Blues look to burst some bub­bles as Ham­mers visit

Manchester Evening News - - SPORT - FOOT­BALL

WEST Ham may be new­com­ers to the FA Women’s Su­per League but City man­ager Nick Cush­ing is ex­pect­ing a tough chal­lenge to­mor­row.

The Blues showed their grit by com­ing back from two goals down to beat Birm­ing­ham City 3-2 last time out, af­ter Ab­bie McManus’ calami­tous own goal.

And fol­low­ing the in­ter­na­tional break, Cush­ing has pushed his side to con­tinue their un­beaten start to the sea­son against West Ham.

“It will be a dif­fi­cult game, they are all dif­fi­cult,” said Cush­ing. “Ob­vi­ously West Ham are a new team and we don’t know a lot about them but we’ll do our home­work.

“Any Matt Beard team is go­ing to be a dif­fi­cult team to play against, he’s a very ex­pe­ri­enced coach and he’s been suc­cess­ful in the league.

“We’ve had prob­a­bly the busiest sched­ule out of any­one, seven games in 21 days and a lot of travel but it’s im­por­tant for us to keep win­ning.”

Mean­while, United Women will be hop­ing to kick on from their 0-0 draw with Durham when they face fel­low un­beaten side, Charl­ton Ath­letic, at the Leigh Sports Vil­lage to­mor­row.

United cap­tain Alex Green­wood fea­tured in both Eng­land fix­tures this week as Phil Neville’s Lionesses beat Brazil and drew 1-1 with Aus­tralia, while Siob­han Cham­ber­lain was an un­used sub­sti­tute in both fix­tures.

To fol­low all of the ac­tion dur­ing the sea­son and to buy tick­ets visit tick­et­stores.co.uk/fawsl.

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