On Wednesday evening Manchester City Women will travel to Meadow Park for their FA Women’s Continental League Cup tie against Arsenal.
These two sides will be meeting a stage earlier than usual, having met in the final of the competition on three separate occasions.
Both teams will be looking to book their place in the FA Women’s Continental League Cup final, which is to be staged on neutral territory, The City Ground, home of Nottingham Forest Football Club on Saturday 29 February for the first time in it’s history. The victors will meet either Manchester United or Chelsea, as progression for either side will guarantee their place as debutants in the final of the competition.
Manchester City will be hoping they can carry recent momentum forward, but Arsenal have been one of the few sides that they’ve struggled to overcome in most recent encounters. In his final week as manager, Nick Cushing will be looking to keep City’s chance of retaining silverware intact and leaving the club in the best possible position before heading Stateside following his final game in charge on Sunday 2 February, when the two times meet again in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League at The Academy Stadium.
Arsenal have won this trophy an impressive five times, making them the most successful team in the history of the competition and it was the first trophy won under manager, Joe Montemurro since his appointment back in November 2017. This is a competition which holds special significance to both teams and will certainly make for an exciting head-to-head. Based on previous encounters, there has been little to separate the two teams but the fixture always plays out as an enthralling game of football. Expect this semi-final clash to be no different.
Ones to watch: Goalkeepers, Manuela Zinsberger (Arsenal) and Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City) both could be called into action and could be the difference in the game for either side. Both are individually performing well for their respective clubs and have shown impressive ability this season.
Wednesday’s meeting will kick-off at 7.30pm and admission will be available from the Meadow Park ticket office situated outside the stadium. Will you also be able to watch the match live the FA Player app.