Manchester City edge Manchester United in historic first WSL derby

first_imgHere is a round-up of the opening day action in the Women’s Super League… Manchester City 1-0 Manchester UnitedCaroline Weir’s 48th-minute strike sealed a historic derby victory for Manchester City in front of a record Women’s Super League crowd of 31,213 at the Etihad Stadium.Weir’s left-foot shot from outside the box proved enough to take the points but only after Manchester United, who dominated the first half for long periods, came agonisingly close to snatching a draw.City goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck saved brilliantly to deny Jane Ross before the break, then was fortunate to see a late Jackie Groenen effort rebound back off the base of a post and into her arms.Featuring in the top-flight for the first time after cruising to the Women’s Championship title last season, Casey Stoney’s side did enough to suggest they can be a significant force this season. 3 There was a 31,000 crowd at the Etihad Getty Images – Getty Getty Images – Getty Steph Houghton clearly enjoyed the win center_img 3 Bristol City 0-0 BrightonIn Saturday’s other match, the deadlock was not broken and both teams came away with a point.Goalkeeper Sophie Baggaley saved a penalty for Bristol in the first half and Brighton could not find the net later on. Getty Images – Getty 3 Caroline Weir was the hero last_img read more

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