As the most successful team in the competition’s history, we have the chance to lift a record fifth FA WSL Continental Cup on Wednesday evening, but a tough test stands in our way.
Manchester City – the only other team to have won the trophy since 2011 – have lost just two games in all competitions this season, and are yet to concede a single goal in this knockout phase so far.
There’s no understating the magnitude of the task Joe Montemurro’s side face at Adams Park but, given our recent seven-game unbeaten streak, we’re heading into this match in good form too.
We’ll need to maintain that fearless mentality and, ahead of the game, we preview the match with a look at how we reached the final, a view of the opposition, one to watch and a look back at the last time we faced Manchester City at this stage of the competition.
ROAD TO THE FINAL
After finishing second in a group containing Watford, Millwall Lionesses, London Bees and Reading – the only side to beat us – we were drawn against Group One North winners Sunderland in the quarter-finals.
Jordan Nobbs, Vivianne Miedema and Beth Mead all scored that afternoon as we beat the Black Cats 3-1 at Meadow Park to set up a final-four clash with Reading. But this time, we would come out on top against the Royals.
Mead struck again to cancel out Brooke Chaplen’s early opener, but Reading hit back with 20 minutes left through Lauren Bruton. With the game heading into the closing stages, Miedema scored before Nobbs…