Ella Toone vs Spurs

Preview: United Women v Tottenham Hotspur

Thursday 04 May 2023 12:14

Manchester United are back in Women’s Super League action this weekend when we welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Leigh Sports Village.

Marc Skinner’s side are currently four points clear at the top of the table, with reigning champions Chelsea closing the gap after a late 2-1 win over Liverpool on Wednesday evening. 

With just three games of our 2023/24 campaign remaining, every point counts as we look to win our first WSL title. 

Ahead of Spurs’ visit to Leigh, here are the key things you need to know… 

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Our league clash with Spurs is scheduled to kick off at 12:30 BST on Sunday at Leigh Sports Village. 

You can access live radio commentary in the United App, where we will also provide you with team news, as well as half-time and full-time summaries, followed by a match report. 

Fans in the UK can watch the action unfold on BBC Two, the BBC iPlayer, and BBC Sport. International viewers can also access the game through the streaming platform The FA Player. 

We’ll also provide you with regular updates throughout the 90 minutes on our designated Twitter account, @ManUtdWomen. Tickets are on sale now, with prices starting from just £3 for concessions and £6 for adults. 


United will be without club captain Katie Zelem for this one, after she picked up her fifth yellow card of the season in our 3-2 win over Aston Villa last Friday, resulting in a one-match suspension. 

Norwegian duo Maria Thorisdottir and Lisa Naalsund are unavailable through injury, with the former ruled out for the remainder of the season. Naalsund, on the other hand, is expected to return to team training this week as she steps up her recovery. 

Sunday’s visitors recently welcomed back Ria Percival after 366 days on the sidelines due to surgery on her knee, in their 2-2 draw against Brighton last time out. Ellie Brazil and Kyah Simon remain unavailable, having both suffered ACL injuries last October.

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The Reds are in high-flying form at the minute and are unbeaten since an away trip to Chelsea in mid-March when the Blues narrowly beat us 1-0. Since then, our cup run saw us book a spot in our first-ever Women's FA Cup final at Wembley where we will play Emma Hayes’s side once again.

We’ve also picked up crucial wins in the WSL, including completing a league double over Arsenal, and a last-gasp victory over Aston Villa at Walsall where Millie Turner’s stoppage-time winner clinched three big points as we chase the top-flight title. 

For Spurs, though, it has been a different tale as they are currently in the midst of a fight to avoid relegation. Of the 19 games they’ve played, they have picked up just four wins – the last being a 1-0 victory over Leicester City. 

After back-to-back draws against Brighton and Villa, the London club will be looking to pick up some much-needed points in their bid for WSL survival. 
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The last time we went head-to-head, the game was all but decided within 10 breathless minutes. In a game where chances were few and far between, Leah Galton showed her clinical edge just after the hour mark when she fired us ahead. 

Moments later, though, the home side struck back through January recruit Bethany England. Seconds later, the Reds surged forward in search of the go-ahead goal, and when Lucia Garcia’s cross took a huge deflection off Spurs defender Molly Bartrip into her own net, we restored our lead. 

Ella Toone was shown a red card in the 80th minute but after a successful appeal in the following days, the decision was rescinded.

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Highlights: Tottenham v United Women

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Here is how the weekend is shaping up around the grounds in the WSL… 


Arsenal vs Leicester City (19:30)


UNITED vs Spurs (12:30)
Liverpool vs Manchester City (14:00)
Reading vs Aston Villa (14:00)
Brighton vs West Ham (14:00)
Chelsea vs Everton (18:45)

*All kick-off times are in BST.