The Women’s Super League match between West Ham Women and Man Utd Women on Sunday has been postponed due to Covid-19.
The match was to be broadcast live on Air sports as the WSL returns from the winter break, but will now be played at a later date.
A statement from the West Ham club said: “West Ham United Women can confirm Sunday’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League game against Manchester United Women has been postponed.
“The decision was agreed between the two teams and the FA due to a number of suspected positive COVID-19 cases among our players and staff.
“After the match has been postponed, West Ham United Women can confirm that any general admission tickets purchased for the match will remain valid for the rescheduled match.”
This is the second consecutive WSL game that is postponed for West Ham. Ahead of the winter break, their trip to Chelsea was canceled after a number of positive Covid-19 cases in the Blues squad.
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WSL and Championship register 40 positive cases of COVID-19
The FA also confirmed that 40 players and staff from the WSL and the Women’s Championship tested positive for Covid-19 in the seven days leading up to January 3 inclusive.
An FA statement read: “Between December 28, 2021 and January 3, 2022, there were 40 positive COVID-19 tests in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and the FA Women’s Championship.
“The FA continues to work with clubs to help mitigate the risk of COVID-19 within their teams and ensure players, coaches and staff are safe.
“To ensure transparency, the FA will restart publication of results each week in both the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and the FA Women’s Championship.
“At no time will specific details regarding a club, player or staff member be released by the FA.”
Skinner on Man Utd improvement, England outlook and January transfers
In an exclusive conversation with Sky Sports News ” Anton Toloui ahead of the new year, Marc Skinner discussed improving Manchester United Women, England Women prospects and January transfers.
He said: “I think we have a lot of good players, but the best teams win. We try to build a culture here where the team is the most important and not the individual. The individuals shine and show their qualities but for us, we want to build that unity where everyone wants to work for everyone.
“It’s a real shame because other results sometimes marred the performance. We weren’t great in every game, but in the majority of games we were at the top and weren’t as ruthless as We should be. The one thing I want to remind this group of is to be ruthless in both boxes.
“We try to be active in that window if the right players come along that match the type of performance level, as well as the right personality. I want this team to be so tight-knit.
“I understand the US market, this is something I will definitely look at when we look to recruit, but it has to be the right person and it has to be the right time.
“I feel in women’s football there is so much untapped talent flow that you can look and say ‘she can be really talented in a different setting’ and that’s the beauty. all over Europe and all over England, even league players, there will be players who can progress, they just need the opportunity to do so.
“We’ve spread our net and then we’re going to narrow it down. Over the next few weeks we’ll be hitting whoever we want. But we’ll be rigorous and laser-focused on the right people in that window. If they become available, we will. have received the support of the club to find the players who we believe can make a difference. “
How to follow the WSL on Sky Sports
The Barclays FA Women’s Super League has a new home this season on Sky Sports with up to 35 matches being broadcast live exclusively. The deal spans the next three seasons and saw the WSL added to Sky Sports flagship offerings.
The current Sky Sports Barclays FA WSL presenter lineup is led by presenter Caroline Barker and includes expert Karen Carney and reporter Lynsey Hooper with commentators Jacqui Oatley and Seb Hutchinson. Jessica Creighton also hosts the Inside the WSL program, broadcast every Thursday.
Here’s how to follow on Sky Sports:
Air sports – All 35 games will be available on Sky Sports flagship channels including Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event.
Sky Sports News – Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Barclays FA WSL fans can enjoy Sky Sports News (channel 409) ongoing editorial coverage of the league and its storylines throughout the season.
Inside the WSL – Hosted by award-winning presenter and journalist Jessica Creighton, Inside the WSL is a comprehensive roundup of all things Barclays FA Women’s Super League and women’s football. Airing weekly starting Thursday, September 9 on Sky Sports Premier League, the half-hour show will review and preview matches, include in-depth analysis and exclusive player interviews. Viewers can expect captivating behind-the-scenes access as well as a recap of all the action on and off the pitch.
Sky Sports Digital – Keep up to date with the latest analytics, features and interviews on the Sky Sports app and SkySports.com. Follow the action of each match and stay up to date with the latest scores, as well as in-game clips and highlights from the free matches available.
Sky Sports Social – In addition to league coverage and visibility on all of Sky Sports’ major social media channels, a new bespoke Twitter channel @SkySportsWSL will be home to all Barclays FA WSL content on Sky Sports.
Sky Showcase – All Sky customers will benefit from the ability to watch Opening Weekend games on Sky Showcase (channel 106) without a Sky Sports subscription. This brand new channel is designed to host some of the best shows, movies and sports of any Sky channel and will highlight Sky Sports coverage of Manchester United v Reading on Friday September 3 at 7 p.m. followed by Arsenal v Chelsea Sunday, September 5 at 11:30 am for the opening weekend.