Millie Turner

Women's Preview: Spurs v United

Thursday 08 October 2020 11:21

Manchester United Women return to WSL action this weekend as we travel to North London to face Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

Following an unbeaten start to the league season, Casey Stoney's side was dissapointed to lose 3-1 in the Continental Cup to North West rivals Liverpool on Wednesday. United will look to improve from that performance and to extend the solid league start further against Spurs.

Ahead of the fixture, we've rounded up all you need to know... 

Women's report: Liverpool 3 United 1 article

Casey Stoney's Reds' unbeaten start to the season came to an end in the Continental Cup at Prenton Park.

IS IT ON TV?

Yes, the match will be shown live on BT Sport in the UK. Kick-off time is 12:30 BST.

The full 90 minutes will also be available to watch on MUTV at 14:30 BST. MUTV is the only place to get exclusive access to your club 24/7, with live shows as well as a range of features, available on-demand. With one subscription, you can access our official channel wherever and whenever you want.

FORM GUIDE

Looking away from the result against Liverpool earlier in the week, United come into the fixture sitting fourth in the WSL table after a bright start to the league campaign. A 1-1 draw against last season's champions Chelsea in the season opener was followed up by a 5-2 win away to Birmingham City. Stoney's side then, thanks to Ella Toone, Alessia Russo and Jane Ross, confidently put three past Brighton & Hove Albion to secure a 3-0 win on the south coast in our last WSL match. 

On the other hand, Spurs are eighth in the table and are yet to win a WSL match this season, having drawn once and lost twice so far. However, they beat local rivals London City Lionesses 4-0 in the Continental Cup midweek and will look to bring that confidence to the Hive Park clash. 

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

So far, we have only played Spurs twice in the WSL and both times United ended up as 3-0 winners. In our last meeting at Leigh Sports village in January, our captain Katie Zelem scored twice and Jess Sigsworth scored the other. 

TEAM NEWS

Zelem returned to action in our Continental Cup game against Liverpool following time out due to COVID-19 and is expected to be involved in our trip down south. Sigsworth, Ona Batlle, Lauren James, Ivana Fuso, Lotta Okvist and Martha Harris were all absent against our North West rivals through injury. Tobin Heath and Emily Ramsey made their first United starts at Prenton Park and will look to be involved against Spurs. 

Alex Morgan could feature for the home side, meaning that we could see a World Cup winners clash between her and United's Tobin Heath and Christen Press on Saturday. Press and Morgan both scored for USA in the 2019 World Cup semi-final against England. 

Match highlights: Liverpool 3 United 1 Video

Match highlights: Liverpool 3 United 1

The Reds suffered a disappointing afternoon as we lost 3-1 to our rivals in the Continental League Cup...

WHO ELSE IS IN ACTION?

There are seven Women's Super League fixtures this weekend, including an important encounter between Chelsea and Manchester City. See below for the list of matches:

Saturday

Spurs v UNITED (12:00 BST)

Sunday

Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal (13:00 BST)
Everton v West Ham (14:00 BST)
Reading v Birmingham City (14:00 BST)
Bristol City v Aston Villa (14:00 BST) 
Leicester City v Liverpool (14:00 BST) 
Chelsea v Manchester City (14:30 BST)

Our 2020/21 home, away and third kits are available now from United Direct.

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