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Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City (Premier League): Match Preview, Team News, Head to Head, How to Watch



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Manchester City can continue their pursuit of the Premier League title with a win over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Sunday afternoon.

Pep Guardiola’s side can secure a fourth Premier League title in as many years with five wins from their remaining five games, with Manchester City bidding to become the first club in history to achieve such a feat.

Manchester City extended their unbeaten run to 30 matches with a 0-4 win over Brighton on Thursday evening, after a brace from Phil Foden and goals from both Kevin De Bruyne and Julian Alvarez.

The Sky Blues visit Nottingham Forest on Sunday with an opportunity to shatter Liverpool’s title ambitions, with Jurgen Klopp’s side one point behind Manchester City despite having played two more matches.

City dropped points at the City Ground last season however, when Erling Haaland’s goal was cancelled out by a late effort from Chris Wood.

Manchester City were victorious in the reverse fixture in February, winning 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium after goals from Haaland and Foden.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are amidst a relegation fight, and have won just one of their last nine Premier League game ahead of Sunday’s clash at the City Ground.

Match Details

Manchester City’s visit to Nottingham Forest will take place on Sunday 28th April at the City Ground, with kick-off scheduled for 16:30 BST.

Team News

Guardiola and Manchester City welcomed striker Erling Haaland back to first-team training on Friday ahead of this weekend’s visit to Nottingham, after the Norwegian missed the Blues’ victories over both Chelsea and Brighton due to injury.

Nottingham Forest are set to be without duo Wily Boly and Taiwo Awoniyi this weekend, as Espirito Santo looks to take vital points from the Sky Blues on Sunday.

Head to Head

Nottingham Forest will face Manchester City for a 104th time on Sunday, with the first meeting between the two teams having taken place in December 1899, where City suffered a 0-2 defeat.

Manchester City have won 42, drawn 28 and lost 33 of the 103 previous meetings, scoring 160 goals and conceding 142.

City haven’t completed the league double over Nottingham Forest since 2000, and the Reds have lost only three of the past 16 top-flight meetings between the two teams.


  • Pep Guardiola will become the 19th manager to take charge of 300 Premier League games on Sunday afternoon.
  • Manchester City haven’t lost on three consecutive trips to Midlands since 2008.
  • Nuno Espirito Santo has won three of his last five Premier League encounters with Manchester City, and has lost just one of his four home top-flight matches against Guardiola.
  • Nottingham Forest have won just one of their last nine Premier League games but are unbeaten in their last three at the City Ground.
  • Morgan Gibbs-White has scored two goals and assisted two in his last three Premier League home matches.

How To Watch

Viewers in the United Kingdom will be able to watch Manchester City’s visit to the City Ground live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event.

Viewers elsewhere in the world can find out how to watch here!

You can also follow the match on the City Xtra Youtube Channel via our live WatchAlong show!