Manchester City return to WSL action this weekend when they face Reading at Adams Park. Both sides got off to winning starts in the league with Reading beating Liverpool 1-0 via a brilliant Fara Williams MBE free-kick. And i assume it needs no reminders that City beat local rivals Manchester United in their opening game thanks to a Caroline Weir stunner. We spoke to Reading Women’s Fans on Twitter to discuss the clash on Sunday…
You started your WSL campaign with a great win against Liverpool, what did you make of your performance in the game?
Liverpool worried me as they have improved, they were very organised, missed a good chance via a one on one which Grace saved. Very pleased with the 3 points, stunning free kick from Williams MBE. Our new signings impressed, have a fully fit Rachel Rowe and Millie Farrow. Defended well, good passing and could of had more goals, if wasn’t for Liverpool’s keeper, who looks class. A good start to the season.
In addition, City won the first ever WSL Manchester Derby last weekend. Who are you wary of this weekend and where do you think City should be aiming for this season?
City will finish in the top 2, Nick Cushing’s signings do seem to improve the team. White, what a signing, she is just so unlucky with injuries at the moment. But when she is fit, she will score goals for fun. Chelsea have the same issue with Fran. Can see City doing well in the domestic cups also.
Fara Williams obviously scored the magnificent free-kick last weekend, is she the one to watch for Reading in this game?
Fara is class on the ball and a bit like Georgia Stanway, scores stunning goals. Player to watch has got to be Tash Harding playing in a more attacking role and is our new club captain and ex City.
Reading completed the signing of Lisa-Marie Karlseng Utland this week. What can we expect to see from her in the upcoming season?
Signing of Lisa-Marie is exciting, gives Kelly more attacking options, in recent years Reading have just lacked a natural finisher.
And finally, what is your prediction for the starting XI and for the game in general?
Reading v City will be entertaining, be goals in it, whoever defends well will win it.
Reading Predicted XI: Moloney, Leine, Howard, Potter, Rowe, Harding, Moore, James, Williams, Chaplen, Eikeland.
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