Manchester City vs Newcastle LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction after Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva goals

Manchester City hope to cut the gap on Premier League leaders Arsenal to just two points when they host Newcastle United this afternoon.

Pep Guardiola’s men trail by five points after a run of three consecutive victories for the Gunners has left them in charge of the title race. During that run, City dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest but responded with a 4-1 hammering of Bournemouth. A further victory over Bristol City in the FA Cup has rebuilt confidence in the team and with Phil Foden firing once again the champions will be tough to deal today.

Newcastle may also be there for the taking. After an impressive start to the season Eddie Howe’s men are stumbling. They have won just one league game in seven and have fallen out of the top four. To add insult to injury Newcastle where also beaten by Manchester United in the Carabao Cup final and now must bounce back at the Etihad. Nick Pope will return after being suspended for that match and should provide some stability for the backline. Can Newcastle shock Guardiola’s men?

Follow all the action as Man City host Newcastle in the early Premier League kick off:

Manchester City vs Newcastle

  • Man City host Newcastle in the Premier League

  • City are five points behind league leaders Arsenal but will close the gap with victory

  • Newcastle have one win in seven league games and must respond after Carabao Cup final loss

  • 67’ GOAL! - Bernardo comes off the bench to double City’s lead (MCI 2-0 NEW)

  • 65’ CLOSE! - Joelinton misses the ball after Willock’s great cross (MCI 1-0 NEW)

  • 35’ CLOSE! - Haaland nods wide from a De Bruyne cross (MCI 1-0 NEW)

  • 15’ GOAL! - Individual brilliance from Foden puts City in front (MCI 1-0 NEW)

  • 2’ CHANCE! - Gundogan’s headed effort sails over the top (MCI 0-0 NEW)

Manchester City FC 2 - 0 Newcastle United FC

Full-time: Man City 2-0 Newcastle

14:25 , Michael Jones

90+4 mins: A last minute free kick sees Newcastle have the opportunity to score a consolation goal but Kieran Trippier’s shot lands safely in the hands of Ederson.

That’s the last kick of the game and City take the points. They stay second but move to within two points of Arsenal who take on Bournemouth at 3pm.

That defeat is only Newcastle’s third this season but it’s a big dint in their hopes of finishing in the top four this year.

Man City 2-0 Newcastle

14:21 , Michael Jones

90 mins: Four minutes of added time to play. Man City just want to hold onto their lead. They win four consecutive corners that Jack Grealish and Erling Haaland keep in the corner.

Haaland in particular loves it, he’s encouraging the supporters and winding up the Newcastle defenders.

Man City 2-0 Newcastle

14:18 , Michael Jones

88 mins: Matt Targett has replaced Dan Burn for Newcastle. That’s a smart move from Eddie Howe as Burn was sitting on a yellow card after a few heated exchanges.

Man City 2-0 Newcastle

14:16 , Michael Jones

85 mins: Newcastle’s biggest problem is that they can’t score. They’ve only bagged three league goals since the turn of the year.

City shift the ball quickly along the edge of the box before picking out Foden on the right side. He shoots but Nick Pope drops low to keep it out.

Nice save from the Newcastle man.

Man City 2-0 Newcastle

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82 mins: Phil Foden swings the corner into the middle of the box and a defensive header sends it over to Grealish. He’s encouraged to shoot by the City fans but runs into trouble first and loses possession.

Man City 2-0 Newcastle

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79 mins: Jamaal Lascelles wrestles Erling Haaland to the floor and gives away a free kick in the middle of the pitch. Haaland just raises his arms and gives a nod to the referee.

Grealish and Ake then combine on the left to win City a corner.

Man City 2-0 Newcastle

14:08 , Michael Jones

76 mins: Jacob Murphy is brought on to replace Miguel Almiron for Newcastle. There’s less than 15 minutes of this game to play will it be enough for Murphy to make an impact?

Man City 2-0 Newcastle

14:05 , Michael Jones

73 mins: Here we go. Dan Burn and Jack Grealish come together before having words with each other. Rodri gives Burn a shove and it all kicks off.

Erling Haaland sprints over to square up with the big defender and both men end up getting yellow cards. That’s just an outpouring of frustration.

Haaland because he hasn’t scored, Burn because Newcastle are being outplayed.

