Spurs Women v Manchester United Women - Karen and Juan's preview
Fri 11 October 2019, 16:55|Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs Women return to Barclays FA Women’s Super League (WSL) action following the international break as we host Manchester United at The Hive this Sunday (13 October), 12.30pm kick-off.
It was the fixture that everyone had their eyes on in the FA Women’s Championship last season as we battled it out with the Red Devils for the league title – in the end, Sunday’s visitors were crowned the tier two winners and both sides gained promotion to the WSL this season with top-two finishes.
Casey Stoney’s side secured their first win of the campaign with a 2-0 triumph against their north west rivals Liverpool in their last run out, while we have six points on the board from three league games, following brilliant victories against Liverpool and West Ham.
Ahead of our first WSL meeting with United, Head Coach Karen Hills said: “We’ve come a long way since we competed against them in the Championship. We’ve almost got a completely new team, they’ve also recruited extremely well and they’ve had some tough games at the start of their campaign but they’ve done excellently.
“We know it’s going to be an extremely tough game and we’re ready for the challenge, we’ve prepared the girls as best as we can, and they’re excited to play in front of our home crowd against another top team.
“Another three points would do nicely for us. It’s not always going to go our way, we know there’s going to be highs and lows throughout the season but the challenge for us is to get as many points on the board as possible.”
Last season’s league encounters with United saw us fall to defeat on both occasions but Head Coach Juan Amoros expects the circumstances to be different on Sunday.
“We were competing against them, along with Charlton and Durham for the Championship, but I think a lot has changed since then,” Juan said.
“I think it will be a great game and we’re obviously hoping that the result is different to how things played out against them last season. They already had a good team last season and they’ve added more quality in the summer - we’re going to do everything we can to make sure our fans are happy on Sunday and hopefully we can get the three points.
“Every league game is massive and getting the win on Sunday would give us nine points out of 12 and that would put us up there in the table. That’s exactly where we want to be.”
Fans can buy tickets for our game on Sunday against Manchester United here – kick-off is 12.30pm at The Hive. The match will be broadcast live on BBC.