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Man United Women Secure 4-0 Victory Over West Ham Women in Women’s Super League



United Moves to the Top of the Women’s Super League

Manchester United Women vs West Ham United Women. Women’s Super League. Manchester United moved top of the Women’s Super League thanks to a 4-0 win over West Ham at Old Trafford as substitute Lucia Garcia scored twice. United’s four second-half goals see them go a point above Chelsea, but the defending champions have two games in hand on Marc Skinner’s side, with the Blues facing a trip to Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

Second Half Goal Spree

After a frustrating goalless first half, United clicked into gear when Katie Zelem gave them a 52nd-minute lead from the penalty spot. Garcia scored her first goal of the evening with a cool finish (65) just 10 minutes after coming on. Ladd then steered home United’s third in the 84th minute before Garcia’s stoppage-time goal (90+1) capped off a fine second-half performance from the Red Devils. West Ham, meanwhile, remains winless in the WSL in 2023, with Paul Konchesky’s side staying seventh.

Slow First Half Turns into United Energy

Following Arsenal’s thumping win over north London rivals Tottenham, United started the game in third as the Gunners went second. A stop-start first half saw United manage just one shot on target as Leah Galton had a header easily saved on her 100th appearance for the club. Skinner’s side was further frustrated when they had a penalty appeal turned down after West Ham defender Hawa Cissoko pushed Ladd in the back. But Cissoko did not get away with her reckless tackle on Alessia Russo just six minutes into the second half with referee Emily Heaslip awarding a penalty.

United’s Learning Lesson

Asked whether the win sent a message to their title rivals, he replied: “It sends a message to us as a team. “Do not waste 45 minutes against any team. If we look after what we can do, there’s a chance you can end up where you want to be at the end of the season. That’s something we can learn from.”

West Ham on the Decline

“We knew that Manchester United was going to be strong throughout the game. But especially in the second half, when you take them to 0-0 at half-time, we knew they probably would have a rocket and would come out quick, but we held it for 55 minutes and after conceding the first goal, it was always going to be tough to bounce back. We caved in a little bit and we conceded more goals than we wanted to. Three out of four goals were probably our fault. We need to stop making mistakes and need to be more ruthless especially in defense and when we go forward. We need to start picking up points, and hopefully, we get back to win next week at home to Liverpool. We need to stick together, and it is a tough time, but once we get up and running, we will be okay.”

Schedule and Super 6

Man United are next in action against Brighton on Saturday, April 1, live on Sky Sports, kick-off 11.30 am, while West Ham hosts Liverpool on Sunday, April 2, kick-off 5 pm. Another Saturday, another chance to win £250,000 with Super 6. Play for free, entries by 3 pm.



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