Swansea City

Preview: Manchester City Vs Swansea City – Everything you need to know as the Swans take on the champions

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The Swans travel to Manchester this Sunday as they look to ruin the party of the new Premier League champions.

After what was probably the toughest week for the Citizens this season, losing three consecutive games, Pep Guardiola’s men bounced back with a 3-1 win over Spurs at Wembley last weekend.

The following day, their rivals Manchester United were shockingly defeated by West Brom at Old Trafford, which made it official – Manchester City are the 2017/2018 Premier League holders.

And Carlos Carvalhal’s team will be giving the champions a guard of honour prior to the start of the game on Sunday.

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Lower down in the table, Swansea’s 1-1 draw against Everton meant that the Swans are now winless in their last four League encounters.

After an unfortunate own goal by Kyle Naughton in the first half, Swans’ top scorer Jordan Ayew secured the point for his team 20 minutes before time.

Swans boss Carlos Carvalhal claimed their trip to City will be the most difficult game of the season during his pre-match press conference, but in many ways, his team have nothing to lose at the Etihad.

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Carlos Carvalhal’s men are up against the history books on Sunday. That’s because the Citizens have won all of their six home Premier League matches against the Swans. To add insult to injury, Pep Guardiola has never lost consecutive home games in his managerial career.

Last time Swansea and Manchester City met was in the middle of December at the Liberty. A brace from David Silva and goals from Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne, who were all included in the PFA Team of the year, secured a comfortable 4-0 victory for the Citizens.

Team news:

Renato Sanches is back to light training with some weeks to go until he is fully fit. Sam Clucas has a strong chance of being in the mix for Sunday’s clash. Luciano Narsingh is the newest addition to the treatment room alongside Wilfried Bony and Leroy Fer.

(Featured image: Matt Churchill)