Thomas: All we can do is look ahead

Tuesday 03 May 2022 13:06

Manchester United Women’s forward Martha Thomas was pleased that the Reds could take an important three points from our final home game of the season last Sunday.

Marc Skinner’s side were 3-0 winners against the Hammers following strikes from Thomas and Leah Galton, sandwiched between a Grace Fisk own goal at Leigh Sports Village. 

The victory means we go into next weekend’s final-day clash away to Chelsea with winning momentum, when hoping to secure a Champions League spot for next season.

United Women 3 West Ham 0


The Reds return to winning ways with a commanding performance against the Hammers.

“We’ve had a couple of disappointing results, the draw at Villa last week was disappointing for us, but all we can do is look ahead,” said our opening goalscorer Thomas, who was happy to help the Reds put in a response to that stalemate in the Midlands seven days earlier.

“We’ve got three points today and three points next Sunday and the rest… we’ll see what happens.”

United do currently occupy the all-important third European spot in the WSL table, a point ahead of Manchester City, but having played a game more. 

It means that our destiny is out of our own hands ahead of the weekend’s finale as it stands, with our crosstown rivals playing their outstanding game at home to Birmingham City on Wednesday. 
The Reds will need a favour from either Birmingham, or City’s final-day opponents Reading, but will likely need to get something at Chelsea to have any chance of finishing third, though the Scotland international says we are relishing the opportunity to challenge the league leaders.

“We’re looking forward to it. It’s a great test against us. They’re pushing on to win the title, so it’ll be a good battle for us.

“I’m sure we’ll have lots of fans there cheering us on so it’s an exciting one.”
Thomas 'pleased' with win over West Ham Video

Thomas 'pleased' with win over West Ham

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United goalkeeper Mary Earps also acknowledged the task that awaits the Reds on Sunday, but says we’ll go to Kingsmeadow for the 12:00 BST kick-off and do everything we can to secure a first-ever top-three finish in the WSL. 

“I think it’s obviously going to be a tough game, but we’ll prepare as we always do and give our all,” our shot-stopper told MUTV, in the aftermath of the victory over West Ham.

“I think it we perform like that, we’ll be absolutely no problem at all. 

“We just need to take that composure and that quality into next week.”
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Earps: It's always special coming to Leigh

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