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Manchester City vs Swansea - LIVE: What time is it, where can I watch it, channel, kick off, odds, team news

A look ahead to the Premier League game at the Etihad Stadium

Daniel Orme
Sunday 22 April 2018 16:50
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Manchester City will hope to celebrate their Premier League victory as they host Swansea City on Sunday afternoon.

Pep Guardiola’s men have already been confirmed as champions so a victory this weekend would be the perfect way to round off a fantastic week.

It is not going to be an easy task though as they come up against a Swans side still battling for survival in the Premier League.

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What time is it?

The match kicks off on Sunday at 4:30pm.

Where can I watch it?

The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.

It’s a big game for…

Swansea. Currently sitting five points clear of the relegation zone, Carlos Carvalhal’s men could extend the gap between themselves and the drop zone if they take anything from the game.

Also, with both Stoke City and Southampton not in Premier League action this weekend, it could be a real opportunity to ramp up the pressure.

Best stat…

Swansea have lost their last three games at the Etihad Stadium by the same scoreline. The Welsh outfit have fallen to a 2-1 defeat on each of their last three visits to face the Citizens.

Player to watch…

Gabriel Jesus. The Brazilian has returned from injury in great form. The 21-year-old has netted three goals in his last four games in all competitions. He also scored two in the 2-1 home win over the Swans last season.

Form Guide…

Manchester City: WWLLLW

Swansea: WDLLDD

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Hello and welcome to The Independent's live coverage of Manchester City vs Swansea City at the Etihad.

Stay with us all day as we build up to what could be a party in Manchester as City play for the first time as the new Premier League champions.

Jack Austin22 April 2018 12:42
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Team news

Manchester City: Ederson, Danilo, Kompany, Laporte, Delph, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Silva, Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva.

Subs: Bravo, Walker, Sane, Mendy, Otamendi, Toure, Foden. 

Swansea: Fabianski, Naughton, van der Hoorn, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, King, Ki, Carroll, Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew.

Subs: Abraham, Dyer, Nordfeldt, Routledge, Clucas, Bartley, Roberts. 

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Benjamin Mendy was named on the bench as Manchester City hosted Swansea in their first match since being crowned Premier League champions.

France left-back Mendy has not featured for Pep Guardiola's side since suffering knee ligament damage in September.

Top scorer Sergio Aguero and defender John Stones were absent through injury, while midfielder Fernandinho was suspended.

Ben Burrows22 April 2018 16:27
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WE'RE OFF!

Jack Austin22 April 2018 16:31
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2 mins: City, unsurprisingly, are dominating possession in the early stages. Will we see them run riot today? 

Jack Austin22 April 2018 16:34
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6 mins: City have Swansea penned into their own half and they don't look like leaving it any time soon. This could be a long day at the office for the visitors. 

Jack Austin22 April 2018 16:37
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9 mins: City have probed again. David Silva made space for Bernardo Silva, but the latter's lofted cross evades everyone.

Jack Austin22 April 2018 16:40
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11 mins: GOAL!

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Sterling pulls the ball back for David Silva who pokes home with ease! 

Jack Austin22 April 2018 16:42
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15 mins: GOAL!

MANCHESTER CITY 2-0 SWANSEA

City are just having a bit of fun today. They're flooding the wide areas to create space through the middle. Delph gets it back from a one-two with Silva and Sterling pokes home the Englishman's cross. Easy.

Jack Austin22 April 2018 16:47
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19 mins: I can't remember when Swansea last had the ball in City's half. The Premier League record win is 9-0 and City could well be aiming for that today... 

Jack Austin22 April 2018 16:50

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