LEIGH. Chelsea tops Manchester United 3-1. Chelsea got an early 2-0 lead with 2 goals from S. Kerr (60′) and L. James (64′). Manchester United tried to recover with a goal from A. Russo (71′). Notwithstanding, the match was closed by a goal (90′) scored by E. Cuthbert for Chelsea.
The match was played at the Leigh Sports Village Stadium stadium in Leigh on Sunday and it started at 6:45 pm local time. The referee was Cheryl Foster. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 9.1 degrees Celsius or 48.43 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 92%.
None of the teams was particularly dominant in terms of ball possession. Manchester United was in possession of the ball for 52% of the time vs. Chelsea that controlled the ball for 48% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Chelsea had a more offensive attitude with 72 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 4 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Chelsea won the contest.
Manchester United shot 6 times, 2 on target, 4 off target. Regarding the opposition, Chelsea shot 14 times, 4 on target, 10 off target.
Manchester United received 1 yellow card (K. Zelem). Regarding the opposition, Chelsea didn’t receive any yellow card.
In the next match in the Women’s Super League, Manchester United will play away against Liverpool W on the 28th of May with a 1-0 head to head statistic in favor of Manchester United (0 draws).
Chelsea will play away agasint Reading W on the 28th of May with a 6-1 head to head stats in favor of Chelsea (2 draws).
Manchester United – Formation
The manager Marc Skinner decided to play with the following team: Mary Alexandra Earps, Maria Thorisdottir, Millie Turner, Hannah Jayne Blundell, Maya Le Tissier, Leah Galton, Hayley Ladd, Katie Zelem, Ella Toone, Nikita Parris and Alessia Russo.
The home team had on the bench: Grace Clinton, Rachel Williams, Sophie Baggaley, Vilde Bøe Risa, Martha Thomas, Aïssatou Tounkara, Adriana Leon, Lucy Staniforth and Jade Moore.
Manchester United made 4 changes: H. Blundell for L. Staniforth (64′), N. Parris for M. Thomas (78′), A. Russo for R. Williams (79′) and H. Ladd for A. Leon (87′).
Chelsea – Formation
Emma Hayes played with: Ann-Katrin Berger, Magdalena Ericsson, Millie Bright, Kadiesha Buchanan, Niamh Charles, Pernille Mosegaard-Harder, Sophie Ingle, Guro Reiten, Erin Cuthbert, Samantha Kerr and Lauren James.
The following players were sitting on the bench: Jessie Fleming, Johanna Rytting-Kaneryd, Zecira Musovic, Jessica Carter, Emily Orman, Bethany England, Alsu Abdullina, Eve Perisset and Aniek Nouwen.
Chelsea made only 1 change substituting G. Reiten for J. Rytting Kaneryd (83′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Women’s Super League.