Manchester City vs Preston Friendly WORLD LIVE Football Score 27/07/2021
Manchester City are scheduled to play their only pre-season friendly of the summer when they face Preston North End on Tuesday.
The Premier League champions have been forced to changed their plans as a result of new coronavirus restrictions leading to the postponement of their trip to France later this week
City are, in theory, behind their rivals with regards to preparations for the new season having yet to take to the pitch since the summer break.
Nevertheless, a lack of game time did not hinder Pep Guardiola’s side during the last campaign, and the Spaniard is unlikely to be too concerned at this stage.
However, it will remain essential viewing with ‘Matchday Live’ featuring big name guests, special features and content guaranteed to inform, inspire and entertain all City fans.
Available to watch on all our official digital platforms, ‘Matchday Live’ will once again be specifically
tailored towards those who prefer a more City-centric take on proceedings.
Former City favourites Nedum Onuoha and Shaun Goater will be the special guests for next Tuesday’s Preston edition of ‘Matchday Live’ with Nedum and the Goat providing their trademark sharp, analytical insight and engaging, infectious good humour.
The biggest blow came when a coronavirus outbreak among the club’s academy players forced Guardiola to rethink his plans for the short trip to Deepdale.
Guardiola wanted to assess some of his prospects at the Etihad Stadium, but he will now use the behind-closed-doors fixture to get his senior players up to speed ahead of the Community Shield on August 8.
Though the friendly match is taking place behind closed doors as a COVID-19 safety precaution, the game will be screened exclusively live on CITY+.
And with City stepping up our preparations ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, next Tuesday also marks the welcome return of our unmissable live matchday show in the build-up to the Preston friendly
Manchester City’s preparations for the new 2021/22 campaign will go up a gear on Tuesday night, as they welcome Championship side Preston North End to the Academy Stadium for a pre-season friendly
Benjamin Mendy, Riyad Mahrez and Fernandhino have all be been pictured participating in Pep Guardiola’s first week of pre-season sessions, with Nathan Ake, Zack Steffen, Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo returning to the City Football Academy on Monday.
The Blues will travel to Wembley on August 7th to face Leicester in the Community Shield, before returning to North London a week later, to kick-off their Premier League title defence against Tottenham.