Man City 2-0 Newcastle

14:01 , Michael Jones

70 mins: That second goal may just have killed off the game. Newcastle’s substitutions had started to bring the visitors back into the game but to get two goals back against City at home is a tricky task.

GOAL! Man City 2-0 Newcastle (Silva, 67’)⚽️

13:59 , Michael Jones

67 mins: Instant impact!

Manchester City double their lead and it’s the substitute Bernardo Silva who puts them ahead. The home side win the ball high up the pitch and feed it up to Jack Grealish.

He brings the ball to the edge of the box, squares it to Erling Haaland who flicks it on to Bernardo.

The midfielder touches it into the area then guides his shot past Nick Pope into the far bottom corner.

Man City 1-0 Newcastle

13:56 , Michael Jones

66 mins: Pep Guardiola responds by taking off Kevin De Bruyne and bringing on Bernardo Silva. The Manchester City boss is trying to wrestle back control of possession.

Newcastle’s substitutions have indeed brought them to life.

Man City 1-0 Newcastle

13:54 , Michael Jones

65 mins: Close!

Willock gets involved immediately and gets forward on the right side. He whips in a beautiful cross as Joelinton sprints in between the City centre-backs and just misses the ball as he tries to prod it into the back of the net!

Newcastle were so close to an equaliser there.

Man City 1-0 Newcastle

13:53 , Michael Jones

63 mins: Joe Willock, Alexander Isak and Allan Saint-Maximin are all introduced by Eddie Howe with Anthony Gordon, Callum Wilson and Sean Longstaff replaced.

Howe will be hoping that the changes provide Newcastle with a bit of spark and fire for the last 30 minutes or so.

Man City 1-0 Newcastle

13:51 , Michael Jones

60 mins: An hour played at the Etihad Stadium. Erling Haaland wants a goal and meets a chipped pass from Kevin De Bruyne with a volley on the turn but his smokes the chance high and wide.

Eddie Howe seems to be preparing some changes on the sidelines.

Man City 1-0 Newcastle

13:49 , Michael Jones

57 mins: Ouch. Sean Longstaff and Nathan Ake come together in the air and Longstaff lands heavily on the deck. The referee lets play go on as Newcastle collect the loose ball.

Miguel Almiron dances inside from the right and slides a pass over Anthony Gordon who shoots and sees his effort rise well over the crossbar.

The referee then goes back and retrospectively books Ake for the challenge.

Man City 1-0 Newcastle

13:44 , Michael Jones

54 mins: Ruben Dias is hurried by Joelinton but releases the ball before getting hit by the Newcastle midfielder. Joelinton is booked for the late tackle and that brings his tally for the season up to 10 meaning he faces a two-game ban.

Miguel Almiron tries to nip in down the right but Nathan Ake scurries across to turn the ball behind for a corner.

Man City 1-0 Newcastle

13:41 , Michael Jones

51 mins: That’s sloppy from De Bruyne. He’s given the ball on the inside left channel and looks the play in Grealish on the overlap but overhits the pass and knocks it straight out of play.

Man City 1-0 Newcastle

13:38 , Michael Jones

48 mins: Newcastle win a free kick over on the right wing that Kieran Trippier curls into the Man City penalty area. Rodri rises above everyone else and heads the ball away.

The next goal in this game will be crucial. If Newcastle score it’s game on, if City it could be game over.

Jack Grealish weaves into the box from the left and goes down looking for a penalty but the referee isn’t interested.

Second half: Man City 1-0 Newcastle

13:36 , Michael Jones

No changes from either manager at the break as Newcastle get the match at the Etihad back underway. Can the visitors get themselves back into this game?

HT Man City 1-0 Newcastle

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Newcastle have failed to win any games in the Premier League this season when they’ve conceded first. Eddie Howe’s men need to fight from behind against the champions if they want to win this game.

There’s a big second half coming up for the North East club.

HT Man City 1-0 Newcastle

13:27 , Michael Jones

At 22 years and 280 days, Phil Foden (33 goals, 17 assists) has become the youngest player to reach 50 Premier League goal involvements for Manchester City.

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HT Man City 1-0 Newcastle

13:23 , Michael Jones

Phil Foden’s first half strike is the difference between the teams.


Half-time: Man City 1-0 Newcastle

13:19 , Michael Jones

45+2 mins: A fine half of football comes to an end for Manchester City who take an advantage into the break thanks to Phil Foden’s opener.

