Newcastle vs Man City: team news, TV channel & referee - plus will Sergio Gomez make his debut?
The Blues will be looking to maintain top spot when they travel to the North East on Sunday.
Manchester City will be hoping to extend their undefeated run in the Premier League to three games when they travel to St James’ Park on Sunday to face Newcastle United.
The Blues and Magpies are the only two teams to not concede a goal at this stage of the season.
Pep Guardiola’s side shipped nine goals past Eddie Howe’s men last campaign without conceding, including a 4-0 drubbing at St James’ Park in December.
City come into the game on the back of a 4-0 win against Bournemouth last weekend, with Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden getting on the scoresheet, while Jefferson Lerma scored an own goal.
Guardiola’s team dominated the game, registering 67% possession and limiting the Cherries to just one shot on target.
However, Newcastle have also impressed in their opening two fixtures, drawing 0-0 with Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend and beating Nottingham Forest 2-0 at home.
But ahead of the game, here’s all the main information…
When is Newcastle vs Man City?
The game kicks-off at 4.30pm on Sunday 21 August.
Is Newcastle vs Man City on TV?
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage starting at 4pm on both channels. More detailed TV information can be found here.
Who is the referee for Newcastle vs Man City?
Jarred Gillett will be the man in the middle. He will be assisted by Lee Betts and Ian Hussin, while the fourth official for the clash is Tony Harrington.
Peter Bankes will be the VAR, and will be assisted by Marc Perry.
Latest team news
The Blues will be without Aymeric Laporte for the trip north, with Guardiola also saying there have been a few knocks this week, although he didn’t reveal who was a doubt.
“There are some niggles with some [other] players, but the rest are okay,” he said, before confirming Kalvin Phillips and Cole Palmer are available again after missing the win over Bournemouth last week.
New signing Sergio Gomez is in contention for his debut. The Spaniard joined the club from Anderlecht on Tuesday and will add competition for Joao Cancelo at left-back.
As for the Magpies, Matt Targett is a doubt for the game, but Ryan Fraser should be available again, Howe revealed in Friday’s press conference.
“Ryan Fraser we hope will be fit and available,” he said. “He had a back spasm late last week so he was a late withdrawal from the Brighton game. Matt Targett we’ll make a very late decision on.”