Sheffield United v Manchester City: match preview

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Some are already describing this fixture as the Blades verses the blunts, as Manchester City will be without both Sergio Agüero and Gabriel Jesus, meaning Raheem Sterling is likely to be the central attacker. City have too many quality players to be completely blunted, although it is true that the points might have been shared last season but for Agüero coming on from the bench to provide a late winner. Sheffield United badly need to add to their solitary point before the international break, and after City they are away at Chelsea next. Paul Wilson

Saturday 12.30pm BT Sport 1

Venue Bramall Lane

Last season Sheffield United 0 Manchester City 1

Odds H 9-1 A 1-3 D 5-1

Referee Michael Oliver

This season G6 Y15 R1 2.66 cards/game

SHEFFIELD UNITED

Subs from Verrips, Foderingham, Bogle, Lowe, McGoldrick, Rodwell, Sharp, Lundstram, Jagielka, Burke, Robinson

Doubtful None

Injured Fleck (back, 28 Nov), Mousset (toe, Dec), Moore (finger, unknown), O’Connell (knee, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y9 R1

Form LLLLDL

Leading scorers Berge, McGoldrick, Sharp 1

MANCHESTER CITY

Subs from Steffen, Carson, García, Doyle, Harwood-Bellis, Delap, Palmer, Zinchenko, Gündogan, Stones, Bernabe, Silva, Aké, Jesus

Doubtful Jesus, Aké (both match fitness)

Injured Fernandinho (leg, 21 Nov), Mendy (knee, 21 Nov), Aguero (hamstring, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y9 R0

Form WLDWD

Leading scorers Foden, Sterling 2