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Manchester City
Aston Villa FC

Saturday 21 January 2023
Kickoff at 11:30 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 our first home match of 2023.

When and where

City welcome the Villans to the Academy Stadium on Saturday 21 January, with kick-off scheduled for 11:30 (UK).

The match will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports Premier League, while those living around the world can check out our global TV listings at the foot of this page to find out how to tune in.

Our matchday centre - providing live text updates, stats and analysis, gets under way from 10:00, while you can also keep across all the key moments on Twitter: @ManCityWomen.

A detailed match report, plus reaction from Gareth Taylor and players alike, can be accessed soon after the final whistle, while highlights and a full-match replay - available on CITY+ and Recast - will be available from 12:00 on Sunday 22 January.

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Gareth Taylor preview

"[Aston Villa have] changed a lot. They’ve added to their player roster - in January too, they’ve signed some experience and good quality.

“No surprises that they've done okay.

“A good opponent for us to face tomorrow. Looking forward to the home tie for us and to use it as an advantage.”

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Last time out

Filippa Angeldahl's late strike ensured City qualified for the last eight of the Continental Cup as Group B winners with a 1-0 victory over Leicester City.

The Swede found the net from Lauren Hemp's cutback as stoppage time approached at the Pirelli Stadium.

City's reward is a quarter-final tie away to Bristol City on Wednesday 25 January.

Previous encounter

City were edged out in a thrilling contest at Villa Park on the opening day of the season.

Goals from Alisha Lehmann and Rachel Daly handed Aston Villa an early two-goal lead, but a Laura Coombs brace and Bunny Shaw strike saw Gareth Taylor's side take the lead early in the second 45.

However, a Kenza Dali strike soon after and second for Daly turned the game on its head to earn the hosts a 4-3 win.

Form guide

City have been in sensational form of late, and boast a 100% record in 2023.

We are unbeaten in 12 matches - a run which stretches back to September - winning 11 of those fixtures.

Defeats to Manchester United and Arsenal aside, Aston Villa are unbeaten since October, and claimed a 2-1 win over Tottenham in their first match since the winter break.

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