Barclays FA WSL: Man City Women look to leapfrog United

Brighton meet Manchester City on Saturday
Manchester City host Brighton on Saturday. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Barclays FA Women’s Super League weekend fixtures begin with Manchester City aiming to climb above Manchester United into the third UWCL place.

Manchester City are a point behind United with a game in hand before Saturday’s match with Brighton, Marc Skinner’s side then hosting West Ham on Sunday lunchtime.

Leicester City could secure their top-tier status by beating Reading, with basement side Birmingham City up against Chelsea later that day.

Arsenal – who begin the weekend four points behind the leaders but with a game in hand – are visited by Aston Villa, Everton take on Tottenham in a 7.30pm kick off.

It’s the final day in the Championship and a huge relegation decider, as Watford welcome Coventry to Vicarage Road. United need nothing less than a win to stay up, having battled hard to survive the drop following their ten-point deduction.

London City Lionesses will be sure of the runners-up spot if they beat Blackburn, Bristol City and Crystal Palace remain hopeful of doing so themselves but are on the road at Sunderland and Sheffield United respectively.

Champions Liverpool sign off at Lewes, while Charlton will leapfrog fifth-placed Durham if they defeat their visitors.

Barclays FA Women’s Super League

Saturday 30 April

Manchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion (Academy Stadium, 11.30am) – live on Sky Sports Premier League

Sunday 1st May

Manchester United v West Ham United (Leigh Sports Village, 12:00) – live on the FA Player
Leicester City v Reading (Leicester City FC, 2pm) – live on the FA Player
Arsenal v Aston Villa (Boreham Wood FC, 2.15pm) – live on BBC One/BBC iPlayer/BBC Sport Website
Birmingham City v Chelsea (Birmingham City FC, 6.45pm) – live on Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Football
Everton v Tottenham Hotspur (Walton Hall Park, 7.30pm) – live on the FA Player

FA Women’s Championship

Charlton Athletic v Durham (Charlton Athletic FC, 2pm)
Lewes v Liverpool (Lewes FC, 2pm)
London City Lionesses v Blackburn Rovers (Dartford FC, 2pm)
Sheffield United v Crystal Palace (Rotherham Utd FC, 2pm)
Sunderland v Bristol City (Eppleton Colliery Welfare Ground, 2pm)
Watford v Coventry United (Watford FC, 2pm) – live on the FA Player

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