The starting lineups are confirmed ahead of Manchester City’s Premier League clash with Newcastle

Manchester City and Newcastle United have confirmed their starting lineups ahead of today’s Premier League clash at St. James Park. It promises to be a massive encounter with Pep Guardiola’s side looking to continue their recent winning run. The treble winners will head into the game on the back of 5 consecutive wins. For Eddie Howe’s side they’ll be looking to keep their top four hopes alive in front of their home crowd.

The treble winners will be without Erling Haaland, John Stones and Manuel Akanji due to injury. Pep Guardiola told the media during his pre game press conference he was confident that the trio should return next month.

Here are the starting lineups ahead of today’s crucial Premier League clash.

Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has made 6 changes to the team that beat Huddersfield Town 5-nil last weekend. In comes Ederson, Kyle Walker, Nathan Ake, Rodri, Bernardo Silva and Jeremy Doku. Out goes Manuel Akanji due to a knee injury he picked up last weekend. Stefan Ortega, Sergio Gomez, Rico Lewis, Oscar Bobb and Jack Grealish all drop to the bench from last weekend’s starting eleven in the win over Huddersfield Town.

Kevin De Bruyne takes his place on the bench after Pep Guardiola said yesterday that he is ready to start games for the champions.

Starting lineup: Ederson, Walker (C), Dias, Ake, Gvardiol, Rodrigo, Kovacic, Bernardo, Foden, Doku, Alvarez.

Substitutes: Stefan Ortega, Phillips, Grealish, De Bruyne, Gomez, Nunes, Bobb, Susoho, Lewis.

Newcastle United

Starting lineup: Dúbravka, Botman, Trippier, Burn, Schär, Miley, Longstaff, Guimarães, Isak,Gordon, Almirón.

Substitutes: Hall, Ritchie, Murphy, Parkinson, Gillespie, Lascelles, Karius, Dummett, Krafth.

Tags Bernardo Silva Eddie Howe Ederson English Premier League Erling Haaland Huddersfield Town Jack Grealish Jeremy Doku John Stones Josko Gvardiol Julian Alvarez Kalvin Phillips Kevin De Bruyne Kyle Walker Manchester City Manuel Akanji Mateo Kovacic Matheus Nunes Nathan Ake Newcastle United Oscar Bobb Pep Guardiola Phil Foden Rico Lewis Rodri Ruben Dias St. James Park Stefan Ortega