Alanna Kennedy started and Mary Fowler came off the bench as Manchester City rallied to beat Women’s Super League (WSL) rivals Manchester United 3-1 at Old Trafford.
City bounced back from consecutive defeats to return to winning ways at the home of their neighbours, where a record 43,615 crowd for a Manchester United WSL game were in attendance on Monday (AEDT).
United were awarded a penalty in the 20th minute as Alex Greenwood handled inside the area, with Katie Zelem slotting home to put them a goal up.
City were not behind for long and turned the game on its head with two goals inside a minute as Jill Roord slotted home the equaliser before Lauren Hemp curled in superb fashion from outside the area to make it 2-1.
The visitors ensured the three points as Khadija Shaw closed down a back-pass to Mary Earps, with the goalkeeper’s clearance bouncing off Shaw and going into the net to rubber-stamp the triumph.
Despite Laia Aleixandri’s second bookable offence for a foul on Lucia Garcia, City held on to move above United in the WSL.