City Women provide more goals for your buck than any team in Greater Manchester

The Manchester City Women’s team provides more bang for your buck than both of Manchester’s Premier League men’s outfits.

According to the BBC’s Price of Football study, City Women’s fans spent just £1.33 for each goal their team scored last season.

Tickets to see the Champions of the Women’s Super League would set you back £6 a game and with 36 goals scored over their campaign there was action aplenty at the Academy Stadium considering the price that was paid.

The sky blues of women’s football recently became the first women’s club in British football to average crowds of more than 2,000 over a season – and it’s no wonder with all those goals flying in.

Fans of the men’s team were also in for a treat when it boiled down to price per goal.

Relatively affordable tickets for the Premier League big spenders meant that their followers paid £6.36 for each goal – the cheapest price per goal in the top flight.

However, the same cannot be said for their Stratford neighbours, Manchester United fans paid £19.70 per goal, the 13th highest figure in the Premier League and easily the highest in the Manchester area.

Whilst both Manchester City clubs scored a lot of goals, along with United, they came out worst in their respective leagues for price of a replica shirt.

Fans have to pay a league high £60 if they want to look the part on match day, £45 for a childs shirt means that if the whole family interested you could be looking at a £200 spend.

In the WSL, the City shirt is over double the price of the cheapest replica in the league – Doncaster Rovers Belles fans are the lucky ones in this league.

Elsewhere in Manchester, after promotion from League One last term, it is Wigan Athletic who come in as champions of the price of action league in the Championship.

Although the Latics are currently struggling to find form on their return to the second tier of English football, last year their fans were treated to a goal for every £4.59 they spent on tickets.

Compare that to Aston Villa fans, whose team were at the bottom of the Premier League last season and now find themselves at the bottom of the Championship price league paying £23.93 to savour each of their 27 goals last term.

Down in League 1 the Greater Manchester clubs had a mixed time with their price per goals average over last season.

Rochdale and Bury both battled it out for a place in the play offs of the price league, their goals came in at £6.77 a pop for the fans.

Whilst elsewhere Bolton found themselves in a similar situation to Aston Villa, but a league worse off.

Relegation from the Championship meant few goals were scored by the Wanderers which pumped up the price supporters had to pay for each one.

Oldham Athletic also struggled to find the back of the net, which meant both sets of fans paid £13.00 for each – a princely sum for League 1 football.

The season is yet young and there is plenty of action to be seen, but at just £6 a ticket the obvious footballing destination, if you want to see some goals, is the Academy Stadium for Manchester City Ladies.

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