Preview: Spurs v United Women

Thursday 07 December 2023 12:26

Manchester United are back in Women’s Super League action this weekend, when we travel to London to face Tottenham Hotspur.

Marc Skinner’s side beat Bristol City 2-0 prior to the international break and currently sit fourth in the WSL table. 

With first-placed Chelsea taking on Arsenal in second before our outing, Sunday could provide the perfect chance for us to close the gap on one, or both, of these two teams with a win. 

Ahead of our return to action, here is everything you need to know about our trip to the capital… 
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Our WSL clash at Brisbane Road is set for a 18:45 GMT kick-off, with the game being shown live on Sky Sports. 

We will provide live radio commentary on and in the United App, where we will also give updates as it happens, along with a match report and post-match reaction. 

Emma Watson, Gabby George, Jessica Simpson, and Aoife Mannion remain long-term absentees, recently joined by Evie Rabjohn on the injured list. 

Irene Guerrero could make her return to first-team action imminently, follow a short spell on the sidelines after an initial MCL tweak followed by a calf injury. 

Reds midfielder Hinata Miyazawa is a double for Sunday’s fixture, having been substituted minutes after her introduction for Japan against Brazil, with Skinner likely to provide an update on that in his press conference on Friday. 

For the hosts, they will, of course, be without United loanee Grace Clinton, who had been a stalwart in their side since the start of their campaign. Finnish midfielder Olga Ahtinen is likely to miss the clash with an MCL injury, while Bethany England could potentially make her competitive return after three months on the sidelines. 

There will also be a reunion with ex-Reds striker Martha Thomas, who has enjoyed a positive start to life in London. 

Spurs’ season has been a relatively mixed bag thus far, with three wins, three draws, and two losses from their opening eight games. 

The north London club are winless since 21 October, when they beat Aston Villa 4-2. Since then, they were held to three consecutive 1-1 draws against Everton, Liverpool, and Leicester City in the league. Prior to the international break, Spurs were handed a thumping 7-0 defeat away to City, which they will be hoping to bounce back from ahead of our visit on Sunday. 


This is our first meeting of the new campaign, with the Reds coming out on top in both of our fixtures against Sunday’s opponents. Our most recent was at the back end of last term, when goals from Leah Galton, Alessia Russo and Nikita Parris sealed a comfortable 3-0 victory. It was also a game in which Maya Le Tissier pulled off a sublime goal-saving block early on to deny Beth England. 

Prior to that was a visit to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, where a breathless 10 minutes saw us take the lead through Galton, before England’s leveller was followed immediately by a Molly Bartrip own-goal to seal all three points for the Reds. Ella Toone’s red card, which was subsequently overturned, made for a nail-biting conclusion, though. 
Highlights: Tottenham v United Women Video

Highlights: Tottenham v United Women

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There are plenty of fixtures to look forward to over the weekend, including the Reds’ trip to London… 


Man City v Aston Villa (12:00 GMT)


Arsenal v Chelsea (12:30 GMT)
Brighton v Leicester City (14:00 GMT)
Liverpool v Bristol City (14:00 GMT)
West Ham v Everton (15:00 GMT)
Tottenham Hotspur v UNITED (18:45 GMT)