Preview: In-form Manchester City take on West Ham

Lauren Hemp of Manchester City celebrates after scoring.
Lauren Hemp of Manchester City celebrates after scoring her side's first goal during the WSL match against Aston Villa on January 17, 2021. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

This weekend West Ham make the long journey up north to face in-form Manchester City.

Gareth Taylor’s side enter into this fixture on the back of scoring 14 goals in their last two league games. West Ham have had a win and a loss in their last two matches.

A win for Manchester City would bring them closer to the current league leaders whilst a victory will see the Hammers leapfrog Brighton. 

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Manchester City still have a couple of long-term injury absences in Meg Campbell and Aoife Mannion, however the majority of players have now rejoined the squad, with Gemma Bonner and Demi Stokes both injured.

West ham have not released any new injury concerns, however the Hammers have announced that midfielder Cho So-hyun has joined Tottenham on loan for the remainder of the season.

Man City go into this match on a current run of excellent league form, they also have an excellent record in this fixture. The home side have won all three previous league ties, scoring fifteen and only conceding two. West Ham have been good on the road recently with wins away at Charlton, Bristol and Durham.

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Both teams have players in form to look out for. Steph Houghton was pivotal in City’s victory over Brighton. Lauren Hemp has been in excellent form since her return from injury.

Emily Van Egmond has been involved in many of the Hammers goals this season. Dagný Brynjarsdóttir will give the visitors an experienced presence in the midfield.

The match will kick off at 2:00 pm on Sunday and will be shown on The FA Player.

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