Manchester City make the trip to Molineux to face Wolverhampton Wanderers having started the defence of their Premier League crown with victories over Arsenal and Huddersfield Town.
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Manchester City begin their Premier League title defence this afternoon with a tricky test against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
Burnley have signed goalkeeper Joe Hart from Manchester City on a two-year contract.
The English champions are looking to push on from a record-breaking campaign last time out, as they take on a Blues side embarking on a new chapter under Maurizio Sarri.
The Spaniard said the tests are to determine if they will be available for Monday’s English Premier League game at Stoke City.
The ties will be played in the weeks of January 8 and January 22, with the first legs played at the Etihad Stadium and Stamford Bridge respectively
The Nigerian youngster is tipped for big things at Manchester City with previous Blues’ boss Manuel Pellegrini and now Guardiola showing faith in his ability by giving him first-team game time.
Guardiola’s warnings that he would need time to adapt to the style of English football at that point seemed to be unnecessary modesty, but now it looks like realism with City having floundered in recent months
Sean Dyche’s side grabbed a point against Manchester United when they visited Old Trafford. It was frustrating for Jose Mourinho’s side as Tom Heaton’s heroics in front of the goal made sure the match ended in a goalless draw
Palace lost their last game 3-2 against Burnley and will be without goalkeeper Steve Mandanda, who is out for two weeks with injury. The Eagles scored two goals against Liverpool in the previous game but are unable to keep the ball off the back of their net, something Pardew has to drill into his players
However, after an uneventful opening 20 minutes, which saw Ilkay Gundogan volley wide with the only chance of the early stages, City began to find their feet and exploit the spaces that were beginning to open up
After Pep Guardiola endured his worst winless run of his managerial career, his City side came bursting back into form with a 4-0 victory against West Brom last Saturday, before stunning Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday with a 3-1 win
The dominant visitors had a strong penalty appeal turned down after Sanchez looked to have been brought down before Jermain Defoe equalised from the spot after keeper Petr Cech had fouled Duncan Watmore
The Citizens have gone six games without a win, including a heavy defeat against Barcelona in the Champions League and a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United in the fourth round of the EFL Cup.
Barcelona lie two points ahead of City in Group C following the Blues’ draw with Celtic last time out.
Vincent Kompany and Kevin De Bruyne made the cut, while Bacary Sagna and Fabian Delph were the key absentees from the senior ranks
De Bruyne dragged another sight of goal wide moments later before the hosts finally created their first golden chance of the contest when Silva was tripped by Everton skipper Phil Jagielka inside the penalty area.
Manchester City are still sitting pretty at the top of the table, but the difference between the teams below them has been marginalised, with Tottenham trailing them by only a point and Arsenal in third by a difference of only two. They will be looking to get back to winning ways against Everton, who started the season brightly but have flattered in their last two fixtures
The Argentina international has hit the ground running under Pep Guardiola by scoring nine goals in his first five games, including two hat-tricks with just a month of the season played
The originally-scheduled match at the Etihad Stadium was called off shortly before kickoff due to bad weather – officials deciding that it was unsafe to proceed with supporters and players’ safety in mind
The visitors made sure of the points in the 86th minute when Iheanacho, having passed up the chance to score himself after taking the ball too wide of Given, delivered a low cross into Nolito and the Spanish international fired home for his first Premier League goal since arriving from Celta Vigo