Defending Premier League champions Manchester City will be looking to retain their title this season and they prepared with a number of clashes against high quality opposition..
Just five days after the end of the World Cup, City kicked off their pre-season tour in the United States, taking part in the International Champions Cup alongside the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United and Liverpool.
Goal brings you your complete guide to City's 2018 pre-season tour as well as their complete 2018-19 Premier League schedule with dates, venues and all you need to know about the preparations.
Man City pre-season fixtures
|Date||Match||Time (UK / US ET)||Venue|
|Jul 20||Man City 0-1 Borussia Dortmund||2:05am / 9:05pm||Soldier Field, Chicago|
|Jul 25||Liverpool 1-2 Man City||1:05am / 8:05pm||MetLife Stadium, New York|
|Jul 28||Bayern Munich 2-3 Man City||0:05pm / 7:05pm||Hard Rock Stadium, Miami|
|Aug 5||Chelsea 0-2 Man City *||3pm / 10am||Wembley Stadium, London|
*2018 Community Shield
Pep Guardiola's side joined a host of other European clubs in participating in the International Champions Cup (ICC) this summer.
A Mario Gotze goal saw them lose their opening game against Borussia Dortmund 1-0, with Liverpool coming from behind to take a 2-1 win in New York.
City pulled off a comeback of their own against German giants Bayern Munich, storming back from two goals down to take a 3-2 win.
The Community Shield was last up, pitting the Premier League champions against FA Cup winners Chelsea, with City ultimately coming out on top with a 2-0 victory.
Man City 2018-19 squad numbers
|17||MF||Kevin De Bruyne|
Man City's 2018-19 transfer activity
Manchester City completed a club-record move for Leicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez for £60 million ($77m) after expressing interest in signing the forward previously in the January transfer window.
Guardiola is expected to make more signings before the end of the transfer window on August 9, and released former Ivory Coast international Yaya Toure from the club after eight years at the Etihad.
Transfer activity in
|MF||Riyad Mahrez||Leicester||£60m||July 10|
|MF||Claudio Gomes||PSG||Free||July 25|
|FW||Daniel Arzani||Melbourne City||Undisc.||August 9|
Transfer activity out
|DF||Yaya Toure||Released||N/A||July 1|
|DF||Pablo Maffeo||VfB Stuttgart||£9m||July 1|
|MF||Manu Garcia||Toulouse||Loan||July 7|
|MF||Aleix Garcia||Girona||Loan||July 9|
|GK||Angus Gunn||Southampton||£13.5m||July 10|
|GK||Joe Hart||Burnley||£3.5m||August 7|
Man City 2018-19 Premier League fixtures
The Premier League fixtures were officially released on June 14 and Guardiola's men will begin the defence of their title with a trip to the Emirates Stadium to face Unai Emery's Arsenal.
City then host Huddersfield Town at the Etihad Stadium the following week, before travelling to Molinieux to face newly promoted Wolves. Home games against Newcastle United and Fulham - another promoted team - complete their opening five matches.
The first Manchester derby of the campaign against rivals United will be played at the Etihad on November 10, with the corresponding fixture taking place at Old Trafford on March 16, 2019.
Man City's full Premier League schedule can be found below.
|12/08/2018||16:00||Arsenal v Manchester City|
|19/08/2018||13:30||Manchester City v Huddersfield Town|
|25/08/2018||12:30||Wolverhampton v Manchester City|
|01/09/2018||17:30||Manchester City v Newcastle United|
|15/09/2018||15:00||Manchester City v Fulham|
|22/09/2018||15:00||Cardiff City v Manchester City|
|29/09/2018||15:00||Manchester City v Brighton|
|06/10/2018||15:00||Liverpool v Manchester City|
|20/10/2018||15:00||Manchester City v Burnley|
|27/10/2018||15:00||Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City|
|03/11/2018||15:00||Manchester City v Southampton|
|10/11/2018||15:00||Manchester City v Manchester United|
|24/11/2018||15:00||West Ham United v Manchester City|
|01/12/2018||15:00||Manchester City v A.F.C. Bournemouth|
|04/12/2018||19:45||Watford v Manchester City|
|08/12/2018||15:00||Chelsea v Manchester City|
|15/12/2018||15:00||Manchester City v Everton|
|22/12/2018||15:00||Manchester City v Crystal Palace|
|26/12/2018||15:00||Leicester City v Manchester City|
|29/12/2018||15:00||Southampton v Manchester City|
|01/01/2019||15:00||Manchester City v Liverpool|
|12/01/2019||15:00||Manchester City v Wolverhampton|
|19/01/2019||15:00||Huddersfield Town v Manchester City|
|30/01/2019||19:45||Newcastle United v Manchester City|
|02/02/2019||15:00||Manchester City v Arsenal|
|09/02/2019||15:00||Manchester City v Chelsea|
|23/02/2019||15:00||Everton v Manchester City|
|27/02/2019||20:00||Manchester City v West Ham United|
|02/03/2019||15:00||A.F.C. Bournemouth v Manchester City|
|09/03/2019||15:00||Manchester City v Watford|
|16/03/2019||15:00||Manchester United v Manchester City|
|30/03/2019||15:00||Fulham v Manchester City|
|06/04/2019||15:00||Manchester City v Cardiff City|
|13/04/2019||15:00||Crystal Palace v Manchester City|
|20/04/2019||15:00||Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur|
|27/04/2019||15:00||Burnley v Manchester City|
|04/05/2019||15:00||Manchester City v Leicester City|
|12/05/2019||15:00||Brighton v Manchester City|