#FAWSL: Crucial basement battle in last match day of 2021

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Leicester City host Birmingham City as both sides seek a crucial first Barclays FA Women’s Super League win of the season.

While Birmingham have just one point from nine games, Leicester have yet to get off the mark in their first WSL campaign and the pair are well adrift of tenth-placed Aston Villa on ten points. The gap will have grown still larger if Villa take anything from their noon kick-off at Manchester United.

The second-placed Blues are four points behind Arsenal, who are therefore assured of holding the leadership into the new year despite not playing Brighton until the evening. Third-place Spurs face Everton.

Durham are fourth in the Championship ahead of the visit of Blackburn, Sheffield United welcome Sunderland to Bramall Lane and Coventry United kick things off with Watford in a clash of the bottom two on Saturday.

The weekend’s programme continues to be effected by postponements relating to positive Covid tests.

Sunday 19 December

FA WSL

Manchester United v Aston Villa (Leigh Sports Village, 12pm) – live on MUTV / The FA Player
Chelsea P-P West Ham United
Leicester City v Birmingham City (Leicester City FC, 2pm) – live on The FA Player
Manchester City P-P Reading
Tottenham Hotspur v Everton (Barnet FC, 2pm) – live on The FA Player
Arsenal v Brighton & Hove Albion (Boreham Wood FC, 6.45pm) – live on Sky Sports Football

FA Women’s Championship

Coventry United v Watford (Butts Park Arena, 2pm) – Sat 18 Dec.
Durham v Blackburn Rovers (Maiden Castle, 12pm) – live on The FA Player
Crystal Palace P-P Lewes
Liverpool P-P Charlton Athletic
London City Lionesses P-P Bristol City
Sheffield United v Sunderland (Sheffield Utd FC, 4pm)

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