Manchester City Women FC has been charged with fielding an ineligible player in the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup.
As a result, this weekend’s FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup Quarter-Final fixture between Arsenal and Manchester City (Sunday 13 September) has been postponed.
Allegedly, the player was not registered with the FA WSL in the match against Sunderland on Saturday 15 August 2015.
The club is therefore in breach of League Cup Rule 5 (Competition Rule 26.5) for fielding an ineligible player.
The club has until 17 September to respond to the charge.
Here is the Manchester City line-up used against Sunderland:
Karen Bardsley, Lucy Bronze, Demi Stokes, Steph Houghton, Kathleen Radtke (Keira Walch 57), Jennifer Beattie, Jill Scott, Isobel Christiansen, Toni Duggan, Nikita Parris, Daphne Corboz (Krystal Johnson 81)
Here is the competition rule 26.5:
Only players registered for a club shall be eligible to play for that club in any one Season. A player shall not play for more than one club in the League Cup Competition during any one Season. A club playing an ineligible player shall be removed from the Competition, and be subject to a fine as decided by the Management Committee.
If the charge is proven, Manchester City will be disqualified from the Continental Cup.
All Arsenal Ladies fans wanting to support the girls this week-end can come and watch the Development team against Yeovil at Herts Uni on Sunday kick-off 2pm