#FAWC: Man Utd Women storm to title

Manchester United women celebrate winning the FAWC title. (Photo: Chloe Knott for The FA)

Manchester United clinched the FA Women’s Championship title with a 7-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace. 

Results for Saturday 20 April

FA WSL

Reading 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion (Att: 1,119)

FA WC

Manchester United 7-0 Crystal Palace (Att: 2,500)
Sheffield United 4-1 London Bees

Casey Stoney’s side had sealed a top two spot in midweek and Saturday’s victory ensured they finished in pole position.

Lauren James opened the scoring early on and went on to complete a four-goal haul at Leigh Sport Village.

Leah Galton and Jess Sigsworth contributed one apiece, while Palace’s Hannah McKenzie conceded an own goal.

Furness sends Reading fifth

Fliss Gibbons won’t let Jade Moore go. (Photo: www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

Reading went fifth in the FAWSL with a single-goal success over Brighton & Hove Albion, in which Rachel Furness was on target.

Millie Farrow’s deflected effort was turned onto the bar by Marie Hourihan, but the Albion keeper could do little to stop Furness’s well-struck shot.

Kirsty Barton went closest to equalisng with a shot from distance that smacked against the crossbar.

Five in a row for Blades

Sheffield United’s 4-1 defeat of London Bees made it five wins in a row, a run in which Jade Pennock has scored on every occasion.

Danielle Cox headed in from a Rebecca Rayner free kick for an interval lead but Ruesha Littlejohn levelled 5 minutes after the restart.

However, just 2 minutes later Veatriki Sarri restored the advantage on a rebound for Ebony Salmon’s effort.

Rayner’s corner went straight in to make it 3-1 to the hosts and then Pennock rounded off the scoring.

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