When and where
City lock horns with Aston Villa on Sunday 18 September, with kick-off scheduled for 12:30 (UK).
The match at Villa Park will be broadcast live in the UK on BBC Two and the BBC Sport website, while viewers around the world can find out how to tune in via the Global TV Listings at the foot of this page.
You can follow all of the game's key moments via our dedicated matchday Twitter account: @ManCityWomen while our Matchday Centre - beginning at 11:00 - will provide minute-by-minute text commentary, analysis and stats before, during and after the action.
A detailed match report and reaction from Gareth Taylor and a player will also be made available soon after the final whistle, while highlights and a full-match replay can be accessed from 12:00 on Tuesday 20 September.
Gareth Taylor Preview
Japanese international Hasegawa picked up an ankle injury in one of her final training sessions at previous club West Ham, meaning our curtain-raiser at Villa Park comes a little too soon for her City debut.
Mace meanwhile has received a setback in her recovery from a muscle injury sustained on international duty with England’s Under-19s this summer.
Fellow defender Alanna Kennedy, who sustained a thigh injury while representing Australia in the recent break, is close to a return to action.
Beyond those three potential absentees, however, the boss says City have a clean bill of health ahead of the weekend.
Global TV listings
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