Kit of the Week #26: City’s Retro-Electric Away Shirt

Manchester City finally secured the Premier League title on Sunday in a strip which some might say is destined to be a modern classic.

With Pep Guardiola’s men having finally secured back to back Premier League titles, the time is right to pay tribute to a fantastic modern interpretation of a fan’s favourite design.

Manchester City, Away, Kit, 2018-19, Nike
Nike’s final Manchester City away shirt before Puma take over the reigns this summer

The race for the title went down to the wire as Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool pushed City all the way to the final day of the season, with the defending champions knowing only a victory at Brighton would guarantee them their 4th Premier League crown.

If there was a dicey moment for the Citizens it came when Brighton’s Glenn Murray glanced a header home to give the travelling supporters a few minutes of nervous tension before City raced to a 4-1 win to make sure the title didn’t slide away from their grasp.

Manchester City, Wembley, 1999
City celebrate promotion via the play-offs at Wembley in 1999

Nike’s mainly navy kit drew inspiration from the Kappa shirts Manchester City wore in their Wembley Play-Off win over Gillingham in 1999, a result that definitely maybe half the world away from where City are today.

With pinstripes in blue and luminous yellow and with that electric flash continued to the fluorescent socks, Sergio Aguero, Aymeric Laporte, Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan could toast their goals in one of the most vividly brilliant away kits we’ve seen in recent Premier League seasons.

Manchester City, Premier League, Kit, Champions
The 2018-19 City away shirt by Nike

Nike will now pass the baton on to Puma for the 2019-20 season and whilst we can’t wait to see the results, whatever shirts they provide for City next year, these ones will take some beating.

What do you think of Manchester City’s title-winning away kit?

Please let us know in the comments section below!

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