United thrash Villa to go third

United thrash Villa to go third


Lucy Staniforth
Manchester United had not won at home in the WSL since 3 September

Manchester United moved up to third in the Women’s Super League with a thumping win over a disappointing Aston Villa side.

Ella Toone swept in an early opener for Marc Skinner’s team who controlled proceedings from start to finish.

Captain Katie Zelem doubled their lead with a penalty and Lucy Staniforth curled in a superb third.

Martha Thomas nodded in a fourth before Toone rounded off the scoring with her second of the game.

United have now won their last three matches in all competitions and leapfrog above Tottenham who are in action later on Sunday.

However, Villa are on a dismal run with this heavy defeat – their sixth loss in seven league matches – leaving them 10th in the table.


Man Utd Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 27Earps
  • 20SmithSubstituted forThomasat 65′minutes
  • 5Mannion
  • 21TurnerSubstituted forThorisdottirat 65′minutes
  • 11Galton
  • 10Zelem
  • 12LaddBooked at 90mins
  • 37StaniforthSubstituted forHansonat 59′minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 8RisaSubstituted forFusoat 77′minutes
  • 7Toone
  • 23Russo


  • 3Thorisdottir
  • 9Thomas
  • 13Fuso
  • 18Hanson
  • 32Baggaley
  • 40Murphy

Aston Villa Women

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1HamptonSubstituted forRogersat 64′minutes
  • 2MaylingBooked at 81mins
  • 5N’Dow
  • 3Sargeant
  • 33Pacheco
  • 31LittlejohnBooked at 52minsSubstituted forArthurat 57′minutes
  • 4Allen
  • 10Petzelberger
  • 9GielnikSubstituted forMcLoughlinat 80′minutes
  • 11Boye-HlorkahBooked at 87mins
  • 7Lehmann


  • 6Asante
  • 8Arthur
  • 12Hutton
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 18Gregory
  • 20Davison
  • 22Hayles
  • 23Rogers

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