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Man United & Man City Women both rack up wins in the League Cup

Both Manchester sides were in action this weekend in the FA Women’s Super League Cup. Man United faced Everton while Man City faced Birmingham.

Man United have been storming the Super League. Meanwhile, Man City have been struggling.

Nick Cushing’s’ side were recently knocked out of the Champions League. They lost to Arsenal in the league and to Man United in the FA Cup.

However, Casey Stoney’s side have beaten the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham, Reading and now they can add Everton to that list.

Man United

The Red Devil’s travelled to Everton. They managed a 3-0 win. It’s hard to believe that this Man United side were only promoted this season, let alone formed a couple of years ago.

Goals from Lauren James, Katie Zelem and Amy Turner meant that Man United won. This also takes them to the top of their FA Cup group.

Man City

Nick Cushing’s side hosted Birmingham City. After a few disappointing weeks, they managed a 2-1 win.

Ellen White opened the scoring against her former club. Caroline Weir also got her name on the score sheet after scoring a screamer. This takes Man City to 3rd in the group.

Man City Women will be looking to bounce back by dropping these 2 players

Nick Cushing has got some serious work to do with Man City Women. Their form has been poor recently and with that in mind, here’s two players who should be dropped.

It was an amazing start to Man City’s season in all competitions. Things looked to be going great.

However, things have changed since then. They lost to Man United in the FA Cup. Then they lost to Arsenal. To top it off, they lost to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League this week.

Things have been quite disappointing. A lot of fans think that Nick Cushing has done all he can with the club. That is why this is a hard pick because maybe it is the management that needs a shake up.

That aside, here’s two players who need to be on the bench instead of in the starting line up against Birmingham…

Ellen White

Don’t get me wrong, White is one of my favourite players. I have been waiting to see her in a Man City shirt for a long time.

However, she has only just returned from injury. The rest of the team have gelled. Maybe she would benefit from being on the bench and being brought on to change things up.

Georgia Stanway

Another player who has only just returned from injury. When she is at her best, she never stops and is a threat on the pitch.

Although, she could benefit from being broight back into the squad slowly instead of being thrown in at the deep end.

2 Undroppable players Man United Women can’t afford to not be in the starting 11

Man United Women are unstoppable at the minute. They will be looking to do even better against Everton this weekend.

Casey Stoney’s side are showing the Women’s Super League what they are made of. They are currently 4th in the league.

Man United have managed to beat Reading 2-0 recently. They managed to beat Man City in the league and even beat Liverpool.

At the start of the season, they lost to Man City. It looked like they might struggle in this league. However, they have proven everyone wrong.

With that in mind, here’s two players who have been standing out recently and should stay in the starting 11…

Jess Sigsworth

The striker has been on top form recently. Especially when it comes to scoring.

She managed to score against Man City and Reading. This looks to have given her confidence.

Katie Zelem

The new Man United Captain has taken her new role very seriously. It also seems to have been an effective decision.

She has also delivered a couple of goals so far this season. One against Liverpool and one against Man City. This should drive her for more.

3 lessons Man City Women will have learnt

Last night, Man City women played Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. Unfortunately, they lost 2-1 and here are three things they would have learned from the game.

Man City really wanted to do well in the competition this year.

Nick Cushing had also spoken about how much he wanted his team to do well in the competition. So my guess is that there will be a lot of upset in the Man City camp today.

However, they have to take some lessons away from the game and here’s three that I have come up with…

Too little too late

Man City went 2-0 down and desperately needed an equaliser. It was only at the last stages of the game that the formation was changed and they pushed an attack.

Pauline Bremer scored to get one back but it wasn’t enough. Imagine if the changes had have come earlier. Maybe the result would have been different.

For a team that wanted it so much, it certainly seemed like there was no backup plan until it was too late.

Defence

Aoife Mannion is currently out. Since then, Man City’s defence has been a bit unsettled.

This was obvious last night as Steph Houghton even scored an own goal. Some work needs to be done at the back going forward.

Nick Cushing

Some fans are now claiming that Cushing has taken Man City as far as he could.

Fans are also saying that the squad have a lot more to give than what Nick can guide them to do. Is it time for him to go?

Man City women need these 2 stars to perform tonight

Nick Cushing’s Man City women will travel to Atletico Madrid tonight. This is the second leg of the Champions League round.

At the start of this season, Man City were doing brilliantly. They were winning in all competitions.

Nick Cushing recently admitted that he wanted to try and win the Champions League this season.

Since then things have gone a little bit wrong for the blues.

They drew with Atletico Madrid, 1-1 at home. However they get another chance to play them tonight.

They don’t get a chance to replay the cup and League fixtures though. They lost 2-0 to Man United recently in the women’s Super League FA Cup. Keira Walsh was also sent off in that game.

They also lost 1-0 to Arsenal in the league. Tonight they will be looking to pick themselves up and with that in mind here’s two players who need to to stand out…

Georgia Stanway

Georgia is a very dangerous player. However she was injured earlier in the season and missed a few games for Man City.

Now that she’s back and fully fit she will be looking to impress tonight to make sure Man City win.

Ellie Roebuck

The Man City goalkeeper has been a standout performer so far this season.

I saw Roebuck in action against Man United this season. She exceeded my expectations and will be looking to keep Man City in the Champions League tonight.

2 things we learnt from Man City Women’s draw with Atletico Madrid

Man City women faced Atlético Madrid on Wednesday night in their next round of the Champions League. The game ended 1-1. Who goes through to the next stage will now be decided in an away leg.

Nick Cushing’s side started off really well and went 1-0 up. However, they ended up conceding in the second half and couldn’t find a winner.

