Manchester City host Leicester on the Academy Stadium on Sunday as two of the WSL’s remaining point-less sides search for their first of the season.
City misplaced their opening two matches of the 2022/23 marketing campaign following a summer season of excessive squad turnover, whereas Leicester have suffered slim defeats in every of their opening three league video games.
Something has to offer right here, however who will lastly get off the mark?
Here’s every thing you want to know forward of Manchester City vs Leicester…
When is kick off? Sunday 16 October, 14:00 (BST)
Where is the match being performed? Academy Stadium
TV channel/reside stream? FA Player, City+, Recast (UK, worldwide)
Referee? Farai Hallam
Manchester City will likely be with out Alanna Kennedy, who’s sidelined with a fractured shoulder. Fellow centre again Ruby Mace can also be unavailable, though supervisor Gareth Taylor admitted she is no less than getting ‘nearer’ to a return to motion.
Deadline day arrival Yui Hasegawa didn’t go away with Japan in the course of the worldwide break attributable to damage, however Taylor confirmed the brand new signing is ‘in an excellent place’ to be out there for Sunday’s match and doubtlessly make her City debut.
Leicester proceed to be with out ahead Jess Sigsworth, who stays a long run absentee after rupturing her ACL in February. Hannah Cain, Lachante Paul and Georgia Brougham are additionally nonetheless out.
But there are not any new accidents and supervisor Lydia Bedford is hopeful of with the ability to embrace Abbie McManus and goalkeeper Demi Lambourne within the squad.
Man City (4-3-3): Roebuck; Morgan, Houghton, Greenwood, Ouahabi; Aleixandri, Coombs, Castellanos; Kelly, Shaw, Coombs.
Leicester (5-3-2): Levell; Simon, Howard, Tierney, Plumptre, Purfield; Pike, Green, Whelan; Jones, O’Brien.
Leicester have been narrowly overwhelmed in every of their opening three WSL matches – and solely misplaced to Everton of their most up-to-date outing due to a final gasp goalkeeping error.
Manchester City, having been caught chilly by Aston Villa in gameweek one, are additionally but to choose up a degree this season, however have been unlucky to concede on the stroke of half time throughout their defeat to Chelsea final day trip after going toe to toe with the WSL champions within the opening 45 minutes.
Manchester City will likely be anticipated to get their first three factors of the season underneath their belts, however Leicester will no less than guarantee it’s a tight affair.