Foden’s revival goes on and he could prove to be a vital asset for the latter stages of this campaign. Eddie Howe has some problems to solve.

Newcastle haven’t really been threatening and it probably won’t be too long before Allan Saint-Maximin is introduced.

Man City 1-0 Newcastle

13:17 , Michael Jones

45 mins: Two minutes of added time to play at the end of the first half. Can Newcastle find an equaliser before the break?

Man City 1-0 Newcastle

13:16 , Michael Jones

42 mins: Other than a couple of half chances and some mistimed shots from Newcastle Manchester City have had complete control of the game.

Phil Foden’s goal has taken any nerves out of City’s play but they’ll want to add to their lead as soon as they can.

Man City 1-0 Newcastle

13:13 , Michael Jones

39 mins: Close! Callum Wilson miscues an unmarked chance from around 10 yards and scuffs his effort. He should at least have hit the target.

Man City 1-0 Newcastle

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36 mins: Close! Kyle Walker’s cross field pass is expertly brought down by Kevin De Bruyne who whips a cross over to Erling Haaland.

Sven Botman does just enough to distract the striker and Haaland nods his header wide of the nearest post.

Man City 1-0 Newcastle

13:05 , Michael Jones

33 mins: Manuel Akanji and Callum Wilson have a bit of a scuffle as the Newcastle forward grows frustrated with Akanji’s persistant marking.

Nathan Ake then gives the ball away from a pass into midfield before De Bruyne fouls Guimaraes with a tackle from behind.

Man City 1-0 Newcastle

13:01 , Michael Jones

30 mins: Another counter-attack comes when Newcastle lose the ball high up the pitch. Kevin De Bruyne brings it down the left before switching the ball over to Phil Foden.

Foden attempts to cut inside onto his left foot once again but Dan Burn has help from Joelinton this time and between them they block and clear the effort.

Man City 1-0 Newcastle

12:59 , Michael Jones

27 mins: Great defending from Jamaal Lascelles. Kevin De Bruyne slots a forward pass into the Newcastle box with Erling Haaland chasing after it.

Lascelles goes with the Norwegian striker and holds him at bay long enough for Nick Pope to get out and scoop up the loose ball. A frustrated Haaland shakes his head after the attack breaks down.

Man City 1-0 Newcastle

12:56 , Michael Jones

24 mins: Newcastle create a half-chance to equalise but Sean Longstaff’s effort is charged down by Nathan Ake.

Though not as threatening as Foden, Jack Grealish is having a fair bit of joy on the left wing too. He’s linking with Kevin De Bruyne nicely and getting crosses into the box.

Man City 1-0 Newcastle

12:53 , Michael Jones

21 mins: Foden is in terrific form. He’s given the ball on the right side once more and darts ahead of the Dan Burn before sliding the ball into Erling Haaland.

Haaland flicks it into the box for Ilkay Gundogan but Sven Botman is on hand to recover possession.

City counter-press with Kevin De Bruyne nicking the ball back high up the pitch. He tries to swing in a cross from out wide but puts it out of play for a goal kick.

Man City 1-0 Newcastle

12:50 , Michael Jones

18 mins: That was a fantastic goal from Phil Foden. He’s now got four goals in his last three appearances for City and to have him fit and firing for the back half of the season will be a huge boost for Pep Guardiola.

GOAL! Man City 1-0 Newcastle (Foden 15’)⚽️

12:48 , Michael Jones

15 mins: Wonderful skill from Phil Foden!

Man City switch the play over to the right wing with Rodri finding Foden in space. Foden cuts inside, dribbles his way through four Newcastle defenders to get into the penalty area.

He shoots and a desperate lunge from Sven Botman deflects the ball past Nick Pope to give Man City the lead!

Man City 0-0 Newcastle

12:44 , Michael Jones

12 mins: Danger! Ilkay Gundogan dummies a shot and wins a free kick as Bruno Guimaraes takes him out with a trailing leg. The free kick is about 20-yards out and right in front of goal.

Kevin De Bruyne hits it and smokes the shot over the crossbar!

Man City 0-0 Newcastle

12:42 , Michael Jones

9 mins: Nearly! Bruno Guimaraes slides a lovely pass through midfield and picks out Anthony Gordon on the left wing.

