Thousands of Manchester City fans were given a glimpse of this season’s first team as new signings Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph joined Manuel Pellegrini and the rest of the team on stage at Manchester Central this week, kicking off their season at City Live, the club’s annual pre-season launch party.
Speaking ahead of their first Premier League game this Saturday, manager Pellegrini said: “We will do everything we can to bring the title back.”
Sky Sports presenters Mike Wedderburn and Natalie Sawyer were on stage to present the evening to a packed out venue, with the support of two Junior Cityzens, Nathan and Sophie Harrop, who embraced their role as green room presenters, following a competition hosted on the club’s Cityzens portal.
Now in its third year, City Live has grown to become a big night in the club’s calendar and a chance for City fans to see their favourite players rewarded for their achievements throughout the season.
Manchester City Women’s Toni Duggan was the first to be recognised when the 2014/15 season awards were announced, scooping up the prestigious ‘Goal of the season’ award.
Fan favourite, Sergio Aguero scored twice, winning both ‘Player of the Year’ and the ‘EA Player Performance Index Award’.
Fans were also treated to an evening of live music from local band Black Rivers.