Manchester United vs Everton Women's Super League Preview: Team News, Ones to Watch, How To Watch, Previous Meetings
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Manchester United are hoping to add another win to their tally after a comfortable 2-0 win against Birmingham City. Casey Stoney will be without the injured Tobin Heath, but has more than enough talent and depth to present a real challenge. They will be keen to hold on to their second place position in the WSL table.

Everton come into this game with yet more cancellations interrupting a recent run of success. The side have been busy during the transfer window, announcing both Jill Scott and Alisha Lehmann, who will see out the season on loan at Willie Kirk's side. 

  • Team News

United boast some of the best young talent in the WSL, with Lauren James and Ella Toone emerging as consistent goal scorers for Stoney's side. New signing Maria Thorisdottir has yet to start since joining the club from Chelsea but would shore up the defence alongside the likes of Amy Turner and Ona Batlle

Martha Harris picked up a rib injury during last week's clash with Birmingham City so is unlikely to be available. Christen Press has been playing a central forward position so far since joining United, but would be a real threat if moved to the wing to provide speed and creativity.

Everton have recently recruited the likes of Manchester City veteran Jill Scott in their ranks. Scott would be a sensible choice in the midfield to allow players like Izzie Christiansen to get forward and build on her recent goal scoring form.

  • Predicted Line-Ups

Everton predicted XI: MacIver (GK), Wold, Boye-Hlorkah, Pike, Finnigan, Gauvin, Scott, Christiansen, Clemaron, Magill, Sørensen.

Manchester United predicted XI: Earps (GK), A. Turner, M. Turner, Batlle, Groenen, Ladd, Sigsworth, Zelem, James, Press, Galton.

  • Ones To Watch

Izzie Christiansen will likely be at the heart of the attack for Everton once again, proving that she is able to not only score but create chances for her team-mates.

There will be pressure on the experienced legs of Jill Scott, who will no doubt bring her player-coaching expertise into the heart of the midfield. Despite only a handful of starts for Manchester City before joining the Toffees on loan, her agility will likely prove to be key on breaks.

The infectious energy of Jackie Groenen continues to help cement her presence. Last week's assist for Leah Galton and ability to pulse through defenders should not be underestimated. 

Lauren James has netted goals against top-side Chelsea this season and it feels as though she is merely warming up for even bigger things. At just 19-years-old, her positive impact in the starting line-up or as a substitute could present huge challenges for Sunday's opposition.

  • Previous Meetings

The Toffees staged a brave fight-back the last time they came up against United, but ended up losing 3-2 thanks to a pair of goals from Leah Galton which Ella Toone then added to.

  • How To Watch

The match kicks off on Sunday at Walton Hall Park at 2:30PM GMT and will be broadcast live on BT Sport in the UK.

USA: NBC Sports at 9:30AM ET

Germany: Ata Football and Fanatiz at 3:30PM

Italy: Ata Football, Fanatiz and DAZN at 3:30PM

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