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Sunday 31 January 2021
Kickoff at 12:30 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 City’s FA Women's Super League visit of West Ham...


The game will take place on Saturday 9 January in a 12:30 (UK) kick-off at the Academy Stadium.

Broadcast info

The game will be shown live via the FA Player only for both UK and overseas viewers.

You can also follow the action via our dedicated matchday Twitter account: @ManCityWomen

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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.


form guide

City are unbeaten in our last five league games and won all four of our December matches, including a crucial 2-0 triumph over Arsenal in the FA WSL and 3-0 win over Göteborg FC in the Champions League Round of 32 second leg.

West Ham have won three of their last five games, The Hammers defeated both Bristol City and Charlton 4-0 and edged Birmingham City 2-1 but fell to narrow losses (3-2 and 1-0) at the hands of Chelsea and Brighton and Hove Albion.

English Women's Super League
3 Arsenal Arsenal 10 7 1 2 38 8 30 22 LDWLW
4 Manchester City Man City 9 5 3 1 23 9 14 18 DWDWW
5 Everton Everton 9 4 2 3 17 15 2 14 DLDLL

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Last meeting

England forward Georgia Stanway marked her 100th appearance for the Club by scoring twice in a 5-0 win over the Hammers - before later being sent off - with Nick Cushing’s side finding the target four times in a dominant opening 45 minutes with Ellen White and Lauren Hemp also scoring.

Stanway added to another fine individual display by then providing an assist as Tessa Wullaert struck a fifth goal after the break.

It was the perfect showcase for the Blues on Women’s Football Weekend with a healthy and noisy Academy Stadium crowd treated to a superb all-round display.

The only downside on the afternoon was the fact that Stanway was then dismissed on 72 minutes after picking up two yellow cards inside five minutes.

WATCH: Highlights: City 5-0 West Ham


Lauren Hemp announced she’s back with a bang, netting a Goal of the Season contender to help secure City’s passage into the Champions League Round of 16.

The PFA Young Player of the Year smashed home a rocket from 25 yards to open the scoring in the Round of 32 second leg clash against Göteborg, before substitute Georgia Stanway bagged a second-half brace to clinch a 3-0 win (5-1 on aggregate).

The superb strike marked her first goal of the season with the 20-year-old having missed the opening months of the 2020/21 campaign through injury.

The victory continued City's excellent run of form with four wins from four in December, as Gareth Taylor's side continue to progress both domestically and in Europe.

WATCH: Highlights: City 3-0 Goteborg


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