Manchester City had to work extra hard to defeat Crystal Palace with a brilliant second half from Erling Haaland, author of a hat-trick. For date 5 of the Premier League, Manchester City returns to the Etihad Stadium to receive the newly promoted Nottingham Forest. Here we tell you the possible lineups for the match.
Haaland was the hero of the ‘Skyblues’ in the last match against ‘Palace’ with three goals for the 4-2 victory. Thanks to the turnaround, he was able to reach 10 points in the tournament to position himself as the escort of the leader Arsenal. Pep Guardiola will not rotate, although he will make some changes for this new Premier League match.
Forest are enjoying their return to the Premier League after several years of absence. However, in their last match, they were unable to beat Tottenham at home and lost 2-0. Thus, they reached their second defeat in the competition, which puts them in 14th place in the standings. For this reason, coach Steve Cooper is thinking about some variations.
The last match between Manchester City and Nottingham Forest dates back to the FA Cup 2008-09, where the ‘Forest’ team won 3-0 as visitors. Now, things are different for this new clash, which you can enjoy live on Star+.
LINE-UPS FOR THE MATCH
MANCHESTER CITY’S POSSIBLE 11
Despite the praise he had for Julián Álvarez in the press conference, Pep Guardiola will continue to leave the Argentine on the substitutes’ bench. Thus, Manchester City will start Ederson Moraes: Kyle Walker, Rúben Dias, Nathan Ake, Joao Cancelo; Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Ilkay Gündogan; Riyad Mahrez, Erling Haaland and Phil Foden.
NOTTINGHAM FOREST’S POSSIBLE 11
Cooper is also thinking about variations. Renan Lodi, his most recent signing, would integrate the bench for the first time, while there would be a debut in this starting lineup. Nottingham Forest will go to the Etihad with Dean Henderson; Joe Worrall, Steve Cook, Scott McKenna; Neco Williams, Ryan Yates, Remo Freuler, Harry Toffolo; Brennan Johnson, Taiwo Awoniyi and Morgan Gibbs-White.