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

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Watch highlights as Manchester United ease to a 2-0 win over Reading in the WSL

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.

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WSL: Kirsty Hanson fires Manchester United in front against Reading

Line-ups

Man Utd Women

  • 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

  • 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

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

Full Time

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

Substitution

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

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

Foul by Leah Galton (Manchester United Women).

Corner, Manchester United Women. Conceded by Angharad James.

Substitution

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

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.

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.

Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Jessica Sigsworth.

Substitution

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

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

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

Foul by Leah Galton (Manchester United Women).

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.

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

Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Abbie McManus.

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Hayley Ladd (Manchester United Women).

Lisa-Marie Utland (Reading Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Millie Turner (Manchester United Women).

Booking

Remi Allen (Reading Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Remi Allen (Reading Women).

Jessica Sigsworth (Manchester United Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lauren James (Manchester United Women).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United Women. Jessica Sigsworth replaces Kirsty Hanson.

Leah Galton (Manchester United Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jade Moore (Reading Women).

Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Martha Harris.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Women. Millie Farrow replaces Brooke Chaplen.

Offside, Manchester United Women. Katie Zelem tries a through ball, but Lauren James is caught offside.

Hayley Ladd (Manchester United Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jade Moore (Reading Women).

Foul by Kirsty Hanson (Manchester United Women).

Jade Moore (Reading Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Fara Williams (Reading Women) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Manchester United Women. Conceded by Angharad James.

goal

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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