Manchester United take on Tottenham Hotspur at the Leigh Sports Village on Sunday in a match which promises to be a competitive encounter.
The visitors are one point above Casey Stoney’s side following a truly miraculous FA Women’s Super League campaign so far.
Spurs were many fans’ and pundits’ pick for relegation but they have steadily eased their way into life in the top flight. Ahead of this weekend’s encounter at the Leigh Sports Village, we take a look at the numbers which link Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
22 – These two sides have just 22 games of top flight experience between them ahead of tomorrow’s match.
8 – Manchester United have conceded just eight goals, a record which is only worse than the division’s top three while it is 11 better than latest opponents Spurs.
9 – The Red Devils scored nine goals against Spurs in their FA Women’s Championship fixtures last season, winning 4-1 at the Leigh Sports Village and 5-1 at Tottenham Hotspur’s former home in Cheshunt.
16 – Manchester United midfielder Lauren James was sent-off when the two sides met at The Hive in the FA Women’s Super League back in October.
5 – Both sides have won five FA Women’s Super League matches so far this season.
6 – Six points have been collected by Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in their last four matches, both sides winning two and losing two.
3 – Manchester United’s Jess Sigsworth has the most goals in this fixture. She has netted three goals in three matches against Spurs.
31 – The two clubs have collected 31 points in the FA Women’s Super League between them so far this season, an impressive tally given that they’re both enjoying their first top flight campaigns.
6 – October’s bad-tempered clash between these two sides at The Hive produced no less than six cards, five yellows and one red.
4 – Manchester United go into tomorrow’s match having scored four goals more than Spurs so far this season. United have netted 16 compared to the North Londoners’ tally of 12.
The match is scheduled to kick-off at midday with admission available for all fans on the day.