Manchester City vs Aston Villa – Premier League: live score updates

LIVE: Manchester City vs Aston Villa – Pep Guardiola’s men looking to go top of the Premier League with a victory at the Etihad… even if only for two hours before United kick-off

  • Manchester City host Aston Villa in the Premier League on Wednesday night
  • A win will see them climb above league leaders Leicester on goal difference  
  • Latest Premier League news, live action and results can be found here
  • Premier League table – as it stands 

Manchester City host Aston Villa on Wednesday evening knowing that a win will see them replace Leicester at the top of the Premier League on goal difference. 

Follow Sportsmail’s runner for live EPL coverage of Man City vs Aston Villa including live score, lineups and build-up.

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Wednesday’s match will be the first time Villa’s senior side have played since New Year’s Day following an outbreak of coronavirus in their squad, with the club’s only outing since then seeing their valiant youngsters knocked out of the FA Cup by a strong Liverpool side.

Just one change from their last Premier League match as Ross Barkley comes in.

Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa Ngoyo, Mings, Targett, Douglas Luiz, Barkley, Traoré, Grealish(c), McGinn, Watkins

Subs: Nakamba, Engels, Taylor, Heaton, Ramsey, Davis, Guilbert, El Ghazi, Ahmed El Mohamady

Three changes from the win over Palace as Zinchenko, Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus are replaced by Rodrigo, Cancelo and Foden.

Starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Rúben Dias, João Cancelo, De Bruyne(c), Rodrigo, Gündogan, Bernardo Silva, Sterling, Foden

Subs: Zinchenko, Mahrez, Luiz Rosa, de Jesus, Torres, Bernabé, Mendy, Steffen, García

And welcome to Sportsmail’s live coverage of Manchester City vs Aston Villa.

The home side sit three points behind league leaders Leicester but have two games in hand and can go top tonight on goal difference with a win.

Team news to follow with kick-off at the Etihad at 6pm.

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