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FA WSL
FA WSL
Sunday 6 December 2020
Kickoff at 14:30 GMT
Walton Hall Park
BT Sport
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Everything you need to know ahead of City’s FA Women's Super League trip to Everton...

When and where

The third competitive meeting of the two sides in 2020/21 (and fourth overall) will take place on Sunday 6 December in a 14:30 (UK) kick-off at Walton Hall Park.

Broadcast Info

The game will be shown live via BT Sport in the UK and the FA Player elsewhere. In Canada, fans can also tune in via Sportsnet.

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 three league games and won three of our five November matches in all competitions, lifting the FA Cup for the second successive time (with an extra-time win over Everton) and securing progression to the quarter-finals of the Continental Cup.

Everton triumphed last time out with a Merseyside Derby victory over Liverpool in the Conti Cup, but suffered defeat in two of their previous three games in all competitions, drawing 1-1 against Reading in the other.

With 14 points from their first seven games, the Toffees sit two points above City in the FA WSL table.

English Women's Super League
2 Chelsea Chelsea 10 8 2 0 30 6 24 26 DWWWW
3 Manchester City Man City 11 7 3 1 37 10 27 24 DWWWW
4 Arsenal Arsenal 11 7 2 2 39 9 30 23 DWLWD

TEAM NEWS

Gareth Taylor has confirmed Lauren Hemp could make her return from injury in Sunday’s FA Women’s Super League trip to Everton.

The PFA Young Player of the Year has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since the Community Shield curtain raiser in August.

The City boss received a further boost with the news Alex Greenwood and Chloe Kelly (who withdrew from the England squad) could also be in contention.

However, there was disappointing news regarding Megan Campbell’s long-awaited return, as the Republic of Ireland defender suffered a knock whilst on international duty.

Aoife Mannion remains a long-term absentee.

Manager's preview: Gareth Taylor

“It will be another good game. Everton are a good team and they showed that by getting to the FA Cup Final.

“I'm sure Willie Kirk will have been thrashing that home: that they've made a good start and that while they'll have been disappointed to lose the Final, they can't let it affect them for the rest of the season.

“That's probably the toughest part of being a coach: transferring that message across to the players.

“I'm sure they'll want to try and impose themselves on us and get us back a bit for the FA Cup, which is natural.

“The girls are aware of that and ready. We just have to go out and play our game and put in the performance we're looking for.”

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Opposition view: Willie Kirk

“We know Manchester City well and they know us well. It will be another competitive game.

“The game in pre-season, the Continental Cup group stage match and the FA Cup final have all been competitive. Each one of those meetings has been a slightly different occasion.

”There are different types of pressure – and this match probably has us in the more favourable position.

”We’re sitting above them in the league and there is probably more pressure on them to come to our place to try to take something from the game.”

Last meeting

The pair last met at Wembley in the 50th edition of the Women's FA Cup Final on the opening day of November.

City successfully defended the trophy with a 3-1 victory, as substitutes Georgia Stanway and Janine Beckie struck in extra-time to snatch the win.

The holders produced a spirited display to edge the Toffees in a tense encounter, after the two sides had played out an enthralling 1-1 draw in normal time with Valérie Gauvin cancelling out Sam Mewis' opener.

Having lifted the trophy in May 2019, City had held the honour for a total of 547 days heading into this clash and triumphant in the first of two FA Cup tournaments this season, ensured our name will remain on the prestigious silverware for at least another six months…

Last result

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3
WATCH: Women's FA Cup Final highlights: Everton 1-3 City (AET)

Stats

City have won all eight of our FA Women’s Super League games against Everton (scoring 22 and conceding just four) - our best 100% record in the competition. Furthermore, no other side have a better 100% record over an opponent in the WSL (also Arsenal v Doncaster and Chelsea v Doncaster).

Everton are unbeaten in their opening four league home games for the first time since 2012 (W2 D2) - a campaign in which they went undefeated at home.

Sam Mewis has been involved in more open play sequences that have ended in a shot than any other player in the FA Women’s Super League this season (48) - four of which have ended in goals.

Izzy Christiansen has played more balls into the box than any other player in the league this season (59).

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