Manchester United Women could be about to seal their place in the UEFA Women’s Champions League for the first time ever following last night’s result.
Man United sealed their promotion to the Women’s Super League 1 two seasons ago and are already challenging for the honour.
After 14 league matches played, United find themselves three points behind league leaders, Chelsea Women, who beat Arsenal Women 3-0 on Wednesday night.
United failed to remain level on points with the Blues after they registered a shock 2-0 defeat to underdogs, Reading, at home, Leigh Sports Village last weekend.
However, the Red Devils remain in the title race with eight matches left to battle for and will have to go on a good run of form to not only battle Chelsea for the first position but also, to keep 4th place Arsenal out of the top three.
Manchester United Women need maximum 19 points from their remaining eight league matches to ensure Arsenal missed out on the top three. The Gunners’ top-three hope is now dependent on how many points Man United, Chelsea and Man City would drop in their remaining last fixtures, regardless of whether they go unbeaten in their remaining eight league games.
Should that happen, it will be the first time Casey Stone’s side qualify for the Women’s Champions League, suggesting how Stone’s side have improved since they were founded in only 2018.
2nd place Manchester United will look to bounce back to winning ways when they take on 3rd place Manchester City Ladies away from home. The derby is a huge mountain to climb for the Red Devils but Casey Stone’s ladies know what’s at stake.
In the reverse fixture at Leigh Sports Village, Manchester United came from two goals down to draw City Ladies 2-2, Tobin Heath and Kirsty Hanson were on targets.