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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.

Man City women should line up with this midfield tonight with Everton in mind

Nick Cushing’s side has gotten off to a great start in all competitions and tonight will see them face Lugano again in the second leg of the first Champions League round.

In the first leg of this round, Man City went 1-0 down only to come on top and end up winning 7-1. Georgia Stanway, Pauline Bremer and Caroline Weir were a few of the goal scorers from the game.

A few things to consider in the midfield that, although the impressive women’s side will go out with the intentions of winning again tonight, they face Everton this weekend in the Women’s Super League. Both teams are joint at the top which will see them both looking for a win to take an early lead in the table. Georgia Stanway is also injured at the minute so won’t be in the line-up.

Laura Coombs, Tyler Toland, Caroline Weir and Keira Walsh should all start in midfield, as they went out against Leicester at the weekend and managed to keep up standards in a 5-0 win. This will give players like Jill Scott and Emma Bissell a chance to rest on the bench but be brought on if needed.

One eye on the Women’s Super League

It will be interesting to see what side Nick Cushing puts out. However much he will want his side to do well in the Champions League, he will also have to consider the league game to come. Injuries will have him relying on others and then there’s players like Ellen White who have been out with injury but have recently come back into training.

If I had to guess, I think he will be telling his squad to go out with the intentions to win the game and defend well. However, they will be sure to keep one eye on the upcoming fixture at the weekend.

Man City Women looking to continue their great start this weekend…

Nick Cushing’s side has had a brilliant start to their season in all areas. The Football Manc Cave is taking you through what’s to come this weekend.

I went to Man City’s first game of the season at the Etihad against Man United women and even though they won 1-0, they didn’t impress too much as it seemed a little bit sloppy. A lot of fans said that their performance would need to improve if they were going to contend for the title.

I know they still have some improvements to make, however, their recent score sheets prove that they are working on their mistakes and as a Man City Women’s fan, I am happy.

Form:

So they took all three points on the opening game of the season and they had their Champions League opening clash. They travelled to Lugano and won 7-1. They then came back to the UK and played Reading away and won 2-0.

They’ve managed to keep two league clean sheets and win, then they’ve managed to succeed in the Champions League. However, Everton has also opened their campaign with a 1-0 win and a 2-0 win so they are joint top of the Women’s Super League.

This Week:

This Sunday at 2pm will see Man City take on Leicester City Women at home in the FA WSL Cup. So this is another competition they will try to succeed in. It shouldn’t be too much of a problem for the Blues as Leicester are in the Women’s Super League 2 and sit at 10th out of 11th. Although, anything can happen.

And that’s why Man City need to stay focused, as they will then have their second leg of the Champions League a few days after this clash with Leicester. The weekend after they will play Everton away, and they will both be looking to beat one another to fight for that top spot.

Team News:

In terms of who’s been playing well and should remain in that starting line up, goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck has been brilliant and been receiving a lot of praise. She kept Man City in the game against United and she has been just as consistent with the other games.

Caroline Weir has shown what she can do with the ball from a great distance and Pauline Bremer has also been performing brilliantly as she scored both goals against Reading. She has returned from injury and showed what she is capable of. Let’s hope the Blues can keep it up.

Man United Women are going to regret letting this player go

Man United, unfortunately, lost their first game in the Women’s Super League. The Football Manc Cave are looking at a player that they go who they may regret letting leave in the future.

When I went to the Etihad Stadium last weekend to see Man United Women take on Man City. I expected about a 2/3-0 win and the blues to make it look easy. This wasn’t exactly the case as Man City only just managed to keep it 0-0 at half time. A brilliant save from Ellie Roebuck kept Man City in it and a moment of magic from Caroline Weir, allowed City to take all three points.

Man United looked like they are prepared for this league and ready to contend for a good spot in it. It’s early doors so fans will have to see them take on some more teams first to get an idea of their game plan but so far, things look good.

If United manage to keep the standard up. Alongside, Casey Stoney keeping them in the league, she has said before that she won’t give up until she’s achieved winning the Super League with Man United

I know that’s ambitious, but it could well happen in the future as Stoney’s plan of winning the league would result in them taking a Champions League spot. If this happens in the future, will they regret letting their ex-captain go?

Alex Greenwood

The 25-year-old defender was Man United’s captain and even broke into the England team. She was a part of the original Casey Stoney squad that helped them gain promotion to the Super League. Personally, I think she was a big part of the clubs plans for this season and the motivation for some of the players.

Unfortunately, she left for Olympique Lyon over the summer and fans was gutted. She’s currently out injured at the minute but will be looking to recover and develop.

If Man United Women do end up in the Champions League at some point in the future, they could end up facing their ex-captain. Although that is a big if. The fans, players and club as a whole will always hold a special place in their hearts for Greenwood, as she was a part of the original squad.

They’ll always regret letting her go, however, it will be nice for United fans to see her progress.

Man City Women are going to regret letting this player go

Man City women got off to a great start in the Women’s Super League and the Champions League, however, are they going to regret losing this player later down the line?

Nick Cushing’s side started sloppy against Man United in the opening game of the season but thanks to a bit of magic from Caroline Weir, they managed to take all three points. They were back in action again this week against Lugano and were much more impressive as they won 7-1.

