Mariella Prew was at the Broadfield Stadium to capture all the action from pitchside from yesterday’s WSL match (2/4/23).
Above: Leah Galton celebrates with her Manchester United teammates yesterday. Photo: Mariella Prew for Impetus.
Brighton and Hove Albion 0-4 Manchester United
Two goals from Leah Galton set Manchester United on the way to a comfortable victory on Sussex to go top of the Barclays Women’s Super League.
Galton got her first just before the quarter-hour mark when she nodded in Katie Zelem’s corner. She doubled her and United’s tally with 24 minutes to play when netting from an acute angle. Two goals in the final four minutes from Rachel Williams and Lucia Garcia completed the scoring.
Manchester City will replace their cross-city rivals at the summit if they can win at Arsenal today. Chelsea, four points behind, travel to Aston Villa in the late match, and have an additional game in hand.
Teams: BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION (5-4-1): Williams, Fox, Morse, Connolly, Kullberg, Pattinson, Robinson, Olme, Bance, Sarri, Lee. Substitutes used: Terland (for Bance 64′), Visalli (for Sarri 90′).
MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1): Earps, Batlle, Le Tissier, Turner, Blundell, Ladd, Zelem, Toone, Bøe Risa, Galton, Russo. Substitutes used: Williams (for Bøe Risa 60′), Garcia (for Russo 78′).
Scorers: Galton 12′, 66′. Williams 86′, 87′.
Referee: Stacey Fullicks.