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Man City Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Huddersfield

2:00 PM SGT 19/8/18
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Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon

Manchester City will be without Kevin De Bruyne when they take on Huddersfield in Sunday's Premier League game at the Etihad Stadium.

De Bruyne will miss between two and three months with a knee injury.


As well as De Bruyne, City could also be without David Silva, who has been struggling with a hip injury in the last couple of weeks.

Danilo is still around a month from full fitness as he recovers from an ankle injury.


Neither side have any suspensions.


City could be unchanged from the team that beat Arsenal last weekend, given De Bruyne started on the bench due to a lack of playing time in pre-season, while David Silva missed out with his hip injury.

David Silva could start on Sunday but that depends on how he has trained during the week, and even then he is likely to only be fit enough for an hour.

Leroy Sane missed out at the Emirates Stadium because Pep Guardiola wanted a right-footer to cut in from the left-hand side to dovetail with Benjamin Mendy in his new role, and Raheem Sterling's good performance means he is likely to retain his place.

Sergio Aguero missed a great chance against Arsenal but Guardiola and his coaching staff were happy with his overall contribution and that could count in his favour when the Catalan decides whether to stick with the Argentine or bring in Gabriel Jesus.


Mathias Jorgensen, AKA Zanka, will miss the game with a muscle injury.

Jonathan Hogg is doubtful for the Terriers with a hip injury, but he will be assessed over the weekend.

Danny Williams is out with an ankle injury, while Erik Durm and Isaac Mpenza are lacking match fitness.


  • Man City’s last home league win against Huddersfield – and the last time they scored at home against them – was in a second division match in November 1987. It finished 10-1 to the Citizens, with three different players scoring hat-tricks (Paul Stewart, David White and Tony Adcock).
  • Thanks to their 0-0 draw at the Etihad in May, Huddersfield were the only side to stop Pep Guardiola’s Man City scoring at home in the Premier League last season.
  • Man City have failed to find the net in their last four home league meetings with Huddersfield. They’ve never gone five consecutive home league games without a goal vs a single opponent in their history.
  • Man City fired in just seven shots on target across their two Premier League games against Huddersfield last season, fewer than against any other side during the 2017-18 season.
  • Manchester City have scored in 17 of their last 18 Premier League games (47 goals in total), failing only against Huddersfield in May.
  • Huddersfield have failed to score in eight of their last 11 Premier League games, netting just once in each of the other three.
  • David Silva’s next Premier League appearance will be his 250th for Man City – the Spaniard has scored 48 goals, and provided more assists than any other player in the competition since his debut (75).


Kick off is 13:30 GMT (6:30 ET) on Sunday August 19 and will be shown on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom. It will be shown on NBC in the United States, and on various channels around the world.