Premier League

Newcastle vs Man City Preview – Team News, Predicted line-ups & more


Before travelling to Selhurst Park on new year eve, Manchester City will travel St James’ Park on Wednesday 27 December to face Rafa Benítez`s Newcastle United.

With 13 points clear at the halfway point, Pep Guardiola’s boys have truly blown the competition away. Never in top-flight history has a team earned such an advantage at such a stage.

Newcastle United, meanwhile, are fully aware of the threat Manchester City will pose.

When & Where?

The game will be held at St. James Park on Wednesday, December 27 at 7:45 GMT.

Referee: Andre Marriner
Assistants: Scott Ledger, Richard West
Fourth official: Neil Swarbrick

Team News

Mikel Merino and Isaac Hayden face late fitness while Jesus Gamez has an ankle injury. Jonjo Shelvey returns from his second suspension of the season. Aleksandr Mitrovic – Back problem

For Manchester City, Benjamin Mendy is ruled out till April through a cruciate ligament damage. John Stones is highly unlikely to be fit in time. Phil Foden – ligament injury.

Predicted line-ups

Newcastle starting XI: Elliot; Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Manquillo; Ritchie, Saivet, Diame, Atsu; Gayle, Joselu

Manchester XI starting XI: Ederson; Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Delph; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva; Sterling, Aguero, Sane

Last five meetings

Newcastle W1, Manchester City W3, D1


  • Newcastle United picked up only three points from their last 57 available in the PL against Manchester City (W0 D3 L16)
  • Manchester City currently have 17 wins in a row – longest winning sequence in the history of English football’s top four tiers.
  • If Man City avoid defeat they will set a new club record of 20 unbeaten league matches against a same opponent.
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