In the flesh: Manchester City’s 2018/19 away kit is the pick of the weekend

Manchester City comfortably saw off Unai Emery’s Arsenal in their opening Premier League game at the Emirates yesterday.

Pep Guardiola’s side started their title defence in style, with an assured 2-0 win with goals through Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva.

They also did it wearing their delightful new away kit. We’ve already given it a stonking review on here when it was first released, but we reckon it looks even better in the flesh.


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The deep navy blue and the sky-blue and fluorescent-yellow stripes are an absolute touch. The kit’s also a nod to something glorious in the club’s history.

20 years ago this season, City beat Gillingham in the Division Two play-off final to seal their promotion to Division One; a game that wasn’t just a heart-stopper for fans (Kevin Horlock and Paul Dickov scored deep into stoppage time to force extra time, before City eventually won the tie on penalties), but it preceded the Sheikh Mansour-led buyout of the club less than a decade later.

That season, they wore a glorious Brother-sponsored kit, made by Kappa. This season, their homage to that is almost as good.

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