After scoring an astonishing 35 goals in 15 games in the Women’s Premier League last season for Blackburn, England Under-17 international Georgia Stanway was courted by Manchester City resulting in a dream move.
Defending Continental Cup champions Manchester City Women kicked off their season in the first round of the Women’s FA Cup earlier this week, going behind inside five minutes to WSL 2 team Doncaster Rovers Belles.
England women play their first ever match at the home of football against Germany and 26-year-old Houghton will captain the side in front of 55,000 fans.
Despite finishing mid-table in the league City’s highlight was reaching the Continental Cup final, where they beat three-times champions Arsenal to claim their first silverware as a club
With losses to Chelsea in the Women’s Super League (WSL) and the FA Cup, City are determined not to make it a third defeat as they enter uncharted waters on Sunday.
Cushing is hopeful that their “unique” style of play can bring them further success this season with City in their debut season.
City lost 2-0 in the midlands on their return to Women’s Super League action last weekend after a mid-season hiatus.
City to start league season in WSL on April 17 after FA Women’s Cup season-opener against Reading