It was Bronze who struck gold first, volleying home through a crowd of bodies just before the 25-minute mark.
United pushed Gareth Taylor’s side all the way, with Christen Press in particular going close, but Hemp added a second on the rebound, City’s 500th goal, with 20 minutes to go.
And Weir killed the game off with a goal of the season contender ten minutes later, chipping Mary Earps from outside the box to seal the points and local bragging rights in spectacular fashion.
Ahead of December's crunch Derby clash, watch the classic highlights in the video above...
CITY V UNITED: ETIHAD DERBY
City welcome Manchester United to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday 11 December.
Kick-off is scheduled for 12:30 (UK), with tickets selling fast for our third-ever women's match at the Etihad.
We hosted Everton there back in May 2014, before welcoming our local rivals in September 2019, when Caroline Weir’s wonder strike saw us run out 1-0 winners in front of what was then a WSL record crowd, and what remains a club record of 31, 213 fans.
With over 30,000 tickets already sold, it promises to be another historic occasion.
You can secure your tickets online by visiting: www.mancity.com/tickets/womens or by calling: +44 (0)161 444 1894.