Manchester City vs Preston Live Football Score 27-07-2021
The game will take place at the Academy Stadium on Tuesday 27 July, with kick-off scheduled for 19:00 (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.
The match will be broadcast exclusively on CITY+, with supporters able to follow every kick of our clash with the Lilywhites 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.
Supporters can also get into the matchday mood by tuning into our live pre-match show from 18:00 (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 Nedum Onuoha and Shaun Goater our special guests for Tuesday’s edition.
The former City duo will offer their expert analysis ahead of our clash with Preston 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.
Our most recent encounter with Preston came in a 3-0 triumph at Deepdale in September 2019.
Goals from Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and a Ryan Ledson own goal sealed our spot in the Carabao Cup fourth round.
Young defender Taylor Harwood-Bellis was also handed his senior debut on the night, producing an assured performance at the heart of City’s rearguard.
Pep Guardiola’s men would go on to secure our third successive triumph in the competition, beating Aston Villa 2-1 in the final six months later.