Manchester City Triumphs 3-1 Over United in WSL Derby

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Manchester City secured a decisive 3-1 victory against Manchester United at Old Trafford in a Women’s Super League derby, propelling them to third place with 13 points.

United, now in fourth with 12 points, faced a setback despite Captain Katie Zelem’s 21st-minute penalty. In a dynamic first half, City’s Jill Roord and Lauren Hemp netted goals within a minute, turning the tide. A blunder by United’s goalkeeper Mary Earps, failing to clear a pass, gifted City another goal.

Despite going down to 10 players after Laia Alexandri’s dismissal, Manchester held firm. The match drew a staggering crowd of 43,615, smashing United’s previous WSL attendance record.

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Arsenal’s fifth successive WSL victory earlier in the day brought them within three points of leaders Chelsea, who maintained their undefeated streak with a 5-1 win over Liverpool.

The WSL continues with teams jostling for positions as Chelsea leads the race for a fifth successive title.