Conti Cup quarter-final opponents confirmed

Tuesday 21 December 2021 09:45

Manchester United Women have been drawn away to Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the Continental Tyres League Cup.

Following the draw during talkSPORT 2’s Women’s Football Weekly show on Monday evening, the Reds will visit the Gunners’ Meadow Park in the last eight on 19 or 20 January 2022. 

The kick-off time is still to be communicated, as is ticket information, which will be released in due course. 

Report: Everton Women 0 United Women 2


The Reds guarantee progress to the Continental Cup quarter-finals, with a deserved victory on Merseyside.

The pairing with the Londoners comes on the back of United securing progression to the knockout stage of this season’s tournament last week, with a 2-0 victory away to Everton in our final Group B match.

The win ensured that we had enough points to advance to the forthcoming round, although it is still to be confirmed whether that is as group winners or as the ‘best runners-up’, which we will know once the outstanding game in our group between Leicester City and Manchester City is played upon being rescheduled.
As for Arsenal, January’s tie will mark the start of their journey in this campaign’s tournament and it is a trophy that they have previously lifted five times, most recently in 2018. 

The capital side were awarded an automatic bye from the group stage, along with Chelsea, due to their participation in this season’s Champions League. 

It will be our second meeting with the Gunners this season, after they edged November’s league contest at Leigh Sports Village, while it will be the first time we have gone head-to-head with them in the League Cup since 2018/19, when they emerged 2-1 winners from our semi-final clash in London.
Highlights: United Women 0 Arsenal 2 Video

Highlights: United Women 0 Arsenal 2

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Next month’s match will again be a single knock-out tie, with the game decided in 30 minutes of extra-time or on penalties if needed. 

It was also confirmed on Monday that this season’s final will be played at AFC Wimbledon’s Cherry Red Records Stadium on Sunday 5 March 2022, with tickets available to purchase here.


West Ham United v Chelsea
Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool
Charlton Athletic/Leicester City/Manchester City v Bristol City
Arsenal v UNITED


As well as the upcoming trip to the Gunners being slotted into the month's programme, there is also one other slight change to our fixtures in January for you to note.

Our next outing, and first of 2022, away to West Ham United in the WSL, will still take place on Sunday 9 January but now has the later kick-off time of 18:45 GMT and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.