Women's Team

Taylor: Injury update on Lauren Hemp and Vicky Losada

Gareth Taylor is fully expecting Lauren Hemp and Vicky Losada to be available for this weekend’s clash with Manchester United.

City face United on Sunday, with a 12:30 (UK time) kick-off and Taylor is delighted with the options he has for the derby match, including Hemp and Losada who are back from injury.

Hemp, a three-time PFA Young Player of the Year, has been struggling with a thigh issue since the start of November but came on for the final 20 minutes of our Continental Cup win over Liverpool.

Taylor says she’s in a 'good place' ahead of the United clash.

He said: "Lauren’s fine. She’s in a good place.

"You saw when she came on, she was confident and contributed within a couple of minutes with an assist for Mary. She’s in a good place."

Spanish star Losada, who hasn’t played since our 6-0 Continental Cup win over Blackburn in October, is also fit and raring to go.


He added: "Vicky trained fully yesterday and looked really good. We’ll see.

"Outside of that, everyone is available, really healthy selection choice for us to have and good numbers.

"It always helps and it gives us good options for the weekend."


City welcome Manchester United to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday 11 December.

Kick-off is scheduled for 12:30 (UK), with tickets selling fast for our third-ever women's match at the Etihad.

We hosted Everton there back in May 2014, before welcoming our local rivals in September 2019, when Caroline Weir’s wonder strike saw us run out 1-0 winners in front of what was then a WSL record crowd, and what remains a club record of 31, 213 fans.

With almost 40,000 tickets already sold, it promises to be another historic occasion.

You can secure your tickets online by visiting: www.mancity.com/tickets/womens or by calling: +44 (0)161 444 1894.