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FA WSL
FA WSL
Sunday 12 September 2021
Kickoff at 18:45 BST
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 game in the FA Women's Super League of 2021-22...

When and where

The game takes place at the Academy Stadium on Sunday 12 September, with kick-off scheduled for 18:45pm (UK).

In the UK, the match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event, while you can also keep up to date with all the action via our dedicated matchday Twitter: @ManCityWomen.

The game is also available to view online around the world via the FA Player, but to find out if your country is showing Sunday’s match on TV, check out our listings at the foot of this page.

Following the full time whistle, a comprehensive match report and post-match reaction from Gareth Taylor will be available to view on mancity.com and our official app.

Should you miss the action entirely, a full-match replay will also be available to view with a CITY+ subscription.

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Ticket information

Tickets for all of Manchester City’s 2021/22 home Barclays FA Women’s Super League games are on sale now.

You can find out more information on how to buy and pricing by clicking here.

Gareth Taylor preview

"(I'm expecting) a tough test. They got themselves a good three points against Birmingham last week.

"Playing in the men’s stadium as well, it was a good opportunity for them to showcase what they’re about.

"We’re against a team that’ll be full of spirit, will make it difficult but we just need to focus on what we do well.

"We'll be respectful, be attacking and do all the right things in our gameplay."

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Team News

After having to wait for international clearance, Gareth Taylor has confirmed that Swedish international Filippa Angeldahl is in contention to make her City debut against Spurs, as is Australian defender Alanna Kennedy.

Ellen White and Georgia Stanway, who missed the Champions League trip to Real Madrid and have been named in England’s latest squad, are also available.

However, Taylor revealed that injured trio Ellie Roebuck, Lucy Bronze and Keira Walsh remain sidelined for the foreseeable future.

Long term absentee Chloe Kelly continues to work her way back from a knee injury, but won’t be available until after the new year.

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Last time out

City’s hopes of UEFA Women’s Champions League glory were dashed at the Round Two stage after Real Madrid’s 1-0 victory at the Academy Stadium saw the visitors through 2-1 on aggregate.

With the tie finely poised after a stoppage time equaliser from Las Blancas in the first leg, Claudio Zornoza’s powerful drive on the stroke of half-time was enough to see the Spanish outfit into the inaugural Group Stages.

Gareth Taylor’s side laid siege to the Madrid goal in the second half, hitting the post through Hayley Raso before Ellen White had a glancing header cleared off the line, but it was to no avail as we bowed out in agonising circumstances.

In his post-match press conference, the City boss called for his players to use that disappointment as a springboard for our domestic campaign, and the players will have their sights set on doing exactly that this weekend.

WATCH: Match highlights: Spurs 0-3 City

Previous encounter

A Becky Spencer own goal, plus strikes from Janine Beckie and Caroline Weir, earned City a deserved three points and 12th successive WSL win with a 3-0 triumph over Tottenham in April 2021.

Gareth Taylor’s side knew a victory would keep up the pressure on league leaders Chelsea, and Georgia Stanway demonstrated our attacking intent early on with a ferocious long-range drive which rattled back off the underside of the crossbar.

But City were ahead from the subsequent corner, as Spurs’ stopper Spencer inadvertently punched the ball into her own net under pressure from Beckie.

The Canadian doubled our lead with half-time approaching, coolly slotting home from Sam Mewis’ incisive ball in behind to round off a swift counterattack.

And the third eventually came just after the hour when Caroline Weir found the bottom corner after Chloe Kelly’s initial ball across the face of goal had evaded the onrushing Mewis.

WATCH: Classic highlights: City 1-0 United

Form guide

City come into our first WSL home match of the season sitting top of the table after a convincing 4-0 victory over Everton at Goodison Park.

First half goals from Vicky Losada, Janine Beckie and Khadija Shaw saw us in three goals to the good at the break, before Steph Houghton added a fourth with a sumptuous second half free-kick.

Spurs also got their league campaign off to a winning start thanks to Kit Graham’s solitary strike against Birmingham City.

Sunday’s visitors currently sit sixth in the WSL table by virtue of that opening day victory.

English Women's Super League
6 Chelsea Chelsea 2 1 0 1 6 3 3 3
7 Manchester City Man City 2 1 0 1 5 2 3 3
8 West Ham United West Ham 2 0 1 1 1 3 -2 1

Match Stats

Manchester City have won all three Women’s Super League clashes with Spurs, scoring at least three times in each, whilst conceding only twice.

We’re unbeaten in our last six first home games of a WSL campaign (W3 D3).

Gareth Taylor’s side have won 15 of their last 16 Women’s Super League matches, only dropping points in a 2-2 draw against Chelsea in our penultimate home game of last season. Over this run City have a goal difference of +46 (51-5).

Tottenham Hotspur have kept as many clean sheets in their last league matches (two) as they had across their previous 20 Women’s Super League games.

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