Skinner: We had the quality to change the game

Monday 12 February 2024 16:38

Manchester United Women manager Marc Skinner says that the depth in his squad helped the Reds overcome Southampton in the Adobe Women's FA Cup on Sunday.

Two late goals from substitute Rachel Williams proved pivotal for United - despite her dreaming for three - as we beat the Saints 3-1 at the Silverlake Stadium in Eastleigh.

Ella Toone had opened the scoring in the first half with a superb strike, before Lexi Lloyd-Smith hauled the hosts level in the second half.

Following the match, Marc praised his team and said that the players he was able to bring on from the substitutes' bench made a great impact.

Skinner: We thoroughly deserved to go through Video

Skinner: We thoroughly deserved to go through

Marc Skinner, along with Rachel Williams and Gemma Evans, assess Sunday's victory over Southampton in the FA Cup...

"We had full control," he said.

"We moved Southampton around. We could have been more explosive and expressive in the final third.

"We had the quality to finish the game and bring the players on who changed the game. We thoroughly deserved to go through, we just probably made it more difficult for ourselves than it needed to be."

The Reds wait to find out who we will face in the next stage of the competition, with the quarter-final draw set to take place at 19:20 GMT on Monday.


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