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Manchester City’s Premier League campaign goes from bad to worse. They’ve taken just four points from the last 18 available and are now in serious danger of slipping outside the Champions League places. Manuel Pellegrini needs a reaction quickly.
He must use the international break to regroup, get some players back from injury and prepare his squad for a final push that ensures they qualify for next season’s Champions League. Anything else would be a disaster.
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City women’s team will face minnows Sporting Club Albion at the Academy Stadium in the quarter-final of the FA Women’s Cup next month.
The draw means that City will face the only team left in the competition from outside the top two divisions.
Sporting Club Albion play in the Women’s Premier League Northern Division, the third level of the women’s game, and their place in the last eight is one of the club’s biggest achievements in their history.
The West Bromwich side beat Brighton and Hove Albion 4-3 away from home in the last round to secure their place in the quarter final.
City beat Liverpool Ladies 2-0 to make it to the last eight, with goals from Nikita Parris and Georgia Stanway enough to secure progression.
The game takes place April 3 as City look to win their first FA Women’s Cup and Stanway says City can take anyone on after losing at the semi-final stage to eventual winners Chelsea last season.
“We’re up for taking anyone on in the next round with this group,” she said. “We’re in good shape and we the capacity to win it.”
Elsewhere, Chelsea face WSL2 side Aston Villa and there are two all-WSL ties with Sunderland facing Reading and Arsenal up against Notts County.