Throughout the Premier League season, The Breakdown offers analysis, tactical focus, and a deeper dive into some of the best games from the best players on the planet.
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We’re back for Season 3 of Breakdown and Joe Prince-Wright will be joining you to discuss some of the things that stood out (or didn’t stand out initially) in the Premier League.
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Gap – 2022-23 Premier League season
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Manchester City vs Manchester United: Erling Haaland is ready for his Manchester derby debut when the two-time defending champions host the booming Red Devils at Etihad Stadium on Sunday (watch live, 9:00 am ET). Peacock Premium).
Haaland took over The Premier League is storming with an absurd 11 goals scored in his first seven games since (allegedly) choosing Manchester City over Manchester United before leaving Borussia Dortmund this summer.
Six weeks ago, Manchester United didn’t score a single point in their first two games, including a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of tiny Brentford, but since then, Erik ten Hag has changed course on his way to four straight wins, including a 3- 1 win over PL leaders Arsenal last time to set up this hugely intriguing showdown on Sunday.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Manchester City vs Manchester United..
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How to watch Manchester City vs Manchester United live, streaming link and start time
Start: 9am ET Sunday
Online: Stream via Peacock Premium
Key storylines and star players
Despite a couple of disappointing draws (Newcastle and Aston Villa), it was an unbeaten start to the 2022-2023 season for Manchester City, who still lead the Champions League in ball possession (66.4% per game), and also becoming an unstoppable attacking force from last season. season (14 goals in the first seven games) to this season (23). That’s not to say it was easy, as Manchester City underwent a tactical shift of their own to better exploit the big Norwegian’s poaching ability. While they’ve had to score several times this season, it highlighted a newfound spontaneity for a team that was as regimented as any in the world. Will that freedom earn Pep Guardiola his first Champions League trophy since 2011 and perhaps a third consecutive league title (and fifth in six years) to boot?
As far as Manchester United is concerned, the Ten Hag era has already been a wild rollercoaster ride, however brief. Losing in a row is one thing, but the real grievances were miserable performances. With four wins in a row, the Dutchman also settled on a midfield formation with Scott McTominay and Christian Eriksen operating in the (virtually) double center, with Bruno Fernandes being the most advanced of the three. This certainly brought defensive stability, but more importantly, this change brought out a deadly counterattacking side. Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Fernandes each scored two goals during the winning streak, with rookie Anthony also having fun on his debut. With space behind (and a proper serve from deep), Ten Hag could have his first winning formula (albeit one that doesn’t look like it at all).
Manchester City team news, injuries, squad options
OUT: Calvin Phillips (shoulder), John Stones (hamstring), Benjamin Mendy (suspension – READ MORE) | QUESTION: Aymeric Laporte (knee)
Manchester United Team News, Injuries, Squad Options
OUT: Harry Maguire (hamstring), Marcus Rashford (thigh), Brandon Williams (undisclosed), Mason Greenwood (suspension – READ MORE) | QUESTION, Donny van de Beek (knock), Martin Dubravka (knock)
Premier League Injury News: It’s time to take a look at which players could be out for Game 8 of the 2022-23 Premier League season due to injury.
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Before every game week this season, we’ll be updating this Premier League injury page with the latest news and updates, so be sure to check back regularly to see how your favorite – or least favorite – club is progressing.
Let’s take a look at the latest Premier League injury news below.
Arsenal of injury
DELETED: Emil Smith-Rowe (groin), Mohamed Elneni (thigh) | QUESTION: Thomas Partey (knee), Alexander Zinchenko (calves), Kieran Tierney (head), Cedric Soares (shin), Reiss Nelson (thigh)
Injuries at Aston Villa
Out: Diego Carlos (Achilles), Lucas Digne (ankle), Boubacar Camara (knee) | QUESTION: Matty Cash (hamstring), Cameron Archer (adductor)
OUT: David Brooks (fitness), Lloyd Kelly (knee) | QUESTIONABLE: Joseph Rothwell (thigh), Benjamin Pearson (undisclosed), Ryan Fredericks (undisclosed)
Out: Christian Norgaard (Achilles), Keane Lewis-Potter (kick) | QUESTION: Ethan Pinnock (knee)
Brighton & Hove Albion injury
NO: Yacoub Moder (knee), Enok Mwepu (illness) | QUESTION: Adam Lallana (calf)
QUESTIONS: N’Golo Kante (hamstring), Edouard Mendy (knee), Mark Cucurella (illness), Carney Chukwuemeka (illness)