West Ham United Women vs Manchester United FA WSL Preview: Kick-off time, team news, ones to watch and how to follow
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West Ham United come into the fixture on the back of a heavy defeat last time out in the Women's Super League when they lost 3-1 to Willie Kirk's Everton

Manchester United managed to bag important three points after a 1-0 win when they visited London last weekend after they suffered a disappointing loss vs Liverpool in the first match of Continental Cup.

Ahead of this weekend's visit to the capital, Casey Stoney, head coach of United has made it clear

"We've got to find a way to win." she said, talking to the press ahead of West Ham tie. 

  • Team news

Manchester United will be facing the Hammers without Ona Batlle, Lauren James and long-term injured Martha Harris. Players back in the Red's squad again after time out is Jess Sigsworth, Jane Ross and Lotta Ökvist

West Ham have a tough task ahead of themselves as the Reds from Manchester is still unbeaten this season. Captain Gilly Flaherty spoke to West Ham United's website the other day saying that:

“We have been able to get going for large parts of every fixture, and there are certainly positives to take from each match we’ve played so far this season."

  • Ones to watch

This match will contain the appearances of NWSL players that have come to England for a full season of football. 

Rachel Daly in West Ham is chasing her first goal for the Hammers, since joining them ahead of the season coming on loan from Houston Dash. She will most likely face her two NWSL 'colleagues' Tobin Heath and Christen Press in United. Heath, who assisted to Millie Turner's winning goal vs Tottenham in the last round is looking to become the first ever player to register an assist in her opening three Barclays FA Women’s Super League appearances.

West Ham’s Kenza Dali is the Hammer's scorer for their two latest Barclays FA Women’s Super League goals. Last season Dali scored two goals over the whole season, for this season she has already netted twice. 

  • Previous meetings

Last time these two teams met at Rush Green Stadium the hosts shocked United by coming back after being down 2-1 and managed to win it 3-2. 

Manchester United will certainly try to keep their winning streak in the WSL intact since they will need this win to keep up in the top of the league. 

West Ham are looking for their first three points this season after three losses and a draw. 

  • How to watch 

Kick off time is 12:30 BST and the match is selected for TV and will be broadcasted at BBC Red Button in the UK. For Scandinavian viewers it will be showed on ViaPlay, in the US NBC Sports will be your place to go. 

For other viwers that are in countries where it will be no broadcast, the match will be available on the FA Player.   

 

 

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