In the early kick-off on Saturday, manchester united Women’s Super League topped with 5-0 win Aston Villa before fellow title chasers Chelsea And armory Staggered matches took to the pitch.
Playing at Old Trafford in front of a crowd of 30,196, the hosts took a 10-minute lead when Katie Zelem later smuggled the ball from point-blank range Hannah Hampton Had failed to get any distance on his clearance.
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The hosts made it twice before half an hour alessia russo Split the Villa midfield with a slipped pass Ella Toon, wandered off before finding Leah Galton as he hugged the offside trap before firing ahead of Hampton.
Undeterred, the visitors end the first half strongly freya gregory save from drawing a strong low marie earps before this alisha lehman A goal was not allowed for offside.
After missing a chance after the restart, Russo made no mistake five minutes later when he dashed behind Sarah Mailing And thrashed Toon’s square ball home with gusto.
Working the home defense better after the hour, Villa were given another chance to deny the Earps a clean sheet Rachel Daly was played on the bottom right. However, opting to watch Lehmann, Daly attempted to thread the ball through his teammate rather than take on the goalkeeper himself, with the odds favoring a direct strike. england international.
a cross-cum-shot from ona battle Made it four for United, the sliced cross bouncing under the bar to the inside of the far post to finally settle inside the net. In cruise control, United were denied a fifth when the referee, Lewis Saunders, pulled the play back for a foul on Galton after the attacker had collapsed outside the area, sprung back to his feet and headed the ball home.
With the resulting free kick from Zelem, Hampton has nothing to worry about. Yet there was still time for a fifth when, with just over half a minute left to play, Rachel Williams rolled home Battle’s low ball as the Villa defense burst through for the last time on the day as the whistle blew. Afterwards, United top on goal difference alone.