Matildas pair part of history-making Manchester derby at Old Trafford

Matildas star Caitlin Foord was on target again as Arsenal saw off Brighton and Hove Albion in the WSL.

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.