Galton: We’re taking it game by game

Monday 03 April 2023 09:41

Manchester United Women's forward Leah Galton insists that the squad are taking things ‘game by game’, as the race for the title intensifies.

The Reds maintained our place at the top of the table with a 4-0 win over Brighton at the weekend, ahead of Arsenal and Chelsea who both picked up wins on Sunday.

Chelsea remain one point behind us now, with a game in hand, while the gap between United and the Gunners is three points ahead of the much-anticipated clash between the sides on Saturday 22 April.

“I feel like I’ve said everywhere, [we’re taking it] game by game,” she told MUTV at full-time. “Just giving the same energy we give every week and performing like we have been.

“Clean sheets are huge for us because it gives us the best chance of winning.”

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Galton scored twice in Crawley to help us secure three points away from home against a relegation-threatened Brighton side, who had also been beaten by four goals in the north-west back in October. 

“It’s always nice to get on the scoresheet,” she added. “I’m just really proud of the whole team today. 

“The pitch was a little bit hard to play on [but] I think we got the ball down and played our game, so [it was] a deserved three points.”

Both Rachel Williams and Lucia Garcia came off the bench in the second half to score and seal the victory late on.

That helped Marc Skinner's side boost our goal difference to +37 - 46 goals scored, nine conceded - which is by far and away the strongest in the league.

“I think that sums up our team, if you will, because we just didn’t give up,” explained Galton of the Reds' relentlessness.

“We knew we were in a good position 2-0 up near the end of the game, but we don’t want to stop.” 

Brighton 0 United Women 4


A comprehensive victory for the Reds on the south coast sees us go three points clear at the top of the WSL.

Galton continued: “We want to score more and more goals – the title race is pretty close [so] the more goals we can score, the better.”

Saturday was the first of back-to-back games against the Seagulls, as we play them again at Leigh after the international break in the FA Cup semi-finals. You can secure your ticket for that game now.

“It’ll be tricky,” our no.11 said, looking ahead to that fixture. “We’re going to have to figure another way of playing around them.”