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MCWFC v Arsenal Ladies: Match preview

Manchester City Women return to action with the visit of Arsenal Ladies on Sunday.

After a lengthy break which saw their last competitive action played almost a month ago, Nick Cushing's side are eager to take to the pitch as they bid to secure a league double over the Gunners.

In the reverse fixture back in May, Toni Duggan's solitary goal earned the Manchester outfit a first ever league win in the top flight and manager Cushing is confident his team can continue their superb home record to extend the gap between themselves and the North London side, while keeping in touch with those at the top.

"Sunday's game will be tough," he declared. "Arsenal are a fantastic women's football team and their history is unrivalled.

"As always though, we’ll back ourselves and we'll be ready.

"We always set up to win but we never go into a game expecting to beat anyone in this league. As a new team, we need to make sure we try and see out games during difficult periods.

"We always want to prepare properly because we know that if we don't, we'd only have ourselves to blame if we didn't pick up results.

"On Sunday, we will have to be at the top of our game both offensively and defensively.

"Hopefully, we'll be able to impose ourselves and score some goals."

Kick-off is at 2pm on Sunday 24 August at the Manchester Regional Arena. There'll be tonnes of pre-match activities on offer with City in the Community and we'll also have live music in our mini-BT City square before kick-off.

Admission for the clash is priced at £6 for adults, £5 for 16-21 year-olds and £4 for under-16s. Disabled supporters and over-65s also receive discounted admission of £5. 

For this fixture, special family discounts are also available, with 'family' tickets (two adults and two under-16s) costing just £16.

Tickets can be purchased online here, by phone on 0161 444 1894 (option 1, option 3) or in person - either at the Ticket Office, above the City Store at the Etihad Stadium, or from the ticket booth located outside the entrance to Manchester Regional Arena from 11am on the day of the game.

All tickets are sold subject to availability and are issued subject to MCWFC 2014 Home Match terms and conditions, and any applicable ground regulations.

The address for the Manchester Regional Arena is Rowsley Street, M11 3FF.

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Car parking is also available free of charge (subject to availability) to all supporters in Blue H, accessible from Alan Turing Way.

All tickets are sold subject to availability and are issued subject to Manchester City Football Club Limited’s 2013-14 home match terms and conditions of sale, and any applicable ground regulations.

We look forward to seeing you, cheering our Women on to victory but if you can't make it, we'll have live updates on Twitter and a match report on the website after full-time.


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