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Women's Super League: Manchester United 2-0 Reading

Manchester United beat Reading to secure their third successive victory in this season's Women's Super League.

After Leah Galton was denied by Grace Moloney inside the opening 45 seconds, the hosts took the lead through Kirsty Hanson's volley at the back post.

Reading looked more dangerous after the break as Fara Williams fired just wide and saw two free-kicks go over the bar.

Jess Sigsworth wrapped the game up when she latched onto Jackie Groenen's through ball to fire low past Moloney.

Sigsworth had earlier shot wide after she found space inside the Reading box.

Despite an improved second-half performance by the visitors, Manchester United were good value for their victory in the first league meeting between the two sides.

Line-ups

Man Utd Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 27Earps
  • 4Turner
  • 5McManus
  • 21Turner
  • 2Harris
  • 12LaddBooked at 71mins
  • 10Zelem
  • 18HansonSubstituted forSigsworthat 61'minutes
  • 14GroenenSubstituted forTooneat 90+3'minutes
  • 11Galton
  • 16JamesSubstituted forRossat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Oqvist
  • 7Toone
  • 8Green
  • 9Sigsworth
  • 15Mikalsen
  • 17Arnot
  • 19Ross

Reading Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Moloney
  • 6James
  • 2Leine
  • 26Howard
  • 23Rowe
  • 18Moore
  • 8AllenBooked at 67mins
  • 19ChaplenSubstituted forFarrowat 59'minutes
  • 4Williams
  • 9Eikeland
  • 16UtlandSubstituted forHönnudottirat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Pacheco
  • 14Farrow
  • 15Hönnudottir
  • 21Bennink
  • 27Laws
  • 29Skeels
  • 32Childerhouse
Referee:
Helen Conley
Attendance:
1,997

Match Stats

Home TeamMan Utd WomenAway TeamReading Women
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Manchester United Women 2, Reading Women 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Manchester United Women 2, Reading Women 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Manchester United Women. Ella Toone replaces Jackie Groenen.

  4. Post update

    Kristine Leine (Reading Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Leah Galton (Manchester United Women).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Manchester United Women. Conceded by Angharad James.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Manchester United Women. Jane Ross replaces Lauren James.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Manchester United Women 2, Reading Women 0. Jessica Sigsworth (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jackie Groenen with a through ball following a fast break.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sophie Howard (Reading Women) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Fara Williams with a cross following a corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Jessica Sigsworth.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Reading Women. Rakel Hönnudottir replaces Lisa-Marie Utland.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fara Williams (Reading Women) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  13. Post update

    Amalie Eikeland (Reading Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Leah Galton (Manchester United Women).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jessica Sigsworth (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jackie Groenen.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Amalie Eikeland (Reading Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Millie Farrow.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Abbie McManus.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Fara Williams (Reading Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Booking

    Hayley Ladd (Manchester United Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Remi Allen (Reading Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women5410113813
2Arsenal Women540193612
3Man City Women540171612
4Man Utd Women53027259
5Everton Women53027439
6Tottenham Women53025509
7West Ham Women520368-26
8Reading Women420246-26
9B'ham City Women410325-33
10Bristol City Women502329-72
11Brighton Women5023210-82
12Liverpool Women501417-61
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