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Preview | Women welcome Man City in home opener

A look ahead to Sunday’s match at Adams Park

13 September 2019

After starting the campaign in winning fashion against Liverpool last weekend, Reading FC Women will be trying to make it two from two when they host Manchester City on Sunday.

Reading FC Women vs Manchester City Women
Sunday 15th September 2019, 12.30pm
Adams Park
Barclays FA Women’s Super League

It was nip and tuck up at Prenton Park last weekend – but a bit of brilliance from Fara Williams was the difference. A breath-taking free-kick just before half-time was enough to earn three points against the Reds.

Man City also got off to a winning start – and also by a 1-0 scoreline. The very first Manchester derby in the WSL was settled by Caroline Weir’s goal just after the break.

The Royals will host a City team who are just back from their trip into Europe, where they got a confidence-boosting result in the Champions League. They were tied up at 1-1 at half-time against Swiss side Lugano, but ultimately ran out 7-1 winners in their away leg thanks to a flurry of late goals.

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There could potentially be a debut in the blue and white hoops for striker Lisa-Marie Karlseng Utland, who penned a deal with the Royals Women earlier this week – becoming the third Norwegian to link up with Kelly Chambers’ side this summer.

Teams across the WSL have been posting record home crowds this season, thanks to a buzz around the game. So we welcome our fans to Adams Park this Sunday to get behind Reading.

Pre-match chat

Kelly Chambers: “On the back of the World Cup, you can see that there is a buzz around the women’s game right now. And hopefully that will turn into bums on seats at games, and getting our fans into the stadium to see the quality that there is in the WSL.”


Natasha Harding: “We have to challenge ourselves to the next step, and these are the teams that we want to challenge ourselves against.”

Read the full pre-match interviews here.


Season Ticket holders for the men’s team are reminded that they can attend Reading FC Women games for free by showing their Season Ticket card on arrival at Adams Park. Season Tickets for our Women’s team are also available for £35 Adults, £20 Concessions/Children and £70 Families.

Match tickets for this game are priced £6 Adults, £3 Concessions/Children and £12 Families (2 Adults, 2 Children). For full information or to book your match tickets for this fixture, head here. You can also buy on arrival at Adams Park.


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