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|Newcastle Vs Mancity 27/12/2017 20:45 by ogododo: 6:06pm On Dec 25, 2017|
Manchester City have all but wrapped up the Premier League title at the halfway stage, holding a 13-point lead after 19 games.
Never in top-flight history has a team earned such an advantage at such a stage and struggling Newcastle United are the next team to try and stop them.
Rafael Benitez earned a first win in 10 games with a 3-2 victory at London Stadium but could still end the year in the relegation zone should results go against them.
Newcastle earned their first win since October but are looking to bring two players back into his side.
Mikel Merino and Isaac Hayden are suffering with knocks but could feature on Wednesday against the runaway Premier League champions-elect.
Much like the Newcastle pair, John Stones could return for Manchester City if passed fit after a hamstring injury.
Phil Foden (ankle) is out for the foreseeable, joining long-term absentee Benjamin Mendy (ACL) on the sidelines.
Newcastle starting XI: Elliot; Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Manquillo; Ritchie, Saivet, Diame, Atsu; Gayle, Joselu
Manchester XI starting XI:Ederson; Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Delph; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva; Sterling, Jesus, Sane
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