Was WSL Derby Draw Missed Opportunity For Man United?

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With 11 minutes left and a 2-1 lead against ten players, will Manchester United ever have a better chance to get one over on their local rivals? In a tense 2-2 draw at Leigh Sports Village, United’s chance to beat Manchester City for the first time since their promotion to the Women’s Super League fell away.

City, who were coming off their greatest losing streak in the WSL, were had to settle for a point after a late Ellen White equalize, and United coach Marc Skinner was forced to settle for a point in his first derby as manager. It was also a chance for Skinner’s team to stake a claim against one of the league’s superpowers in front of a national television audience on BBC One.

He had dismissed ideas that United were favourites in the build-up, but said that there was a “tinge of sadness” that they were unable to take advantage of a hurt City when they were 2-1 up at home.

“I think it’s a missed opportunity in terms of getting three points, but it’s a step forward in terms of mentality and experience together,” said Skinner.

“If you are in a winning part of any game you want to go on and win it, of course. But I must continue to stress that the way our team are growing together and what we’re trying to do, I’m seeing steps and strides every single game.

Source: BBC Sport

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