The week ahead: Man United, Man City and Crystal Palace

There are three Albion games to look forward to this week, with two matches for Albion's women's team and one for the under-23s.

By James Hilsum • 10 February 2020

By Kyle Hemsley
Albion face Manchester United again this week.

It all starts with the visit of Manchester United to The People's Pension Stadium in a FAWSL match on Wednesday.

Wednesday 12th February: Albion v Manchester United, kick-off 7.45pm

Hope Powell’s side welcome Manchester United to The People’s Pension Stadium on Wednesday for a Barclays FA Women’s Super League clash.

Neither team were in action over the weekend, as all six FAWSL fixtures were postponed due to the adverse weather conditions caused by Storm Ciara.


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Women's highlights: Man Utd 2 Albion 1

It will be the third meeting between the two teams this season, after United came out on top with a 4-0 win at Leigh Sports Village in the reverse fixture.

But it was a much closer affair in last month’s Continental League Cup quarter-final at the same venue, when Albion were narrowly beaten 2-1 and produced an encouraging performance.

Tickets for this match are now available to be purchased in advance at a discounted price of £4 for adults and £2 for over-65s/under-18s.

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Friday 14th February: Albion under-23s v Manchester City under-23s, kick-off 7pm

Simon Rusk’s side are back in Premier League 2 action on Friday night when they host Manchester City at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre.

It’s Albion’s first league match since 3rd February, when goals from Peter Gwargis and Warren O’Hora secured a 2-1 win away at Tottenham Hotspur.


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U23 Highlights: Spurs 1 Albion 2

Rusk’s team head into Friday’s game looking to complete a league double over City following a 1-0 win in this season’s reverse fixture at the Academy Stadium back in October.

Advance tickets for the match are available now and priced at £5 for adults and £2 for over-65s/under-16s.

Albion season-ticket holders can gain free entry to the match, but must secure their tickets in advance. Click here for more information.

Sunday 16th February: Crystal Palace v Albion , kick-off 2pm

The week of Albion action concludes at Hayes Lane, Bromley, when Hope Powell’s team take on Crystal Palace in a Women’s FA Cup fifth round tie.

Albion advanced to this stage of the competition with a hard-fought 3-2 win away at Women’s Championship leaders Aston Villa, while Palace eased past Southampton Women with a 4-0 victory.

The two teams also faced off against each other in cup competition last season, when Albion recorded an emphatic 5-1 win over Palace in a Continental League Cup group stage encounter.

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