Tottenham Hotspur Women are in the middle of a brutal stretch. After losing to Arsenal 4-0 in the FA Cup last week, they now face off against title contenders Manchester City. A solid City team that finished second in the league last season has been improved with the loan signings of USA women’s national team players Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle. They’re real good.
Spurs, by contrast, have yet to score from open play in any of their first three matches. That’s not great! But they have something the other teams don’t — Alex Morgan. Unfortunately, she’s likely to start the match the way she did against Arsenal: on the bench. She may come in as a substitute to make her Tottenham debut, but don’t expect her from the opening kick.
Team news is in! #THWFC: Spencer, Zadorsky, Green (C), Harrop, Filbey, Davison, Dean, Percival, Worm, Graham, Kennedy.#SpurHerOn ⚪ #COYS pic.twitter.com/95Z0LLgk78— Tottenham Hotspur Women (@SpursWomen) October 4, 2020
TEAM NEWS— Man City Women (@ManCityWomen) October 4, 2020
XI | Roebuck, Bonner, Houghton (C), Kelly, Beckie, Morgan, White, Weir, Mewis, Walsh, Greenwood.
SUBS | Bardsley, Taieb, Stokes, Coombs, Scott, Stanway, Park, Bronze, Lavelle.
How to Watch
Manchester City Women vs. Tottenham Hotspur Women
Sunday, October 4, 2020
7:30 a.m. ET | 12:30 p.m. BST
Academy Stadium, Manchester, England
TV: not televised (USA/UK)
Stream: NBC Sports Live (USA), BBC Red Button (UK), The FA Player (international)
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