#FAWSL: Friday evening fixture kicks off new season

Crowds ready to return to WSL
Photo: Sean Ryan for The FA

The 2021-22 Barclays FA Women’s Super League season is here and kicks off on Friday evening with Manchester United hosting Reading.

Saturday’s action begins at 12:30pm with Aston Villa against top-tier debutants Leicester City, followed by an early test for ambitious Everton who face Manchester City, before Spurs host a Birmingham City side under new manager Scott Booth.

There’s certainly no let up to the excitement on Sunday, with a massive London derby at lunchtime as Arsenal tackle reigning champions Chelsea, while Brighton welcome West Ham in the 2pm kick off.

It’s the second weekend in the FA Women’s Championship and promoted Watford entertain Liverpool in Saturday’s clash.

Sunderland’s first home game back in the second tier comes against Blackburn, relegated Bristol City are home to Lewes whom they drew 2-2 with in pre-season.

Two of last season’s promotion-chasers – Sheffield United and Durham – go head-to-head, there’s an all-capital clash between London City Lionesses and Crystal Palace who both won their opening games, while Charlton Athletic meet Coventry United.

Barclays FA Women’s Super League

Friday 3 September

Manchester United v Reading (Leigh Sports Village, 7.45pm) – live on Sky Sports

Saturday 4 September

Aston Villa v Leicester City (Walsall FC, 12:30pm) – live on The FA Player
Everton v Manchester City (Goodison Park, 1.30pm) – live on BBC One / BBC iPlayer
Tottenham Hotspur v Birmingham City (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, 3pm) – live on The FA Player

Sunday 5 September

Arsenal v Chelsea (Emirates Stadium, 12:30pm) – live on Sky Sports
Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham United (The Amex Stadium, 2pm) – live on The FA Player

FA Women’s Championship

Saturday 4 September

Watford v Liverpool (Vicarage Road, 2pm)

Sunday 5 September (2pm)

Charlton Athletic v Coventry United (VCD Athletic)
London City Lionesses v Crystal Palace (Dartford FC)
Sheffield United v Durham (Chesterfield FC) – live on The FA Player
Sunderland v Blackburn Rovers (Stadium of Light)
Bristol City v Lewes (Robins High Performance Centre, 3pm)

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