Premier League: Manchester City vs Newcastle United live
An exciting clash awaits at the Etihad Stadium as Manchester City, fresh from their UEFA Super Cup victory, face Newcastle United. The Magpies’ dominant 5-1 win over Aston Villa adds to the anticipation of this fixture. Kickoff is scheduled for 7pm GMT.
Manchester City secured their fourth trophy of 2023 with a hard-fought UEFA Super Cup win over Sevilla. Following a balanced 1-1 draw, City emerged triumphant in a 5-4 penalty shootout, capitalizing on Nemanja Gudelj’s miss. This success followed a comfortable 3-0 Premier League victory against Burnley, where Erling Haaland’s double and Rodri’s goal secured an easy win. Returning to the Etihad Stadium, City seek to extend their impressive 10-match Premier League home winning streak into this clash, although a strong Newcastle side poses a formidable challenge to their title defense.
Newcastle United made a resounding statement in their season opener, crushing Aston Villa 5-1. Despite Moussa Diaby’s equalizer to Sandro Tonali’s opener, Newcastle exploited Unai Emery’s high defensive line, with Alexander Isak’s brace, Callum Wilson’s goal, and Harvey Barnes’s late strike securing victory.
Holding a goal-difference advantage over Man City and Brighton, Newcastle hope to maintain their position albeit early days. However, improving their away performance is a priority, with just one win in their last four away games and conceding in nine consecutive road matches since January, despite an extended five-game unbeaten Premier League run.
Manchester City’s recent record against Newcastle is impressive, with 4 wins in their last 5 encounters and 1 draw. Furthermore, they have secured victory in their last 8 home matches against Newcastle United across all competitions.
In Saturday’s clash, Manchester City hold the upper hand at home, but a demanding schedule and De Bruyne’s absence could test them. Eddie Howe’s side might exploit City’s history of sluggish starts. The Magpies’ attacking prowess, observed in their game against Villa, could cause City problems, just as Sevilla did in the Super Cup clash. We anticipate an engaging encounter, and City’s firepower potentially securing them a victory albeit by a slim margin.