Manchester City v Blackpool RECAP: Updates as Seasiders take on Pep Guardiola's men in final pre-season friendly
Blackpool end their pre-season preparations with a friendly against Pep Guardiola's Premier League champions Manchester City tonight.
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Man City v Blackpool - live updates
Last updated: Tuesday, 03 August, 2021, 19:47
- LIVE: Man City 4-1 Blackpool
- Seasiders face Premier League champions in final pre-season friendly
- Game kicks off at 6pm at Man City’s Academy Stadium
Seasiders competed well, but City proved too strong. Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez in particular a step above.
Now the attention switches to the league opener at Bristol City.
87 - Close
Jerry Yates pulls it back to strike partner Tyreece John-Jules inside the six-yard box. The Arsenal man swivels to create space, but can only shoot wide. Close.
85 - Another chance
Daniel Grimshaw gets a touch to Riyad Mahrez’s rising strike. Pool are holding on a bit here.
84 - Over
Morgan Rogers should make it five, but he blazes over Daniel Grimshaw’s goal. James Husband was the man to give the ball away, gifting City possession in a dangerous area of the pitch.
74 - Goal Man City (4-1)
Ilkay Gundogan again, tapping home. Looked to be a blatant foul on Callum Connolly, but the referee allows it. Little harsh.
68 - Changes
ON: Richard Keogh, Callum Connolly, Keshi Anderson, CJ Hamilton and Jerry Yates
OFF: Sky Sinclair, Marvin Ekpiteta, Josh Bowler, Sonny Carey and Shayne Lavery
67 - Waste
Shayne Lavery, Pool’s standout performer on the night, flashes a dangerous ball across the face of the Man City goal. No teammate is there to take advantage though.
64 - Chance
Blackpool break through Josh Bowler down the right. He pulls the ball back to Tyreece John-Jules whose effort takes a deflection which directs it straight to keeper Zack Steffen. Unlucky.
62 - Saved
Sam Edozie pulls the ball back into the path of Fernandinho, whose first-time effort takes a wicked deflection. Daniel Grimshaw shows good footwork though to make the save.
61 - Ouch
It doesn’t get much easier for the Seasiders. Pep Guardiola has just introduced Bernardo Silva from the bench.