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Manchester United 3-0 Aston Villa: Hosts ease to win to consolidate third spot in Women's Super League

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.

Line-ups

Man Utd Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 27Earps
  • 2Harris
  • 4TurnerSubstituted forThorisdottirat 79'minutes
  • 21Turner
  • 17Batlle
  • 14GroenenSubstituted forRossat 79'minutes
  • 10Zelem
  • 7TooneSubstituted forFusoat 62'minutes
  • 37StaniforthBooked at 45minsSubstituted forLaddat 63'minutes
  • 18Hanson
  • 9SigsworthSubstituted forJonesat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Thorisdottir
  • 12Ladd
  • 13Fuso
  • 19Ross
  • 22Bentley
  • 28Jones
  • 32Bourne

Aston Villa Women

Formation 5-3-2

  • 29Weiß
  • 3Ale
  • 5N'DowBooked at 71minsSubstituted forSiemsat 72'minutes
  • 15HaighSubstituted forHanssenat 45'minutes
  • 6Asante
  • 12Hutton
  • 8ArthurSubstituted forSymeat 84'minutes
  • 21Ewers
  • 22HaylesSubstituted forFollisat 45'minutes
  • 20Iwabuchi
  • 9Larsen

Substitutes

  • 1Rogers
  • 7Follis
  • 13Siems
  • 14Syme
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 18Gregory
  • 19Abreu Sousa Silva
  • 23Hanssen
Referee:
Helen Conley

Match Stats

Home TeamMan Utd WomenAway TeamAston Villa Women
Possession
Home73%
Away27%
Shots
Home13
Away0
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Manchester United Women 3, Aston Villa Women 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Manchester United Women 3, Aston Villa Women 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Martha Harris (Manchester United Women).

  4. Post update

    Emma Follis (Aston Villa Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    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.

  6. Post update

    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.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Manchester United Women. Conceded by Anita Asante.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Manchester United Women. Carrie Jones replaces Jessica Sigsworth.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Aston Villa Women. Emily Syme replaces Chloe Arthur.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kirsty Hanson (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Manchester United Women. Hayley Ladd tries a through ball, but Jane Ross is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Martha Harris (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ona Batlle.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Manchester United Women. Maria Thorisdottir replaces Amy Turner.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Manchester United Women. Jane Ross replaces Jackie Groenen.

  15. Goal!

    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.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Aston Villa Women. Caroline Siems replaces Elisha N'Dow because of an injury.

  17. Booking

    Elisha N'Dow (Aston Villa Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Manchester United Women. Hayley Ladd replaces Lucy Staniforth.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Manchester United Women. Ivana Fuso replaces Ella Toone.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Manchester United Women. Ella Toone tries a through ball, but Jessica Sigsworth is caught offside.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women1613214984141
2Man City Women16123151114039
3Man Utd Women16112335161935
4Arsenal Women1592448143429
5Everton Women156452622422
6Reading Women154741924-519
7Brighton Women165381330-1718
8Tottenham Women143381528-1312
9B'ham City Women133281024-1411
10Aston Villa Women1431101137-2610
11West Ham Women1422101432-188
12Bristol City Women1413101055-456
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