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Team News: Kevin De Bruyne on bench for Manchester City

British record signing Kevin De Bruyne is on the bench for Manchester City for their Premier League match at Crystal Palace

British record signing Kevin De Bruyne is on the bench for Manchester City for this afternoon's Premier League match at Crystal Palace.

City boss Manuel Pellegrini has resisted the temptation to throw the former Wolfsburg man straight into his starting team, despite the absence of David Silva, with Samir Nasri instead preferred.

Raheem Sterling has been left out of the squad as a precaution after picking up a knock, but Wilfried Bony returns from injury to partner Sergio Aguero in attack.

In defence, Bacary Sagna has shaken off an ankle knock sustained while on international duty for France to start at right-back, while new arrival Nicolas Otamendi has to settle for a place alongside De Bruyne on the bench.

For Palace, there are three changes as Martin Kelly and Brede Hangeland replace injured pair Joel Ward and Damien Delaney in defence, while Yannick Bolasie comes in for the absent Connor Wickham up front.

Mile Jedinak is fit enough only for a place on the bench after a hamstring problem, while Fraizer Campbell also returns as a substitute.

Crystal Palace: McCarthy; Kelly, Dann, Hangeland, Souare; McArthur, Cabaye; Zaha, Puncheon, Sako; Bolasie
Subs: Hennessey, Mariappa, Jedinak, Lee, Mutch, Gayle, Campbell

Manchester City: Hart; Sagna, Kompany, Mangala, Kolarov; Fernandinho, Toure, Nasri, Navas; Bony, Aguero
Subs: Caballero, Demichelis, Otamendi, Garcia, Roberts, Iheanacho, De Bruyne

See Sports Mole's prediction for the game below.

Follow minute-by-minute commentary of the match on Sports Mole here.

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Sunday's key events

· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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