The Premier League rolls on! Manchester City’s game is the against a down in their luck Newcastle side.
A match filled with plenty of story lines as both teams battle a packed schedule and quality opponents. There is plenty to discuss.
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
Time and Date: Saturday, 26 December 2020 kick off at 8.00 pm (UK), 3.00 pm (EST)
Referee: Andre Marriner.
Assistants: Scott Ledger, Richard West.
Fourth official: Andy Madley.
VAR: Lee Mason.
Assistant VAR: Matthew Wilkes.
TV Info: BT Sport (UK), NBCSN (USA), DAZN (Canada)
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City enter with an impressive unbeaten run in all competitions at nine games, with just two goals conceded in that time. City sit eight albeit with a game back.
Newcastle’s last league outing coming in a 1-1 home draw against Fulham. The Magpies were also in Carabao Cup action this week, losing 1-0 away to Brentford.
This game does feel like a ‘get right’ match for City considering the magpies form. We shall see.
Pep Guardiola will have an absence in Eric Garcia and a questionable player in Nathan Ake.
Newcastle face several players out. Allan Saint-Maximin and centre-back Jamaal Lascelles, out with Covid. Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka out with injury as well.
Manchester City 4-1 Newcastle