We secured three vital points in the race for Champions League qualification on Friday as we ran out 2-0 winners over Manchester United.
Leah Williamson missed out through injury, but Lotte Wubben-Moy stepped up in her absence to score our second and deliver an outstanding defensive performance.
We wasted no time in asserting our dominance over Casey Stoney’s side, as we played through United’s press and opened the scoring after just three minutes.
Caitlin Foord broke free down the left and slipped through Jill Roord, who fizzed the ball across the face of goal and forced Millie Turner to bundle into her own net.
We went on to carve out a number of half chances, but in truth, United wrestled back control and we struggled for possession throughout the remainder of the first half.
Joe Montemurro was visibly frustrated on the touchline and called for his side to regroup and settle things down, as United continued to press high and force mistakes.
Once again, though, we came flying out of the blocks following the restart and doubled our advantage through one of our own.
Katie McCabe whipped in a dangerous corner delivery and Wubben-Moy was on hand to head home with power.
As the hour mark passed, we looked set to cruise our way to the finish line, but there would be one last twist to the tale as Beth Mead saw red for a second yellow card.
United pushed and pushed in search of sparking a late comeback, but we held our shape and came away with a clean sheet and three vital points.
WHAT IT MEANS
Up next, we will face Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, March 27.
The game will take place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with kick-off at 3.30pm (UK time).
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