Manchester City vs Norwich City confirmed lineups as Grealish starts EPL 2021-2022 season

Manchester City welcome newly promoted Norwich to the Etihad in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Pep Guardiola’s side endured the worst possible start to their title defence with a 1-0 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, with Son Heung-min’s curled effort settling a tense affair.

The match was, of course, dominated by speculation around Harry Kane’s potential move but with Daniel Levy refusing to budge on his valuation of the striker, Gabriel Jesus remains the only outright forward in Guardiola’s squad.

Norwich found little joy on their return to the top flight, suffering a 3-0 defeat against Liverpool, and their run of fixtures is hardly letting up, with this match followed by meetings with Leicester and Arsenal.

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodri, Gundogan, Grealish, Bernardo, Jesus, Torres

Subs: Sterling, Mendy, Steffen, Zinchenko, Aké, Palmer, Doyle, Luiz Rosa, Mahrez

Norwich XI: Krul; Aarons, Hanley, Gibson, Giannoulis; Gilmour, Rupp, Lees-Melou; Rashica, Pukki, Cantwell

Subs: Gunn, Dowell, Tzolis, Sorensen, Mclean, Sargent, Mumba, Idah, Omobamidele.

Phil Foden remains sidelined due to a foot injury, however, there is better news regarding Ilkay Gundogan, whose shoulder problem is far less serious than first feared and the midfielder should be available for selection. Kevin de Bruyne started on the bench against Tottenham but should return to the first XI, while Jack Grealish will make his second Premier League appearance for the club.

Norwich are without Sam Byram due to a thigh injury while there are doubts over Onel Hernandez, Jordan Hugill and Przemyslaw Placheta.


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