Nottingham Forest v Manchester City: Premier League – live

Nottingham Forest v Manchester City: Premier League – live

Premier League have now amended 115 to 116.Manchester City are phenomenal at doing whatever it takes to earn one point more than whichever challenger fancies depriving them of the title, their unshakeable confidence inspired by a manager whose style of play is the hardest to beat in football history.

Forest, though, are – despite their lowly position – no pushovers. Backed by a raucous crowd desperate to help them stay up, their muscular speed and invention, especially on the counter, can be a threat to City – if they can keep the back door shut.

If. Just a week ago, Forest conceded twice to Everton, an achievement not easily accomplished, while City have hit devastating form with their usual mortifying ease and inevitability. Since drawing 0-0 with Arsenal, they’ve scored four against Villa, four against Palace, five against Luton and four at Brighton or, put another way, Forest are in trouble. But they have the tools to extricate themselves from it and if they can, the title race and relegation battle will look very different tonight. Even if they can’t, though, this should be a decent afternoon’s intensity, so let’s wade right in.

Kick-off: 4.30pm BST