WSL match preview: Everton v United

Friday 12 November 2021 15:00

Manchester United Women will be looking to improve on the last road trip when facing Everton Women away in the Women's Super League on Sunday.

Marc Skinner’s side will face the Toffees at Walton Hall Park at 12:30 GMT, one week after the long journey to Tottenham Hotspur Ladies ended in disappointment when the hosts grabbed a last-gasp equaliser.

Ahead of our trip to Merseyside, here's everything you need to know...

HOW CAN I FOLLOW THE GAME?

The match will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports. In our Official App, we will provide you with the confirmed United line-up as well as half-time and full-time updates before publishing a detailed match report there and on ManUtd.com.

Interviews and highlights will also become available on our app and website, while a half-hour recap of the match will be shown on MUTV from 12:00 GMT on Monday.

TEAM NEWS

Jackie Groenen will be out for a while after sustaining a hamstring injury on international duty. Our Dutch midfielder is currently going through a period of rehabilitation.

Martha Thomas made her long-awaited return to the team last Sunday against Spurs and will hope to be in Marc Skinner’s plans this weekend as well.

Millie Turner is back in training with the Reds, having been out for a few weeks with injury, and is working hard to be available as soon as possible. 

FORM GUIDE

The Reds are unbeaten in our last three WSL games. In October, United beat Birmingham 2-0 at St. Andrew’s before drawing with rivals Manchester City 2-2 at Leigh Sports Village. A cruel injury-time equaliser cost us two points in our last fixture, against Spurs last weekend, but defeat was still avoided as the sides drew 1-1. United are currently fifth in the WSL table with 11 points from our first six league matches.

As for Sunday’s hosts, Everton sit 10th in the table with six points, having lost their last two WSL matches, against Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester City. In between the two defeats, the Toffees had something to cheer about, a 3-1 win over Leicester City in the Continental Cup.

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

Everton is one of the sides that United have the strongest record against. The Reds have won five of the seven clashes, with one ending all square and the Toffees beating United in the Continental Cup in December last year.

In our last meeting, in May this year, United won 2-0 thanks to goals from Ella Toone and Kirsty Hanson. Our no.7 was this week voted as the PFA Fans' Player of the Month for October. 

United will face Everton again in March in what will be the first women's match with fans at the Theatre of Dreams. You can read more about that in the article below.

United Women to face Everton at Old Trafford article

Marc Skinner's side will play a historic first game in front of the club's fans inside the Theatre of Dreams.

WSL WATCH

Matchday seven out of 22 starts with a North London derby on Saturday when Spurs host Arsenal. On Sunday, there’s also another huge clash with league holders Chelsea travelling to Manchester City. Here’s how the weekend shapes up…

SATURDAY 13 NOVEMBER

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal

SUNDAY 14 NOVEMBER

Everton v UNITED (12:30 GMT)

Birmingham City v Aston Villa (14:00 GMT)

Brighton & Hove Albion v Leicester City (14:00 GMT)

Manchester City v Chelsea (15:00 GMT)

West Ham United v Reading (15:00 GMT)

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