Man City vs Newcastle: How to watch on TV, kick off time and team news

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Manchester City and Newcastle began the season with a win on the opening day

Manchester City held their nerves to win the UEFA Super Cup title on penalties, but their attention now returns to the Premier League and their enormous clash against Newcastle United.

The Citizens kicked off the campaign in trademark fashion as they recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory at Burnley, with the ever-reliable Erling Haaland getting on the scoresheet.

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But they face a difficult test against fellow Champions League opposition this weekend and the Magpies started the season with a statement 5-1 victory at home to Aston Villa.

The mouth-watering clash is expected to attract interest from football fans around the world and both sides will be hoping to compete at the top-end of the table this season.

But when is Manchester City’s game against Newcastle and how can fans keep up to date with all of the action from the Etihad?

Here is everything you need to know.

When is Manchester City vs Newcastle United?

Phil Foden was on the scoresheet as Man City recorded a 2-0 win against Newcastle last time out. (Getty Images)Phil Foden was on the scoresheet as Man City recorded a 2-0 win against Newcastle last time out. (Getty Images)
Phil Foden was on the scoresheet as Man City recorded a 2-0 win against Newcastle last time out. (Getty Images) | Getty Images

Manchester City’s game against Newcastle United takes place on Saturday 19 August at the Etihad Stadium.

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The last meeting between the two sides came in March 2023 with Pep Guardiola’s side recording a 2-0 victory over Newcastle, to add more misery to Eddie Howe’s side in the aftermath of their cup final defeat to Manchester United.

How to watch Manchester City vs Newcastle

TNT Sports 1 will provide coverage and analysis of the game between Manchester City and Newcastle United.

Build up to the contest will begin at 7pm and the game will kick off an hour later at 8pm.

Who has the better head to head record?

Manchester City have an excellent head to head record against Newcastle and they have dominated this fixture in recent seasons.

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The Magpies have never won in 18 Premier League games at the Etihad, drawing two and losing 16. Their last victory away at Man City came at Maine Road back in September 2000 with Alan Shearer scoring the only goal of the game.

Man City have lost just one of their last 31 Premier League games against Newcastle and that defeat was a 2-1 loss at St James’ Park in January 2019.

Man City have won all of their last 14 home games against Newcastle - making it the longest winning home run and Newcastle’s longest losing away run against specific opposition in the club’s league histories.

Team news

Manchester City were hit with a major blow on the opening day of the season as Kevin De Bruyne suffered a hamstring injury which could rule him out for several months.

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Ruben Dias is also doubtful due to concussion protocols but fellow defender John Stones is in contention to return to the team.

Newcastle have had a full week of rest to prepare for the game in comparison to the Citizens. They have no fresh injury news to report but Joe Willock and Emil Krath remain absent from the squad.

Fabian Schar trained separately from the rest of the Newcastle team this week. But he is still expected to retain his place in the starting lineup as he recovers from an injury.

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