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23/07/2013 08:21 BST

Manchester City Reveal Nike Away Kit (PICTURE)

Manchester City have revealed their first Nike away kit, a two-toned charcoal look which is a shade darker than Tottenham's similar strip last season.

City, in the Far East for the Barclays Asia Trophy, ended their four-year return to Umbro this year as they became the latest club to sign up with Nike.

Featuring a gold trim, the half-and-half design is a nod to Ardwick AFC. City were established as St Mark's in 1880 before becoming Gorton AFC four years later, and then Ardwick AFC in 1887.

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Ardwick played in a two-tone strip in 1890-91, but the presence of gold on the 21st century garb exists "to represent the club’s recent success in modern times".

The kit does bear resemblance to Spurs's Under Armour away kit for 2012-13, though.

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