This Sunday, Manchester City will travel to the SportNation.bet Stadium, where they face Birmingham City in the FA Women’s Super League.
It has been a difficult time off the pitch for City, with players and staff coming to terms with the recent news that long-standing manager, Nick Cushing will leave his current role at the beginning of February for a new position within the City Football Group as assistant manager at MLS (Major League Soccer) outfit New York City FC in the United States.
However, it has been a different story on the pitch as Manchester City continue to pick up results, showing their ability to put in the performances amid the changes to personnel at the club. It can be a difficult transitional period for some clubs but make no mistake about it, Cushing is determined to leave the team in the best possible position as he sees out his final games as manager.
Birmingham City will be hoping that they can avoid losing three straight league matches for the second time this season. It has been nearly 12 months to the day since former manager, Marc Skinner left the club bound for Orlando Pride in the NWSL (National Women’s Soccer League). His predecessor Spanish born Marta Tejedor has a brought a wealth of experience to the role from her time within the women’s game but we’ve yet to really see the best of this Birmingham City side this season. Birmingham City do have the potential to cause an upset on their day, every point earned is vital and with home advantage playing it’s part this weekend, victory for the Blues will be their biggest result of their season so far.
One to watch
In form player, Pauline Bremer (Manchester City) has scored in her last four FA Women’s Super League appearances, her goal tally in those league matches alone is seven, netting three braces including last weekend against Everton at The Academy Stadium.
Sunday’s meeting will kick-off at midday and admission will be available on the gate.
By Emma Meredith-Shone (@emma_shone)