MANCHESTER, Sporting Alert – Team news and starting lineups for today’s English Premier League game between Manchester City and Newcastle United at Etihad Stadium.
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Manchester City make three changes for today’s clash with Pablo Zabaleta, Eliaquim Mangala and Fernando all starting for the home side.
Zabaleta comes in for Bacary Sagna, who is on the bench, while Mangala takes the place of Martin Demichelis and will partner Nicolas Otamendi at centre-back.
Fernandinho gets a new midfield partner in Fernando, who comes into the starting lineup for Yaya Toure, who misses the game because of a hamstring injury.
Manchester City are also without captain and leading defender Vincent Kompany, who continues to be out with a calf problem. Fabian Delph, Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri are all out as well.
The attack will be led by Sergio Aguero, David Silva and new recruits Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne.
Joe Hart is back in the goal for the Premier League with Willy Caballero on the bench. Wilfried Bony, Jesus Navas and Kelechi Iheanacho are all substitutes.
Newcastle United, in the meantime, make one change from the team that drew 2-2 with Chelsea last weekend.
Midfielder Jack Colback has a calf injury and he makes way for Yoan Gouffran.
Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ayoze Perez and Georginio Wijnaldum also start for the visitors, who will be hoping to collect something from this game.
Holding midfielder Cheick Tiote is back from a knee injury and has been named to the bench, as well as striker Papiss Cisse.
However, Gabriel Obertan, Rolando Aarons and Massadio Haidara are all out of this game.
Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Otamendi, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernando, Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, De Bruyne, Aguero. Subs: Caballero, Sagna, Demichelis, Garcia Alonso, Navas, Iheanacho, Bony.
Newcastle United: Krul, Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Mbabu, Sissoko, Anita, Gouffran, Wijnaldum, Perez, Mitrovic. Subs: Elliot, Williamson, Lascelles, Siem de Jong, Tiote Thauvin, Cisse.