CommentaryReporting by Sam Cox @mancity


That's all folks 👋

Thanks for joining us on a chilly night in Burton as City confirmed our place as Group B winners in the Conti Cup. 

The 1-0 victory over Leicester maintains our 100 percent record in the competition so far this term, as we advance to face Bristol City in the last-eight. 

Join us on Saturday as we once again provide live updates as Taylor's side face Aston Villa in the WSL at the Academy Stadium! 


Taylor's reaction 🗣

“Yeah I was pleased. I was really pleased for Filippa, I think she deserved that [goal]. She had a couple of chances before that.

“It was probably the one moment of quality in the final third. We huffed and puffed tonight, we didn’t give the best version of ourselves tonight but fair play to Leicester – they worked tremendously hard and the pitch was difficult.

“I just spoke to the girls in there and [I said] ball speed is not always key. Sometimes you need a bit more craft in our play. I think making some of the changes we did I thought added a bit more quality.

“Yui makes a difference, so does Esme and Lauren – who produced a great pick out for Filippa.”

“I’m pleased [with topping the group]. Of course, it’s a trophy we take seriously and we’re the holders.

“It’s great now, we were anticipating and knew we had work to do in this game. We felt we were in a good position to anticipate a game next week against Bristol City. A bit closer than Lewes!

“We were planning for that in our schedule without being presumptuous and we’re now looking forward to the Quarter-Finals.”



Stats of the match


FT - Leicester 0-1 City ⏲

City maintain our 100 percent record in the 2022/23 Conti Cup with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Leicester at the Pirelli Stadium. 

Gareth Taylor's side will face Bristol City in the last-eight!


City goal

Lauren Hemp beats her opposite number down the wing and slides an inviting cross across the face of goal before Angeldahl finds space to fire into an empty net. 1-0 💙


Foxes sub

OFF: Howard

ON: Reavill 



Angeldahl taps home a Hemp cross. GET IN! 


one final push

City completely controlling the play and are pinning Leicester in their defensive third.



Hemp forces a corner after neat work down the flank