Manchester United Women’s Super League Title Challenge Receives a Boost with 4-0 Win over West Ham United
Manchester United Moves to the Top
Manchester United emerged victorious with a 4-0 win over West Ham United, moving to the top of the Women’s Super League.
Goalscorers on the Day
Katie Zelem opened the scoring with a penalty kick, followed by two goals from Lucia Garcia and one from Hayley Ladd.
United Leads the League Table
United moved one point ahead of Chelsea in the WSL as they move to the top of the league, however, Chelsea still has a chance to reclaim the top spot when they travel to face Manchester City.
Massive Turnout from Fans
The game was witnessed by 27,919 fans in Old Trafford as part of the Women’s Football Weekend.
West Ham Stays Put in the League Table
West Ham is seventh in the WSL after the loss against Manchester United, with 16 points from 16 games.
Longhurst Reaches Milestone
West Ham forward Katie Longhurst, who came off the bench in the second half, has joined Gilly Flaherty and Kerys Harrop’s joint WSL appearance record of 177 games.
United Dominates in the Match
United had to wait till the second half, where they unleashed their dominance, and scored three goals in the final 10 minutes of the game.
Slow Start for United
United’s campaign started with a lack of creativity in the first 45 minutes, and their efforts up front were primarily driven by Leah Galton, who was presented with a commemorative framed shirt before the game, recognizing her 100th appearance for the club.
West Ham Struggles to Make an Impact
West Ham’s efforts were in vain against Manchester United. Still, they showed their solid form in the first half of the season, where they won five games in their first ten, giving them a bit of breathing space from the relegation battle.