- Manchester City vs Brentford Premier League clash will be staged at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, February 9
- The encounter will see City push for victory to cement their place on the summit of the EPL standings
- The English champions will be without Gabriel Jesus for the tie while Christian Eriksen will have to wait a little longer for his Brentford debut
Man City vs Brentford Premier League clash will see Pep Guardiola's charges push to continue with their hot form.
The Premier League clash set for Wednesday night, February 9, comes just days after City demolished Fulham 4-1 in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
The reigning English champions will therefore be keen to build on the momentum, with a win over the Bees enough to cement their place on the summit of the standings.
City currently top the charts with 56 points, nine ahead of second-placed Liverpool who will be playing Leicester in their own clash.
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Man City team news
Gabriel Jesus is perhaps the one big name missing for Man City ahead of their meeting with Brentford at Etihad Stadium.
That implies that Pep Guardiola has largely a clean bill of health to work with as he attempts to extend his side’s lead atop the Premier League to 12 points.
The Spaniard has also played down any problem with summer signing Jack Grealish who was involved in mayhem at a Manchester bar.
Brentford team news
In the Brentford camp, the duo of Bryan Mbeumo and Yoane Wissa may recover in time to face the champions having missed their side's FA Cup clash with Everton.
However, not much can be said of Mathias Jorgensen, Tarique Fosu, and Julian Jeanvier.
Christian Eriksen who joined the Bees during the January transfer window is also highly unlikely to be given the green light to play just yet.
Man City: Ederson; Walker, Ruben Dias, Laporte, Joao Cancelo; Bernado Silva, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne; Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling
Brentford: Raya; Ajer, Pontus Jansson, Ethan Pinnock; Canos, Christian Norgaard, Onyeka, Jensen, Henry; Toney, Mbeumo
Man United's top-four hopes dented
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Manchester United’s hopes for a top-four finish took a stumble as they were frustrated to a 1-1 draw by bottom-side Burnley at Turf Moor on Tuesday, February 8.
Paul Pogba’s first-half goal was cancelled out by Jay Rodriguez’s clever finish past David De Gea two minutes after halftime.
It proved to be the same story for the Red Devils, who once again paid the price for their wastefulness in front of goal.