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Sheffield United vs Manchester City (Premier League): Match Preview, Team News, Head to Head, How To Watch



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Manchester City will look to continue their winning start to the season when they face Sheffield United on Sunday afternoon.

The Sky Blues are one of only three teams to have won their opening two Premier League matches of the campaign, with Manchester City having beaten Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium last weekend courtesy of Julian Alvarez’s first-half strike.

Manchester City travel to Bramall Lane to face newly-promoted Sheffield United this weekend, although the Blades have lost their opening two matches of the campaign, suffering defeat to both Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest.

Pep Guardiola will be absent from the dugout on Sunday afternoon after undergoing emergency back surgery in midweek, leaving assistant manager Juanma Lillo to take charge of the treble-winners until after next month’s international break.

A new face will also be amongst the squad this weekend, with Jeremy Doku potentially set to make his Manchester City and Premier League debut, having completed a £55.4 million move from Rennes.

James McAtee, who spent the previous campaign at Bramall Lane, could feature against his former club having been part of the Manchester City squad for both of the Blues’ opening Premier League matches.

Fixture Details

Manchester City’s visit to Sheffield United will take place on Sunday 27th August, with kick-off at Bramall Lane scheduled for 14:00 BST.

Team News

Manchester City are expected to welcome Bernardo Silva back to the matchday squad after the 29-year-old missed the matches against both Sevilla and Newcastle due to illness.

Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones both remain sidelined, while Joao Cancelo is set to be absent from the Manchester City first-team squad ahead of an imminent transfer to Barcelona.

As previously mentioned, Pep Guardiola will also be absent from the Manchester City team after the 52-year-old underwent emergency surgery for a back problem on Tuesday.

Jeremy Doku, who will wear the number 11 shirt, has been registered prior to the deadline and could make his Manchester City debut at Bramall Lane.

Head To Head

Manchester City are unbeaten against the Yorkshire club since 2008 and successfully overcame the Blades in the Emirates FA Cup semi-finals last season, winning 3-0 at Wembley Stadium courtesy of a Riyad Mahrez hat-trick.

The Blues’ last three Premier League victories over Sheffield United have been by a 1-0 scoreline, with Kyle Walker scoring the winning goal the last time Manchester City visited Bramall Lane.

Of the previous 126 meetings between the two teams; Manchester City have won 54, drawn 34 and lost 38 of the matches, scoring 210 goals and conceding 184.

How To Watch

For viewers in the United Kingdom, you can watch Manchester City’s trip to Bramall Lane on Sky Sports Main Event or Sky Sports Premier League.

For fans living elsewhere, you can find complete TV listings here

You can also join us on the official City Xtra YouTube channel live pre-match, throughout the game and post-match, along with thousands of other Manchester City fans from around the world, with the live watchalong!