Khadija 'Bunny' Shaw of Manchester City scores the first goal past Demi Lambourne of Leicester City during the Vitality Women's FA Cup match at The Academy Stadium, Manchester, 29 September 2021. Image: Andrew Yates / Sportimage PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUK SPI-1219-0010 NOTE: FAWSL Full-Time uses images provided by the following image agencies via OneFootball: Getty Images (https://www.gettyimages.de/) Imago Images (https://www.imago-images.de/)

Leicester City v Manchester City – Stat Attack

The final FA Women’s Continental League Cup quarter-final place is up for grabs this evening when Leicester City face Manchester City at The Pirelli Stadium.

Manchester City simply need to win to make sure of their place in the last eight while opponents Leicester City must win by a large margin to advance.

Ahead of the match, FAWSL Full-Time have been looking at the statistics from previous meetings between the two sides. Here are four facts which relate to the FA Women’s Continental League Cup meeting between Leicester City and Manchester City.

A game of different goalscorers

Manchester City have already met Leicester City in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup and in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League this season. No less than eight different Manchester City players have found the back of the net in those games, those being Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw, Vicky Losada, Alex Greenwood, Filippa Angeldahl, Caroline Weir, Keira Walsh, Lauren Hemp and Laura Coombs.

Leicester City must improve on second half showings

Eight of Manchester City’s 10 goals scored against Leicester City this season have come after half-time. The Foxes have shrugged off some of their second half frailties since their matches against The Cityzens and are a work-in-progress under new manager Lydia Bedford.

Greenwood is a goal threat

Manchester City defender Alex Greenwood has registered a higher percentage of shots on target in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League this season than any of her teammates (60%). Leicester City will need to be mindful of her attacking threat this evening.

Discipline will be key for Leicester City

Tonight’s game sees the most badly behaved side in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League take on the most disciplined side. Leicester City have clocked up 19 yellow cards in the league this season whereas Manchester City have received just six bookings. Leicester City’s ill-discipline hasn’t helped their cause at times and they will need to keep their cool at The Pirelli Stadium.

The FA Women’s Continental League Cup group match between Leicester City and Manchester City kicks-off at 7pm this evening with admission available on the night.

 

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