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City EDS v Leicester: Match preview

It’s the battle for Group C top spot at the City Football Academy Stadium on Monday night.

City and Leicester boast 100% records from their two Premier League International Cup fixtures to date but that has to change when they do battle under the lights.

Both teams have already qualified for the knockout stages in this tournament’s inaugural season with six points from two games following victories over Schalke and Benfica.

A draw would be enough to confirm top spot for Patrick Vieira’s side on goal difference after they dispatched Benfica 3-1 and swept Schalke aside 5-1 in the grand opening of the Academy Stadium.

However, they face a Leicester side who inflicted a heavy defeat on them in the Barclays u21 Premier League earlier this season.

An experienced Foxes outfit hit City for six in October, running out 6-2 winners at the King Power Stadium to consign the visitors to their second league defeat of the campaign.

McCourt, Lawrence, Dodoo, Kennedy and Hopper scored the goals for Leicester on that occasion, with Thierry Ambrose and Sinan Bytyqi offering up a pair of consolation strikes.

City will be hoping to get back to winning ways on Monday night after their fourth league loss of the season - a narrow 1-0 loss to Sunderland last Monday which left them fifth in the table.

Kick-off is at 7pm - we’ll have live goal updates on Twitter, as well as a match report here on mcfc.co.uk at full-time.


Ticket information

MCFC EDS v Leicester City in the International Premier League

Monday 2 February 2015

Kick off 7pm

Tickets for these games are priced as:

Free for Seasoncard holders*

£3   Adult

£1     Concession – junior (Under 16) and Over 65s

Tickets will be available now online at www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets, and to personal callers at the Ticket Office above the City Store at the Etihad Stadium for supporters that meet the following criteria;

All supporters can purchase up to 6 tickets under one supporter number.

*Seasoncard holders must claim a seat in order to attend and Seasoncard will be activated. 

Disabled supporters are unable to purchase tickets online, find out how to buyhere.

Official Match Ticket

Seasoncard holders and Cityzens members who purchase these matches are advised their Seasoncard or Cityzens card will be activated. Please refer to your confirmation email for your seat details and location. All other supporters who purchase will be issued a paper ticket for the match. Please note; tickets purchased now will not be dispatched.

Where can I buy a ticket on the day or collect my ticket?

Tickets are available to purchase or collect from the Ticket Office above the City Store at the Etihad Stadium up to 5.30pm on the day of each game.

Seasoncard holders who have not already claimed their free ticket must present their valid 2014/15 Seasoncard at either the Ticket office (9am-5.30pm) or at the Ticket Booth (5.30pm onwards) to claim a ticket for entry to the CFA Academy Stadium.

From 5.30pm onwards, tickets and collections will only be available from the Ticket Booth located in City Plaza until 7.15pm.

Please be aware, cash only sales will be available at the Ticket Booth

Fans will also be rewarded with 150 Cityzens points for attending the game, which will be activated upon entry to the Academy Stadium, to thank you for your loyal support of City’s future stars.

Visiting the Academy Stadium

If you have not visited the Academy Stadium before, we want you to enjoy the whole experience, and that starts with how to get here and where to park. The Etihad stadium address for satellite navigation is:  Etihad Stadium, Manchester M11 3FF.

For matches at the Academy Stadium, supporters are advised to park on Orange Car Park located on the main Etihad Stadium site.  To find out more click here.

Disabled supporters are advised to contact our Access Officer to discuss their car parking requirements by calling +44 (0) 161 444 1894 option 1, 1, 1.

Have you thought about getting the Metrolink to and from the match? The nearest Metrolink station to the Academy Stadium is Velopark.

Be a Cityzen

Cityzens is our new global membership for City fans everywhere. You will receive a wide range of benefits including a personalised card, the right to vote on Club decisions, match ticket priority, discounts at our online shop, and the chance to win money-can’t-buy experiences. Buy Cityzens membership online now.

All tickets and are sold subject to availability and are issued subject to Manchester City Football Club Limited’s 2014-15 home match terms and conditions of sale2014-15 Hospitality terms and conditions of sale and any applicable ground regulations

The Ticket Office and Supporter Services are open Monday - Saturday, 9am to 5:30pm (closed Sunday & Bank Holiday. For any queries please call +44 161 444 1894 (option 1, option 3). 

For additional help or assistance use our online ‘frequently asked questions’#mcfchelp. You can also ask us a question and keep up to date via our official Supporter Services Twitter account, @MCFCHELP.

The Academy Stadium and Etihad Campus are both smoke free zones, including the use of electronic cigarettes. Find out more here.

Respect the Badge www.mcfc.co.uk/The-Club/Respect-The-Badge

Manchester City Football Club prides itself on having the best fans in the country and we greatly appreciate your support in enforcing the code of conduct.

You are purchasing tickets which are located in stands which seat home fans only.  We expect all supporters to behave in a manner appropriate to their surroundings. 

This code must be adhered to.  Failure to comply could result in you being asked to leave the Stadium.  For high profile games, such as local derbies or cup games, a zero tolerance policy will be in operation.

Prohibited Items

The following items are not allowed to be brought in to the Academy Stadium:

-          Pyrotechnics, flares and smoke bombs.

-          Golf umbrella or any article that may be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety.

-          Professional recording equipment (audio and visual).

-          Bags larger than A4 size. 


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