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Manchester City

FA Women's League Cup
FA Women's League Cup
Wednesday 25 January 2023
Kickoff at 19:00 GMT
Ashton Gate
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Everything you need to know ahead of our Continental Cup quarter-final clash with the Vixens...

When and where

City travel to Ashton Gate on Wednesday 25 January, with kick-off scheduled for 19:00 (UK).

The match is available to watch live on the FA Player, while the key moments of the action can also be followed on Twitter: @ManCityWomen.

Our Matchday Centre, beginning at 17:30, will also provide minute-by-minute updates, stats and analysis throughout the evening on and the official app.

A detailed match report, plus plenty of reaction, can be accessed soon after the final whistle, while highlights from the match and a full-match replay - available on CITY+ and Recast - will be made available from 12:00 on Thursday 26 January.

Gareth Taylor preview

Taylor said:“[We played them] last season in the Conti Cup at the same stage. They’re a team who are knocking on the door of the Championship and unfortunately fell out in that season from the top flight.

“We’re expecting a tough encounter at their stadium. The bigger the stadia for us and the more opportunity for bigger support is great.

“We’re expecting it to be a good occasion, one we’re looking forward to and we want to progress in the competition we won last season.”

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Competition format

Having progressed from the group stages, City now enter the first knockout stage of the Conti Cup, meaning the victors will be decided on Wednesday evening.

If the two teams can't be separated in normal time, then an additional 30 minutes will be played.

Should the scores still remain level, then a penalty shootout will take place at Ashton Gate.


Form guide

Gareth Taylor's side sit fourth in the Barclays WSL and are unbeaten in our last 13 matches in all competitions; a run stretching back to September 2022.

We also boast a 100% record in the Continental Cup, and are yet to concede in the competition this season having finished top of Group B.

Meanwhile, Bristol City are second in the Women's Championship and unbeaten since November in all competitions.

They finished top of Group D in the Conti Cup thanks to a 1-0 win over Lewes in their final match.

Last time out

City were held to a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa in our first home match of 2023.

Deyna Castellanos' first WSL goal of the season handed the hosts the lead as the half-hour approached, with the Venezuelan poking the ball home after her clever run in behind was fed by Khadija 'Bunny' Shaw.

But Kirsty Hanson grabbed the equaliser soon after from close-range, with neither side able to find a decisive second in front of over 3,000 fans at the Academy Stadium.

Previous meeting

A Bunny Shaw brace and further strike from Vicky Losada helped City progress to the Conti Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 win at the Academy Stadium in January 2022.

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