Preview: Blues Women v Manchester City

With the Blues unbeaten in all competitions...they will have the momentum going into the game.


Blues Women take on Manchester City in the FA Women's Super League on Sunday.  

In-form Blues Women will be looking to maintain their perfect start in the league against a Manchester City side who crashed out of the UWCL in midweek.

Atletico Madrid dumped City out of the Champions League and Nick Cushing will be looking for a reaction out of his players as they travel to the Automated Technology Group Stadium on Sunday.

However, with the Blues unbeaten in all competitions, having only failed to win once, which was in the Continental Cup against Man City, they will have the momentum going into the game.

The 12:30 kick off will be shown live on the BBC Red Button with Blues stars looking to continue their fine form.

After coming out victorious in the last fixture against Reading, with Meaghan Sargeant scoring the only goal of the game, Blues will take huge confidence from their performance at both ends of the field.

It was a complete performance as Blues showed their attacking prowess in the first 45 with a flurry of chances from Lucy Staniforth and Charlie Wellings, while Emma Follis should have bagged a hat-trick. While they were competent in defence, keeping their sixth clean sheet of the season – having not conceded at all in 2018/19 – as Ann-Katrin Berger pulled off a series of saves to maintain Blues’ 100% record.

They come up against a team littered with international stars but having drew 0-0 to them on the opening day of the season in August, manager Marc Skinner will be confident of exploiting Man City’s weakness although he will acknowledge that it will be a tough game.

Last season, Blues beat their opponents 2-0 at Solihull Moors thanks to an Ellen White brace and they will be hoping that they can recreate this.

Midfielder Lucy Staniforth said: “I think the way that we are going right now, we are happy to play anyone.

“We feel full of confidence and we know that with the staff behind us we’ll have a game plan and will be able to take the game to them.

“We’d like to think we’ll be fresh going into the weekend and really take the game to them.”