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WSL Match Report Leicester City Women – Man Utd Women September 12, 2021

Leicester increased their pace after a triple substitution brought Mackenzie Smith, Esmee De Greef and McManus into play Earps parry the ball back into play.

As if the Reds were shaken by it, the Reds really took the game around their necks, besieging Levell’s goal, and hitting the wood through Batlle and Jackie Groenen, while Hannah Blundell stormed forward from right to fend off one shot and make another one inch wide from the far post.

A third score from United seemed inevitable and it was Thomas who provided them with an opportunistic toe-pock in the box just moments after coming on for Staniforth.

Now 3-1 ahead, the Reds continued to pile up and from yet another Galton-led raid, Hanson brilliantly tossed the ball around the sprawling level only to see her shot on goal by Foxes captain Ashleigh Plumptre cleared the line became.

Alessia Russo’s journey back to full gaming fitness continued with a late cameo to replace Galton and she almost made her mark with a powerful shot that flew over. No more goals were required, however, and Skinner’s side were certainly worthy winners for the second time in their first two WSL games.

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