Date: 15th May 2021
Time: 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue: St James’ Park
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Newcastle United will welcome recently crowned champions Manchester City at St James Park. In this match, Man City will be receiving the guard of honour first time after Manchester United slipped against Leicester confirming City of the title. Newcastle lost their previous meeting against Cityzens 2-0 in December, in which Sterling was awarded player of the match.
Fabian Schar will be out serving his ban following the red card received against Arsenal. A big blow for Steve Bruce’s side is Calum Wilson’s absence throughout the remaining season due to a hamstring problem.
Ciaran Clark is vying for a place in the starting lineup after overcoming an injury setback. At the same time, Joe Willock looks set to continue after scoring for the fourth game in a row last Friday.
Kevin De Bruyne, who missed the Chelsea game, is again doubtful for this game. Aguero can miss out following his poor display against The Blues.
John Stones also returns after serving his ban.
City lost their last encounter against Chelsea by 2-1 at the very last moment of the game. It was one of those matches where City failed to get a grip on their opponent while ‘The Blues’ outplayed them. Cityzens has lost only one of their last 5 matches.
Pep Guardiola can go with his main squad as they had enough rest before this match which could easily win at St James Park.
Newcastle had a wonderful last game against Leicester City, beating them by 4-2. Callum Wilson was awarded man of the match because of his brace during this game. The Magpies have won 3 games from 5, losing 1 and the other ending in a draw. Wilson will definitely be missed in this as he is their leading goal-scorer with 12 goals.
Probable Starting XI
Dubravka; Fernandez, Krafth, Dummett; Murphy, Almiron, Shelvey, Willock, Ritchie; Saint-Maximin, Joelinton
Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko; Silva, Rodrigo, Gundogan; Mahrez, Jesus, Foden
Goalkeepers: Ederson, Dubravka
Defenders: Fernandez, Dummett, Stones, Zinchenko, Walker
Midfielders: Willock, Gundogan, Mahrez
Forwards: Saint-Maximin, Jesus, Aguero, Foden
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