Leicester City Women Football Club

Preview: Sheffield United vs LCWFC

Leicester City Women head to Olympic Legacy Park for their final match of 2018, as they face Carla Ward’s Sheffield United in the final group match of the Continental Cup. 

  • The Foxes will be looking to return to winning ways having suffered three consecutive defeats
  • Sheffield United suffered a heavy defeat to Aston Villa in the league on Sunday
  • Victory for Jonathan Morgan’s side would lift them off the bottom of the group table

Having suffered back-to-back league defeats either side of a heavy defeat to Birmingham City, Jonathan Morgan’s side will be looking for a victory in today’s match to head into the Christmas break on a positive note.

The Continental Cup draws to a close this week with Leicester City Women knowing that victory would see them off the bottom of the table, ahead of tonight’s hosts Sheffield United. The Foxes two points so far in the competition came thanks to a penalty shoot-out victory over Super League side Bristol City on the opening day of the 2018/19 season.

Sheffield United suffered a defeat of the same scoreline last Wednesday night, as Group leaders Manchester City ran out comfortable 6-0 winners over the Blades.

When, Where and Tickets 

Tickets for tonight’s game are available on the gate, priced at £5.00 for Adults and £3.00 for Concessions, Juniors and Students.

Address:

Olympic Legacy Park,
Attercliffe Common,
Sheffield,
S9 3TL

Head-to-Head

These two sides met for the first time back in November when the Blades came out 1-0 winners in their first match at Olympic Legacy Park. Despite defending resolutely for the opening 83 minutes, the Foxes were undone by a deflected shot from Rebecca Raynor to hand the hosts all three points.

Last time out

City

A third consecutive defeat for the Foxes came away to London Bees on Sunday. Despite dominating the first half and the early chances, Leicester’s slender 1-0 lead at the break was quickly overturned in the second half and the Foxes were unable to get back into the game.

Sheffield United

Carla Ward’s side were on the wrong end of a big scoreline on Sunday, losing 5-1 against Aston Villa Ladies. Sophie Jones pulled one back for the Blades shortly after half time to half the deficit but three second half goals for Aston Villa saw them pick up a vital three points.

Stats

  • Leicester City Women have never lost four consecutive games whilst under Manager Jonathan Morgan
  • The Foxes last lost four-in-a-row back in April 2013, when the Club were relegated from the Northern Division
  • Sheffield United have won their past three home matches, including a 1-0 win over Leicester City Women in the league in November