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Man Utd 1-3 Man City: Visitors win Manchester derby to boost WSL title hopes


Jill Roord scores for Manchester City
Manchester City have scored six goals in the last 15 minutes of the first half, only Tottenham (seven) have scored more in the WSL this season

Manchester City bounced back from successive defeats to beat rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford and put their Women’s Super League title challenge back on track.

In front of a record 43,615 crowd for a Manchester United WSL game, Gareth Taylor’s side reminded the city of their superiority in the women’s game, coming from behind to seal victory despite having only 10 players for the final 15 minutes.

United captain Katie Zelem had put the hosts in front, scoring from the penalty spot after England defender Alex Greenwood blocked Melvine Malard’s shot with her arm.

However, City’s Jill Roord and team-mate Lauren Hemp scored within two minutes of each other to turn the game around in the visitors’ favour, and they added a third after the break when Khadjia Shaw charged down goalkeeper Mary Earps’ clearance.

With City seemingly in control, United were given a lifeline when Laia Aleixandri was sent off for a second booking, but Marc Skinner’s side could not find a response.

Victory moves City up to third in the WSL table, six points behind leaders Chelsea, while United sit one point behind in fourth.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Man Utd Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 27Earps
  • 6Blundell
  • 21Turner
  • 4Le Tissier
  • 11Galton
  • 16NaalsundSubstituted forWilliamsat 77′minutes
  • 10Zelem
  • 9MalardBooked at 68minsSubstituted forGarcíaat 68′minutes
  • 7TooneSubstituted forMiyazawaat 77′minutes
  • 22ParrisSubstituted forRiviereat 45′minutes
  • 23da Silva Ferreira

Substitutes

  • 12Ladd
  • 14Riviere
  • 15Evans
  • 17García
  • 20Miyazawa
  • 28Williams
  • 39Middleton-Patel
  • 91Tullis-Joyce

Man City Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 35Keating
  • 4AleixandriBooked at 72mins
  • 33Kennedy
  • 5GreenwoodBooked at 21mins
  • 15Ouahabi
  • 20Roord
  • 25HasegawaSubstituted forHoughtonat 83′minutes
  • 9KellySubstituted forCoombsat 83′minutes
  • 12Angeldahl
  • 11HempSubstituted forFowlerat 89′minutes
  • 21ShawSubstituted forCasparijat 75′minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Houghton
  • 7Coombs
  • 8Fowler
  • 10Castellanos
  • 14Morgan
  • 16Park
  • 18Casparij
  • 22MacIver
  • 41Blakstad

Referee:
Cheryl Foster

Attendance:
43,615

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