Manchester United Women could make history this season and lift their first-ever Women’s Super League title, but everything’s still up in the air.
Heading into the final two league matches, Marc Skinner’s ladies top the table with a point lead over perennial champions Chelsea, though the Blues have a game in hand.
Man United have only lost two WSL outings this season, going down to non-other than Chelsea both times, which could eventually determine one of the most closely-contested title battles in recent years.
Since slipping to a 1-0 defeat at Kingsmeadow in mid-March, the Red Devils have racked up a five-game winning league streak to stay at the top.
But Emma Hayes’ team could still wrestle back control of the title race if they can beat West Ham United on Wednesday, which seems likely.
Victory would fire Chelsea back to the top, two points ahead of Man United, but Skinner’s side could still land a coveted prize, courtesy of the fixture schedule down the final stretch.
United will meet Manchester City and Liverpool in the last two rounds and cannot afford any slip-up to fulfil their dream of winning the crown against the odds.
Skinner’s ladies dropped points in a 1-1 draw against Man City at the Etihad Stadium in December, so this match-up could be a potential sticking point while beating Liverpool should be a routine task.
Man Utd thrashed the Reds 6-0 in the reverse fixture.
Chelsea will encounter third-placed Arsenal on the penultimate matchday before dropping the curtain on their defending campaign at relegation-threatened Reading.
Despite sitting six points behind top-placed United, the Gunners are still mathematically in the title race and could take advantage of any possible mistake at the tail-end of the season.
Jonas Eidevall’s team could hand Man United a boost if they can hold Chelsea winless at least, although the Red Devils must hold up their end of the bargain and win the last two games.