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Watch Live: Stoke City vs. Manchester City (Lineups, Live Stream)

Manchester City v Sunderland - Premier League

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Sunderland at Etihad Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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Manchester City head to Stoke City on Saturday (Watch live, 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports) as Pep Guardiola gets stuck into this first away day in the Premier League.

All of the talk ahead of the game has been about Guardiola’s decision to bench Joe Hart and the new Man City manager told the media on Friday that Hart can leave if he wants to.


Mark Hughes and Stoke beat Man City comfortably in December last season with Mark Arnautovic and Xherdan Shaqiri ripping City apart. The Potters will make it an intimidating atmosphere for Guardiola on a wet, windy afternoon in Stoke.

In team news Stoke bring in Joe Allen for his full debut, while Man City once again start with Willy Caballero in goal and Pablo Zabaleta comes in at right back with Jesus Navas starting out wide.


Stoke City: Given; Bardsley, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters; Imbula, Whelan; Bojan, Allen, Arnautovic; Diouf. Subs: Haugaard; Muniesa, Adam, Walters, Cameron, Crouch, Ramadan

Manchester City: Caballero; Zabaleta, Stones, Otamendi, Kolarov; Fernandinho, Silva; Sterling, De Bruyne, Navas; Aguero. Subs: Hart, Fernando, Nolito, Delph, Clichy, Iheanacho, Maffeo

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