Newcastle United will be eager to get back on track with a bang this weekend as they take on Manchester City. The Magpies’ form had dipped in the lead-up to their Carabao Cup final defeat, having won only one match in the Premier League since December.
However, all focus will be back on their league campaign as they look to narrow the gap to only one point between themselves and Tottenham Hotspur. Their trip to the Etihad Stadium will certainly be one of their hardest challenges of the season, having failed to beat them since 2019.
Here is everything you need to know about the match...
When is Man City vs Newcastle Utd?
Man City will host Newcastle United this Saturday (March 4). The Premier League meeting is the first match of the weekend and is scheduled to kick off at 12:30pm.
Is Man City vs Newcastle Utd on TV?
Yes, Man City vs Newcastle United has been selected for live broadcast this weekend. The game will be shown on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage starting from 11:30am.
Fans will need to pay £29.99 a month for a rolling contract with BT Sport that will allow you to access all of their sport channels. You can also watch the match via NOW TV with a £11.98 one-off payment. The match is available to live stream on the BT Sport app and the NOW TV app on your mobile, tablet or computer device.
For those who are unable to watch, BBC One’s Match of the Day will also show extended highlights from 10:20pm on Sunday night. This can also be streamed via BBC iPlayer and the BBC iPlayer app.
Man City suffered a fresh problem during their win over Bristol City, with Stefan Ortega withdrawn at half-time after suffering a hand injury. However, Ederson was already likely to return to his position in between the sticks for this weekend’s clash.
John Stones has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since City’s win over Arsenal in the FA Cup, while Aymeric Laporte has missed out on fixtures against RB Leipzig, Bournemouth and Bristol City due to illness. However, the duo could potentially return to the matchday squad for the upcoming game.
Newcastle United could face yet another match without Bruno Guimaraes after he suffered a recurrence of an ankle injury during the Carabao Cup final. Speaking after the Wembley clash, Eddie Howe said: “Bruno twisted his ankle.
“I think he did similar – I can’t remember the game – but not too long ago in a match. He was in a bit of pain. We don’t think it’s serious at the moment, but let’s wait and see.”
The Magpies will also be without another key man in Nick Pope as he serves the second match of his suspension following his sending off against Liverpool. Meanwhile, Emil Krafth remains a long-term absentee after he endured an ACL injury in August.