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Saturday 7 November 2020
Kickoff at 15:00 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 visit of Bristol City...

When and where

Gareth Taylor's side host the Robins on Saturday 7 November in a 15:00 (UK) kick-off.

Broadcast Info

The game will be shown live via CITY+ with commentary.

Available across all digital platforms - mancity.comMan City app and Smart TV, CITY+ provides Cityzens with unrivalled access to new and exclusive City content.

It will allow you to watch full match replays of all men’s and women’s matches 24 hours after the final whistle and original CityTV productions, such as the recently released Kevin De Bruyne documentary, Made in Belgium.

You can sign up to a 30-day free trial, after which CITY+ is just £1.99GBP / month.

Find out more and sign up, here.

You can also follow the action via our dedicated matchday Twitter account: @ManCityWomen or watch live on the FA Player.


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For safety reasons in the wake of the pandemic, the fixture will be played behind-closed-doors.

In line with current protocols, additional balls will be placed at intervals around the pitch.

English Women's Super League
8 Everton Everton 5 2 0 3 6 12 -6 6 LLWWL
9 Manchester City Man City 5 1 1 3 7 11 -4 4 WLLLD
10 Reading FC Reading 5 1 0 4 3 10 -7 3 LLLLW


Aoife MannionMegan Campbell and Lauren Hemp remain long-term absentees.

Manager's preview: Gareth Taylor

“At the moment, it’s a bit like feast or famine in the women’s game – there are international breaks and you don’t have a game for ages and then you have four games in 14 days – and I prefer it that way.

“I still think there are areas we can improve on.

“We have to make sure we’re back at it, seeing who is looking fresh for a big push.”



Last time out

Laura Coombs struck a sensational opener against her former Club, as City clinched all three points against Liverpool in the Continental Cup.

The midfielder broke the deadlock three minutes before the break at Prenton Park, controlling Gemma Bonner’s floated through-ball beautifully before dipping a sweetly-struck half-volley beyond Rylee Foster and into the top corner, before second half goals from Rose Lavelle and Jess Park sealed the win.

Running out 3-0 victors, Gareth Taylor's side produced a dominant and thoroughly professional display to make it two wins from two in Group C.

There was further cause for celebration as Karen Bardsley made her 100th appearance for the Club, marking the achievement with a clean sheet.

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Last meeting

The pair last met in February, as City retained our place atop the FA Women’s Super League table with a 1-0 triumph.

Gemma Bonner’s early strike separated the sides at the Academy Stadium, extending the hosts’ impressive league form to six successive victories.

The victory also set a new league record, stretching our home winning streak to 11 games.

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  • City have won seven of their last nine Barclays FA Women’s Super League games against Bristol City (D2), scoring 31 goals (AVG 3.4 goals per game) whilst conceding only five.

  • Bristol City completed the league double over City during the 2014 Barclays FA Women’s Super League, since then, the Robins haven’t won any of their nine meetings (D2 L7).

  • City are winless in their last two Barclays FA Women’s Super League matches (D1 L1), last embarking on a longer run without a victory in the top-flight in April 2018 (3).

  • Bristol City have won only two of their last 21 Barclays FA Women’s Super League games (D3 L16), though their two victories came on the road, at Birmingham in February 2020 and in the red half of Manchester, in January 2020.
  • Keira Walsh has created the most secondary chances (the pass to the player who created the chance) in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League this season (9).
  • The average age of Bristol City’s starting XI this season has been 24 years and 57 days old; the youngest of any side in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League this term.
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