Ahead of their campaign in the Women’s Super League, Nick Cushing’s has some recruiting to do and brought in England favourite, Ellen White. The only issue was, he had to let go of Nikita Parris. She signed for Olympique Lyon and is now playing alongside England teammate, Lucy Bronze.

Regrets

Man City won’t look back now that Parris has moved on, however, Nick Cushing may regret letting her go if the Blues manage to advance in the Champions League. 25-year-old Parris is a goal scorer and she’s proved that already for Lyon when she scored after only 3 minutes against Marseille.

Lyon is also second in their league after taking all 6 points from 2 games and their goal difference also stands on an impressive 11.

Man City obviously had a great opening campaign in the Champions League, although, so did Lyon. They managed to beat Ryazan 9-0. So let’s say both teams advance to the later stages of the competition, they could end up facing each other.

They’ve met before in the semi-final stages and Man City have been knocked out by Lyon. If this happens again, Nikita Parris could be a threat to the Blues and this is where the regrets will come from.

Man City has the strength and options of other talented players to fill positions, so they shouldn’t be too bothered by the loss of Parris until it comes to the latter stages of the Champions League.

Her experience and talent will see her perform well for Lyon and only get better. However, it will be nice for Parris to return to Manchester to see her old teammates, it just won’t be nice to see her being on the winning team if City can’t go all the way.

2 Man City Women that will be key to causing Lugano Women problems

The Football Manc Cave are reflecting on Man City women’s performance on Saturday and which two players will have the biggest effect in their Champions League clash with Lugano.

The Women’s season has started and games are coming in thick and fast. Now that the Women’s Super League has kicked off, it’s time for the Champions League. Man City will take on the Swiss side, Lugano on Thursday the 12th of September. The return leg will be played on Wednesday the 25th of September.

In 2017 and 2018 Man City have gone on to get to the Semi-Final only to be knocked out to Lyon. They also suffered a heartbreaking blow in the round of 32 last season to Atletico Madrid. This will be the start of City’s campaign to try and get to the final.

In order to succeed, they’ll have to start off better than they did against Man United this weekend. A brilliant save in the first half kept them in the game and a screamer of a goal let them take away three points. However, Nick Cushing’s side will have to perform better as a whole. Which 2 players will stand out and help Man City win their first clash with Lugano?

Ellie Roebuck

I was surprised to see the 19-year-old perform so well on Saturday. For me, she was the standout player for the blues. Man City had a shaky start that allowed Man United to have a few chances. If it wasn’t for Roebuck, the score sheet could have been very different, especially at half time after this amazing save…

And another angle because it was that good…

Lugano will have to produce something special to get past her.

Caroline Weir

Yes, the only goal scorer in the Manchester Derby and what a goal it was.

This goal isn’t the only reason why I’m picking her. She’s admitted herself that finding the back of the net like that was a ‘bit of magic.’ She found some space and went for it. The reason why she will cause problems for Lugano is because of the space she covers and manages to find. If you don’t believe me, take a look at this…

Good luck to the girls!

Man Utd women need to play these 2 to start the campaign with a win

This weekend is huge for the Women’s Super League and for The Football Manc Cave. We are looking at two Man United women stars that will make that difference in their season opener.

As many fans of Women’s football know, Man United only formed their women’s team last year and they managed to gain promotion immediately. They’ve had players like Alex Greenwood make names for themselves and now they have a fight on their hands in the WSL.

Greenwood was the captain of the Red’s, however, after her summer campaign for England, she was recruited by Lyon and she has departed Casey Stoney’s side. It’s a blow for the team as she was the main part of their promotion. However, United need to put that behind them as they face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium this Saturday.

It will be one of the biggest games for both clubs in terms of the support and the media, I will be there and I can’t wait, I’ll be tweeting updates throughout the game for people who can’t make it.

With that in mind, here are two Man United players who will make a difference to the game. Both teams will be looking for a win with it being highly competitive and a derby, however, Man United have big competition here.

Jackie Groenen

She made a name for herself in the Women’s World Cup over the summer for the Netherlands. Groenen was then announced as a new signing for Manchester United women, which made fans excited to see her in a United shirt.

She’s a midfielder who will act as a defensive part of the team but also isn’t scared to go for goal, just like she did in the World Cup. The midfielder also has experience in the WSL after a brief period with Chelsea back in 2014.

Yes, the standards may have changed since then, although having the experience is vital as she won’t be put off or find it too much of a challenge. One more thing to note is that she got to see a lot of the Man City squad out in France over the summer so she won’t be too threatened by them.

Abbie McManus

Another new signing for the Reds, however, this time I’ve picked her for different reasons. She played for Man City up until the end of last season and she is massively excited about the derby. She’s even said that she’s ‘over the moon’ to be playing and stated that she’s in the right colour, which is red.

The fact that she’s a fan of the team she’s playing for will help and drive her to try and win this game. One huge thing that would have helped Casey Stoney is that McManus knows the ins and outs of her ex-teammates, and no doubt she would have been sharing them with her new team to make sure they’ve got everything covered before the big day.

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