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Anticipating the Match: Man City vs Newcastle Preview.

Man City faces a swift return to Premier League action after their UEFA Super Cup triumph, hosting a confident Newcastle United side at the Etihad Stadium.

Fresh from a shootout victory against Sevilla, Pep Guardiola's Cityzens must now focus on overcoming the challenge posed by Eddie Howe's rejuvenated Magpies. Newcastle sent a clear message with their 5-1 victory over Aston Villa last weekend, setting the stage for an intriguing clash at the Etihad Stadium later today.

Scheduled for August 19 at 8 pm BST, the match will unfold on Man City's home turf. Fans can catch the action on TNT Sports and TNT Sports Ultimate, with a live stream available on the TNT Sports app.

Team dynamics have shifted due to injuries, as Kevin De Bruyne faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a new hamstring issue. John Stones is also unavailable due to a fresh muscle problem, although Ruben Dias is expected to be fit after recovering from a concussion.

On the Newcastle side, Joe Willock's absence until mid-September due to a pre-season injury is a setback for Eddie Howe's plans.


While City's starts in recent seasons have been less than spectacular, their home advantage remains formidable. Newcastle's progress notwithstanding, prevailing against City on their own ground remains a tall order. Despite their improvements, Newcastle has yet to breach City's defences in recent encounters.

In light of these factors, a closely contested match is expected. Considering the context, a 2-1 victory in favour of Manchester City seems to be the likely outcome.

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