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Women's FA Cup
Women's FA Cup
Saturday 16 April 2022
Kickoff at 12:15 BST
Chigwell Construction Stadium,Victoria Rd, Dagenham RM10 7XL
BBC One
Live text, audio and stats at mancity.com
Everything you need to know ahead of City’s Women's FA Cup semi-final trip to West Ham United.

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When and where

Gareth Taylor’s side travel to the Chigwell Construction Stadium on Saturday 16 April, with kick-off scheduled for 12:15 (UK).

The game is available to watch live on BBC One, while you can also keep across the key moments from the game over on Twitter: @ManCityWomen.

A detailed match report and reaction from Gareth Taylor and a player will also be made available soon after the final whistle, while highlights and a full-match replay can be accessed from 12:00 on Sunday 17 April.

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Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased via West Ham's official website or from the ticket office at the Chigwell Construction Stadium - either via phone on on 0333 0301966, or on the day of the match.

Ticket prices for the fixture are as follows:

Adults: £8
Under-16s: £5

Team news

Gareth Taylor made three changes to the side that defeated the Hammers in the FA WSL last time out, as Laura Coombs, Ellen White and Chloe Kelly - making her first start of the season - replaced Georgia Stanway, Bunny Shaw and Hayley Raso.

Ellie Roebuck took her place in goal, shielded by a backline of Demi Stokes, Alex Greenwood, Alanna Kennedy (sporting a face mask having suffered a broken nose on international duty) and Lucy Bronze.

Keira Walsh protected the back four, employed behind Caroline Weir and Coombs, while Lauren Hemp and Kelly occupied the wings and captain White led the line upfront.

CITY XI | Roebuck, Bronze, Kennedy, Greenwood, Stokes, Walsh, Coombs, Weir, Kelly, Hemp, White (C)

SUBS | Keating, Taieb, Shaw, Angeldahl, Stanway, Mace, Raso

WEST HAM XI | Arnold, Flaherty (C), Evans, Svitkova, Longhurst, Yallop, Hasewaga, Parker, Leon, Fisk, Brynjarsdottir

SUBS | Moore, Wyne, Stringer, Snerle, Walker, Filis, Joel, Cissoko, Houssein

Previous Meeting

City kept the pressure on Manchester United in the race for a top three spot with a comfortable 2-0 win over West Ham, in our last game before the international break.

Goals in each half from Georgia Stanway and Khadija 'Bunny' Shaw clinched another crucial three points to close the gap on our cross-town rivals in the FA Women's Super League table.

The triumph marked Gareth Taylor’s 50th in charge and drew his side level on points with third-placed United – if only temporarily with the Reds playing on Sunday.

There was more good news at the Chigwell Construction Stadium, as Chloe Kelly made a welcome return to action with a second half cameo following her ACL injury.

Form Guide

City come into Saturday’s clash in sparking form, winning 16 of our last 18 matches in all competitions, including our last eight on the spin.

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West Ham have won two of their last six games - victories over Birmingham and Ipswich Town - and are winless in their last four home games.

The two sides met in the 2019 Women's FA Cup Final at Wembley with City running out 3-0 victors, thanks to goals from Keira Walsh, Georgia Stanway and Lauren Hemp.

Stats

● City have won all three of our away games to date against West Ham, winning 3-1 in January 2019, 1-0 in May 2021 and 2-0 earlier this month.

● Georgia Stanway has six goals and two assists in just seven appearances against the Hammers in the league, with her eight combined goal involvements against them being her most against a single side in the competition.

● Caroline Weir has scored three times and assisted three times in her seven WSL games for City against West Ham. Against no other side in the competition has she been involved in more goals for the Club.

Ellen White has scored three goals in her four league appearances for City against West Ham. Only against Bristol City (four) has she netted more goals in the competition in sky blue.

● Katerina Svitková has assisted four goals in the league for West Ham this season with those goals earning the Hammers five points – this is the most points any player’s assists have been worth in the competition in 2021-22.

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