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Feb 02, 2021   |  4:15AM AET

5 Things to look forward to: City v Sydney

5 Things to look forward to: City v Sydney

A quick chance to bounce back

Unfortunately we suffered a 2-3 loss on Sunday to Brisbane but we now have a chance to respond quickly on Thursday night when we take on Sydney FC.

We were on the back foot for much of the first half and did go down 0-2 but were able to turn it around after half time.

Alex Chidiac found the back of the net from outside of the box just seconds into the second 45 and Sam Johnson had the equaliser from the penalty spot in the 73rd minute.

The Roar were able to find what was the eventual winner just two minutes later but we now have the opportunity to bounce back on Thursday.

Another chance to see City in action – even if its from the TV

Sadly, Thursday night’s fixture has had to have a change of venue to AAMI Park (behind closed doors).

We would love to have our fans there cheering us on but unfortunately due to a number of factors, that is not possible for Thursday’s match.

You’ll still be able to catch all of the action live on Fox Sports, Kayo and the My Football Live app.

We hope to have you cheering us on loudly from your lounge room!

Midfield continuing to perform

In recent weeks we’ve seen a couple of big additions in midfield that have helped boost the squad.

Matilda Alex Chidiac now has a few matches under her belt, while Sunday afternoon saw the debut of Norwegian midfielder Noor Eckhoff.

Chidiac has helped add some creativity and spark and has also shown she is a big threat in the final third, scoring twice in her four appearances so far.

In her first appearance for City on Sunday, Eckhoff came straight into the starting XI and added a tough defensive presence immediately.

More Micah saves

While we did concede three goals in Sunday’s clash, it could’ve easily been more if it wasn’t for another superb performance in goal from Teagan Micah.

Micah made nine saves against the Roar as she continues to show her quality and prove herself as one of the best keepers in the W-League.

She was once again awarded save of the week and has now made 27 saves for the season – the most of any keeper in the league.

A test against the best

After a forced fixture change due to Perth’s five-day lockdown, we are now faced with top of the table Sydney FC on Thursday night.

Having played four games so far this season, Sydney are yet to drop a point and most recently recorded a 2-0 win against Newcastle.

They posses a range of threats in attack with a total of seven different goalscorers already this season – including Princess Ibini and Cortnee Vine who have both found the back of the net twice.

Rado Vidosic’s squad will be in for a big challenge on Thursday night but City has shown glimpses this season that its best is still good enough – it’s just a matter of producing it for 90 minutes.

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