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PREVIEW: Leicester City Women v Manchester City Women

Leicester City is up against Manchester City, one of the toughest teams in the FA Cup competition

Manchester City Women v Leicester City Women - The FA Continental League Cup Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

It remains that the holders, Manchester City, with their latest amour of stars, defend and defeat their stand in the FA Cup as Leicester City will be massive underdogs against them. The Foxes are the last second tier side remaining in the competition following their extra-time victory over Barclays FA Women’s Super League side Reading at Farley Way in February.

It is important to note that Leicester have also been performing well in the FA Women’s Championship but this match may be one step too far.

Jonathan Morgan’s side are a relatively young team and are an exciting prospect but they come up against Manchester City, one of the toughest teams in the competition. Leicester City are aiming to be a Barclays FA Women’s Super League club in the not-so-distant future and his arrival is hoped to push them in that direction.

The current Vitality Women’s FA Cup holders, City will be aiming to record back-to-back successes in the competition this year. Manager Gareth Taylor has made some impressive signings in the transfer window and will hope that this gives them an even greater edge over Leicester City.

Rose Lavelle is in contention for a possible debut for Manchester City. Another signing, Lucy Bronze will have her minor injury assessed. I imagine the depth of the City attack will be too much for the FA Women’s Championship side therefore I can only see an away win

Although Vitality Women’s FA Cup holders Manchester City have failed to impress so far this season. They were gift wrapped a 2-0 victory at Aston Villa on opening day while they were unable to break Brighton & Hove Albion down in a goalless draw at The Academy Stadium last time out but defeated their bitter rivals Manchester United 3-2 in what was the big tie of the fourth round at The Leigh Sports Village while they secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup with a 10-0 demolition of minnows Ipswich Town.

City’s Vitality Women’s FA Cup quarter-final tie against Leicester takes place at Farley Way at 2pm on Sunday afternoon. Highlights will be available on the FA Player while Manchester City fans can watch the game live by subscribing to the club’s City+ media channel.