Leicester vs Aston Villa: TV Channel, match officials and team news for WSL clash

Everything you need to know ahead of Aston Villa’s Women’s Super League clash with Leicester City.

Aston Villa travel to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City in the second Women’s Super League game of the season.

The Villans began their campaign in fine fashion beating Manchester City 4-3 thanks to new signing Rachel Daly. The Lionesses star scored twice that day, including a 76th minute winner.

Carla Ward’s side led 2-1 at half time, but City bounced back quickly after the break, scoring twice in 10 minutes to take the lead.

The Villans recomposed themselves and found an equaliser in the 58th minute, before Daly grabbed their fourth of the afternoon with less than 15 minutes remaining.

Alisha Lehmann scored Villa’s opening goal of the game against City. Credit: Getty.

As for Leicester. They fell to a 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at home and will be looking to secure their first three points of the season on Sunday.

The Foxes finished two points above the relegation zone last campaign - their first in the WSL.

When is Leicester v Villa?

The match will take place on Sunday 25 September 2022 at the King Power Stadium and kicks off at 3pm.

Is Leicester v Villa on TV?

The match won’t be shown live on TV, but can be streamed via the FA Player. An account is required to access the site and subscription is free.

Who is the referee for Leicester v Villa?

Tom Parsons is the man in the middle. He will be assisted by Sian Massey-Ellis and Phoebe Cross, while the fourth official for the clash is Stacey Fullicks.

Villa celebrate Rachel Daly’s goal as Man City lost 4-3

Latest team news

Villa will be without several players for their trip to the King Power Stadium with Simone Magill and captain Remi Allen long-term absentees with ACL injuries.

Meaghan Sargeant (back), Ruesha Littlejohn (foot) will also miss the game, while Sarah Mayling and Tash Harding are doubts, but Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah could return after a groin injury.

As for Leicester, they also have a number of players unavailable, with Demi Lambourne, Abbie McManus, Hannah Cain, Jess Sigsworth and Lachante Paul all unavailable through injury.