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Aston Villa vs. Tottenham Women: game time, match thread, and how to watch online

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Spurs Women are back in action, with a good chance to pick up three points in the WSL.

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Here we go again! Tottenham Hotspur Women are back in action on Saturday as they travel to Banks’s Stadium to play Aston Villa in WSL league action. The match kicks off at 7:30 a.m. ET, 12:30 p.m. GMT. Why post this thread so early? So that our American friends can know that it’s happening and make plans to wake up early to watch. With me. And coffee.

Villa are WSL debutants this year, promoting from the Championship last season, though they’ve found life in the top flight to be difficult and are currently only two points ahead of Bristol City at the bottom of the WSL table. Spurs know that feeling too, after a rough start to the season. However, things have been picking up. Tottenham had their three match winning streak snapped at Chelsea last week, Rehanne Skinner’s first loss as Tottenham manager.

This is the second time these two clubs have played each other this season — Tottenham’s 3-1 win at The Hive in December was the start of the club’s turnaround under Skinner in the new year. Alex Morgan scored on a penalty kick, Rosella Ayane scored another, along with a Villa own goal. Spurs will need to be careful of complacency, but they played well for the opening part of the Chelsea match and can take those positives into Bank’s Stadium on Saturday.

Spurs have two internationals on their roster with Abbie McManus and Cho So-hyun who could make her debut in this match. Villa added Japan international forward Mana Iwabuchi to boost their attack; Iwabuchi has 72 caps and 29 goals for her country.

Villa are desperate to stay up, Spurs are hoping to crack the top half of the table.

COYSW!

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How to Watch

Aston Villa Women vs. Tottenham Hotspur Women
Saturday, February 6, 2021
7:30 a.m. ET, 12:30 p.m. GMT
Banks’s Stadium, Birmingham, UK
TV: not televised (USA/UK)
Streaming: The FA Player (free, registration required)

Match thread rules

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