Why Jack Grealish is missing for Manchester City vs Newcastle

An explanation for Jack Grealish’ absence on Sunday has been provided.

Manchester City are set to face off with Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon in the day’s final Premier League kick-off.

City have an excellent record against the Magpies and just last season netted nine and conceded zero in their two meetings.

Pep Guardiola was keen to play down his side’s previous results against Newcastle ahead of this weekend though:

“What happened in the past is the past. If you’ve had bad results in the past it means nothing,” he said. “Newcastle is a project not just for one or two seasons. We’ve seen in this window everyone spends a lot. I think they are here to stay here.

“Nobody has the secret to success in world football. Not even City. One of the good things this club has is that we’re aligned with the hierarchy, the way we wanna play and the players we buy. It doesn’t mean that having the same idea means success, for many reasons.”

Despite this, Man City are still expected to pick up a win vs Eddie Howe and co.

One man who will not be featuring vs Newcastle is Jack Grealish. Grealish has been a regular feature for City in the early stages of the campaign but did not even make the squad on Sunday:

An explanation for Grealish’s absence has since been provided, however. As per Man City: “Jack Grealish is an absentee as a result of a knock he picked up in that Bournemouth win.”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.

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