Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City LIVE: Pep Guardiola makes two changes from the team that beat Arsenal with Phil Foden and Aymeric Laporte returning at the City Ground

Follow Sportsmail’s live blog for the Premier League clash between Nottingham Forest and Manchester City, with coverage from Max Mathews. 

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Will the home crowd be going home happy tonight? We’ll find out in about half an hour…

Forest boss Steve Cooper watched City’s clash with Aston Villa on Sunday. What has he learnt?

For City, Laporte replaces Ake at the back, while Phil Foden replaces Riyad Mahrez on the right wing.

Both Ake and Mahrez are probably being rested for the midweek Champions League game. Otherwise, it’s as you were!

For Forest, several changes. Injured centre back Willy Boly and Scott McKenna are out for the foreseeable, so Felipe and Joe Worrall come in.

Danilo and Jonjo Shelvey add steel in midfield in place of Gustavo Scarpa and Orel Mangala, with Jack Colback also in for striker Chris Wood.

That will see Colback in central midfield, with Morgan Gibbs-White and Brennan Johnson up top.

TEAM NEWS: Manchester City


XI | Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Bernardo, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Gundogan (C), Foden, Grealish, Haaland

SUBS | Ortega Moreno, Phillips, Ake, Alvarez, Gomez, Akanji, Mahrez, Palmer, Lewis#ManCity | @HaysWorldwide

TEAM NEWS: Nottingham Forest

Your #NFFC side to take on @ManCity this afternoon! 💪

Throwing it back!

Love a throwback highlights video, me.

Team news will be dropping imminently, by the way…

Jason Lee ⚽️⚽️
Steve Stone ⚽️

Throwing it back to our 3-0 win against City in September 1995! ⏪

What’s happening in the early kick-off?!

I don’t think it’s a spoiler to tell you the Premier League title chasers Arsenal are a goal down! 

Bukayo Saka had cancelled out Ollie Watkins’ opener but Philippe Coutinho put Unai Emery’s side ahead again against the Spanish boss’ former side.

Want to keep up with the action from that match? Click the link below to follow LIVE with Sportsmail’s very own, the inimitable Sam Brookes.

A plum occasion for Ake

It’s Nathan Ake’s birthday today! Can the City defender mark it with a goal and/or clean sheet? 

I certainly hope so, he’s in my FPL team. Plenty more FPL chat coming this way for sure.

Happy Birthday, @NathanAke! 🥳

Let's take a look at our #6️⃣'s best moments so far! 💙

Good afternoon – today, Nottingham Forest host Manchester City in the Premier League.

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