Three key numbers behind the women’s derby

Thursday 16 November 2023 14:43

Manchester United are poised to make history on Sunday, as City descend on M16 for the first-ever women’s derby held at Old Trafford.

With over 40,000 tickets already sold, we’re on course to smash our home attendance record at The Theatre of Dreams, which currently stands at 30,196.

Last term we were unbeaten by the blue side of Manchester in both league encounters, drawing away at the Etihad before a dramatic 2-1 victory at Leigh Sports Village in the reverse fixture. 

Ahead of our latest history-making moment, we’re looking at three key figures behind the derby to date. 

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This is a fixture that scarcely lacks goals - in fact, there has only been one game out of the 12 so far that has ended in a goalless 0-0. Aside from a handful of 1-0, 1-1 encounters, this is generally a high scoring fixture with goals guaranteed. 

Across 12 meetings, there have been a total of 33 goals between the two sides. 

There have been three red cards in the history of this fixture - testament to the heightened emotions of a rivalry. All three, however, have been handed to Sunday’s opponents. 

Keira Walsh was subject to the first in our first victory over City after a rash challenge on ex-Reds winger Kirsty Hanson, prompting us to hold on to our two-goal lead and clinch all three points at home. Georgia Stanway was given her marching orders in a 2-2 draw during the 2021/22 season, with Ellie Roebuck on the receiving end of a red last term’s 2-1 win.


We could set a new home attendance record at Old Trafford on Sunday, as well as surpass the record for the women’s derby. That number currently stands at 44,259, set last December when we drew 1-1 at the Etihad. 

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