Man City v Tottenham: team news and ticket details as City return to Women's Super League action
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Manchester City will face Tottenham Hotspur in the Women’s Super League this Sunday and will be doing all they can to prevent dropping out of the title race.
Sitting in third place, the gap between City and second place Arsenal is opening up, while Manchester United and Spurs are hot on their tail, just one point behind them.
The Blues’ last league fixture saw them dominate United away in the Manchester derby, coming back from a one goal deficit to win 3-1.
Jill Roord opened the floodgates on 34 minutes with a right footed shot from the centre of the box, with Lauren Hemp and Khadija Shaw following suit within the next 20.
City failed to increase their lead at the top of Group B in the Conti Cup on Wednesday after Taylor made nine changes to the team that started in the derby, but they remain top of the group.
The game ended 2-2, but the penalty shoot out secured a win for Leicester in the group stages of the cup, with two games to go.
City take on Spurs at the Joie stadium this weekend and will be confident after winning their last three run-ins.
The last time they met, Gareth Taylor’s side put three past the London team after going one goal down in the 31st minute at the hands of Celin Bizet Ildersoy.
A hat-trick from Khadija Shaw silenced the away side, which may well be repeated this Sunday after the Jamaica international picked up a goal and an assist against United.
Team news and injuries
The Manchester derby saw the return of City’s outstanding block, Alex Greenwood. The defender sustained a head injury on October 31 after a clash of heads with Jassina Blom in England’s Nations League loss against Belgium.
The club followed concussion protocol before swiftly re-integrating Greenwood back into training, having now returned to the squad fighting fit.
It was a sending off for Laia Aleixandri when tempers flared after a tactical foul on Ella Toone in the 72nd minute, but the Spanish defender will be back on Sunday after missing City’s mid-week Conti Cup loss to Leicester.
Tottenham will be without Olga Ahtinen after the Finland international midfielder was carried off the pitch on a stretcher during their 1-1 draw with Liverpool.
Ahtinen will be out for a few weeks with a Medial Collateral Ligament injury, with Robert Vilahamn confirming that she will be sidelined until the start of the new year.
The last five league meetings:
05/03/23 Man City 3 – 1 Spurs
22/10/22 Spurs 0 – 3 Man City
13/03/22 Spurs 0 – 1 Man City
12/09/21 Man City 1 – 2 Spurs
04/04/21 Spurs 0 – 3 Man City
Where can I find tickets?
Tickets are still available for Sunday’s clash but they are selling fast, so grab them while you can for your chance of supporting the team in this week's WSL tie. You can find tickets on the Manchester City ticketing page.
Adult prices start at £11, with tickets for over 65’s costing £9, and under 16’s tickets priced at £6.
Where can I watch Man City v Spurs?
City’s home ground, the Joie stadium on Sunday, 26 November at 6.45pm.
If you’re too busy or simply just can’t make it to the match, do not worry. You can still keep up to date and in the moment with the game live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Showcase.