, Downing

Substitutes: Guzan, Bernardo, Fábio, Leadbitter, Fischer, Stuani, Nugent

Manager: Aitor Karanka

Kolarov at center-back, Raheem Sterling not on the bench, Agüero up front. Lots of possession, quick players at the back to deal with counter-attacks. This will be fun.