Newcastle NEW Krafth (25'), Joelinton (Pen 45+6), Willock (62')
3-4 FT
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Man City MCI Cancelo (39'), Torres (42', 64', 66')
Premier League Gameweek 36
May 14, 2021 KO: 19:00

Newcastle - Man City

St. James' Park Newcastle upon Tyne
Referee: Kevin Friend
Krafth 25'  
  39' Cancelo
  42' Torres
Joelinton (Pen) 45+6  
Willock 62'  
  64' Torres
  66' Torres

Match preview

De Bruyne to miss for the champions – How Man City could line up against Newcastle

Kevin De Bruyne is unlikely to be risked as he carries a knock ahead of Man City’s clash with Newcastle.

Pep Guardiola’s Man City side will get the all familiar guard of honour treatment on Friday when they walk out onto the pitch for the first time as newly crowned Premier League champions.

City have dominated the Premier League since November, winning 22 of their 27 games since defeat against Tottenham.

With the league wrapped up and the Champions League final to come in just over two weeks’ time, key players are unlikely to be risked for the remaining three league games.

The biggest of those is Kevin De Bruyne, with the Belgian missing last week’s defeat to Chelsea due to a minor knock.

City played a three-man defence in that clash, but are likely to revert back to their usual four. Nathan Ake could keep his place alongside Aymeric Laporte, allowing Ruben Dias to take a step back.

Oleksandr Zinchenko and Joao Cancelo should take up the full-back positions, while Fernandinho could come back into the midfield.

Further forward, Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva should join the midfield having both started the Chelsea clash from the bench, with Silva going unused.

Sergio Aguero took a disastrous penalty in that defeat and could be dropped for the trip to St. James’ Park – though not necessarily as a result of the failed Panenka spot kick – in favour of Gabriel Jesus.

Phil Foden has continued to receive plaudits for what has been his most involved and most productive season of senior football and should be rewarded with a spot in the coronation queue.

Rounding out the side could be Riyad Mahrez, who was also unused against Chelsea, recognising a brilliant back half of the season that sees him sitting on five goals and three assists in his last 10 games for club and country.

The Algerian hasn’t actually played in the Premier League for nearly a month, being prioritised for the Champions League semi-finals against PSG – and to good effect – scoring three of City’s four goals across the two legs.

City’s champagne moment can finally take off, but they would be forgiven for already having one eye on the Estadio do Dragao at the end of the month.

Man City starting XI versus Newcastle

City - Football tactics and formations

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  Average Match Rating  
6.2
  Home  
7.4
6.0
  Away  
7.2
6.1
  Total  
7.3

Match statistics

Newcastle
Statistics
Man City
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
5
16
Draws
5
0
Losses
10
4
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
22
38
Goals Per Game
1.10
1.90
More > 2.5 Goals
10
10
More > 3 Goals
5
2
Scored First in a Match
8
13
Scored Both Halves
3
6
Won More > 1 Goal
2
9
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
34
15
Did Not Score
8
2
Both Teams Scored
11
9
Kept Clean Sheet
2
9
Won Without Conceding
1
9
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
527
828
Possession
39
62
Passes
341
659
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
11
15
Shots on Target
4.00
5.20
Goals out of Shots
0.09
0.15
Crosses
19
17
Offsides
1.61
1.56
Penalties
0.00
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.10
0.45
Tackles Won
8.05
7.45
Clearances
22
10
Interceptions
8.75
8.60
Own Goals
0.05
0.00
Aerials Won
17
11
Total Shots Conceded
16
7.35
Shots on Target Conceded
5.30
2.94
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.12
0.13
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
9.65
Yellow Cards
1.80
1.25
Red Cards
0.05
0.05

Injuries

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