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Man City pre-season 2022-23: Tour, fixtures, results, tickets & everything you need to know

20:59 GMT+3 30/07/2022
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The reigning Premier League champions will be heading to America when preparing to open the defence of their domestic crown

Manchester City claimed another Premier League title in 2021-22, their fourth in the space of five memorable years, and will not want to give up that crown without a fight.

Pep Guardiola will also want to see his side come back into contention for domestic cup prizes, while also bringing a long wait for Champions League glory to a close.

The Blues will be bolstering their ranks as another transfer window swings open, with prolific Norwegian striker Erling Haaland already on his way, and GOAL is on hand to bring you all you need to know about City’s summer plans on the field.

Man City 2022-23 pre-season fixtures & results

Date

Fixture

Venue

July 20

Man City 2-1 Club America

NRG Stadium

July 23

Man City 0-1 Bayern Munich

Lambeau Field

July 30

Man City 1-3 Liverpool

King Power Stadium

August 24

Barcelona vs Man City

Camp Nou

City reported back to training on July before Guardiola took his troops to the United States, although John Stones, Ilkay Gundogan and Phil Foden were missing after failing to meet entry requirements.

In the first of two friendlies in the US, the Blues beat Mexican side Club America in Houston with goals from Kevin De Bruyne although Haaland was missing as he works his way back to full fitness.

The Premier League title holders then defeated German giants Bayern Munich at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, with Haaland scoring on his non-competitive debut.

Guardiola's side then returned to England for the annual Community Shield curtain-raiser on July 30 against Liverpool.

Trent Alexander-Arnold opened the scoring for the Reds in the first half before Julian Alvarez sent in the equaliser with just 20 minutes left.

Mohamed Salah restored the Reds' lead in the 83rd minute when he fired into the corner from a penalty and Darwin Nunez then added another the dying moments of the match.

That contest will see them lock horns with FA Cup winners Liverpool once again, although the game will take place at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, not Wembley Stadium, due to the Women’s European Championship.

City have also revealed that they will be taking in a charity game against Barcelona on August 24 at Camp Nou, with that contest helping to raise funds for former Blaugrana goalkeeper and coach Juan Carlos Unzue - who was diagnosed with ALS in 2020.

Manchester City top scorers in pre-season

Players

Goals

Kevin De Bruyne

2

Erling Haaland

1

Julian Alvarez

1

How do I get tickets for Man City’s pre-season matches?

Tickets for City’s games in the USA could be purchased through the club’s official portal.

Group tickets, sideline passes and luxury suites are all available to those planning visits to the venue that plays host to NFL outings for the Green Bay Packers on a regular basis.

Those wishing to attend the charity clash in Catalunya can access tickets through Barcelona's official ticket site.

When does Man City’s 2022-23 Premier League season start?

The 2022-23 Premier League season is due to get underway on the weekend of August 6, 2022.

Man City will lock horns with West Ham in their opening game of the season, but Guardiola's men will already have participated in the season curtain-raiser against Liverpool the week before.

As well as the Premier League and Community Shield, City will compete in the FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League in 2022-23.

Check out Man City's full Premier League fixture schedule.

Manchester City 2022-23 pre-season squad

Manchester City have had a blockbuster start to the summer transfer window as they managed to rope in Norwegian starlet Erling Haaland to the Etihad. Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich were among a host of top European clubs interested in signing the 21-year-old, but he chose City and completed his £51 million ($63m) from Borussia Dortmund.

The Cityzens did not have an out-and-out striker since Aguero left in 2021 and the forward is a perfect replacement for the City legend after scoring 85 goals in 88 appearances for Dortmund.

He watched Man City regularly growing up and follows in the footsteps of his father, Alf Inge, who joined City from Leeds exactly 22 years earlier.

They have also got onboard Kalvin Phillips after paying an initial £42 million ($52m) with another £3m ($3.7m) in add-ons. Phillips has signed a six-year contract at City, which will tie him to the Premier League champions until the summer of 2028.

He was one of the priority targets for City and with the departure of Fernandinho and the possible exit of Ilkay Gundogan, the holding midfield role needed reinforcement. He will fight for a starting XI berth with Rodri as the Spaniard is a crucial piece of Pep Guardiola's puzzle.

They have also signed Arminia Bielefeld goalkeeper Stefan Ortega as an understudy for Ederson.

Position

Player

Goalkeeper

Ederson

Goalkeeper

Stefan Ortega Moreno

Goalkeeper

Scott Carson

Defender

Kyle Walker

Defender

Ruben Dias

Defender

John Stones

Defender

Nathan Ake

Defender

Oleksandr Zinchenko

Defender

Aymeric Laporte

Defender

Joao Cancelo

Midfielder

Kalvin Phillips

Midfielder

Ilkay Gundogan

Midfielder

Jack Grealish

Midfielder

Rodrigo

Midfielder

Kevin De Bruyne

Midfielder

Bernado Silva

Midfielder

Phil Foden

Midfielder

Cole Palmer

Forward

Raheem Sterling

Forward

Julian Alvarez

Forward

Erling Haaland