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Man City vs Newcastle: Starting XIs for EPL clash confirmed



Pep Guardiola plays the rotation game against Newcastle United.

The first is enforced, as Kevin de Bruyne’s injury woes deepen, meaning Mateo Kovacic comes into midfield.

Bernardo Silva is replaced in a straight swap with Jack Grealish, while Ruben Dias is preferred to Nathan Ake at the back.

Then there’s a first Premier League start for new boy Josko Gvardiol as Rico Lewis drops down to the bench.

Worth noting Lewis is one of five players 21 or younger named among Man City’s substitutes.

Newcastle team news – Toon unchanged from Villa win
Team to play Manchester City: Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Tonali, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Isak, Gordon.

Subs: Dubravka, Lascelles, Wilson, Ritchie, Targett, Barnes, Livramento, Anderson, Longstaff.

Manchester City team news – four changes from Burnley opener
Team to play Newcastle: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Gvardiol, Akanji, Kovacic, Rodri, Grealish, Foden, Alvarez, Haaland.

Subs: Ortega, Phillips, Ake, Gomez, Perrone, Bobb, Palmer, Lewis, McAtee.