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FA Women's League Cup
FA Women's League Cup
Thursday 19 November 2020
Kickoff at 19:00 GMT
Leigh Sports Village, Leigh Sports Stadium, Sale Way, Leigh WN7 4JY
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Everything you need to know ahead of City’s Continental Cup trip to Manchester United...

When and where

The fifth Manchester Derby in professional competition will take place on Thursday 19 November in a 19:00 (UK) kick-off.

The clash marks City's final game in Group C and a point will secure progression to the knock-out stages.

Broadcast Info

The game will be shown live on CITY+.

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It will allow you to watch full match replays of all men’s and women’s matches 24 hours after the final whistle and original CityTV productions, such as the recently released Kevin De Bruyne documentary, Made in Belgium.

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You can also follow the action via the FA Player, our Matchday Centre and our dedicated matchday Twitter account: @ManCityWomen

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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.

Should the game remain level after 90 minutes, both teams will receive a point, while the winner shall be determined by a penalty shoot-out, earning a bonus point.

Form guide

City are unbeaten in our last five games and have a 100% record so far in Group C, having defeated Everton and Liverpool 3-1 and 3-0.

United have avoided defeat in their last four games since falling to a 3-1 reverse at Liverpool in their Conti Cup opener.

Their second Group C game against Everton was postponed for safety reasons.

FA WSL Cup
3 Leicester City Leicester 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Manchester City Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Manchester United Man United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TEAM NEWS

Gareth Taylor revealed Megan Campbell could be in contention for her first appearance since January.

The Republic of Ireland defender sustained an injury in an FA Women's Super League win over Tottenham Hotspur and had to undergo tendon surgery on her left foot.

Taylor says he may rotate the squad, as the FA Cup winners round off an intense period of fixtures before the international break.

"There's a possibility that Megan Campbell might be involved in the squad, which is good news," he told ManCity.com.

"It's been a long time for her but she's been patient and worked tremendously hard.

"There's an opportunity for others to get a start, who have been waiting in the wings."

Aoife Mannion and Lauren Hemp remain long-term absentees, while those who featured in Saturday's league Derby are available for selection.

Manager's preview: Gareth Taylor

"It's a game we're looking forward to.

"The girls have been great this week. It's a different competition and a good opportunity to put on a good display and gain the result we need to go through to the quarter-finals.

"At the same time, we can potentially knock out one of our rivals!

"We've had a decent amount of games since the Cup Final and we're on a good unbeaten run, which we hope will continue."

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Last meeting

City sacrificed a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with United in the first FA Women’s Super League Derby hosted by the Reds.

Chloe Kelly’s deft finish and Laura Coombs’ powerful drive deservedly put Gareth Taylor’s side in front at half-time, but the home team were much improved after the break.

Tobin Heath capitalised on Lucy Bronze’s loose pass to pull one back with a thunderbolt of her own before Kirsty Hanson's close range finish forced City to settle for a frustrating point.

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2
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2
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Stats

• Three-time winners City have always reached the knock-out stages of the Continental Cup, lifting the trophy in 2014, 2016 and 2019.

Laura Coombs has scored three goals in three games, having struck sensational efforts against Liverpool, Bristol City and Manchester United.

Jess Park has two goals in two Conti Cup games for City, after scoring in injury time against both Everton and Liverpool.

Georgia Stanway is one shy of 50 City goals.

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