Gordon - making his first league start for Newcastle today - carries the ball into the penalty area and misses it when he tries to shoot under pressure from Kyle Walker.

Walker’s inclusion in the City team today was probably to counter the threat of Allan Saint-Maximin but he’s done a good job of throwing Gordon off balance there.

Man City 0-0 Newcastle

12:37 , Michael Jones

6 mins: Newcastle win the first corner of the game and swing the ball over to the back post. Jamaal Lascelles jumps over Jack Grealish to win the initial header which he sends into the six yard box.

Callum Wilson is hovering but City manage to clear the danger before the ball reaches him.

Man City 0-0 Newcastle

12:35 , Michael Jones

3 mins: Chance! Dan Burn launches a long throw into the Man City box but the home side clear their lines and break up the pitch. Erling Haaland finds Kevin De Bruyne who bombs down the left side.

The cross comes into the penalty area where Ilkay Gundogan leaps into the air and nods his effort over the crossbar!

Kick off: Man City 0-0 Newcastle

12:32 , Michael Jones

Manchester City get the match underway at the Etihad Stadium. City need to win today or else they could end the weekend eight points behind league leaders Arsenal.

Newcastle hope to make it into Europe. They’ve been bruised by losing the Carabao Cup final but a victory this afternoon would put them back on the right track.

Man City vs Newcastle

12:28 , Michael Jones

Here come the players.

Both of these teams could do with a win today but only one can come away triumphant. Will it be Man City or Newcastle?

Kick off is up next.

Man City vs Newcastle

12:25 , Michael Jones

Riyad Mahrez has registered three goals and four assists in his past four Premier League home games but he starts on the bench for Man City today.

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Pep Guardiola claims it is Vincent Kompany’s ‘destiny’ to become Manchester City manager

12:21 , Michael Jones

Pep Guardiola claims it is Vincent Kompany’s “destiny” to become Manchester City manager.

The Burnley boss, a former City captain and one of the club’s greatest players, will return to the Etihad stadium in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on the 18 March.

Kompany, who is relishing a return to his former club, is currently enjoying a superb first season as Clarets manager, with his team 12 points clear at the top of the Championship and on course for promotion to the Premier League.

Guardiola said: “Vincent Kompany will be Man City manager one day, I think it’s written in the stars, it’s gonna happen.”

Guardiola explains why it’s Kompany’s ‘destiny’ to become Man City boss

Man City vs Newcastle

12:16 , Michael Jones

Newcastle are one of three sides yet to win a top-flight game when conceding first this season, along with Brentford and Nottingham Forest.

Also, Eddie Howe has lost all six of his Premier League visits to the Etihad as a manager, with his teams shipping a total of 23 goals whilst scoring just three.

De Bruyne vs Newcastle

12:11 , Michael Jones

Kevin de Bruyne is two shy of 100 Premier League assists. The Belgian has provided seven against Newcastle, with five of those coming at the Etihad.

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Man City vs Newcastle

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Newcastle are also unbeaten in all of their matches with the current top four this season, drawing three and winning one.

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Man City vs Newcastle

12:01 , Michael Jones

Newcastle have gone four games without a win in all competitions, losing their previous two.

However, Eddie Howe’s side are undefeated in eight Premier League away matches, winning four and drawing four, Newcastle’s longest unbeaten away run in the top flight for 53 years.

Eddie Howe has never discussed ‘political’ issues with Newcastle owners

11:56 , Michael Jones

Eddie Howe says he does not want to be dragged into the politics surrounding Newcastle United’s Saudi-backed ownership.

The head coach faced questions on Friday over the relationship between Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, which holds an 80 per cent stake in the club, and the state after a court document filed in the United States described Yasir Al-Rumayyan – PIF governor and Magpies chairman – as “a sitting minister of the Saudi government”.

Howe has repeatedly said he can concentrate only on football when asked about controversial aspects of Newcastle’s ownership in the past, and maintained his stance when questioned on his communication with the hierarchy.

He said: “I’ve had very open communication from the day that I joined with various people connected to the board. But my conversations with them are all football-related, at no stage has it ever gone political.”

Eddie Howe has never discussed ‘political’ issues with Newcastle owners

Man City vs Newcastle

11:51 , Michael Jones

Manchester City have won 24 of their 28 home matches since last March, drawing three and losing one in all competitions but City have kept just four clean sheets at the Etihad in 12 Premier League games this season.

