Barclays FA WSL: Manchester United Women return to third place

Man Utd beat leicester City 4-0
Katie Zelem scored directly from two corners for Manchester United. (Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion won Saturday’s matches in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

Aston Villa 0-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Manchester United 4-0 Leicester City

Zelem curls home two corner kicks

Manchester United are back in the Champions League places following a comfortable win over Leicester City.

Martha Thomas put Manchester United ahead after a quarter of an hour, sweeping home a cross that Ona Battle was allowed to deliver.

The Scotland striker could gave had a second when beating keeper Demi Lambourne to the ball but her shot on the turn went wide if the open goal.

United did go two up inside half an hour, Alessia Russo heading in Ella Toone’s return into the six-yard box after a corner.

Lambourne tipped over an effort from Hannah Blundell but Katie Zelem’s corner around the hour mark flew straight in.

Just four minutes later, Zelem even managed to repeat the trick in completing the scoring at 4-0.

Le Tissier volleys Brighton to victory

Brighton won 1-0 at Aston VIlla
Brighton celebrate after Maya Le Tissier’s goal. (Natalie Mincher/Sports Press Photo)

Brighton made it back-to-back wins to go sixth on goals scored, as Aston Villa suffered a tenth straight home defeat in all competitions.

Brighton had the ball in the net in the eighth minute but Kayleigh Green’s header from Megan Connolly’s free kick was ruled out for offside.

Connolly was the provider for the eventual opening goal though, her corner kick netted on the half-volley by Maya le Tissier.

Albion’s Megan Walsh made a flying save to deny Sarah Mayling and also blocked the follow up from Ramona Petzelberger.

Lee Geum-min put a couple of great chances over the Villa bar, Anna Patten saw her header drop just over the top at the other end.

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