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Lizzie Arnot in action for Manchester United Women against London Bees

Manchester United Women to seek Cup win at Hyde

Manchester United Women's SSE FA Cup fifth-round tie against London Bees on Sunday, 17 February, will be played at Hyde United's Ewen Fields ground.

With Leigh Centurions hosting Featherstone Rovers in men's rugby league on the same day, the Reds have had to move away from Leigh Sports Village for the Cup clash.

United Women season-ticket holders will be able to gain entry at Ewen Fields by presenting their cards at the designated turnstile, just as they would at Leigh, at no extra cost.
Casey Stoney
Casey Stoney will take her team to Hyde for Sunday's home tie in the Women's FA Cup.

Match tickets will only be available to buy with cash at the designated turnstile, for the usual price of £5 for adults and £2.50 for U16s / 65+. Please note that access to the limited seating inside the ground will be available on a first come, first served basis. The remaining stands within the ground are standing terraces.
 
Any supporters wishing to travel by car to the match can park free of charge on the Leisure Centre car park next to the ground.

For those who can't make the game, it will be broadcast live on MUTV.

OUR STORY IN THE CUPS SO FAR

In the previous round of the Women's FA Cup, the Reds beat Super League outfit Brighton and Hove Albion Women 2-0, thanks to a Lauren James brace. It was our first foray into the competition since forming the women's team last summer, and a win against the Bees would extend that debut run to the quarter-final stage.

Casey Stoney's side have also enjoyed some stellar performances in the Continental Tyres League Cup; after topping a five-team group containing two teams from the Super League in Everton and Liverpool, we beat another top-tier club, West Ham United Women, in the last eight.

However, the Reds suffered a very rare defeat in the semi-finals, losing 2-1 to the cup holders Arsenal Women last week.
Charlie Devlin celebrates her goal.
Charlie Devlin celebrates scoring the Reds' seventh goal against London Bees last month.

As for our opponents this weekend, London Bees beat Leicester City 2-0 in the previous round. We have faced the London side twice already in the Women's Championship this season and emerged with an overall winning margin of 14-0 across both games. We hosted the Bees in our last home league match, running out as 9-0 winners on 6 January.

SSE WOMEN'S FA CUP - THE FIFTH-ROUND FIXTURES
Bristol City Women v Durham
Chelsea Women v Arsenal Women
Liverpool Women v Millwall Lionesses
Manchester United Women v London Bees
Reading Women v Birmingham City Women
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies v Manchester City Women
West Ham United Women v Huddersfield Town Ladies
Aston Villa Ladies v Sheffield United Women (15:00 BST)

All ties kick-off at 14:00 BST on Sunday 17 February unless stated otherwise.

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