Opportunity knocks in the title race for Pep Guardiola’s side this afternoon as they look to bounce back quickly from their Champions League exit.
City were bested by Real Madrid in a classic semi-final tie, meaning their wait for a first European triumph goes on.
However, their mood will have been lifted slightly by watching Liverpool drop points against Tottenham at Anfield last night, returning to the Premier League summit on goal difference only.
That result means a win for City at the Etihad Stadium today would see them go back top and three points clear of Jurgen Klopp’s quadruple-chasers with only three matches left to play this season.
Newcastle are a team reborn under Eddie Howe and will have designs on securing a top-half finish having previously been embroiled in a relegation battle.
However, the Magpies have won just one of their past 28 league matches against City and are still awaiting their first-ever victory at this venue.
They have also only taken one point from clubs occupying places in the top six so far this term.
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Man City team news
Guardiola has confirmed Kevin De Bruyne was only brought off against Madrid for tactical reasons, meaning he is fit for today’s game. Elsewhere, Kyle Walker and John Stones are both doubts.
How to watch
TV channel: In the UK, today’s game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the match online through the Sky Go app.
LIVE coverage: Get minute-by-minute updates through Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog this afternoon.
Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport’s dedicated match coverage as Manchester City host Newcastle.
Following Liverpool’s draw against Tottenham, City could tigthen their grip on the Premier League title.
Kick-off at the Etihad Stadium is at 4.30pm BST.