Derby double as Manchester United Women slot six past Liverpool

The team put a combined eight goals past their fierce rivals. The women's team did most of the heavy lifting, to be fair.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 16th January 2023

As if the win over City on Saturday couldn’t get any sweeter, the club managed to pull off a derby double as Manchester United’s Women’s team cruised past Liverpool in the WSL too.

The men’s team secured a ninth straight victory with the 2-1 win over the blue half of Manchester, also making it 10 consecutive wins at home and taking them within a point of second-placed City.

Then on Sunday, the women did one better by smacking the Scousers for six in a beyond-dominant victory, with each goal scored by a different player.

Man United Women are now also up at the top of the table, sitting in second just three points behind first-placed Chelsea and with a game in hand, no less. Safe to say it’s been a good weekend for the red half of the city.

While ten Hag’s side had to settle for another nerve-racking albeit blockbuster winner from Marcus Rashford — and not without controversy for the first goal — Women’s manager Marc Skinner got to sick back and watch as his team absolutely battered Liverpool.


With finishes from Lucía García, Alessia Russo, Hayley Ladd; Martha Thoma, Rachel Williams and an own goal by right-back Emma Koivisto, the away team never had a sniff.

There were plenty of well-worked moves for each one, but Lionesses star Russo’s strike from the edge of the box was probably the pick of the bunch.


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Better still, over in the Premier League, ten Hag’s first win in the Manchester derby also coincided with Liverpool also dropping points following a 3-0 defeat to Brighton.

Though it’s still far too early to be seriously talking about a ‘title charge’ for the men’s team, Man United Women are seriously in with a chance of grabbing their first-ever WSL league title.

Either way, Manchester was certainly red this weekend.


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