The release of the new away kit follows on from the new home strip that we reported on here.
The new City away strip is said to emphasize their proud status as current Barclays Premier League Champions while also providing a subtle reference to a key moment in the Club’s history.
The new away shirt features a dark blue collar with a lighter blue V-shaped insert, and the body consists of a series of blue bands. These tonal bands are dark blue at the top of the shirt and gradually become lighter travelling to the hem creating a striking modern graphic. Inside the back of the neck is a dark blue pennant tab with the bold statement “We are City” in yellow.
In May 1999, Manchester City famously scored two late goals to secure a 2-2 draw against Gillingham in the Second Division play-off final at Wembley before winning in a penalty shoot-out and securing promotion back to the First Division. On that day, City triumphed wearing an away shirt of dark blue and yellow stripes. To honour that memorable occasion, this season’s away shirt features yellow names and numbers on the back, and the Nike Swoosh and sponsor’s name in yellow on the front.
The new away shorts are dark blue and the new away socks are also dark blue with a lighter blue band at the top. The away socks have a wide tonal stripe of chevrons on the back.
Comments we’ve seen from the fans suggests that this will be a popular kit.
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