Birmingham 0-2 Man Utd: participant score

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Manchester United jumped again from a 6-1 crush in opposition to Chelsea final time to get pleasure from a cushty WSL victory over Birmingham on Sunday night time.

Marc Skinner’s staff had management all through the competitors at St Andrews and took a deserved lead midway via the primary half when Leah Galton turned in a low put up from marauding defender Hannah Blundell, who had a baby storming night time.

Galton, who scored within the WSL for the primary time since January, started to seem like his former self after some troublesome months. Ella Toone additionally shines for United, whereas Jackie Groenen and Katie Zelem ran the present in midfield.

Birmingham have but to attain a degree up to now this season and have struggled to compete, however it might have been way more one-sided if it had not been for the heroic fashions of Louise Quinn within the again.

Toone barely missed to double the lead when she hit the put up deep into the second half. However, she didn’t should wait for much longer to rejoice, and the killer’s second objective got here shortly afterwards when Blundell once more broke via and fed Toone for a straightforward end.

United sit fourth in consequence of the win, on the identical variety of factors as Chelsea, whereas Birmingham are in eleventh place, simply out of the relegation zone on objective distinction.

Emily Ramsey (GK) – 6/10 – In entrance of his mom membership however couldn’t do something in regards to the targets.

Jamie Finn (RB) – 5/10 – Struggled to maintain a pulsating Galton below cowl.

Louise Quinn (CB) – 8/10 – Great efficiency on the again. Kept Birmingham within the recreation with key blocks and headlines.

Gemma Lawley (CB) – 6/10 – The child stood subsequent to Quinn as greatest she might.

Rebecca Holloway (LB) – 5/10 – Dropped runners on their flank when the second objective was scored.

Jade Pennock (CM) – 6/10 – Became extra engaged after the break. Had a probability to equalize however her shot was tame.

Lisa Robertson (CM) – 5/10 – Struggled to compete in midfield and lasted solely 45 minutes.

Lucy Whipp (CM) – 6/10 – Cut out a superb however uncommon probability within the closing levels of the primary half.

Harriet Scott (RW) – 5/10 – Moved right into a deeper function within the second half.

Lucy Quinn (ST) – 6/10 – Could not redo an ideal probability in entrance of objective.

Veatriki Sarri (LW) – 4/10 – Did not get into the recreation in the primary half and the Blues selected another choice after the break.

Emily Whelan (LW) – 5/10

Eleanor Ryan -Doyle – 5/10

Libby Smith (ST) – N / A

Abi Cowie (CM) – N / A

⚡️ @HanBlundell with the tempo

? @ leah_galton21 with objective @ ManUtdLadies off the mark! ?

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Mary Earps (GK) – 6/10 – Had to be extra alert within the second half as Birmingham turned somewhat extra adventurous.

Ona Batlle (RB) – 6/10 – A extra subdued efficiency than traditional.

Maria Thorisdottir (CB) – 7/10 – Her sharp constant ball reduce up Birmingham and served as a “pre-assist” for the Galton objective.

Aoife Mannion (CB) – 6/10 – Will be blissful with a clear sheet in opposition to her earlier membership. Never in actual hazard on the again.

Hannah Blundell (LB) – 8/10 – Two assists with spectacular outbursts forward. Should even have performed himself between the 2.

? @ lucystan37 placed on the model throughout the first half!

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Katie Zelem (CM) – 7/10 – Dictated issues just like the deep-lying playmaker and slashed the opening for the second objective.

Jackie Groenen (CM) 7/10 – Performed nicely and went near scoring.

Lucy Staniforth (AM) – 6/10 – Played with swagger and picked passes throughout the first half. Withdrew to avoid wasting her from a second yellow card.

? @ ellatoone99 is burning? @ ManUtdWomen’s no.7 will get his objective!

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Ella Toone (RW) – 8/10 – Full of high quality in completely different passages. Moved to a extra central function after half time. Hit the put up however received a objective.

Alessia Russo (ST) – 6/10 – Made a optimistic influence however cussed ending value her a objective. Good progress in her first begin in a yr.

Leah Galton (LW) – 8/10 – Made a welcome first WSL objective since January in the primary half and regarded to come back again to his greatest within the second.

Kirsty Hanson (RW) – 7/10

Wild Boe Risa (CM) – 6/10

Carrie Jones (FW) – N / A

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