The WSL Manchester derby is less than four weeks away as just three points separate United and City

Derby days are always big, but close-run affairs like these can be a potential turning point in the season.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 16th November 2022

The Barclays Women’s Super League Manchester derby is less than a month away with the season well and truly underway and the top four looking as tight as ever.

Just three points separate third-place Manchester United and Manchester City, who currently sit fourth in the table, and both teams have four wins in their last five matches, with the Red Devils seeing their unbeaten ended by reigning champions Chelsea on 6 November.

While Arsenal are flying at the top of the table in both the men’s Premier League and the WSL, with Chelsea sitting behind them only on goal difference, both the blue and the red side of Manchester look to be hot on their heels.

Moreover, neither side has drawn a game yet this season and both squads looking to be firing in front of the goal with a combined tally of 30 goals scored after six games, thanks to the likes of WSL top scorer Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw (seven) and several United players chipping in.

It’s no wonder both sides are being tipped for a title charge. To add to the excitement, each club also looks to have a difficult run-in before they eventually meet on derby day.


While United play Arsenal and Aston Villa in the league before an FA Women’s League Cup match against Everton, City have the added hurdle of a fourth game, also facing the Toffees and then Brighton in the league as well as Sunderland and Liverpool in the cup. 

Talk about a busy few weeks.


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It’s also worth reminding you that this is only the third time the two sides have met at the Etihad and both will be looking to get one over on each other in the race for the title.

The WSL Manchester derby kicks off at 12:30pm on Sunday, 11 December, and this is one you don’t want to miss. You can purchase tickets via the City website HERE.

These two won’t settle for a draw, so who do you reckon is going to take home the win?


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