Manchester City will have to focus once again on retaining the Premier League title just days after their European dream came to an end.
Real Madrid produced a stunning late fightback to knock City out of the Champions League in midweek.
This defeat will be painful for Pep Guardiola’s side, who lost in last season’s final to Chelsea, and their search for European football’s top prize continues.
But they will need to dust themselves off quickly for visiting Newcastle in form, with City just a point ahead of Liverpool in the table.
Manchester City v Newcastle: Start date and time
The Premier League clash will take place on Sunday, May 8.
The game at the Etihad will start at 4:30 p.m.
City cruised to a 4-0 victory over Newcastle in the reverse game in December, but Eddie Howe’s side have been a different force in 2022.
Manchester City v Newcastle: TV Channel and Live Stream
This game will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League with live coverage from 4pm.
Sky Sports customers can stream this live through the app using their mobile devices, tablets or computers.
Alternatively, you can buy a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £9.99.
Updates will also be live on talkSPORT throughout the afternoon.
To tune into talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2, click HERE for the live stream.
- Application iPhone– Download from the Apple store
- android– Download from Google Play
- Radio– talkSPORT is available across the UK via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM
- TV –Listen to talkSPORT via your TV on the following channels:Sky:Channel 0108Blank media:Channel 927Freeview:Channel 723Freesat:Channel 731
Most Read Football
Rice accuses referee of tunnel bribery as video captures West Ham ace’s rant
Police use water cannons to stop German hooligans from attacking West Ham fans
Ibrox stadium rocks and Rangers fan reminds O’Hara of Bournemouth ‘silly’ comment
Mourinho in tears as he wins European final record with ‘extraordinary performance’
McCoist joins in incredible celebrations as Rangers backed to take 100,000 to final
Moyes sorry for ball boy outburst as West Ham dream ends Frankfurt on fire
Manchester City v Newcastle: Team News
Guardiola has insisted the decision to withdraw Kevin de Bruyne against Madrid was a tactical decision, meaning the Belgian is available to start.
However, English duo Kyle Walker and John Stones are both doubtful with respective ankle and muscle issues.
Newcastle, meanwhile, are without numerous players through injury, including Ryan Fraser, Isaac Hayden, Jamal Lewis and Fabian Schar.
But the Magpies have been given a double boost with the returns of Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson to training this week.
Manchester City against Newcastle: what was said?
Guardiola was asked what he said to his players after their European exit: “We haven’t spoken. No words can help for how we all feel.
“It’s just a matter of time, sleep as best you can and think about the next target. Tomorrow will be the first day we’ll be together and we’ll talk about who we are as a team, what we’ve done in the semi-finals.
“How good we’ve been in not just those two games but the whole season and trying to do that over the last few weeks.
“It’s probably one of the proudest times since I’ve been a coach to be in this club and this organization until the last day when we are here we give everything together.
“I’m not thinking about the title, I’m thinking about Newcastle, focus on the team and Eddie Howe. Afterwards, that’s what I have in mind. No need to think just in case, we realize what it is.
Manchester City v Newcastle: The facts of the match
- Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne has been involved in 15 goals in his last 16 Premier League appearances (9 goals, 6 assists). Nine of his 11 total Premier League goals this season have come at the Etihad Stadium (82%), the highest home goal ratio for any player with 10+ Premier League goals this season.
- Gabriel Jesus has been involved in 76 goals in 96 Premier League starts for Manchester City (53 goals, 23 assists) and has scored or assisted in at least 58% of his starts (56). Among players who have started at least 10 matches, only Mohamed Salah (62%), Thierry Henry (61%) and Sergio Agüero (60%) have been involved in at least one goal in a higher percentage of their starts in the competition .
- Newcastle manager Eddie Howe has lost all 11 of his Premier League appearances with Manchester City, the worst 100% losing record a manager has against a single opponent in the competition. Nine of those defeats have come against Pep Guardiola – also the worst 100% losing record any manager has against another in the Premier League.
- Manchester City have scored 789 goals in 359 Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium, the best goals-per-game ratio of any team at a specific venue in the competition (2.2).
- Newcastle have seen 17 different players score a Premier League goal for them this season, with no team having more (excluding own goals). That’s the most goalscorers the Magpies have had in a single Premier League campaign (at 2019-20 level).
- Only Liverpool (41) and Manchester City (33) have earned more Premier League points in 2022 than Newcastle (32). However, the Magpies have lost three of their last four away league matches (W1).
- Having failed to win four of their first 10 Premier League matches this season (D2 L2), Man City have only managed to get maximum points in four more of their last 24 games in the competition (D3 L1).
- Manchester City have scored at least once in each of their last 26 Premier League games against Newcastle, the longest joint scoring streak for one team against another in the history of the competition (Arsenal v West Brom and Man Utd against Leicester also 26).
- Newcastle have never won a Premier League game at the Etihad Stadium (D2 L14), losing each of their last 12 visits to the stadium. Their last away win against Manchester City was at Maine Road in September 2000, with Alan Shearer scoring the winner in a 1–0 victory.
- Manchester City have lost just one of their last 28 league games against Newcastle (W23 D4), losing 2-1 at St James’ Park in January 2019.