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Man. City and Everton to Face Off in Vitality Women’s Fa Cup Final

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 07: Alex Greenwood of Manchester City in action during the FA Women's Continental League Cup match between Manchester City and Everton at Manchester City Football Academy on October 07, 2020 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matt McNulty - Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Manchester City Women vs. Everton Women

Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom

Kickoff: November 1, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. EST


The Vitality Women’s FA Cup is expected to come to an exciting close as Everton and Manchester City face off in the final match of the tournament this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. ET at Wembley Stadium in London.

Everton, currently sitting in second place in the WSL 1 League, has logged four wins in their last five matches and boasts a 4-1-0 record, with only two points differentiating them from first-place Arsenal. Man. City, however, has won two, lost two, and drawn one of its last five contests, bringing their record to 2-2-1 and rendering the club in fifth place within the WSL 1 League standings.

In their most recent match, Man. City drew against Reading FC, ending the game deadlocked at a score of 1-1. The contest saw a goal from Man. City newcomer Sam Mewis, who signed with the club in August after spending three seasons with the North Carolina Courage in the National Women’s Soccer League and recording 67 caps for the US Women’s National Team. Mewis has certainly lived up to the lofty expectations surrounding her move to the FAWSL, scoring three goals in only five appearances with Man. City and logging valuable minutes in the midfield aside fellow USWNT standout Rose Lavelle.

Similar to Man. City’s latest result, Everton also drew their most recent game, tying Brighton & Hove Albion 2-2 and putting an end to the club’s perfect start on the 2020/2021 season. Goals from midfielder Izzy Christiansen and forward Valérie Gauvin would give Everton a 2-1 advantage with only 19 minutes left to play, but an equalizer from Brighton’s Aileen Whelan in the 78th minute rendered the score 2-2 as the final whistle blew. Despite the draw, Everton remains unbeaten through five matches and will look to continue that streak in Sunday’s competition.

The last meeting between the two squads took place in the group stage of the Continental Cup at the beginning of October, where Man. City defeated Everton 3-1. At the conclusion of the first half, Everton held a 1-0 lead behind a goal from Danielle Turner, but a stellar second-half performance from Man. City would soon turn the tide of the match. Just 7 minutes into the second half, Rose Lavelle, who joined Man. City following the trade of her NWSL rights from the Washington Spirit to the OL Reign in August, notched the equalizer for Man. City – marking a notable debut for her new team. Later, Chloe Kelly and Jess Park followed suit, adding a goal apiece to secure the victory for Man. City, 3-1.

Don’t miss the action this weekend as Man. City and Everton battle it out for the FA Women’s Cup title!



November 7th 

Manchester City vs. Bristol City @ 10:00 a.m. EST

November 8th 

Chelsea vs. Everton @ 7:00 a.m. EST

Manchester United vs. Arsenal @ 7:00 a.m. EST

Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Aston Villa @ 9:00 a.m. EST

Birmingham City vs. West Ham United @ 9:00 a.m. EST

Tottenham vs. Reading FC @ 9:00 a.m. EST