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29th Mar 2017

A closer look at Manchester City’s daring colour change for new away kit


Darragh Murphy

Earlier this week, we confidently predicted that Manchester City’s home kit for the 2017/18 season would go down a treat with supporters.

A cleaner, brighter baby blue design was always going to be popular with fans of Pep Guardiola’s side.

Now, days after leaked images of the home strip made their way to the internet, pictures of City’s new away kit have emerged and they confirm the early suspicion that the Etihad club was set to go in a daring direction with their colour choice.

Before Christmas, suggestions were made that City had planned to use a claret and blue design for Guardiola’s second season in charge.

And in a closer look at the away shirt courtesy of football strip aficionados, we can see just what the likes of David Silva, Raheem Sterling and Co. will be wearing away from home next season.

While it’s a drastic departure from City’s current away colour scheme, which consists of a predominantly black front with maroon sleeves, it’s not the first time that they have used a claret design.

You may remember seeing Nicolas Anelka, Joey Barton and Richard Dunne sporting a similar colour scheme with City’s third kit in the 2002/2003 season.

Older supporters may even recall the below number and it’s noted that the club may be paying homage to the away kit sported during the 1989/90 season, when they finished 14th in the First Division with Howard Kendall as manager, a world away from the Etihad-fuelled powerhouse of today.

Manchester City 1989 Away (via Classic Football Shirts)