Premier League champions Manchester City take on Sheffield United tonight as they look to keep their dwindling title hopes alive.
City drew with Crystal Palace over the weekend and are now 16 points behind leaders Liverpool.
Pep Guardiola’s side have won on their last five visits to Yorkshire but take on a Sheffield United side tonight who have been superb this season.
Sheffield United vs Man City: Date and kick-off time
The Premier League tie will be held on Tuesday, January 21 and will kick-off at 7:30pm UK time.
City beat United 2-0 at the Etihad last month thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne.
City’s last trip to Bramall Lane ended in defeat following a 2-1 FA Cup loss in January 2008.
Sheffield United vs Man City: TV channel and live stream
The match will be shown live on BT Sport 2 with their coverage starting at 7pm.
If you’re an EE phone customer, you can watch it for free. EE customers can sign up for a three-month FREE trial to BT Sport – simply text SPORT to 150.
This will allow you to watch on your phone, with casting available to your TV though the service.
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Sheffield United vs Man City: Team news
Sheffield United will check on the fitness of David McGoldrick after the striker missed Saturday’s draw at Arsenal with a foot injury.
Mo Besic is pushing for a starting place after impressing as a substitute in recent matches. It would be the on-loan Everton midfielder’s full Premier League debut for the Blades.
City will give fitness tests to John Stones and Benjamin Mendy.
Centre-back Stones suffered a leg injury in the latter stages against Palace and left-back Mendy has been experiencing muscular fatigue.
Sheffield United vs Man City: Match stats
- Sheffield United have faced Man City more often without victory in the Premier League than they have versus any other side (7 – D3 L4).
- Man City are looking to win three consecutive away league games against Sheffield United for the first time since a run of four between 1905 and 1908.
- Manchester City have won each of their last five Premier League games in Yorkshire, as many as they had in their previous 20 in the county in the top-flight (W5 D6 L9).
- Man City lost their last evening kick-off in the Premier League, 2-3 against Wolves. They’ve not lost consecutive games kicking off at 7pm or later in the competition since April 2007.
- Sheffield United have won just one of their last 15 league games against reigning top-flight champions (D3 L11), losing their last five in a row without scoring. Their only victory in that run was at home to Leeds in April 1993 (2-1).
- Manchester City have kept just two clean sheets in their last 13 Premier League games, with one of those against Sheffield United at the Etihad.
- Three of Sheffield United’s six Premier League defeats this season have come against teams starting the day in the top-three of the division, losing all three without scoring.
- Manchester City have scored 33 away Premier League goals in 11 games on the road this season at an average of three per game – in English top-flight history, only one team have averaged more goals per game away from home in a season, with Preston North End scoring 35 in 11 games in 1888-89 (3.2 on average).
- Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck has scored five league goals this season – his most in a single season in English football. His five goals this campaign are more than he managed in 86 appearances across 2017-18 and 2018-19 for the Blades (four).
- Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero has scored five goals in two Premier League appearances in January – one more than he managed in 11 appearances this season across September, October, November and December (four goals).