Newcastle United vs Manchester City preview: probable lineup, team news, head-to-head

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Newcastle v Man City

Newcastle United goes head to head with Manchester City this Sunday, August 21, 2022, at St James’ Park Stadium, England.

With Premier League matchweek three kicking off, Manchester City, the defending Premier League Champions, will travel to St James’ Park to take on Newcastle United on Sunday, August 21 at 15:30 UTC, inside Newcastle’s St James Park stadium.

Newcastle Predicted Lineup
Pope; Trippier, Schar, Burn, Targett; Willock, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Wilson, Saint-Maximin

Manchester city Predicted Lineup
Ederson; Ake, Ruben Dias, Walker, Cancelo; Rodri/Phillips, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Erling Haaland, Mahrez, Foden/Grealish.

Currently, Newcastle United ranks 5th, while Manchester City holds the 1st position in the Premier League table this season.

Pep Guardiola’s side rank as one of the two clubs to have started well in this season’s Premier League contest clinching a 2-0 victory in their first match against West Ham United. Haaland had a brilliant start in his Premier League debut as he gave city three points with his two goals.

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City’s 4-0 victory in their second match against AFC Bournemouth happened with ease, as they led 3-0 heading into halftime and added another goal in the second half. However, their new striker, Haaland found it difficult to show much impact in the game as his strive to get a goal against Bournemouth proved abortive.

The hosts for the league encounter which will kick off at 16:30 on Sunday, Newcastle United as had a successful start to their Premier League campaign also with a 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest, and most recently, a draw against Brighton & Hove Albion making a total of four points in their first two matches this season.

Whereas, both Newcastle and Manchester City are the only clubs that are yet to concede a goal since this season began.

Historically, the head-to-head record between the two clubs since their first meeting in 1893 is quite a tough one as there exists a little margin in the win and loss differences.

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Man City have won 74 matches out of the 186 meetings, while Newcastle defeated City in 72 occasions. There have been 40 draws so far between the two clubs.

In the last Premier League season meetings between the two sides, Manchester City dominated Newcastle in both meetings, outscoring the Magpies with a win of 4-0 and 5-0 home and away respectively.

Newcastle v man city

Even though Manchester City won Newcastle in their recent meetings and their strong start to the season slots them as favorites in this matchup, Sunday’s match against their rival will definitely be a tough one for the visitors because Newcastle of this season isn’t the same Newcastle team from last season.

The Magpies seem to have greatly improved from the previous campaign under their new manager Eddie Howe, therefore, it won’t be a surprise if they make life difficult for the Etihad outfit in St James Park Stadium this coming Sunday.

Newcastle v man city

After having a successful start against Nottingham Forest in their debut this season, Newcastle United had an impenetrable defensive display to draw against Brighton in their second Premier League match.

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In the match against Brighton, Newcastle struggled on the attack, as they were only able to put up four shots with one shot on target. However, their sturdy defense was on display in the match, as Nick Pope, Newcastle’s goalkeeper was firm like a brick wall in his net with six saves and a clean sheet for the Magpies.

Moreover, it’s much unlikely for Man City to lose to minors. Whether City are the host or away as visitors, the Premier League champions most times give their rivals embarrassing defeats. However, with a revitalized and rejuvenated Newcastle, even a draw would happen as a fluke for Manchester City in their game on Sunday.

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