Man City v Newcastle preview

Date published: Friday 16th August 2013 4:25

Defender Matija Nastasic is missing due to an ankle injury but is expected to return to training next week.

New signings Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic could make their debuts.

Newcastle new boy Loic Remy is a confirmed absentee for their trip to the Etihad Stadium.

The Frenchman has been suffering from a nagging calf problem since linking up with the Magpies in the summer, and boss Alan Pardew has admitted it may take until the end of the month to clear.

Jonas Gutierrez could come into contention after making good progress from a hamstring complaint, and Pardew does not expect any new injury concerns.

The match is live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 7pm.

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Man City v Newcastle preview

Date published: Friday 18th November 2011 9:01

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will be monitored ahead of kick off, but a groin injury aggravated on international duty is not thought serious.

Midfielder Owen Hargreaves has recovered from a minor calf problem but will not be considered due to a lack of match fitness.

Captain Vincent Kompany returns from suspension but Carlos Tevez, still absent without permission, is out of contention.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will once again be without key midfielder Cheik Tiote.

The Ivory Coast international is close to a return after a knee problem, but is unlikely to do so before next weekend’s visit to Manchester United, while French midfielder Sylvain Marveaux is expected to be sidelined for an extended period as he prepares to undergo groin surgery.

Leon Best (groin) and Gabriel Obertan (infected toe) are also doubts, although striker Shola Ameobi should be available after shaking off a hamstring injury and could be joined in the squad by younger brother Sammy, who yesterday signed a new three-and-a-half year contract.

Man City (from): Hart, Richards, Kolarov, Kompany, Lescott, Y Toure, De Jong, Milner, Barry, Silva, Balotelli, Dzeko, Aguero, Savic, Clichy, Johnson, Zabaleta, Nasri, K Toure, Pantilimon.

Newcastle (from): Krul, Elliot, Simpson, R. Taylor, Santon, Ferguson, Coloccini, S. Taylor, Perch, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Gosling, Guthrie, Ben Arfa, Abeid, Vuckic, Smith, Ba, Shola Ameobi, Lovenkrands, Sammy Ameobi.

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