Match Preview

Aston Villa FC
Manchester City

Sunday 18 September 2022
Kickoff at 12:30 BST
Villa Park,Trinity Rd, Birmingham B6 6HE
No live TV coverage
Live text, audio and stats at
Everything you need to know ahead of our Barclays Women's Super League curtain-raiser.

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.

Ticket information

Tickets are still available to purchase at the ground. They can be bought anywhere in the Trinity stand, or supporters looking to book together can do so in blocks C8/9.
For more information, click here.

Gareth Taylor Preview

Gareth Taylor says Yui Hasegawa and Ruby Mace are unavailable for Sunday’s Barclays WSL opener against Aston Villa, but Alanna Kennedy could return to the squad.

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.

Previous meeting

City claimed a third victory in the space of six days with a 3-0 triumph away to the Villans in our most recent encounter.
A Georgia Stanway brace either side of a close-range Vicky Losada finish secured Gareth Taylor's side all three points at the Banks's Stadium in January 2021.

Global TV listings

Anguilla ESPNPlay Caribbean
Antigua and Barbuda ESPNPlay Caribbean
Aruba ESPNPlay Caribbean
Barbados ESPNPlay Caribbean
British Virgin Islands ESPNPlay Caribbean
Canada Sportsnet EastSportsnet OntarioSportsnet PacificSportsnet World NowSportsnet Now PlusSportsnet WestSportsnet NowSportsnet World
Cayman Islands ESPNPlay Caribbean
Cuba ESPNPlay Caribbean
Dominica ESPNPlay Caribbean
Dominican Republic ESPNPlay Caribbean
Grenada ESPNPlay Caribbean
Guadeloupe ESPNPlay Caribbean
Haiti ESPNPlay Caribbean
International The FA Player
Ireland BBC Sport WebBBC TwoBBC iPlayer
Jamaica ESPNPlay Caribbean
Martinique ESPNPlay Caribbean
Montserrat ESPNPlay Caribbean
Puerto Rico ESPNPlay Caribbean
Saint Barthelemy ESPNPlay Caribbean
Saint Kitts and Nevis ESPNPlay Caribbean
Saint Lucia ESPNPlay Caribbean
Saint Martin ESPNPlay Caribbean
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ESPNPlay Caribbean
Trinidad and Tobago ESPNPlay Caribbean
U.S. Virgin Islands ESPNPlay Caribbean
United Kingdom BBC TwoBBC iPlayerBBC Sport Web
United States Paramount+
*Don't see your country or favourite channel listed? Let us know and we will include it.


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