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West Ham United Women 3-2 Manchester United Women: Late Baunach brace seals win for West Ham

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Katharina Baunach scored two late-kicks to snatch victory for West Ham

Katharina Baunach scored two late free-kicks as West Ham came from behind to beat Manchester United at Rush Green.

Lauren James looked to have scored the winner for United when she put her side 2-1 ahead with 10 minutes remaining.

However, Baunach's free-kicks completed a remarkable comeback.

The thrilling end to the match mirrored a frantic opening three minutes in which West Ham's Laura Vetterlein cancelled out Kirsty Hanson's first-minute opener for the visitors.

Baunach's first effort was a cross that evaded everyone, but her second was a more measured effort from the edge of the box.

United will feel they should have taken something from the game, but Casey Stoney's side lacked composure in front of goal.

Hanson did not lack composure inside 60 seconds as she headed in Jane Ross's cross to put United ahead, but it was 1-1 after three minutes when Vetterlein scored a header of her own.

The visitors had to wait until the 80th minute to go in front as James coolly finished when through on goal, before Baunach equalised.

With the score at 2-2, West Ham's Leanne Kiernan was dismissed for a second yellow card following an off-the-ball incident, but the hosts still went on to win the game.

Line-ups

West Ham Women

  • 18Brosnan
  • 2Redisch Kvamme
  • 5Flaherty
  • 4HendrixBooked at 51mins
  • 26Vetterlein
  • 11Baunach
  • 7LehmannSubstituted forLeonat 49'minutes
  • 12LonghurstBooked at 12minsSubstituted forMiddagat 90+5'minutes
  • 21DaliSubstituted forChoat 90+2'minutes
  • 8KiernanBooked at 89mins
  • 9ThomasBooked at 64mins

Substitutes

  • 1Moorhouse
  • 15Galabadaarachchi
  • 17de Graaf
  • 19Leon
  • 20Cho
  • 23Middag

Man Utd Women

  • 27Earps
  • 4Turner
  • 5McManus
  • 21Turner
  • 2Harris
  • 10ZelemBooked at 88mins
  • 12Ladd
  • 18HansonSubstituted forSigsworthat 81'minutes
  • 14GroenenSubstituted forTooneat 72'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 11Galton
  • 19RossSubstituted forJamesat 58'minutesBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 3Okvist
  • 7Toone
  • 9Sigsworth
  • 15Mikalsen
  • 16James
  • 17Arnot
  • 20Smith
Referee:
Amy Fearns
Attendance:
1,736

Match Stats

Home TeamWest Ham WomenAway TeamMan Utd Women
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, West Ham United Women 3, Manchester United Women 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, West Ham United Women 3, Manchester United Women 2.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United Women. Tessel Middag replaces Kate Longhurst.

Offside, Manchester United Women. Amy Turner tries a through ball, but Leah Galton is caught offside.

Foul by Jessica Sigsworth (Manchester United Women).

Brooke Hendrix (West Ham United Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jessica Sigsworth (Manchester United Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lauren James with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United Women. Cho So-Hyun replaces Kenza Dali.

Attempt saved. Jessica Sigsworth (Manchester United Women) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Leah Galton with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! West Ham United Women 3, Manchester United Women 2. Katharina Baunach (West Ham United Women) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Leanne Kiernan (West Ham United Women).

Booking

Katie Zelem (Manchester United Women) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Ella Toone (Manchester United Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ella Toone (Manchester United Women).

Martha Thomas (West Ham United Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Lauren James (Manchester United Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Leanne Kiernan (West Ham United Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kenza Dali.

Goal!

Goal! West Ham United Women 2, Manchester United Women 2. Katharina Baunach (West Ham United Women) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Millie Turner (Manchester United Women).

Adriana Leon (West Ham United Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United Women. Jessica Sigsworth replaces Kirsty Hanson.

Goal!

Goal! West Ham United Women 1, Manchester United Women 2. Lauren James (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ella Toone.

Foul by Leah Galton (Manchester United Women).

Gilly Flaherty (West Ham United Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Manchester United Women. Lauren James tries a through ball, but Kirsty Hanson is caught offside.

Katie Zelem (Manchester United Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adriana Leon (West Ham United Women).

Attempt missed. Ella Toone (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United Women. Ella Toone replaces Jackie Groenen.

Attempt missed. Katie Zelem (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Leah Galton (Manchester United Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gilly Flaherty (West Ham United Women).

Hand ball by Adriana Leon (West Ham United Women).

Foul by Amy Turner (Manchester United Women).

Adriana Leon (West Ham United Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Lauren James (Manchester United Women).

Foul by Jackie Groenen (Manchester United Women).

Laura Vetterlein (West Ham United Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Lauren James (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Katie Zelem.

Booking

Martha Thomas (West Ham United Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

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1Arsenal Women87012341921
2Man City Women87011811721
3Chelsea Women76101831519
4Everton Women7502115615
5Man Utd Women8404136712
6Reading Women73221213-111
7Tottenham Women7304610-49
8West Ham Women83051118-79
9Brighton Women8134716-96
10B'ham City Women6105214-123
11Bristol City Women8035628-223
12Liverpool Women8017110-91
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