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Steph Houghton: “The Manchester Derby means absolutely everything,”

City star highlights importance of derby.

Manchester City v Real Madrid - UEFA Women’s Champions League Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Manchester City star Steph Houghton is ready for the Manchester Derby and knows how important it is. Speaking prior to the match she spoke about the significance of the derby, how City is performing and more.

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“The Manchester Derby means absolutely everything,” she said.

“Since United came into the league and in football in general, it’s the most special fixture to look out for in the calendar.

“There’s always added spice when you play your local rivals and they haven’t beaten us so far in the league, which is something we’re proud of and want to continue.

“For us as a team, we’re capable of winning any football game and our mentality is to win as many games as we possibly can.

“It’s certainly one for us to look forward to and we’ll hopefully, keep Manchester Blue!”

“These big games matter to the team,” she added.

“It’s on television, which is where this game is at now – women’s football has gone from strength to strength over the last few years.

Houghton will not be on the team because of injury, but she will be present rooting them on. A proper captain. City need results and hopefully they can start a run here at the derby