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Dec 27, 2017 at 7.45pm UK at St James' Park
Attendance: 52,311
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Team News: David Silva not involved as Manchester City face Newcastle United

Team News: David Silva absent for City at Newcastle
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David Silva is not in the Manchester City squad for their Premier League game away at Newcastle United on Wednesday night.

David Silva has not made the Manchester City matchday squad for their Premier League game away at Newcastle United on Wednesday night.

The 31-year-old returned for the 4-0 win over Bournemouth last time out but does not feature at St James' Park amid reports of having travelled back to Spain due to personal issues.

Pep Guardiola has made three changes from the Cherries game, with Silva, Fabian Delph and Leroy Sane replaced by Danilo, Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan.

Meanwhile, Rafael Benitez has made five changes to the Newcastle starting XI from the 3-2 win over West Ham United last Saturday.

Rolando Aarons makes his first Premier League start of the season, while Paul Dummett returns to action after an injury absence of more than four months.

Chancel Mbemba, Jacob Murphy and Jonjo Shelvey are also drafted in, with Ciaran Clark, Christian Atsu, Henri Saivet, Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gayle making way.

Newcastle United: Elliot; Mbemba, Lascelles, Dummett; Yedlin, Shelvey, Diame, Manquillo; Murphy, Aarons; Joselu
Subs: Darlow, Clark, Merino, Atsu, Ritchie, Perez, Gayle

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Danilo; Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Gundogan; Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero
Subs: Bravo, Mangala, Sane, Adarabioyo, Jesus, Toure, Diaz

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Saturday's key events


TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

SWIMMING
· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

ATHLETICS
· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

SAILING
· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

TENNIS
· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

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