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Houghton: “...Manchester Derby Will be Unbelievable Occasion”

City Skipper hypes up debut match on Saturday.

Atletico de Madrid Femenino v Manchester City Women - 2019 Women’s International Champions Cup Photo by Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC via Getty Images

O Captain MY Captain!!

Steph Houghton says she and her City mates are quite eager to create even more history when City kick-off the new FA Women’s Super League campaign with Saturday’s historic Etihad derby clash against Manchester United.

It will be the first-ever professional women’s Manchester derby and promises to be a phenomenal occasion.

England captain Houghton is especially excited about the prospect of launching the new campaign against newly-promoted United.


“You’re always excited for the first fixture of the season and to have it as United and at the Etihad, it’s going to be an unbelievable occasion and all the girls will be up for,” said Houghton.

“Ever since I’ve been at the club it’s all been about making history. It’s massive - we want to be involved in big games all the time and it doesn’t get bigger than this one.

“Ever since the fixtures came out in the summer, everyone has been so excited about the game. Our preparations have gone really well in pre-season and we’ll do everything we can to ensure we go out and get three points.”

It will be a fantastic match if the hype is to be believed. Let’s hope it lives up to it!

Cmon City!

Reminder: City kick-off the 2019/20 Super League campaign with the Manchester Derby, hosting Manchester United on Saturday 7 September at the Etihad Stadium in the first encounter between the sides since the league was formed.