Manchester City have take off

Manchester City have finally taken off for China today to face West Ham on Wednesday after a weekend of delays.

Pep Guardiola’s squad were due to depart for the first leg of their two week tour of Asia on Saturday but were made aware of an issue that led to the cancellation of their private flight to Shanghai.

Players were told not to turn up to the airport once the issue came to light and City blamed an “unforeseen administrative issue” on the delay. The flight was pushed back just over 24 hours, to 8pm on Sunday, but the issue remained unresolved and the Aeronexus flight was again cancelled.

But Thomas Cook Sport, who arrange City’s travel, have confirmed the issue has now been cleared up and the squad were free to fly.   “Due to an administrative error with third parties Manchester City’s flight with Aeronexus was delayed by two days,” a spokesman told the Press Association.

With China seven hours ahead and a fourteen-hour flight City will only arrive at their hotel on Tuesday just 24 hours before their opening Asia Trophy match with the Hammers.

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Manchester City have take off

  1. They´ll probably still beat us lol. COYI
    Oh me of little faith, totally looking forward to it though COYI

  2. We’ll stand a chance now if their luggage and boots go missing.

  3. But did they accidentally put their women’s team on the flight instead ?

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