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Veltman to miss Manchester City match

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All the team news and information ahead of tomorrow’s match against City, kick off 7pm.

By Charlie Hanson • 17 May 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Joel Veltman will be missing for the visit of Manchester City on Tuesday.

Albion not only welcome this season's Premier League champions Manchester City on Tuesday evening, but just under 8000 supporters will also be in attendance for the final home match of the campaign.

With Graham Potter's team's Premier League status secured, the aim is to now exceed last season's record points tally [41], but with 38 points to their name with two to play, Albion will need at least a point against City ahead of Sunday's trip to Arsenal if they want to achieve that feat.

Both teams face a quick turnaround from matches over the weekend, with Albion looking to round off the campaign with a fifth consecutive game unbeaten at the Amex.

A 1-1 draw with West Ham on Saturday made it two draws and two wins from their last four at home, while there is also the proposition of climbing up the table – Albion currently sit 17th.

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Potter's Season Review

With the Premier League title secured last week and a Champions League final to come, Pep Guardiola's team have not only impressed domestically but on the European stage as well.

They were involved a thriller in their last league match – a 4-3 win at Newcastle United, as Ferran Torres bagged a hat-trick.

Albion can take heart though from an impressive performance at the Etihad earlier this year, where they were only narrowly beaten 1-0 by City, with Davy Propper going agonisingly close to firing in an equaliser.

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Team news

By Paul Hazlewood
Tariq Lamptey's rehabilitation from hamstring surgery has seen him running on grass on Monday.

Graham Potter said that Albion will still be without Joel Veltman on Tuesday night, while Lewis Dunk and Neal Maupay will miss the fixture through suspension.

"Solly [March] and Tariq [Lamptey] are making good progress and are out running on the grass, but they’re not ready yet. Joel Veltman won’t be available. We will obviously be without Neal Maupay and Lewis Dunk through suspension."

Our last fixture

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Extended Highlights: Albion 1 West Ham 1

Albion 1
Welbeck 83
 
West Ham
Benrahma 87

 

Albion: Sanchez, Gross, White, Webster, Burn, Moder, Bissouma, Alzate (Lallana 67), Jahanbakhsh (Tau 73), Welbeck, Trossard (Zeqiri 83).

Subs not used: Steele, Karbownik, Connolly, Mac Allister, Andone, Caicedo.

Their last fixture

Newcastle 3
Krafth 25, Joelinton 45+6 (p), Willock 62
 
Manchester City 4

Cancelo 39, Torres 42, 64, 66

City: Carson, Walker, Garcia, Ake, Cancelo (Mendy), Silva, Rodri, Gundogan, Torres, Jesus, Sterling.

Unused subs: Dias, Stones, Steffen, Laporte, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Foden, Palmer.

The City player to watch

By Paul Hazlewood
Ilkay Gundogan fights for possession with Dan Burn.

It’s hard to look past the impact that Ilkay Gundogan has had in the centre of the park for City this season. Their top scorer with 16 goals, the Germany international had a slow start to life at the Etihad with a number of injuries, but a problem-free campaign has seen him hit top form as City have cruised to the Premier League title.

Match officials

Referee: Stuart Attwell.

Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis, Nick Hopton.

Fourth official: Graham Scott.

VAR: Jonathan Moss.

Assistant VAR: Timothy Wood.