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Friday 19 April 2019

Manchester City one of four sides to battle for Premier League Asia Trophy

West Ham, Newcastle and Wolves will also compete in the pre-season tournament.

Manchester City are heading to China (Martin Rickett/PA)
Manchester City are heading to China (Martin Rickett/PA)

By Press Association Sport staff

Manchester City will take on West Ham, Newcastle and Wolves for the Premier League Asia Trophy in China this summer.

Part of City’s Asia tour will see them play a semi-final against one of their Premier League rivals in Nanjing on July 17, before either the final or a third-place play-off in Shanghai three days later.

Omar Berrada, Manchester City’s chief operating officer, said: “We are delighted to return to China and take part in the Premier League Asia Trophy.

“China is a special place for City – it’s where Pep Guardiola began his City tenure in 2016 and we have a huge number of passionate followers across the country.

“We’re looking forward to hosting exciting events in China and welcoming local fans to our matches.”

City will also play Japanese side Yokohama FM on July 27 at the Nissan Stadium.

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