Barclays #FAWSL: Topscoring teams clash on Sunday evening

The FA WSL's top two highest scoring teams clash
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Manchester City meet Arsenal for Sunday’s late kick off in a clash of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League’s two most prolific goalscoring teams.

Man City go into the game with the leaders on the back of a free-scoring run, netting 25 times in six straight wins – including two Conti Cup ties – while the Gunners have lost four of their last five games in all competitions.

Chelsea trail Arsenal by four points but with a game in hand as they head to Brighton for a lunchtime start, Manchester United take on Tottenham in a meeting of third and fourth at noon.

West Ham welcome Everton with the Hammers three points ahead of their visitors, Birmingham City are bottom by two points before their match at Reading, Leicester City are just above the drop zone and have a chance to gain ground on visitors Aston Villa.

Top of the bill in the Championship is Crystal Palace at home to Liverpool, with the Reds seven points clear but the Eagles one of a tight bunch of five sides chasing the leaders.

Second-placed London City are at Coventry, fourth-in-the-table Durham face Sheffield United, it’s fifth versus sixth as Bristol City host Charlton, while Sunderland make the long trip to Lewes and Watford prepare to play Blackburn.

Sunday 23 January 

Barclays FA WSL

Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur (12:00) – live on MUTV/The FA Player
Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea (12:30) – live on BBC Two/BBC iPlayer/BBC Sport Website
Leicester City v Aston Villa (2pm) – live on The FA Player
Reading v Birmingham City (2pm) – live on The FA Player
West Ham United v Everton (3pm) – live on The FA Player
Manchester City v Arsenal (6.45pm) – live on Sky Sports Football/Sky Showcase

FA Women’s Championship

Durham v Sheffield United (Maiden Castle, 2pm)
Lewes v Sunderland (Lewes FC, 2pm)
Coventry United v London City Lionesses (Butts Park Arena, 2pm)
Crystal Palace v Liverpool (Bromley FC, 2pm)
Bristol City v Charlton Athletic (3pm) – live on The FA Player
Watford v Blackburn Rovers (Kings Langley FC, 3pm)

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