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Women's FA Cup
Women's FA Cup
Saturday 29 January 2022
Kickoff at 13:00 GMT
The City Ground
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Everything you need to know ahead of our FA Women’s Cup clash tie against Nottingham Forest…

When and Where

Our Fourth Round clash gets under way on Saturday 29 January, with kick-off at the City Ground scheduled for 13:00 (UK).

The match is available to watch live with a CITY+ subscription, with the broadcast getting under way from 18:50.


You can also follow the key bits of the action over on Twitter: @ManCityWomen, while a comprehensive match report will also follow soon after the final whistle, as well as reaction from Gareth Taylor and players alike.

Highlights from our Academy Stadium encounter and a CITY+ full-match replay can also be accessed the following day.


Tickets for the tie at the City Ground will be priced at £5 for Adults (18-64), £3 for Concessions (students and over-65s) and £1 for under-18s.

City supporters will be allocated Block T in the lower Brian Clough Stand, with tickets available here.


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Team news

Gareth Taylor says Ellie Roebuck is back in contention. The goalkeeper is yet to feature in the 2021/22 campaign, having suffered a lengthy calf injury after the Summer Olympics.

The shot-stopper returned to training this week and speaking to the press ahead of the game, Taylor revealed the 22-year-old is set to feature at the City Ground.

The Head Coach also admitted he could rotate the squad with some Academy stars set to travel for the Fourth Round clash with a heavy run of fixtures ahead, including Thursday night’s Continental Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur and next weekend’s crunch league visit to Chelsea.

Hayley Raso and Alanna Kennedy remain on international duty with Australia at the Asia Cup, while Karen Bardsley (hamstring), Esme Morgan (leg fracture) and Chloe Kelly (ACL) remain long-term absentees.

Gareth Taylor preview

“Forest seem like they are moving in the right direction. They have a good coach in Andy Cook, who I know, and their recent results have been positive.

“It is always difficult when you start from a base level. What I have been impressed with is Forest making it a club thing to drive women’s football.

“We are really fortunate here that it is embraced by the club and Forest are moving in the right direction on that front.

“It’s big [that the game is being played at the City Ground]. It makes a statement. Hopefully, we can get a decent crowd tomorrow. With it being the FA Cup, we have the romance of it with a team that’s expected to win and an underdog.

“It is nice to see people still cherish the FA Cup. It is a special competition. I have played in games where you are the underdog or heavy favourite.

“I still cherish it as my first trophy [I won as Head Coach] and I am really hungry for more. We want to go as far as we can because there is nothing better than getting your hands on that trophy.

“[We have to approach the game] very professionally. I have been really impressed with our players – the way they have handled different levels of games in quick succession.

“We will be massively respectful to Forest and what they are about. We will make sure we show a professional performance.”

Previous Meeting

This will be the first meeting between the two sides in professional competition.

Last time out

A stoppage time strike from Tobin Heath denied City all three points in a pulsating FA Women's Super League clash.

The Arsenal substitute stole a yard inside the City area and fired back across goal to salvage a point for the league leaders.

Khadija 'Bunny' Shaw's effort midway through the second half looked to have been enough to give Gareth Taylor's side what would've been a deserved victory on the balance of play.

But despite City's best efforts, spearheaded by an inspired display from young stopper Khiara Keating, hopes of a statement three points were dashed in the final moments.

Form guide

City come into the tie having won six of our last seven matches in all competitions, scoring 25 times while conceding just four in the process.

Taylor's side sit fifth in the FA WSL table - six points behind league leaders Arsenal.

Women's National League North side Forest find themselves in fourth spot - five points behind table-topping Derby County.

The Midlands side have won five of their last seven, defeating Sheffield FC 2-0 on Thursday night last time out.

3 Arsenal Arsenal Arsenal 10 8 1 1 26 6 20 25 WLWWD
4 Manchester City Manchester City Man City 11 7 2 2 23 11 12 23 WWDWD
5 Everton Everton Everton 11 6 0 5 16 12 4 18 LLWWW
Last updated: 24 January 2023

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