De Bruyne was furious with this challenge from Trippier. Credit: Getty.De Bruyne was furious with this challenge from Trippier. Credit: Getty.
De Bruyne was furious with this challenge from Trippier. Credit: Getty.

Man City’s expected starting XI v Newcastle United: Pep Guardiola names six big changes

Pep Guardiola is expected to rotate his Manchester City starting XI for this afternoon’s Premier League clash against Newcastle United (kick-off 12:30pm).

City eased past Championship side Bristol City in midweek to progress into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup. But the focus immediately turns back to the league, with Pep Guardiola’s side able to cut the gap on leaders Arsenal to two points with a victory over the Magpies.

Guardiola rested several first-team players against the Robins. The likes of Kyle Walker, Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan and Erling Haaland were allowed a night off at Ashton Gate, while Jack Grealish only played the final 20 minutes.

Here’s how City are expected to line-up against Newcastle, according to our sister title ManchesterWorld: