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Friendly 2021
Tuesday 3 August 2021
Kickoff at 18:00 BST
Academy Stadium, North Gate, Etihad Campus 400 Ashton New Rd Manchester M11 4TQ
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All the information you need ahead of City’s pre-season clash against Blackpool…

WHEN AND WHERE

The game will take place at the Academy Stadium on Tuesday, 3 August, with kick-off scheduled for 18:00 (UK).

As a COVID-19 safety precaution, the match will take place behind closed doors.

Rest assured though, you can follow all of the action on mancity.com and our official app, with minute by minute coverage via our Matchday Centre as well as a comprehensive match report and reaction following the full-time whistle.

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TV INFORMATION

The match will be broadcast exclusively on CITY+, with supporters able to follow every kick of our clash with the Tykes courtesy of a subscription.

For just £1.99 a month, CITY+ allows members to live stream selected Women’s, EDS and Academy clashes throughout the season and watch full-match replays of all Men’s and Women’s games.

It also grants access to exclusive CityTV productions, including the Shaun Wright-Phillips: City’s Homegrown Hero and Kevin De Bruyne: Made in Belgium.

For further details about how to subscribe visit HERE.

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MATCHDAY LIVE

Supporters can also get into the matchday mood by tuning into our live pre-match show from 17:00 (UK), available on all digital platforms.

Appropriately enough for a new season, the show - formerly known as ‘We’re Not Really Here’ – returns with a brand-new title: ‘Matchday Live.’

Despite the new name, it will still offer the same levels of insight and humour as its predecessor, with special big name guests all casting their unique eye over all things City.

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Our panellists will offer their expert analysis ahead of our clash with Blackpool before reconvening for half-time and post-match debriefs.

Matchday Live makes for essential viewing for all City supporters who prefer a more City-centric take on proceedings.

WATCH: Matchday Live: Onuoha and Goater reveal best and worst pre-season trainers

LAST TIME OUT

City’s pre-season preparations stepped up a gear at the Academy Stadium on Saturday as we secured an impressive 4-0 win over Barnsley in our second summer friendly.

Sam Edozie opened the scoring with a fine finish from Riyad Mahrez’s assist before fellow youngster Ben Knight then doubled our advantage.

Mahrez rounded off a fine first half showing with a superb volley before Nathan Ake’s second half close-range effort set the seal on a fine evening’s work from Pep Guardiola’s squad.

WATCH: Highlights: City 4-0 Barnsley

HEAD TO HEAD GUIDE

In total, City have won 34 of our 80 clashes with Blackpool, drawing 25 and losing 21 since our first encounter back in 1896.

We last faced the Tangerines in January  2011 in a Premier League clash winning 1-0 at the Etihad.

Earlier that season we triumphed 3-2 at Bloomfield Road in  a game memorable for David Silva’s first and spectacular Premier League effort for the Club.

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