West Ham United Women v Manchester United Women
Barclays Women’s Super League, Chigwell Construction Stadium, Sunday 25 September 2022, 3pm BST
West Ham United Women are back in Barclays Women’s Super League action this weekend as they welcome Manchester United to Chigwell Construction Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Hammers are on a high after the opening day victory over Everton last weekend, when Lisa Evans headed home to give Paul Konchesky victory in his first ever match as a manager.
Now they prepare for matchday two of the new season, with Marc Skinner’s Red Devils aiming to break into the Champions League places this time around after finishing fourth in the WSL last term.
Here’s everything you need to know about Sunday's contest.
You can purchase your tickets for the game against Manchester United online until 1pm on Sunday.
After that time, tickets will be available from the Ticket Office at Chigwell Construction Stadium, which will be open from 1.30pm on Sunday, priced from as little as £13 for Adults and £5 for Juniors!
How To Follow...
Sunday’s match will be broadcast live on the FA Player, with coverage beginning just before the scheduled 3pm kick-off.
You can also follow the action across our social media channels. We will also have highlights and exclusive reactions for you after the final whistle.
Manager Paul Konchesky will be pleased to have no fresh injury concerns ahead of Sunday's clash in east London.
Emma Snerle has been a long-term absentee, but the Denmark international is making good progress with her rehabilitation. It is not clear whether this weekend's game will come too soon for the midfielder.
Team news will be available to view at 2pm on Sunday on whufc.com and on our social media channels.
Fans attending Sunday’s fixture at Chigwell Construction Stadium should note that parking is not available at the ground, so supporters are advised to make use of public transport.
If you are driving to the ground from the north, leave the M25 at Junction 27 and take the M11 towards London. At the end of the M11 continue onto the A406 towards Docklands (A13) and London City Airport. At the intersection with the A13, turn onto this road in the direction of the Dartford Crossing.
At the junction with the A1306, leave the A13 and join the A1306 towards Dagenham. At the third set of traffic lights turn left just before the McDonalds into Ballards Road. At the end of this road, you will come to a large roundabout.
Turn left and proceed up Rainham Road South, passing Dagenham East tube station on the left and Victoria Road is a quarter of a mile further on, on the same side of the road.
If driving to the ground from the south, leave the M25 at Junction 31 and take the A13 towards Central London. Exit the A13 onto the slip road, signposted Dagenham/Dagenham East. At the end of the slip road at the double roundabout turn right, then going under the A13. At the T-junction turn left onto the A1306. At the second set of lights turn right onto the B178.
At the end of this road you will come to a large roundabout. Turn left and proceed up Rainham Road South, passing Dagenham East tube station on the left and Victoria Road is a quarter of a mile further on, on the same side of the road.
If you are planning to travel to the match using London Underground, please be mindful of engineering work that is taking place on the District line on Sunday.
There will be no service no between Plaistow and Upminster. Replacement buses will operate, and supporters are advised to check their journeys before travel, with resources such as TfL's Journey Planner or the TfL Go app helping to plan your journey.
Supporters may also wish to visit the National Rail website to plan their journey if traveling on the rail network.
Manchester United started the 2022/23 Barclays Women’s Super League season in scintillating and devastating fashion.
Like West Ham United, Marc Skinner’s side recorded three points and a clean sheet on opening day. They strolled to a 4-0 victory over Reading at Leigh Sports Village. Defender Maya Le Tissier hit a brace on her debut after joining from Brighton. Katie Zelem and Alessia Russo were also on the scoresheet. Three points were clinically secured by four goals inside 35 minutes.
The manner of Manchester United’s win over Reading shows that Skinner’s side could be a club to watch out for this season. Importantly, the former teacher managed to keep hold of the core of their squad this summer. Mary Earps, Ella Toone and Russo, as well as skipper and set-piece maestro Zelem, were all retained, although there were some departures, most notably Jackie Groenen, who joined Paris Saint-Germain on deadline day.
After a third consecutive fourth-place finish in 2021/22, there is no doubt that adding Le Tissier, Spain forward Lucia Garcia, Nikita Parris, and former Hammer Adriana Leon into the mix could push United forward. That is the goal for Skinner and company this time around - to find that top-three finish that has narrowly eluded them in the last three WSL seasons.