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The FA Women's Cup
The FA Women's Cup
Sunday 1 November 2020
Kickoff at 14:30 GMT
Wembley Stadium, London HA9 0WS
No live TV coverage
Live text, audio and stats at mancity.com
Everything you need to know ahead of City’s Women's FA Cup Final clash against Everton…

When and where

The Women's FA Cup Final will take place on Sunday 1 November at Wembley Stadium in a 14:30 (UK) kick-off.

The 2019/20 competition marks the 50th edition of the tournament.

City are the current holders, having defeating West Ham United 3-0 in the Final in May 2019.

Broadcast Info

The game will be shown live in the UK via BBC One and BT Sport.

You can also follow the action on our Matchday Centre or our dedicated matchday Twitter account: @ManCityWomen.

Our matchday live show We’re Not Really Here begins one hour before kick-off at 13:30 (UK), providing insight and analysis - before, during and after the game.

We’re Not Really Here is available to watch on all of our official digital platforms, whilst during the game there will be live commentary and footage of fans around the world, which you can enjoy exclusively on mancity.com and our official app.

Get in touch, using the hashtag #WNRH!

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RULES

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.

In the event a match is drawn after 90 minutes, an extra 30 minutes shall be played (of two equal halves of 15 minutes).

Should the game remain level after extra time, the winner shall be determined by a penalty shoot-out.

A maximum of nine substitutes may be named. Clubs may use five of those nine substitute players at any time in a match.

In the event that extra time is played, a Club may use one additional substitute player (a sixth in total) from the nominated nine substitutes, during such period of extra time.

TEAM NEWS

Gareth Taylor says City have no new injury concerns.

Aoife MannionMegan Campbell and Lauren Hemp remain sidelined through injury.

WATCH: Taylor: Guardiola has been hugely supportive

Manager's preview: Gareth Taylor

“They’re a good team. I’ve admired what Willie Kirk has done.

“There has been a lot said about other club’s recruitment but Everton have brought in some really good players.

“We’ve played them twice so far and we can draw from those experiences – but this is a one-off game of two really good teams, looking to be successful.

“We’ll be aware of the opposition but it’s down to us.”

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“We are determined to get back to the days of Everton winning silverware and this is huge for us.

“It would be even bigger managing to topple one of the teams who are serial trophy winners.

“But winning it, regardless of who it is against, would be massive for this club.”

Last time out

Sam Mewis’ third City goal in five games was not enough for all three points, as Gareth Taylor's side were held to a 1-1 draw at Reading.

The United States star struck a fine finish to salvage a point at the Madejski Stadium, cancelling out Amalie Eikeland’s quickfire opener.

The result marked two points dropped for the away side, who had chances to snatch victory but struggled to breach a stoic Royals defence.

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Reading
1
Man City
1
WATCH: Match highlights: Reading 1-1 City

Last meeting

Rose Lavelle marked her full City debut with a goal, as Gareth Taylor’s side produced a superb second half fightback to defeat Everton 3-1 in the Continental Cup.

The United States star struck seven minutes into the second half to open her account and level the score, before Chloe Kelly continued her superb scoring streak to turn the tie against her former Club and youngster Jess Park sealed the victory with a thumping finish.

Danielle Turner had broken the deadlock on 20 minutes but the home side produced a spirited display to turn the game on its head and kick off our Group C campaign on a positive note.

The triumph marked further good news for City, as Karen Bardsley made her first competitive appearance since the 2019 World Cup.

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FA Women's League Cup

Man City
3
Everton
1
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Player links

There are plenty of familiar faces amongst the squads.

Jill Scott donned the royal blue of Everton between 2006 and 2013, helping the Toffees to League Cup and FA Women’s Cup success.

In recognition of the 2008 League Cup win, she has a tattoo of the date in Roman Numerals on her ankle!

Alex Greenwood and Lucy Bronze also enjoyed stints in Merseyside, while summer recruit Chloe Kelly starred for the Toffees after signing from Arsenal.

Esme Morgan spent the 2019/20 campaign on loan with Willie Kirk’s side.

Meanwhile, Everton’s Izzy Christiansen wrote her name into the history books with City, scoring in the 2014 Continental Cup Final to clinch the Club’s first piece of major silverware.

Claire Emslie also had a two-year stay in Manchester, while Stockport-born defender Georgia Brougham (currently on loan at Birmingham) played for the Club in our first seasons in the WSL, having represented the Manchester City Ladies team.

Sandy MacIver and Poppy Pattinson both played for City’s Academy.

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