Match ends, Manchester United Women 3, Aston Villa Women 0.
Manchester United put their run of back-to-back defeats behind them to strengthen their grip on third spot in the Women's Super League with a routine victory over Aston Villa.
The hosts led 2-0 at the break thanks to Kirsty Hanson's deflected strike and Jess Sigsworth's powerful header.
Hanson nearly scored directly from a corner in the second half but was denied by the crossbar.
Skipper Katie Zelem wrapped up the win with a header from Hayley Ladd's cross.
Villa, who did not manage a single shot on target, remain four points above the relegation zone.
United were beaten by Manchester City and Reading in their previous two matches, having lost just once in their 14 league games before that.
Casey Stone's side remain six points adrift of leaders Chelsea, who beat West Ham later on Sunday.
Man Utd Women
- 4TurnerSubstituted forThorisdottirat 79'minutes
- 14GroenenSubstituted forRossat 79'minutes
- 7TooneSubstituted forFusoat 62'minutes
- 37StaniforthBooked at 45minsSubstituted forLaddat 63'minutes
- 9SigsworthSubstituted forJonesat 88'minutes
Aston Villa Women
- 5N'DowBooked at 71minsSubstituted forSiemsat 72'minutes
- 15HaighSubstituted forHanssenat 45'minutes
- 8ArthurSubstituted forSymeat 84'minutes
- 22HaylesSubstituted forFollisat 45'minutes
- 19Abreu Sousa Silva
- Helen Conley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Manchester United Women 3, Aston Villa Women 0.
Foul by Martha Harris (Manchester United Women).
Emma Follis (Aston Villa Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Ivana Fuso (Manchester United Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ona Batlle.
Attempt missed. Millie Turner (Manchester United Women) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Katie Zelem with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Manchester United Women. Conceded by Anita Asante.
Substitution, Manchester United Women. Carrie Jones replaces Jessica Sigsworth.
Substitution, Aston Villa Women. Emily Syme replaces Chloe Arthur.
Attempt missed. Kirsty Hanson (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Offside, Manchester United Women. Hayley Ladd tries a through ball, but Jane Ross is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Martha Harris (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ona Batlle.
Substitution, Manchester United Women. Maria Thorisdottir replaces Amy Turner.
Substitution, Manchester United Women. Jane Ross replaces Jackie Groenen.
Goal! Manchester United Women 3, Aston Villa Women 0. Katie Zelem (Manchester United Women) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Hayley Ladd with a cross.
Substitution, Aston Villa Women. Caroline Siems replaces Elisha N'Dow because of an injury.
Elisha N'Dow (Aston Villa Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Manchester United Women. Hayley Ladd replaces Lucy Staniforth.
Substitution, Manchester United Women. Ivana Fuso replaces Ella Toone.
Offside, Manchester United Women. Ella Toone tries a through ball, but Jessica Sigsworth is caught offside.