Saturday 3 June 2017

Liverpool Ladies FC

Liverpool Ladies FC


Manchester City Women

Manchester City Women

KO 15:30
Sat 3 June 2017
Select Security Stadium

Adults: £5.00*

Kids (u16yrs) & Conc: £2.50*

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Match Preview: Reds face City in Spring Series finale

​Manchester City go into their Spring Series finale against Liverpool knowing they have an outside shot at clinching a historic double.

Manchester City go into their Spring Series finale against Liverpool knowing they have an outside shot at clinching a historic double.

The Sky Blues are level on points with table-toppers Chelsea but with a far inferior goal-difference, meaning they will need to better the West London club’s result against Birmingham if they are win the league.

Liverpool’s Spring Series title hopes are all but over after being beaten away at Chelsea last weekend and will need to beat City and hope both Chelsea and Arsenal slip up if they are to gain an unlikely title triumph.

The FA Cup final winners go into the contest having won their last meeting thanks to a late strike by Georgia Stanway against Sunderland.

But their chances of the double were dealt a massive blow with a home defeat to Arsenal. Jordan Nobbs scored the only goal of the game to inflict City’s first WSL league defeat in more than two-years.

Liverpool started the campaign like a steam train but have tailed-off in recent weeks, resulting a slide down the table.

The once free-scorers were thrashed 7-0 by Chelsea last time out; a result which gives them little chance of winning the title.

The Reds could have been closer to the league leaders had it not been for a late equaliser by Bristol City in their previous outing at the Gifford Stadium.

If Manchester City are going to keep their title hopes alive they are going to need their top scorer in the Spring Series Toni Duggan.

The forward has scored four goals and netted against rivals Chelsea with a neat turn and finish just before the half-hour mark at the Academy Stadium.

The 25-year-old England international has helped City claim a glut of trophies since joining the Manchester club in 2013 and her goals could help steer the Citizens towards yet another title triumph.

Liverpool manager Scott Rogers said: “From our point, as a collective, we weren’t good enough [last weekend]. Staffs, players, we all take the blame for it, we all take the credit when it’s going well.

“Obviously [Chelsea] got beat off [Manchester] City in midweek so they had a point to prove and, similar to us, they had a point to prove. It’s up to us now to perform better than that. As I said, as a collective, it’s not just the players. They take the blame but so do the staff, so do I. That performance as a group is not good enough for Liverpool Football Club. We are well aware of that.

“Sometimes that’s what the players want. They want the big games so they know we can’t turn up and be half hearted. We have to turn up and we have to be better than that.”

View from the opposition

Manchester City’s Stephanie Houghton added,Liverpool will want to bounce back after the Chelsea game. It will come right down to the wire where we are in control of our own destiny, obviously depending on what Chelsea do. For us, it is about the same mentality about how we play and making sure we keep building not for just the end of this season but for next season coming up.

“That is what this club is all about. Every trophy that we enter we do want to win. We have not hid away from that. We have wanted to compete and win every trophy. We have already got one in the bag with the FA Cup and the Spring Series is what we want to get our hands on. We will see what happens on Saturday but it will be an exciting end to the season.”

Last time out

Manchester City edged past Liverpool Ladies into The FA Cup final with a 1-0 win back in April.

The Reds had defended superbly, Ashley Hodson preventing Carli Lloyd's through ball meeting it's target and Gemma Bonner blocking former team mate Lucy Bronze's strike.

In the first half Kate Longhurst seen her cross bounce back off the post and England captain Steph Houghton blocked Katie Zelem's goal bound effort.

City took the lead in the 57th minute as Melissa Lawley curled the ball into the bottom corner from outside the box.

Caroline Weir then came from the bench to almost net a late equaliser, however City held on to the narrow victory.

LIVERPOOL LADIES: Chamberlain, Hodson, Bonner ©, Stoney, Greenwood, Ingle, Longhurst, Zelem (Weir), Charles (Johnson), Harding, Van de Sanden.

Select Security Stadium
Lower House Lane

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From the M62

Exit at Junction 7 Take A568 dual carriageway towards Widnes (Following brown signs to Halton Stadium) Keep right after junction onto Ashley Way (A562) Take 2nd exit off roundabout (McDonald?s on the right) Take 2nd exit off mini-roundabout into Lowerhouse Lane.

From Runcorn & the South

Cross Widnes/Runcorn Bridge (A533) Follow signs to Widnes (A562) At roundabout take 3rd exit towards Widnes Town Centre Take first left following brown signs to Halton Stadium (McDonald?s on the right) Take 2nd exit off mini-roundabout into Lowerhouse Lane.

From Liverpool Airport

Take Speke Road (A562) and follow signs for Widnes (A562) Following brown signs to Halton Stadium Take 1st exit off roundabout (McDonald?s on the right) Take 2nd exit off mini-roundabout into Lowerhouse Lane.

By public transport

Widnes train station is less than 1 mile to Select Security Stadium Halton Runcorn train station is less than 2 miles away Widnes bus route map and bus timetables Stadium offers secure bicycle facilities on both non-matchdays and on matchdays


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