United Women’s FA Cup opponents confirmed

Monday 09 January 2023 15:14

Manchester United will face Championship side Sunderland in the fourth round of this season’s Vitality Women’s FA Cup.

The Reds were paired with the winner of the tie between Blackburn Rovers and Sunderland during last month’s draw, with the latter triumphing 1-0 in the delayed third-round contest on Sunday. 

It means that a trip to the Eppleton Colliery Welfare Ground awaits Marc Skinner’s side, for a contest that will be played on the weekend of the 28/29 January, with exact details to be confirmed in due course.
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Sunderland currently occupy 11th spot in the 12-team second tier and are managed by former Black Cats and Newcastle United player Melanie Reay. 

The encounter will be our first-ever competitive meeting with the north-east side.

As a member of the WSL, United received a bye to this stage of the competition, along with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City.

Our best showing in the FA Cup came back in our first professional season, 2018/19, when the Reds reached the quarter-finals. Skinner's team defeated Bridgwater United in the fourth round 12 months ago, before being eliminated by City.

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Manchester City v Sheffield United
Coventry United v Hashtag United
West Bromwich Albion v Brighton & Hove Albion
Durham v Crystal Palace
Sunderland v UNITED
Leicester City v Reading
Chelsea v Liverpool
AFC Wimbledon v Charlton Athletic
Burnley v Cardiff City
Everton v Birmingham City
Aston Villa v AFC Fylde
Ipswich Town v Lewes
Wolves v West Ham United
Tottenham Hotspur v London City Lionesses
Arsenal v Leeds United
Bristol City v Oxford United

Dates and kick-off times are still to be confirmed.


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