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Get The Lowdown On Sunday’s WSL Clash With United

Manchester United are the visitors to King Power Stadium for LCFC Women’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League home debut on Sunday afternoon (2pm kick-off).
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- LCFC Women’s first home game in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League is being held at King Power Stadium on Sunday (2pm)
- The Foxes take on Manchester United aiming to bounce back from defeat to Aston Villa last weekend
- Tickets for the fixture are on general sale and available to purchase over the phone or online, HERE
- You can also follow the action via the Club's official social media channels, with live match updates on Twitter

King Power Stadium is the venue for the WSL clash, where the majority of the Foxes’ league fixtures will be played throughout 2021/22 – City’s maiden campaign in the top-flight.

Here’s everything you need to know about the fixture…

The Foxes camp

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Natasha Flint
Natasha Flint

Natasha Flint celebrates scoring City's first-ever WSL goal with her team-mates.

LCFC Women are aiming to bounce back from a 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa last Saturday. The Foxes made the breakthrough at Banks’s Stadium via Natasha Flint’s first half strike – a landmark maiden WSL goal for the Club – but the home side hit back to claim all three points.

Playing on Filbert Way for the first time since lifting the FA Women’s Championship trophy in May, Sunday’s fixture is sure to be an occasion to remember with supporters also set to be present in the stands.

The opposition dugout

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Marc Skinner
Marc Skinner

United's new head coach enjoyed a successful start to his tenure, beating Reading at Leigh Sports Village.

Marc Skinner was appointed as Manchester United Women’s new head coach in July 2021, following the departure of Casey Stoney after three years at the helm.

The 38-year-old arrived following a two-year spell in the USA managing National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) side Orlando Pride.

Skinner possesses previous Barclays FA Women’s Super League experience, too, having held the managerial post at Birmingham City from 2016 to 2019.

After successive four-place finishes in United’s first two WSL campaigns, Skinner will be tasked with breaking into the top three and reaching the UEFA Women’s Champions League for the first time in the Club’s history.

Ones to watch

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Ella Toone
Ella Toone

Ella Toone, 22, created both of United's goals in their victory over Reading.

Ella Toone registered two assists in Manchester United’s 2-0 home victory over Reading on the opening night of the new WSL season. The England international forward will be eyeing a goal of her own when United arrive on Filbert Way after scoring nine times in the league last campaign - and 10 across all competitions – to lead the Red Devils’ scoring charts.

Elsewhere, several new arrivals have landed in Manchester, including Norwegian midfielder Vilde Bøe Risa, who has previously plied her trade in Scandinavia with Arna-Bjørnar, Göteborg FC and Sandviken.

Experienced defender Hannah Blundell joined from Chelsea, while ex-Bristol City goalkeeper Sophie Baggaley and former West Ham United forward Martha Thomas completed United’s summer incomings.

Ticket news 

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LCFC Women
LCFC Women

The Foxes' second WSL fixture is just around the corner.

Match tickets for the clash at King Power Stadium are currently on general sale and available to purchase online via LCFC.com/tickets or on 0344 815 5000 (Option 1). They are priced at £7 for adults, with seniors and under-18s tickets available for £3.50.

LCFC Women 2021/22 Season Tickets are also still available to purchase, with full details, including prices, here.

Last time out

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Hannah Cain
Hannah Cain

Hannah Cain is mobbed after scoring the second goal in City's FA Cup success at United in May.

Leicester got the better of Manchester United in the two sides’ 2020/21 Vitality Women’s FA Cup Fifth Round tie at Leigh Sports Village back in May.

Goals from Shannon O’Brien, Hannah Cain and Natasha Flint sealed a 3-2 victory for the then FA Women’s Championship outfit, which set up a last-eight clash with Manchester City.

Foxes Fanstore

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Foxes Fanstore
Foxes Fanstore

The Foxes Fanstore will be open for business ahead of kick-off.

The Foxes Fanstore, your place to purchase official Leicester City merchandise at King Power Stadium, will open at 10.30am until 4.30pm, on Sunday, with browsing from 10.15am.

How to follow

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Sophie Howard
Sophie Howard

Defender Sophie Howard is on pre-match media duties ahead of Sunday's fixture.

Keep up to date with Saturday's proceedings by following the Club’s official social media accounts, which will house pre-match build-up, followed by regular match updates on Twitter, as well as behind-the-scenes coverage over on Instagram.

We'll hear the thoughts of manager Jonathan Morgan and Sophie Howard in Thursday afternoon's press conference, alongside an exclusive interview with Hannah Cain, while the post-match analysis will feature interviews from the Foxes camp and highlights on LCFC TV.

The FA Player will also house live and free coverage of the fixture. 

All times BST.

 

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