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Sheffield United v Manchester City - Premier League Matchday 24: Preview, Team News and Prediction

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Blues Travel Across Pennines To Face Blades

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Competition/Round: 2019/20 English Premier League Season – Matchday 24

Date/Time: Sheffield United v Manchester City v– Tuesday 21st January 2020, 19:30(UK); 14:30 EST, 11:30 PST (USA)

Venue: Bramhall Lane, Sheffield, England, UK

Referee: Lee Mason

Assistants: Simon Long, Nick Hopton

Fourth official: Peter Bankes

VAR: Andy Madley

Assistant VAR: Darren Cann

TV Info: NBC Sports Network (USA), DAZN (Canada)

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Radio: BBC Radio Manchester (UK); TalkSport Radio World, Sirius XM FC (USA)

Preview

City head to Bramhall Lane, eager to put the disappointment of a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace fully behind them. The blues came from behind to score to goals in five minutes that looked like securing three points, until Fernandinho put through his own goal to gift a point to the visitors.

It was another two points dropped in what is looking ever more like a very disappointing league campaign for the blues, who now look to secure their place in next season’s Champions League.

United earned a point at Arsenal at the weekend to continue their fine away form, as John Fleck scored with seven minutes remaining. The Blades will look for some measure of revenge against the blues for the 2-0 defeat inflicted by City in December, and the memory of having the opening goal disallowed by VAR will still be fresh in the minds of the Sheffield players.

Team News

David McGoldrick will face a late fitness test for United after he missed Saturday’s draw at Arsenal, but United have no new injury worries ahead of City’s visit.

The blues could be without defender John Stones and possibly Benjamin Mendy due to a leg injury and muscle fatigue respectively. Nicolas Otamendi could return to the heart of City’s defence as Aymeric Laporte is still not fit to return.

Prediction

After foolishly believing City would put five past Palace on Saturday, tomorrow’s prediction is a lot more humble. United are a surprisingly strong team but I think the blues will be too strong for them. With Otamendi likely to play, that could mean City’s clean sheet out of the window but the blues should have too much.

Sheffield United 1-3 Manchester City