WHEN AND WHERE
The game takes place at the Academy Stadium on Wednesday 13 October, with kick-off scheduled for 19:00 (UK).
The match will be shown live only on CITY+.
We'll have live text coverage of the game on Twitter @ManCityWomen, and following the full-time whistle, a comprehensive match report and post-match reaction from Gareth Taylor will be available to view on mancity.com and our official app.
Highlights will be available from midday the following day and should you miss the action entirely, a full-match replay will also be available to view with a CITY+ subscription from midday the following day.
Group stage points will be awarded as follows:
A club which wins a group match in 90 minutes will score three points.
A club which wins a group match that is tied after 90 minutes by winning the penalty shootout will score two points.
A club which loses a group match that is tied after 90 minutes as it loses the penalty shootout will score one point.
Karima Benameur Taieb takes her place in goal, shielded by a backline of Alex Greenwood, Kennedy, Mace and Janine Beckie. Keira Walsh protected the backline in defensive midfield, employed behind Caroline Weir and Laura Coombs, flanked by Lauren Hemp and Khadija Shaw. Ellen White led the line upfront.
CITY XI | Taieb, Greenwood, Kennedy, Mace, Beckie, Walsh, Weir, Coombs, Hemp, Shaw, White (C)
SUBS | Keating, Stokes, Park, Angeldahl, Scott
EVERTON XI | Brosnan, Sevecke, Dali, Christiansen (C), Duggan, Gauvin, Finnigan, Maier, Galli, Clinton, Pattinson
SUBS | MacIver, Turner, George, Graham Anvegard, Bennison
Gareth Taylor preview
“We had Everton in the competition last season, plus Man United and Liverpool.
“It was three tough games. This is a fairly tough group again but it is what it is. We want to do well in this competition. We’ll take it as seriously as we possibly can.
“It’s just making sure we respect this trophy and we do. Last season, we went to the quarter-finals and were seconds from going through [against Chelsea].
“I think if we go through, we win that trophy. No disrespect to the other teams but it was us or Chelsea.
“We take it really seriously. We want to win trophies. We’re out of one competition already so we need to be as competitive as we can be, marrying in players’ loads and expectations to try and be as successful as we can.”
LAST TIME OUT
City recovered to earn a battling 2-2 draw with Manchester United despite seeing Georgia Stanway sent off after 35 minutes.
Bunny Shaw gave City the lead, before two quick United goals looked set to hand the Blues a Manchester derby loss.
City thrashed Everton 4-0 at Goodison Park to start the FA WSL campaign in style last month.
Though the hosts started brightly, a three-goal burst in the first half all-but sealed the points before the break.
City head into this game still in the middle of a disappointing run, with just one win in six matches (all competitions).
Everton have won two of their five FA WSL matches and sit above City in the table.
Encouragingly, City have won all 12 of the last dozen meetings between the clubs.
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