Matthew Appleby was at the Leigh Sports Village to capture the best of the action from a WSL match that had huge significance at both the top and bottom of the table (8/5/23).
Above: Alessia Russo celebrates after putting Manchester United 2-0 ahead to keep up their title charge yesterday. Photo: Matthew Appleby for Impetus.
Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Marc Skinner’s side remain four points clear at the top of the WSL table after a comfortable victory over struggling Tottenham Hotspur.
Two goals in a three-minute spell just after the half-hour mark sealed the win. Leah Galton pounced on a poor backpass from Amy Turner to put the home side ahead, with Alessia Russo doubling the lead shortly afterwards when she netted from Ella Toone’s cross.
Nikita Parris completed the win eight minutes after the break after Spurs failed to clear in the box. Manchester United’s four-point advantage remains under threat from defending champions Chelsea, who have two games in hand.
Matthew Appleby’s photo gallery from Leigh Sports Village for Impetus:
Teams: MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1): Earps, Batlle, Le Tissier, Turner, Blundell, Ladd, Boa Rise, Parris, Toone, Galton, Russo. Substitutes used: Thomas (for Parris 63′), Garcia (for Galton 73′), Mannion (for Le Tissier 74′), Williams (for Toone 74′), Riviere (for Blundell 86′).
Scorers: Galton 32′, Russo 35, Parris 53′.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (4-4-2): Korpela, Graham, Turner, Bartrip, Harrop, Bizet, Zadorsky, James, Naz, Spence, England. Substitutes used: Ayane (for Naz 45′), Percival (for Spence 59′), Neville (for Bizet 59′), Iwabuchi (for Graham 59′), Petzelberger (for Turner 77′).
Referee: Kirsty Dowle.