The Man City home kit for the 2022/23 season has been ‘leaked’ online this week.
Since the leaks, City have released a teaser video with the caption ‘Long live the King,’ a nod to club legend Colin Bell.
City supporters saw official images on Puma’s website, and the new home kit has divided opinion.
Not only do City have one point more than Liverpool, but they also have a superior goal difference, by six goals.
Triumph in this season’s Premier League would ensure that they retain the trophy and guarantee that the English top division title has gone to the blue side of Manchester in four of the last five seasons.
City’s past home kits
Not much can be done with a sky blue kit. Since becoming City’s kit supplier in 2019, Puma have tried their best.
Puma’s first effort at the home kit saw the sky blue base colour complimented by purple accents. The ‘125 years’ written under the badge was a nice nod to the club’s history.
Last year’s kit was Puma’s most unusual effort, adopting a mosaic pattern that honoured Manchester’s history. This kit didn’t exactly set the world alight, but it is one of the more memorable City strips in recent memory.
This year saw a return of white accents on the Citizens’ kit. Despite overall this being a plain design, the 93:20 printed on the inside of the kit is a nice touch. It is a subtle nod to the Premier League-winning goal that Sergio Aguero scored on the final day of the 2011/12 season.
Man City 2022/23 home kit ‘leaked’
Next year’s home strip sees the traditional sky blue combined with maroon on the collar and the sleeves.
This retro style lends the shirt to the ever-increasing notion that football shirts are fashion statements.
It is also a nod to the heritage of the club. In the 1960s and the 1970s, City’s home kits had similar maroon and white stripes on the socks. Maroon, meanwhile, has been used as an away kit colour for Guardiola’s side as recently as 2017.
Another notable change is the positioning of the City badge. The club crest is featured centrally on the kit, just above the Puma logo and the Etihad sponsor.
The kit received a mixed reaction on Twitter:
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