Both team walk onto the pitch. London City Lionesses v London Bees, WomenΒ’s Championship football match, Princes Park stadium, London, UK - 12 Jan 2020 Photo: Sean Ryan for The FA

PREVIEW: London City Lionesses v Sheffield United

This afternoon’s re-run comes from the FA Women’s Championship as we go back to December when promotion-chasers London City Lionesses and Sheffield United went into battle at Princes Park.

Both sides were hot on the heels of FA Women’s Championship leaders Aston Villa and it would be a game which neither side could really afford to lose if they were to remain in the title race.

Ahead of this afternoon’s re-run, FA Women’s Super League Full-Time go back to 1 December as we provide a preview of the match.

It had been a great start to life in the FA Women’s Championship for the London City Lionesses. The club which previously operated under the Millwall Lionesses brand had won five of their opening six matches of the season, their only defeat coming against a Durham side who thrashed them 6-0 at Princes Park. John Bayer’s side went into their latest fixture against Sheffield United on the back of a 2-1 derby victory at Crystal Palace.

Former Charlton Athletic forward Liz Ejupi was The Pride’s top scorer with four goals while Evie Clarke had managed to find the back of the net on three occasions.

Sheffield United made the long trip south a point ahead of the London City Lionesses in second position in the FA Women’s Championship table. Like their latest opponents, The Blades had won six matches including an important 1-0 victory over Durham seven days earlier.

Carla Ward’s side had started the season in blistering goalscoring form. Sheffield United had scored a sensational 27 goals in just eight matches with Katie Wilkinson and Jade Pennock both helping themselves to six goals each.

This afternoon’s re-run kicks-off at 3pm and can be viewed on the FA Player.

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