The form of a leader
Unbeaten in their last seven at home in all competitions, the Reds were 1-0 winners against the Royals last weekend, after Rachel Williams’ late winner fired us to the top of the WSL table.
However, to concede the goal by 2023 so far, goalkeeper Mary Earps celebrated his 50th clean sheet in the victory at the Stadium in Madjeski, in yet another magnificent display.
Top scorer Alessia Russo will bid to improve her tally of five goals this term, with Galton and Williams trailing after four goals each.
The hosts, Sunderland, are now eighth in the women’s competition and came out 3-1 winners over Skinner’s former employers Birmingham City last season.
Melanie Copeland’s side beat Blackburn Rovers 1-0 to reach this stage earlier this month, with Neve Herron’s half-time strike the only difference between the two teams.