IN PICTURES: Preston North End and Man City’s previous clashes

This week Preston North End were rewarded for reaching the third round of the League Cup with a home tie against holders Manchester City.

Friday, 30th August 2019, 2:25 pm
Updated Friday, 30th August 2019, 3:25 pm
Gary Parkinson scored the only goal from the penalty spot at Maine Road as PNE beat City in October 1998

Of course, the trophy was just one of three won domestically by Pep Guardiola’s side last season – the Premier League and FA Cup were City’s other conquests.

So as Preston look forward to the visit of the champions to Deepdale in late September, they may do so with a little trepidation.

Whetever type of side Guardiola fields against the Lilywhites, they will be formidable, with players like promising youngster Phil Foden and England centre-back John Stones battling to get into the starting line-up.

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City's Shaun Goater and PNEs Chris Lucketti clash in October, 2001  Preston won the match 2-1

The clubs have met before many times down the years, though the last meeting was as long ago as 2007, when City triumphed in an FA Cup tie at Deepdale.

Here we 
take a look at some of the previous memorable clashes between the North West clubs.

Matt Hill could not prevent Georgios Samaras' shot hitting the net as Preston North End lost 3-1 to Manchester City in their FA Cup fifth-round tie in 2007
City boss Kevin Keegan with PNE manager Craig Brown during Ryan Kidd's testimonial in 2002
The sides met at Deepdale in April, 1999 in football's third tier  the match ended in a 1-1 draw