Women's Team

Continental Cup group stage dates confirmed

Continental Cup group stage dates confirmed
Manchester City have been placed in Group B of this season's FA Women's Continental Tyres League Cup.

It means Gareth Taylor's side will do battle with Women's Super League trio Manchester United, Everton and Leicester City as well as Championship side Durham for a place in the knockout stages.

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Our Continental Cup journey gets underway on 13-14 October when we welcome the Toffees to the Academy Stadium and, following a round robin format, we conclude the Group Stages with a trip to Leicester on Wednesday 15 December.

The teams who finish top in each of the five groups progresses into the quarter-finals and will be joined by the best ranked runner up.

Arsenal and Chelsea will also enter the competition at the last eight stage having received a bye on progression to the Champions League Group Stages, meaning 22 of the 24 clubs from the WSL and Championship have entered the Continental Cup First Round.

Only Arsenal can better Manchester City's all-time record of four Women's League Cup triumphs, and we have won the most of any Club since we claimed our first trophy in 2014.

Our last triumph came in 2019, with Janine Beckie keeping her cool from 12 yards to beat the Gunners in a penalty shootout at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane.

We reached the quarter-finals of last season's tournament, losing 4-2 after extra time to eventual winners Chelsea.

WATCH: Continental Cup Final: Match highlights

The competition is divided into two sections – Northern and Southern – with two groups in the North and Three in the South.

In what will be the eleventh season of the competition, the final will also be screened live on the BBC having previously been shown on BT Sport. Broadcast details, and further information on the Final, will be released in due course.

Having been associated with the competition for ten years, Continental Tyres have renewed their commitment for a further year and will continue to be lead sponsor as we enter the 2021/2022 campaign.

Group B Fixtures in full:

Manchester City v Everton - 13 October
Manchester City v Durham - 4 November
Manchester United v Manchester City - 17 November
Leicester City v Manchester City - 15 December

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