Manchester United make it six straight wins with victory over Tottenham Hotspur | OneFootball
Manchester United make it six straight wins with victory over Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester United have made it six wins in a row in all competitions with a 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.
It was the home side who led at the break through two quick strikes from Vilde Bøe Risa and Hayley Ladd, before Leah Galton added a third early in the second half to secure victory for The Red Devils.
The home side came into this fixture off the back of five consecutive victories in all competitions. Marc Skinner’s side also hadn’t conceded a goal in any of those matches. The Red Devils secured their place in the semi-finals of the FA Women’s Continental League Cup after securing a 1-0 win at Arsenal in midweek in their last outing.
Tottenham Hotspur have been a surprise package so far this season under the guidance of head coach Rehanne Skinner and they came into the game undefeated since the end of November. Skinner’s side also secured an FA Women’s Continental League Cup semi-final place in midweek after recording a 1-0 win over FA Women’s Championship leaders Liverpool at The Hive.
The first chance of the game fell to Manchester United, they went close after 10 minutes through Galton’s close-range strike but the ball was easily held by Spurs keeper Tinja-Riikka Korpela.
In what was a tight opening at The Leigh Sports Village, the visitors went close just before the half-hour mark when a ball in from Rachel Williams found winger Jess Naz but she was unable to convert from within the penalty area.
The home side broke the deadlock after 38 minutes through Bøe Risa who fired home at the far post from a corner played into the penalty area from the left.
It got better for the home side four minutes later as they doubled their lead. Ladd rose highest in the penalty area to head beyond Korpela, meeting a ball in from Ella Toone on the right.
Manchester United went in search of their third goal of the afternoon a minute into the second-half but Galton was unable to fire home from two yards out as her effort went well over the bar, any goal wouldn’t have stood anyway as the winger was flagged offside by the linesman.
Galton soon did net Manchester United’s third goal, she swept home from point-blank range after Spurs failed to deal with Martha Thomas’ cross into the area from the right.
The visitors thought they had pulled a goal back through Williams with 10 minutes to go but she headed narrowly wide of goal from an Ashleigh Neville cross.
The home side saw out the game to record a 3-0 win which sees them edge closer to Arsenal at the top of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League table.
After extending their winning run to six games in all competitions, Manchester United will now look ahead to their upcoming Vitality Women’s FA Cup fourth round tie against Bridgwater United next weekend. Meanwhile, Spurs will want to bounce back from defeat when they face Leicester City next Sunday in the same competition.
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