It wasn’t the typical blues performance that fans were used to. Man City are top of the Women’s Super League. They’ve done well in all competitions and even won their first Champions League clash, 7-1.

Now they will have to wait to see their fate in the competition because the draw won’t give them any ease in the next round.

However, there are a few reasons to why Man City may have under-performed. The Champions League is adding another game onto their weekly schedule. It’s probably tiring them out.

They also have a few players like Georgia Stanway out injured. Also, Atlético are are a brilliant side.

Here’s two things that fans learned from the performance…

Ellie Roebuck

Ellie Roebuck has been filling in as the first choice keeper at Man City. In the first game of the season against Man United, I witnessed her make some amazing saves.

Although, I didn’t know if she would be consistent. However, she has proven me wrong. Last night, she was one talking point from a lot of people.

If it wasn’t for her, Man City could have conceded a few more. She is world-class.

Concentration

Sorry to be negative here but Nick Cushing said after the match that his side seemed to lose concentration.

I’ve watched the highlights and I have to agree. It looked like they were so focussed on the fact they had scored that they forgot they needed to keep it that way.

Like I said earlier, they have an extra fixture to fulfil in their schedule so tiredness will come. However, if they want to succeed in the Champions League this season, they will have to keep it going for the full 90 minutes.

Man City Women need to give these two a rest against Atlético Madrid tonight, agree?

Man City women have been doing great in all competitions so far this season. Nick Cushing desperately wants his side to win the Champions League.

In order to do that, they’ll have to get past Atlético Madrid this week. The Football Manc Cave are looking at two players who should be rested.

Even though Cushing will put out a team aiming to win the Champions League clash, he’s still got to consider the league.

Man City are currently top of the Women’s Super League and are the ones to beat. However, getting past Atlético Madrid this week will take priority.

Here are two players who may benefit from being rested during this clash. Whether it be starting them on the bench or leaving them to rest ready for the weekend.

Pauline Bremer

Bremer has had a great season so far. However, she picked up a slight injury before last weekends game.

Rather than play her and make it worse, Cushing should keep her rested until the weekend when Man City play Man United again.

Cushing has said that he will make a decision on her closer to the game. If she doesn’t get a start then, she will be featured against Man United.

Georgia Stanway

She’s been a stand out performer for Man City and England. However, she is another player who picked up an injury earlier on in the season.

She has been seen back in training with the blues but that doesn’t mean she should be started.

Cushing should keep her out of action and assess whether she is up to playing on Sunday. The last thing he needs is any of his players coming back before they’re ready.

Man City women make it 4/4 – ‘Another day…….another win and clean sheet’

Nick Cushing’s Man City women have had a fantastic start to the season. This weekend saw them take on Birmingham and The Football Manc Cave looks at your reactions.

Even though the Manchester side was looking for a win, it was also an emotional day for Man City’s Aoife Mannion. Birmingham is the side that she departed in order to join the blues.

That didn’t stand in the team’s way, however, as Keira Walsh opened the score sheet up early on. Man City managed to keep on top until half time.

Tessa Wullaert soon made it 2-0 after the two sides came back on the pitch. One of Man City’s newer signings, Lee Geum-Min then came on as a substitute and made it 3-0 to the blues.

This now puts Nick Cushing’s side 1st in the Women’s Super League as they haven’t dropped a point yet. It looks like the mission for Man City to take the title this year is well and truly on and working.

Here are your reactions…

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Man Utd fans react to the women’s side latest victory – ‘Currently better performance than the men’s team’

Man United women haven’t had the best start to the Women’s Super League. However, this weekend they faced Tottenham and things seemed to be changing.

Casey Stoney’s side has struggled to claim points in the highest tier of English women’s football. However, they haven’t had the worst performances.

The losses they’ve had to face so far haven’t been big ones. They’ve always been marginally close. This weekend saw them take on Tottenham away and win 3-0.

Kirsty Hanson, Jane Ross and an own goal were to thank for the win and the clean sheet. Although Lauren James was shown a red card in the later stages of the game, this performance was a lot better from the reds.

This has taken them up to 4th in the league and here are your reactions…

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2 Man City women fringe players that should be given a chance this weekend

Man City women are doing great in every competition. However, The Football Manc Cave are looking at two of their players who Nick Cushing could take a chance on this weekend.

In recent weeks, Man City women have been battling it out with Everton to go top of the Women’s Super League. A few weeks in and the tables have turned. Now it’s Arsenal who are back at the top.

Nick Cushing’s side is joined on points, however, goal difference separates the two teams. This weekend, Man City face Birmingham City Ladies. While they’ll be looking for all three points, they also have the Champions League to keep in mind.

With this being said, the Manchester side could take this as an opportunity to use some of their players who don’t usually start.

Here’s two that I’ve picked out…

Lauren Hemp

The 19-year-old striker is someone who is making a name for herself. She has had appearances for Man City before. However, she is regularly used as a substitute. This could be a chance to start her.

The teenager managed to impress this week when she debuted for England’s Lionesses against Portugal. It looks like she is out to impress Nick Cushing.

Tyler Toland

The 18-year-old midfielder is a relatively new Man City signing. She only signed a contract in August and has made it to the bench for most games. It would be nice to see her start a game.

She might get a chance this weekend as Jill Scott is currently injured. If she doesn’t recover in time for the weekend clash, Toland could potentially get a game.

It will be interesting to see which team Cushing’s puts out. A few have had international duties this week and some are hoping for more game time. However, the winning streak is something to build on and the Man City boss will want all three points.

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