Guardiola wary of Saint-Maximin threat

11:46 , Michael Jones

Pep Guardiola addressed Man City’s previous result with Newcastle which saw the teams play out a 3-3 draw at St. James’ Park and explained that Allan Saint-Maximin caused a lot of problems that day.

“We didn’t find the space,” said Guardiola. “Saint-Maximin dropped us back. He has that ability to take the ball to use the counterattack to drive the ball.

“If you cannot win that duel you have to defend 40 metres further back. We are not a team that concedes too many counterattacks. We try to play with proper strikers like Erling [Haaland] or Julian [Alvarez] before sometimes it would be Gabriel who would drop.

“This game was Saint-Maximin or Almiron or Joelinton - they have players who can run 40 metres with the ball. When that happens, you have to defend. We saw it in the first 10 minutes against Bristol City on our right side.

“We normally concede because we lose easy balls and in that aspect we have to improve.”

With Saint-Maximin starting on the bench for Newcastle today is Eddie Howe saving him for a second half onslaught perhaps?

Eddie Howe on Carabao Cup final defeat

11:41 , Michael Jones

Losing the Carabao Cup final was a blow to Newcastle but manager Eddie Howe says the defeat has only made him more motivated to succeed.

“We were bruised on Sunday and Monday but, very quickly for me, it turned to Manchester City and return to work on Monday afternoon.” he said,

“The passion and the motivation, I didn’t feel, could increase within me but I think it has. We experienced a great occasion to see the Newcastle supporters. The colours, visions and memories that I’ll have and take from that.

“The passion and love they showed to the team in all moments will stay with me and I think we want to return that and give them future successes, which burn deep inside of me.”

Man City vs Newcastle team changes

11:36 , Michael Jones

Pep Guardiola makes two changes to the Manchester City team that defeated Bournemouth last time out in the Premier League. Kyle Walker comes in to replace Rico Lewis and Julian Alvarez drops out to make way for Kevin De Bruyne.

There are three changes to the Newcastle side that lost in the Carabao Cup final to Manchester United. Nick Pope returns in goal after serving his one game suspension. Jamaal Lascelles replaces Fabian Schar in defence and Anthony Gordon starts on the left side of attack ahead of Allan Saint-Maximin.

Man City vs Newcastle line-ups

11:32 , Michael Jones

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Akanji, Dias, Ake, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Foden, Grealish, Haaland

Newcastle XI: Pope, Trippier, Lascelles, Botman, Burn, Guimaraes, Longstaff, Joelinton, Almiron, Gordon, Wilson

Howe on taking on City

11:25 , Michael Jones

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe says he has been pleased with his team’s recent performances despite the results not going their way.

He knows that today’s clash will be a difficult one and says that Newcastle need to be at their best to compete with Pep Guardiola’s side.

“You do (have to be at your best against Man City). It’s a difficult run of games for us when you go against Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City but I think in the first two games, although we we haven’t got the results we wanted, the performances have been strong.” said Howe in the pre-match press conference.

“There’s loads of different ways you can approach a game like Manchester City. We went one way and it was a really brave approach. It was very front foot and it made for a brilliant game between two top teams.

“I don’t think our principles ever change. We’re going to need to be very good defensively and very good with the ball. We’re going to need to pose a threat in the game and I believe we can do that. Certainly, we’ll need to get our foundations strong.”

Grealish on improving at City

11:20 , Michael Jones

Manchester City’s £100m man, Jack Grealish, had a tough start to life under Pep Guardiola. He was in and out of the team and not able to replicate the form that earned him such a price tag in the first place.

However, Grealish has slowly found his feet at the Etihad Stadium and has excelled since the World Cup break. He has six goals and assists since Qatar compared to one before the tournament.

“I feel like my form has improved and I feel like I am playing with confidence now.” said Grealish, “The goals and the assists are coming and I am doing it in the big games.

“I think it is important that I am getting goals and assists in important situations.

“It is always nice to get goals and assists but to do it in games that mean a lot, like when you are drawing and it puts your team 2-1 up is different to when you are winning 4-0 and you score to make it 5-0.

“I feel like I am contributing in these big games so hopefully it can continue.”

Ryan Fraser told he does not have a future under Eddie Howe at Newcastle

11:15 , Michael Jones

Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe has admitted Scotland international Ryan Fraser is unlikely to have a future at St James’ Park.

