Newcastle v Manchester City: match preview

The kick-off at St James’ Park is now at 2pm rather than 2.15pm and it is not the only thing that has been moved at Newcastle. For the first time since Mike Ashley’s departure as the club’s owner in October, the Sports Direct advertising that previously covered the ground has been removed. Manchester City fear Pep Guardiola might not be there to see it following the manager’s inconclusive Covid test on Friday but, even if Guardiola is forced to watch from home, Eddie Howe could struggle to secure Newcastle’s desperately craved second win of the season. Louise Taylor

Sunday 2pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue St James’ Park

Last season Newcastle 3 Manchester City 4

Referee Martin Atkinson

This season G10 Y24 R2 2.80 cards/game

Odds H 18-1 A 1-7 D 6-1

Subs from Darlow, Clark, Krafth, Longstaff, Hendrick, Ritchie, Willock, Fraser, Almirón, Gayle

Doubtful None

Injured Dummett (calf, Jan), Fernández (thigh, Jan)

Suspended None

Discipline Y39 R2


Leading scorer Wilson 6

Subs from Steffen, Carson, Palmer, Fernandinho, Jesus, Aké, Mbete, Zinchenko, Delap, Mahrez, Stones, Sterling, Egan-Riley, Wilson-Ebrand, Lavia, McAtee, Gündogan

Doubtful Delap (match fitness)

Injured Torres (foot, Jan)

Suspended None

Discipline Y25 R1


Leading scorer Silva 7