Watch Durham v United Women live
Manchester United Women's campaign in the Continental Tyres League Cup continues tonight, with the Reds travelling to Maiden Castle to face Durham Women. The game will be shown live on MUTV, ManUtd.com and the United App.
Marc Skinner's side have been flying in the Women's Super League with four wins from four and will now be seeking a first victory in this season's Conti Cup, having started the competition with a penalties defeat to Aston Villa after drawing 1-1 in 90 minutes.
Here's everything you need to know ahead of the clash at Durham, which kicks off at 19:00 BST…
HOW TO WATCH AND FOLLOW
The live broadcast on MUTV, ManUtd.com and the United App begins at 18:45 BST, 15 minutes before kick-off. There will also be team news, half-time and full-time updates in our app, followed by a comprehensive match report.
To receive notifications about our women's team, head to My United > Settings > Notifications and then modify your United Now Alerts.
Meanwhile, regular updates will be available via our dedicated Twitter account, @ManUtdWomen.
Durham Women have had an indifferent start to their season in the WSL Championship, and are currently placed ninth in the table after five matches.
The Wildcats are top of our Conti Cup group, however, after defeating Sheffield United on penalties after a thrilling 3-3 draw in their opening fixture.
Our group-stage clash against Durham last season was also decided by spot-kicks, with Skinner's side winning by that method following a pulsating 2-2 draw.
Marc Skinner confirmed in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday afternoon that forward Alessia Russo will again be unavailable for the Reds for this one, but said the striker has an outside chance of being involved in Sunday's WSL away game against Everton.
Grace Clinton, Ona Batlle and Aoife Mannion all remain sidelined too, with the United Women boss indicating that he will take no risks on Batlle following the concussion she suffered against Brighton earlier this month.
Hannah Blundell came off early during the weekend win at Leicester City, but Marc reaffirmed that this was simply a precaution, and expects the defender to be in his squad for the trip to Durham.
Tonight's meeting will be the fifth between United and Durham, with the previous clash being in the Conti Cup last term. The Reds' win on penalties made it two wins to one in our favour overall against the Championship club.
Supporters will be hoping this match doesn’t end the same way as the first-ever fixture between the two sides, back in 2018, as that one ended 0-0.
The more recent clashes have been significantly more entertaining, with the last two producing four goals apiece (2-2 and 3-1).
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Skinner’s side come into this one on the back of a perfect start to the WSL season. Sunday’s 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium was lauded by the United Women boss for showing resilience and character to grind out a result when we are arguably not performing to our best.
The Reds will also want to set the record straight after losing the first fixture of this tournament on penalties to Aston Villa, following a 1-1 draw. Still, so far this campaign, United are unbeaten in normal time and have only conceded one goal in all competitions.
Durham’s fixture last weekend, scheduled to be played against Birmingham City, was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Before that match, the Wildcats defeated Lewes 2-1 in the Championship, after the Conti Cup penalties win over Sheffield United.
Our game is one of four in the Conti Cup this Wednesday evening.
WEDNESDAY 26 OCTOBER
Everton v Aston Villa (18:30 BST)
Durham v UNITED (19:00 BST)
Leicester v Liverpool (19:00 BST)
Man City v Blackburn (19:30 BST)