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Leicester 0-1 Man Utd: Ella Toone stunner gives visitors victory

Written by on April 28, 2024

Manchester United have scored in each of their past 13 Women’s Super League away games

Ella Toone came off the bench to score a superb winner for Manchester United against Leicester City at King Power Stadium.

A fine performance from home goalkeeper Janina Leitzig had kept United at bay before Toone’s stunning long-range strike in the 83rd minute.

Victory means fourth-placed United are now three points above Liverpool in fifth, having played a game more.

Leicester remain 10th but are comfortably clear of relegation.

The visitors threatened throughout but Leitzig produced numerous saves to deny Geyse, Melvine Malard and Leah Galton before Toone’s moment of magic.

Leicester’s Yuka Momiki hit the post in the second half when she got on the end of Missy Goodwin’s rebounded strike, but her effort bounced back off the woodwork and spun away from team-mate Lena Petermann.

That was the hosts’ biggest opportunity but, although they only had one shot on target, they caused United’s defence problems in an encouraging display.

United’s victory ends a run of four away games without a win.

Toone’s moment of magic proves difference

United had won just one of their previous three WSL matches and knew failure to pick up points on Sunday would invite pressure from rivals Liverpool.

They have often underwhelmed this season but, even though they needed a moment of magic from Toone to break the deadlock, United did create enough chances throughout.

Geyse had the best of them when her powerful drive was steered behind by Leitzig in the first half and the Leicester goalkeeper’s outstretched leg blocked the Brazilian’s strike in the second half.

But Leicester, despite failing to record a shot on target until the 79th minute, were also dangerous.

Jutta Rantala’s dipping effort flew inches over the crossbar, Momiki’s low effort tested goalkeeper Mary Earps and Saori Takarada almost forced a save from the England number one.

But with the Women’s FA Cup final in May the main priority for United, this was job done in the league as they look to hold on to fourth, while Leicester can look to build for next season.

Line-ups

Leicester City Women

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Leitzig
  • 12AleSubstituted forBottat 68′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 17Thibaud
  • 5Howard
  • 11Cayman
  • 15TakaradaSubstituted forPelganderat 90+9′minutes
  • 8Rantala
  • 3Tierney
  • 29Momiki
  • 20GoodwinSubstituted forRoseat 68′minutes
  • 9Petermann

Substitutes

  • 2Nevin
  • 4Bott
  • 6Palmer
  • 7Rose
  • 10Whelan
  • 14Green
  • 18Pelgander
  • 19Siemsen
  • 23Kop

Man Utd Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 27Earps
  • 6Blundell
  • 4Le Tissier
  • 21Turner
  • 15Evans
  • 11Galton
  • 10Zelem
  • 23da Silva FerreiraSubstituted forParrisat 62′minutes
  • 16NaalsundSubstituted forLaddat 87′minutes
  • 20MiyazawaSubstituted forTooneat 73′minutes
  • 9MalardSubstituted forGarcíaat 62′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Mannion
  • 7Toone
  • 8Guerrero
  • 12Ladd
  • 17García
  • 22Parris
  • 28Williams
  • 36Aherne
  • 91Tullis-Joyce

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Leicester City Women 0, Manchester United Women 1.

  2. Second Half ends, Leicester City Women 0, Manchester United Women 1.

  3. Catherine Bott (Leicester City Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Nikita Parris (Manchester United Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Foul by Deanne Rose (Leicester City Women).

  6. Offside, Leicester City Women. Lena Petermann is caught offside.

  7. Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  8. Delay in match because of an injury Sophie Howard (Leicester City Women).

  9. Attempt saved. Janice Cayman (Leicester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  10. Substitution, Leicester City Women. Emilia Pelgander replaces Saori Takarada.

  11. Foul by Lucía García (Manchester United Women).

  12. Janice Cayman (Leicester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Foul by Millie Turner (Manchester United Women).

  14. Lena Petermann (Leicester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Attempt saved. Catherine Bott (Leicester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Attempt saved. Saori Takarada (Leicester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Corner, Leicester City Women. Conceded by Maya Le Tissier.

  18. Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  19. Delay in match because of an injury Gemma Evans (Manchester United Women).

  20. Attempt blocked. Lucía García (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nikita Parris.

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