The 29-year-old joined the Magpies on a five-year deal as a free agent after leaving Bournemouth – where he had worked with Howe previously – during the summer of 2020, but has been absent from the squad in recent months.

Asked about Fraser’s situation, the Magpies boss said somewhat cryptically: “Ryan’s training with the Under-21s. I made the decision to concentrate on players that are committed to Newcastle. For the benefit of the group, I’ve made that call.”

Newcastle star told he does not have a future under Eddie Howe

Man City vs Newcastle

11:10 , Michael Jones

Newcastle’s only away win in 22 Premier League matches against Manchester City was a 1-0 triumph at Maine Road in September 2000, with Alan Shearer scoring the winner.

City have scored in 28 consecutive Premier League games against Newcastle since a 0-0 draw in November 2006.

Man City vs Newcastle

11:05 , Michael Jones

Manchester City have won 13 consecutive home league games against Newcastle while the Magpies have been victorious in only one of their last 30 top-flight meetings with City, drawing five and losing 24.

The last meeting

11:00 , Michael Jones

Manchester City and Newcastle have already had a barnstorming encounter this season when they faced each other in the reverse fixture at St. James’ Park.

Ilkay Gundogan put the visitors in front five minutes into the match before Newcastle responded three times to take a comfortable lead thanks to goals from Miguel Almiron, Callum Wilson and Kieran Trippier.

Erling Haaland netted just after the hour mark before Bernardo Silva equalised and the game ended 3-3.

Will there be more fireworks today?

Man City are treated harshly by referees, believes Pep Guardiola

10:55 , Michael Jones

Pep Guardiola feels his Manchester City side are being dealt with more harshly by referees than other teams.

Yet the City manager will not complain to the Premier League having been angered by the recent charges imposed on the club by the competition for alleged breaches of financial rules.

Guardiola revealed his frustration about officials as he prepared his side for the visit of Newcastle on Saturday.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag branded Newcastle as an “annoying” side with a tendency for time-wasting in the build-up to the Carabao Cup final last week.

Man City are treated harshly by referees, believes Guardiola

Man City vs Newcastle prediction

10:50 , Michael Jones

Newcastle have gone off the boil and are missing the spark that almost stunned Manchester City earlier this season.

That’s not to say that Eddie Howe’s side can’t frustrate Pep Guardiola’s team off the ball, but City should be able to find a way through following a confidence-boosting two wins this week.

Manchester City 2-0 Newcastle.

Man City vs Newcastle predicted line-ups

10:45 , Michael Jones

Man City: Ederson; Lewis, Dias, Akanji, Ake; Rodri, Gundogan; Foden, De Bruyne, Mahrez; Haaland

Newcastle: Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Guimaraes, Willock, Longstaff; Almiron, Isak, Saint-Maximin

What is the early team news?

10:40 , Michael Jones

Manchester City are still set to be without John Stones and Aymeric Laporte, but Erling Haaland and Rodri should return after being rested in midweek. Phil Foden will hope to have done enough to keep his place after three goals in two games.

Nick Pope will return for Newcastle after missing the Carabao Cup final due to suspension. Eddie Howe looks to have a fully fit squad elsewhere.

How to watch Man City vs Newcastle

10:35 , Michael Jones

The fixture will kick off at 12:30pm GMT on Saturday 4th March.

It will be shown live on BT Sport 1, with coverage starting at 11:30am. BT Sport customers can also stream the match live on the BT Sport website and mobile app.

Man City vs Newcastle

10:30 , Michael Jones

Hello and welcome to The Independent’s coverage of today’s early Premier League kick off which sees Newcastle travel to Manchester City.

A month ago this would have been a fascinating encounter with a solid Newcastle team taking on Pep Guardiola’s underperforming champions. However, City are slowly building back to their best form - Phil Foden is back in the goals - and Newcastle are in a bit of a slump.

One win in seven league games - capped off with defeat in the Carabao Cup final - has seen Eddie Howe’s side slip out of the top four. They need to finish the season off well in order to have a chance at Champions League football next year and a win over Man City will put them back on track.

Nick Pope will return in goal which should boost their chances but Guardiola’s team have their sights set on another league title so expect them to come out firing this afternoon.

We’ll have all the build-up and updates from the match so stick with us.