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FA WSL
FA WSL
Sunday 23 February 2020
Kickoff at 14:00 GMT
Academy Stadium, North Gate, Etihad Campus 400 Ashton New Rd Manchester M11 4TQ

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Everything you need to know ahead of City’s FA Women's Super League clash against Chelsea…

When and where

The game kicks off at 14:00 (UK) on Sunday 16 February and will be played at the Academy Stadium.

Match Info

If you can’t be there, you can follow the action on our dedicated matchday Twitter account: @ManCityWomen or watch live on BT Sport.

READ: City learn FA Women's Cup quarter-final opponents

WATCH: FA Women's Cup | City 10-0 Ipswich

TICKETS: City v Chelsea Women | Sun 23 Feb

Ticket information

Tickets and hospitality packages for all women's home games are available online or at the Etihad Stadium Ticket Office.

For the 2019/20 league season, unlimited hot and cold drinks are included in the cost of all match tickets for all women’s games played at the Academy Stadium.

Pricing (from £4.50):

Adults - From £6.50

U16s - From £4.50

Concessions - From £4.50 

Standing - From £2.50 

Family of 3 (1 Adult & 2 Kids): From £12.50

Family of 4 (2 Adults & 2 Kids): From £18.50​

Parking is available from Blue Car Park, free of charge. You can access the Academy Stadium via the Nexen Tyre Bridge.

WHAT'S ON AT THE ACADEMY STADIUM?

There are a host of activities in place at the West Stand fanzone to keep you entertained before and after kick-off, including the opportunity to grab a snap with the FA Women's Cup and Continental Cup trophies.

You can try your hand at table tennis, table football and football darts, and also develop your game in our elite skills arena and test the power of your shots.

As part of our #SameGoals campaign, there'll also be a free-kick station to practice your set-pieces!

Get your game face on too with facepainting, and get ready for the celebrations with our balloon modeller and live music.

After the match, head to Autograph Alley along the East Stand, where you can meet all your favourite players!

Fans are encouraged to arrive early to the stadium to avoid any inconvenience.

Keep up to date with all the pre-match, half-time and post-match entertainment on matchdays at both the Academy Stadium and the Etihad by heading to the City Square Live Twitter and Instagram, and for your chance to enter exclusive Manchester City competitions.


                        City v Chelsea Women: Match preview and what's on

Alan Mahon preview

"It’s a massive game. We’ve put ourselves in this position, they’re a top team and we are, and these are the games you need to win if you’re going to be there or thereabouts.

"We’re not gonna put everything on it and say if we lose it then that’s the end of it, but we have to try and make sure we hold ourselves accountable on the day and try to get a result.

"I’ve been here a while now and it’s not about me trying to be clever. It’s about continuity and simplicity. Nothing was broken so we carry on with the process we have to prepare for Sunday."

Last time out

Pauline BremerJess Park and Georgia Stanway all scored hat-tricks as City’s defence of the Women’s FA Cup continued with a magnificent 10-0 win over Ipswich Town at the Academy Stadium.

The result sees City safely through to the quarter-finals of the competition for the seventh-consecutive year - and it’s now two wins from two for interim boss Alan Mahon.

Last meeting

A late Chelsea fightback condemned City to our second FA Women’s Super League defeat of the season.

Goals from Bethany England and Maren Mjelde in the final 12 minutes snatched all three points for the Londoners, after Caroline Weir had opened the scoring with a fantastic volleyed finish.

The defeat – a bitter pill to swallow for a battling defensive display – halted City’s five-game winning streak, marking just Chelsea’s second league victory over Nick Cushing’s side in 12 attempts.


                        City v Chelsea Women: Match preview and what's on

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