Blackpool were held to a 1-1 draw by Morecambe on the same day. Wes McDonald and CJ Hamilton scored in each half to ensure the sides shared the spoils. This will be the two sides’ last pre-season friendly before they get back to competitive action. Manchester City will trade tackles with FA Cup holders Leicester City in the Community Shield next weekend, while Blackpool will square off against Middlesbrough in the EFL Cup.
The Mancunians have 34 wins to their name, while 25 previous matches ended in a share of the spoils. Blackpool were victorious on 21 previous occasions.
Their most recent meeting came in a Premier League fixture in January 2011 when Adam Johnson scored a first-half goal to give City a narrow 1-0 victory on home turf. Manchester City have won both of their pre-season games this season without conceding a goal and will be keen to make it three wins from three. Blackpool have won three of their six pre-season friendlies. Yangel Herrera is a doubt for City with a leg injury and Phil Foden is also a doubt with a knock. The Copa America contingent are also yet to report for training.
Manchester City have announced they will face Blackpool in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday. The Blues have managed to cram in another game against Championship opposition, after beating Preston on Tuesday, and facing Barnsley tonight. The clash with the Seasiders, with a 6pm kick-off time, will again take place at the Academy Stadium behind closed doors, with City having scrapped plans to allow fans in to preseason matches. City were originally due to fly to France to face sister club Troyes today but that had to be scrapped due to the worsening pandemic situation.
Follow game Manchester City vs Blackpool live coverage, stream information, score online, prediction, TV channel, lineups preview, start date and result updates of the Preseason Match on August 3rd 2021. Kick-off start time: 1pm ET. In League One, the famous English third division, Blackpool finished the competition in third place with 80 points, seven behind second-placed Peterborough and nine behind Hull City. But in the semifinals, Blackpool won 3-0 and drew 3-3 with Oxford United, going to the final, where they faced Lincoln City, winning 1-0 and being League One champions, qualifying for the Championship, England’s second division!