#FAWSL: Special guest at Women’s Football Weekend

Record WSL crowd of over 31,000 at The Etihad
Over 31,000 were at Etihad Stadium for the Manchester derby in September. (Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA)

The first ever Women’s Football Weekend brings big Barclays FA Women’s Super League games to major venues, including Anfield and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Sunday 17 November (2pm kick-off, unless stated otherwise)

BARCLAYS FA WSL

Manchester City v West Ham United (Academy Stadium, 12:30) – BBC Red Button / BBC Sport
Brighton & Hove Albion v Birmingham City (The AMEX) – The FA Player
Chelsea v Manchester United (Kingsneadow Stadium) – The FA Player
Reading v Bristol City (Madejski Stadium) – The FA Player
Liverpool v Everton (Anfield, 3pm) – LFCTV / The FA Player
Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, 3pm) – BT Sport 1/ btsport.com live stream

FA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

Durham v London Bees (Durham City FC, 12pm)
Lewes v Sheffield United (Lewes FC, 1pm)
Charlton Athletic v Leicester City WFC (Oakwood FC) – The FA Player
Coventry United v Aston Villa (Butts Park Arena)
Crystal Palace v London City Lionesses (Bromley FC)

Jill Eliis to make a special appearamce at North London derby
Jill Ellis with Karen Hills during a USA training session at Tottenham’s facilities. (Photo: @SpursWomen)

Second-placed Arsenal go to Spurs for the North London derby, where World Cup winning coach Jill Ellis will be making a special appearance at half-time to talk about the growth of the women’s game.

She told tottenhamhotspur.com: “After the energy of this past summer, it is fantastic to see Women’s football being played on the biggest stage at the world-class Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. I was delighted to be invited back and I’m excited to watch Spurs Women in the north London derby this weekend.”

Unbeaten league leaders Chelsea host Manchester United, third-placed Manchester City – who have only conceded once in five games – welcome West Ham.

Reading face a still winless Bristol City, like the Vixens Brighton only have two points ahead of their home game against Birmingham City, while basement side Liverpool will be anxious to add to their single point in the Merseyside derby with Everton.

FA WC leaders Aston Villa have not yet been beaten but have a local derby at Coventry United who are still chasing a first ever win at this level, second-placed London City Lionesses also meet nearby opposition when making the short trip to take on Crystal Palace.

Sheffield United in third are at mid-table Lewes, it’s fourth versus fifth as Durham play London Bees and Charlton Athletic hope to improve on just two goals from five matches when entertaining a Leicester City side that has let in over three a game on average.

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