Brighton & Hove Albion 0 United Women 2
A Lauren James brace and a brilliant penalty save by Siobhan Chamberlain gave Manchester United Women an excellent 2-0 win away against top-flight side Brighton & Hove Albion in the SSE Women’s FA Cup.
The teams went in level at the break after a cagey opening 45 minutes, though; Ella Toone, who looked dangerous every time she got the ball, had the only shot on target. Our no.7 did well to connect with Kirsty’s Hanson’s cross from the left, directing her effort towards goal on the stretch, but Brighton’s Fliss Gibbons was in the right place at the right time to head away.
United Women: Chamberlain, Harris, A. Turner, M. Turner, Greenwood (c); Zelem, Green, Toone (Arnot 90); Hanson (Galton 61), Sigsworth, Devlin (James 45).
Subs not used: Ramsey, Smith, Roberts, Palmer
Scorer: James 51, 90+2.
United Women’s next home match, after facing Arsenal away in the Continental Tyres League Cup at Meadow Park on Thursday night, will be against Aston Villa next Sunday, 10 February. Kick-off at Leigh Sports Village will be 12:00 GMT and tickets for the Women's Championship fixture will be on sale via www.manutd.com/womenstickets.