Manchester City face their first home game of the new season, as Norwich visit the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League.
Pep Guardiola will be looking for his Manchester City players to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat at Tottenham when Norwich visit the Etihad this afternoon.
City showed their lack of fitness at Tottenham, losing their opening game of the season, and will be looking to respond against newly-promoted Norwich today. The Etihad Stadium will be at full capacity for the first time in 18 months, as fans can finally return in full strength.
Guardiola confirmed that Ilkay Gundogan will be available after suffering an injury scare last week at Spurs, while Phil Foden remains out. Kevin De Bruyne is a doubt as he continues to deal with an ongoing injury issue.
Jack Grealish could make his home debut after receiving warm welcomes from City fans in his two appearances so far, while Guardiola could also start to welcome back more first-choice players as they regain fitness.
Jack Grealish is the talk of the town after a sensational season for both Aston Villa and England, captaining his boyhood club in the Premier League and becoming a key man ahead of Euro 2020
Sublime Brazilian-like ball skills. Lashings of boldness and imagination. Exceptional ability to dribble at pace. Slicked back hair. Socks at half-mast revealing shin pads the size of a postage stamp. On the field of play, Jack Grealish has no trouble standing out in a crowd.
It’s what he’s always done, even cutting a conspicuous footballing figure as an infant. Just ask long-serving Midlands talent spotter Jim Thomas, who first clapped eyes on Jack when
the Birmingham-born showstopper was just six years old. Thomas, whose list of discoveries includes Villa, Liverpool and Rangers winger Mark Walters, Manchester United wide-man Lee Sharpe and Derby County striker Dean Sturridge, still has vivid memories of that damp Sunday morning back in 2002, turning up at a park in the Shirley district of Solihull and watching open-mouthed as the kid in the oversized shirt turned on the style for Highgate United in a six-a-side encounter.