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.
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.