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FA Women’s Premier League (Kick-off 2pm unless stated)
Tottenham Hotspur Women v Arsenal Women (3pm)
History will be made in N17 on Sunday afternoon when the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium hosts its first FA Women’s Premier League fixture as Spurs and chief rivals Arsenal go head to head in a match which will be covered by #YellowSport.
A sizable crowd is expected at Tottenham’s new home for what is not only the first Women’s league match but the first North London derby at the impressive venue.
Newly-promoted Spurs, currently sit in sixth place in the FAWSL, with nine points from their five matches to date. Ahead of the International break, the Lilywhites saw off Crystal Palace by three unanswered goals in a Continental League Cup tie at Bromley’s Hayes Lane ground. Anna Filbey, Kit Graham and Lucy Quinn scored the all-important goals, sparking a warm reaction from Head Coach, Juan Amoros.
“I think we really dominated the game but we also could have been a bit more clinical in front of goal,” he told www.tottenhamhotspur.com
“We had plenty of chances but we are very pleased for Anna Filbey, it was a great header at the back post and a great delivery from Chloe Peplow also. I think her deliveries today were different class so it’s easy to score when the ball comes in like that.
“We’re very happy to see Kit score again, three goals in two games for her, and Lucy Quinn’s goal was fantastic because we work on free-kicks with her in training and I think her execution for the goal was 10 out of 10.”
Following a goalless encounter, Arsenal went down 4-2 on penalties to Brighton & Hove Albion in their Continental League Cup clash. Boss, Joe Montemurro, was frustrated with the result but insisted it highlighted the continued improvement in the Women’s game.
“For me, it indicates the level of the WSL now,” he told www.arsenal.com.
“We’re playing against very good teams and they’re not walkover sides. We made a few changes today and we tried to rotate the squad a little bit.”
Nevertheless, the Gunners are going well both in the FAWSL and Champions League – they will provide Spurs with a huge test as they go in pursuit of a fourth league title.
Ticket information for Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal can be found at: https://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/tickets/spurs-women-vs-arsenal-women/
Manchester City Women v West Ham United Women (12:30pm)
West Ham United head to the North West to face a Manchester City side that not only did the double over them last season but also recorded a 3-0 Women’s FA Cup final success over the Hammers at Wembley Stadium.
Third-placed City won the corresponding FAWSL fixtures 7-1 and 3-1 – they will unquestionably fancy adding to that statistic against a West Ham side which has made an inconsistent start to the season.
Alisha Lehmann provided the only goal of the games as West Ham edged out Reading at the Madejski Stadium in the Continental Cup last time out. However, patchy league form has seen the East Londoners slip to seventh place with six points from their opening five matches – their two victories coming against Birmingham City and Brighton & Hove Albion.
Elsewhere in the FAWSL…
Brighton & Hove Albion Women v Birmingham City Women
Chelsea Women v Manchester United Women
Reading Women v Bristol City Women
Liverpool Women v Everton Women
FA Women’s Championship
Durham Women v London Bees (Noon)
Lewes Women v Sheffield United Women (1pm)
Charlton Athletic Women v Leicester City Women
Coventry United Ladies v Aston Villa Women
Crystal Palace Women v London City Lionesses