Manchester City unveil new kit for 2018-19

Premier League winners Manchester City have released their new kit – which will be worn for the first time in Wednesday night’s clash with Brighton.

City are eyeing two more victories to end the season, and to take them to the 100 point mark.

Victory over the Seagulls will see City set a new Premier League record for most wins in a season.

According to Nike’s website, the new kit "draws inspiration from key moments in the Club’s history.

"The 2018/19 home jersey features the customary City blue colour, with dark blue speed blur stripes along the arms and shoulders.

"The neckline features a V neck with a button detail on the collar which has the words Blue Moon inscribed on it – a reference to one of the iconic songs sung by City’s ardent supporters."

The kit also features a return to navy socks, echoing the kit worn when City first won the title in 1937.

Nike teamed up with the Club’s foundation, City in the Community (CITC), to give participants the chance to headline the launch.

CITC participants from the BTEC education programme, KICKS youth outreach football project and players from the amputee and Down syndrome teams took part in an exclusive kit shoot. It will go on sale officially on May 14.

The clash at the Etihad on Wednesday will be Yaya Toure’s final appearance at the stadium in a City shirt, after eight years with the club.

The Ivorian will leave City at the end of the season after eight trophy-laden seasons, including three Premier League titles.

Former Barcelona and Monaco midfielder Toure hopes to stay in the Premier League.

“Yes, because of my family. My kids, for me, are British. They go to school here, they have a lot of friends in Manchester. Manchester is their town.

“I would never celebrate a goal against City. I don’t want to face them, but if I want to stay in the Premier League, I’ll have to.”

City have named a training pitch in the player’s honour.

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