Man City vs Nottingham Forest: team news, TV channel & match officials

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
All the information you need to know ahead of Manchester City’s Premier League clash with Nottingham Forest.

Manchester City will welcome Nottingham Forest to the Etihad Stadium in Premier League action on Wednesday evening with the club looking to extend their unbeaten run to five matches.

The Sky Blues came back from a two-goal deficit against Crystal Palace on Saturday, thanks to goals from Bernardo Silva and a hat-trick from Erling Haaland.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Pep Guardiola’s side sit second in the table and have netted 13 goals so far this campaign, making them the highest-scoring team in the league.

As for newly-promoted Forest, they fell to a 2-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, which leaves them 14th in the league.

Haaland’s hat-trick puts him top of the scoring charts in the Premier League with six goals. Credit: Getty. Haaland’s hat-trick puts him top of the scoring charts in the Premier League with six goals. Credit: Getty.
Haaland’s hat-trick puts him top of the scoring charts in the Premier League with six goals. Credit: Getty. | Getty Images

When is Man City v Forest?

The match will take place on Wednesday, 31 August at the Etihad Stadium, kick-off is 7.30pm.

Is City v Forest on TV?

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 3, the BT Sport website and app, with coverage of the game beginning at 7pm. A BT Sport subscription will be required to watch the clash.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Who is the referee for City v Forest?

Paul Tierney is the man in the middle. He will be assisted by Neil Davies and Timothy Wood, while the fourth official for the clash is John Brooks.

Mike Dean will be the VAR, and will be assisted by Adrian Holmes.

Latest team news

City made two changes against Palace from their 3-3 draw with Newcastle United with Ruben Dias and Riyad Mahrez replacing Nathan Ake and Ilkay Gundogan in Guardiola’s starting XI.

Ake sustained an injury against the Magpies last weekend and was substituted for Dias in the 21st minute, while Gundogan dropped to the bench on Saturday.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad
Dias started in place of the injured  Ake against Palace. Credit: Getty. Dias started in place of the injured  Ake against Palace. Credit: Getty.
Dias started in place of the injured Ake against Palace. Credit: Getty. | Getty Images

With a midweek fixture on the horizon, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Guardiola rotate his side against Steve Cooper’s team.

As for Forest, this will be their second consecutive week with two fixtures having beaten Grimsby Town 3-0 last Tuesday in the second round of the League Cup.

Cooper made 11 changes in the win against the League Two side, but saw the return of familiar faces in their defeat to Spurs.

Forest could give a debut to new signing Renan Lodi given all necessary clearances. The Brazilian joined the club from Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan on Monday.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.