#FAWSL: Manchester derby to kick off weekend matches

Leigh Sports Village
Leigh Sports Village is the venue for the Manchester derby. (Photo: Lewis Storey) (Shekicks.net uses images provided by Getty Images)

The Manchester derby makes it an intriguing start to the weekend’s action in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

While United are just goal-difference behind third-placed Chelsea, injury-plagued City are languishing in ninth spot after three defeats in four games.

Saturday afternoon also brings Championship action at Bramall Lane, where it’s second versus third as Sheffield United clash with Liverpool, with any winner at least briefly going top.

Sunday’s WSL fixtures include leaders Arsenal home to Everton, second-placed Spurs away at Brighton and Chelsea home to Leicester City side still seeking a first ever point at this level. Reading and Birmingham City are also yet to register a point this season, the Royals next entertaining Aston Villa, the Blues at West Ham.

Championship top side Durham face a north east derby at Sunderland, London City Lionesses are just two points behind the Wildcats as they welcome a Watford side without a point at all.

Charlton tackle Bristol City in a mid-table match, Blackburn make the long trip to Lewes and winless Coventry United have home advantage over Crystal Palace.

Saturday 9 October

Barclays FA WSL

Manchester United v Manchester City (Leigh Sports Village, 1.30pm) – live on BBC One/BBC iPlayer/BBC Sport Website

FA Women’s Championship

Sheffield United v Liverpool (Sheffield Utd FC, 3pm) – live on The FA Player

Sunday 10 October 

Barclays FA WSL

Chelsea v Leicester City (Kingmeadow, 12.30pm) – live on Sky Sports Premier League/Sky Showcase/Sky Sports Ultra HD
Brighton & Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur (Crawley Town FC, 2pm) – live on The FA Player
Reading v Aston Villa (Reading FC, 2pm) – live on The FA Player
Arsenal v Everton (Boreham Wood FC, 3pm) – live on Sky Sports Premier League/Sky Showcase
West Ham United v Birmingham City (Dagenham & Redbridge FC, 3pm) – live on The FA Player

FA Women’s Championship

Lewes v Blackburn Rovers (Lewes FC, 12:00)
Sunderland v Durham (Eppleton Colliery Welfare FC, 12:00)
Charlton Athletic v Bristol City (VCD Athletic, 2pm)
Coventry United v Crystal Palace (Butts Park Arena, 2pm)
London City Lionesses v Watford (Dartford FC, 2pm) – live on The FA Player

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