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Manchester City’s Away Kits Recall a Watershed Moment

Manchester City's 2018-19 away kits pays homage to one of the club's most pivotal moments.

The 2018-19 away kits for Manchester City F.C. harks back to two decades ago, when the 1998-99 squad won what many consider as the most important game in the club’s history, and sparked the modern-day revival of its winning ways.

The dark blue shirt with field blue and yellow pin stripes down the front and back recall the Club’s away shirt for a playoff final against Gillingham. After being down 2-0 at the end of normal time, City scored two dramatic injury-time goals and later won the match on penalties, taking them back up to Division One. Volt-colored socks with a dark blue band around the shin completes the fresh look for the Premier League Champions.

Alongside the Manchester City players in their preseason match against Liverpool, four original participants from the youth City in the Community program in New York City will launch the kits. These four kids found greater opportunities in football after Manchester City dedicated a rooftop pitch at their Harlem-based school, Lexington Academy, in 2010.

The dark blue shirt with field blue and yellow pin stripes down the front and back recall the club’s away shirt for a playoff final in 1999.

The 2018-19 Manchester City away kit is available on nike.com and mancity.com/shop.