Newcastle United host the reigning Premier League champions Manchester City in England's top flight on Sunday afternoon.
This Middle East backed duo are the only two teams in England's top flight yet to concede a goal. While Newcastle opened their campaign with a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest followed by a stalemate against Brighton, City have rattled in six unanswered goals across meetings with West Ham and Bournemouth.
Here's everything you need to know about the meeting between this pair.
Where are Newcastle vs Manchester City playing?
- Location: Newcastle, England
- Stadium: St James' Park
- Date: Sunday 21 August
- Kick-off Time: 16:30 BST / 11:30 EST / 08:30 PST
- VAR: Peter Bankes
- Referee: Jarred Gillett
Where can you watch Newcastle vs Manchester City in the UK?
Channel: Sky Sports Main Event
Channel: Sky Sports Premier League
Channel: Sky Ultra HD
Streaming Service: NOW TV
Streaming Service: Sky Go
Broadcast Time: 16:00 (BST)
Where can you watch Newcastle vs Manchester City in The United States?
Channel: NBC Universo
Streaming Service: NBC Sports
Streaming Service: Peacock Premium
Broadcast Time EST: 11:30
Broadcast Time PST: 08:30
Where can you watch Newcastle vs Manchester City in Canada?
Streaming Service: fuboTV
Broadcast Time (EST): 11:30
Where can you watch Newcastle vs Manchester City Highlights?
Channel: Sky Sports Football
Channel: BBC Match of the Day 2
Stream: Sky Sports Football YouTube channel
H2H Results (Last Five Games)
Newcastle: 0 Wins
Manchester City: 5 Wins
Current Form (Last Five Games)
Manchester City: WWLWW
Newcastle team news
Aside from Jonjo Shelvey - who isn't expected to feature until the winter World Cup has concluded - Newcastle's treatment room is peppered with players on the verge of a return.
Federico Fernandez and Jamal Lewis have been gently eased into training but aren't quite back up to full match sharpness. The fullbacks Emil Krafth and Matt Targett missed last weekend's trip to Brighton with minor hamstring injuries they have a chance of shaking off by the time Sunday rolls around.
Ryan Fraser was also unavailable for the south coast sojourn after suffering from back spasms in the days leading up to the game.
Newcastle predicted lineup vs Manchester City
Newcastle Starting 11: Pope; Trippier, Botman, Schar, Burn; Willock, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Wilson, Saint-Maximin.
Bench: Dubravka, Dummett, Lascelles, Ritchie, Manquillo, Wood, Murphy, Anderson, Longstaff.
Manchester City team news
Kalvin Phillips is yet to make a start for his new side and missed out on the squad which swept Bournemouth aside last weekend while nursing what Pep Guardiola described as "some niggles". A slight knock prevented Cole Palmer from featuring as well but the duo are expected to be available again this weekend.
Aymeric Laporte faces a longer wait for his return from knee surgery, with a reintegration pencilled in for September.
Manchester City predicted lineup vs Newcastle
Manchester City Starting 11: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Haaland, Foden
Bench: Ortega, Stones, Grealish, Alvarez, Bernardo, Delap, Phillips, Palmer, Wilson-Esbrand
Newcastle vs Manchester City score prediction
In years to come, if Newcastle's controversial owners follow the template City's hardly pious hierarchy have implemented, this may be a title-deciding fixture.
However, in the sodden conclusion to the scorching summer of 2022, City are favourites to extend their five-game Premier League winning run against the newly-monied Magpies.
Prediction: Newcastle 0-3 Manchester City