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Manchester United FC
Manchester City

Sunday 21 May 2023
Kickoff at 18:45 BST
Leigh Sports Village,Leigh Sports Stadium, Sale Way, Leigh WN7 4JY
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Find out everything you need to know ahead of our Barclays Women’s Super League clash with Manchester United.


City travel to Manchester United on Sunday 21 May, with kick-off scheduled for 18:45 (UK).

As ever, our Matchday Centre offers detailed text updates, stats and analysis across the day, beginning at 17:15 (UK), to keep you up to date on proceedings at Leigh Sports Village.


Those with push notifications turned on will also be alerted to all the key moments as they unfold.

A detailed match report and reaction from Gareth Taylor and players alike can be accessed soon after the final whistle, while highlights and a full-match replay (via CITY+ and Recast) will be made available from 12:00 on Monday 22 May.

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Gareth Taylor said Manchester City have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the Manchester derby in the Barclays Women’s Super League on Sunday.

Following two defeats in our last four matches, City can no longer win the title, but we remain in contention for a top-three finish to secure a Champions League place.

Australia internationals Mary Fowler and Alanna Kennedy both missed City’s last game against Liverpool but Taylor did not report any more concerns.

“We have a couple of little niggles which is normal at this time of the season but I don’t see any real changes,” the boss said ahead of the WSL clash with Manchester United at Leigh Sports Village on Sunday at 18:45 (UK).

Previous meeting

Laura Coombs' second-half header was enough to earn City a point against Manchester United back in December in front of a Club record crowd for a women's fixture.

An incredible 44,259 supporters packed into the Etihad Stadium to see two of the league's form sides do battle, and it was the visitors drew first blood through Leah Galton’s deflected effort just before the half hour.

But City would grab the equaliser early in the second half through Coombs’ close-range strike.

Bunny Shaw and Martha Thomas would go particularly close to earning both teams all three points late on, but the two sides would have to settle for a share of the spoils in a thrilling, end-to-end encounter at the Etihad.

Last time out

City's WSL title prospects were dealt a significant blow by a slender 2-1 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday 7 May.

Despite a bright start at Prenton Park, the hosts took the lead through Natasha Dowie, but we deservedly equalised before the interval through Lauren Hemp’s header.

But against a Reds side looking to confirm their safety in the division, Liverpool grabbed the decisive strike through Missy Bo Kearns early in the second half.

City pressed forward in search of the equaliser, with Hemp striking the bar and both Alex Greenwood and Esme Morgan sending efforts just wide, but it was to no avail, dealing our WSL title prospects a significant blow.

Global TV listings

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