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Manchester City

Sunday 7 March 2021
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 Sunday’s Women’s Super League clash with Everton.

When and Where?

The game will take place on Sunday 7 March at the Academy Stadium, with kick-off scheduled for 14:00 (UK). The match will be broadcast live on the FA Player, but you can also follow all the action as it unfolds via our Twitter: @ManCityWomen.

After the game, a comprehensive match report as well as the thoughts of Gareth Taylor and a player will be available on and our official app.

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Get involved

We miss seeing you guys at the Academy stadium! You can get involved from home on matchday by:

  • Tweet the Academy Stadium big screen with your messages as the team warm up using #CityBigScreen. We’ll get as many of your messages up there as possible from 13:00 and at half-time!
  • Follow the @CitySquareLive twitter and Instagram accounts to see behind-the-scenes on matchday and catch PA announcer Danny at the Academy Stadium, plus see your messages and shout-outs on the big screen before kick-off!
  • Finally, each matchday we have a Junior Cityzen of the Match who joins the starting XI on our stadium screens at the Academy as the team is read out! They also feature in the programme and receive a City Goodie Bag, and full kit! Enter to be a Junior Cityzen of the Match for a future game on the Cityzens portal and catch the announcement for each game on the City Square Live Twitter in the hour before kick off!


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.


City are in sparkling form heading into Sunday’s clash, with victory over Fiorentina on Wednesday night representing our sixth victory in a row in all competitions.

In the WSL, Gareth Taylor’s side are on an eight-game winning streak, and have not conceded on home soil since mid-December.

Nonetheless, Everton will not be at the Academy Stadium to simply make up the numbers, having only been beaten by Chelsea and Arsenal on the road this season.

The Toffees are unbeaten in three, and picked up a hard-fought 3-2 win away at Tottenham in their last match.

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Gareth Taylor Preview

“I think most people will look at the run in now… look at Chelsea’s run in, Arsenal and Man United and probably look at Everton being one of those fixtures where it will be tough.

“We expect no different, Willie will set his team up to be really tough and resolute to break down.

“We’ve managed to be successful against them a couple of times this season but it won’t be easy.

“Everton made a really good start to the season, and have started to picked up again more recently.

“We’ll do our normal thing. It’s important to get back to back home games and it’s a game we’re looking forward to.”

Last meeting

City leapfrogged their opponents into fourth with three first half goals helping them on their way to a 3-0 victory back in December.

A looping header from Ellen White gave Gareth Taylor’s side the breakthrough on 25 minutes, before Gemma Bonner doubled the lead from a searching Caroline Weir corner moments later.

Janine Beckie then made it three on the stroke of half-time, losing her marker and heading home after another inch-perfect delivery from Weir to the back post.

Last Time Out

Manchester City took a huge step towards the Champions League quarter finals with a fully deserved 3-0 win over Fiorentina in the first leg of their last 16 tie.

A quick-fire double from Lauren Hemp and Ellen White saw City go two goals up inside the opening four minutes, before Sam Mewis added a third late on.

The return leg will take place next Thursday in Florence.


Manchester City have won all nine of their Barclays FA WSL matches against Everton, the best 100%-winning record by one team against an opponent in the WSL.

Gareth Taylor’s side have won their last eight WSL matches, last winning nine in a row between May 2017 and January 2018 under Nick Cushing.

Ellen White has been directly involved in 12 goals in eight Barclays FA WSL starts against Everton (7 goals, 5 assists). No player has scored more WSL goals against Everton than White (7, level with Jordan Nobbs).


Everton have lost nine Barclays FA WSL matches against Man City, only losing more against Arsenal (12)

Everton have won three away Barclays FA Women’s Super League matches this season, only winning more in one previous season, winning four in the 2011 campaign.

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