Manchester United ladies have crushed Brighton and Hove Albion within the WSL 1-0.
United began off nicely, they dominated possession within the opening ten minutes, launching assault after assault however Brighton defended nicely, getting some good blocks in.
Ella Toone who was making her one hundredth look for the membership discovered herself one on one with the keeper however couldn’t fairly get it from below her ft to chip it over and the keeper blocked along with her leg.
However it wasn’t all one-sided, Brighton had alternatives primarily from set-pieces however United’s defence stood robust.
For all of United’s urgent, it was Brighton who had one of the best likelihood as a cross got here in from the correct nevertheless it was turned simply broad of the again publish.
Jackie Groenen had a few possibilities, she’s nonetheless ready for her first United objective and it felt like as we speak might be the day. A properly labored coaching floor nook introduced the Netherlands worldwide with a golden alternative on the sting of the field nevertheless it was blocked by the Seagulls’ defence.
Up the opposite finish, Martha Thomas had a great likelihood however she couldn’t preserve her shot down.
United got here out combating within the second half with an early likelihood for Russo as Batlle delivered a superb cross into her on the again publish however the keeper scooped the ball up.
Brighton we’re rising into the sport, United needed to dig deep.
It was United who made the breakthrough after 67 minutes as Leah Galton made a great run on the left and slotted it previous the keeper.
United had been taking part in a dangerous recreation as Brighton tried to battle again.
Martha Thomas discovered herself by means of on objective however might solely rattle the woodwork.
United thought they’d one other because the keeper received a hand to it to take the sting off the shot nevertheless it trickled in the direction of the road. Sadly for the Reds Brighton managed to hook it off the road.
There was 4 minutes of damage time to play which was tense as Brighton had a final gasp try to get one again. Aid echoed spherical the bottom as the ultimate whistle blew.
Crew: Earps, Blundell, Thorisdottir, Toone, Thomas, Zelem, Galton (Moore 82), Ladd, Groenen (Boe Risa 68) Batlle, Russo (Hanson 68)