#ContiCup: Midweek matches feature Manchester derby

#ContiCup: Midweek matches feature Manchester derby

Manchester United drew 2-2 with ten-player Manchester City in October’s WSL clash at Leigh Sports Village. (Photo: Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

There’s a full programme of FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup group stage ties on Wednesday 17 November, including the Manchester derby.

A couple of points will be enough for Liverpool to go top of Group A but they host a Blackburn side who held them to a goalless draw at Prenton Park in the league earlier this month.

Despite a difficult campaign so far for Manchester City in the WSL, they have won both their Conti Cup games but now visit Manchester United whose one match so far saw them bank a bonus point away at Durham.

After one round of ties, Coventry lead Group C on goal-difference from Tottenham and both sides are away on Wednesday, United at Charlton and Spurs at Watford.

Bristol City initial leaders of Group D and host Lewes for a third time this season, having drawn a friendly and narrowly won the league encounter 2-1. Crystal Palace go into their fixture with top-flight Reading on the back of a couple of impressive league results.

Brighton and West Ham are the sides with points on the board in Group E, with the Seagulls next hosting second-placed Championship side London City and the Hammers away at Birmingham.

Group A – Liverpool v Blackburn Rovers (Tranmere Rovers FC, 7pm) – live on LFCTV
Aston Villa v Sheffield United (Walsall FC, 7.30pm)

Group B – Durham v Leicester City (Maiden Castle, 7pm)
Manchester United v Manchester City (Leigh Sports Village, 7pm) – live on The FA Player

Group C – Charlton Athletic v Coventry United (VCD Athletic, 7.30pm)
Watford v Tottenham Hotspur (Kings Langley FC, 7.30pm)

Group D – Bristol City v Lewes (Robins High Performance  Centre, 7.30pm)
Crystal Palace v Reading (Bromley FC, 8pm)

Group E – Brighton & Hove Albion v London City Lionesses (Crawley Town FC, 7pm)
Birmingham City v West Ham United (Birmingham City FC, 7.30pm)

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