Man City new shirt released early thanks to website blunder – and fans love it

Manchester City's home kit for next season appears to have been leaked – with first-team stars Phil Foden and Jack Grealish modelling the new retro-inspired design.

The picture was released as the header photo on the City section of kit manufacturer Puma's website on Tuesday morning, and has since been taken down. England internationals Foden and Grealish – along with women's star Vicky Losada – were photographed sporting the sky-blue design with a new maroon trim on the collar and sleeves.

The suspected new design has moved the club badge and Puma's manufacturing logo to the centre of the shirt. Another new detail spotted was sponsor Etihad Airways and the Puma icon both now being navy, having previously been white.

City's new home shirt for the 2022/23 season had previously been slated for release by Puma on Thursday, with a teaser video featuring highlights from club legend Colin Bell. The clip hinted the new design would be inspired by the era where former England international went on to establish himself as one of the club's greatest ever players.

Puma have since removed the photo from their website, but that has not stopped fans sharing it on social media. Further leaked images featuring Pep Guardiola, John Stones, and Kyle Walker also appear to reveal the club's new training range.

The retro design seems to have been well-received, with plenty of fans excited by the prospect of summer signing Erling Haaland lining up in the kit. There has been no indication as to whether City will wear the new strip for their final home match of the season against Aston Villa on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola's side still hold their title destiny in their own hands despite Sunday's draw at West Ham, with a four-point cushion over Liverpool at the summit. Jurgen Klopp's side face Southampton on Tuesday night before their final-day clash with Wolves, and defeat at St Mary's Stadium would confirm City's fourth Premier League title in five seasons.

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