What the Reds said after win over Spurs

Monday 24 January 2022 12:56

Manchester United Women’s midfielder Vilde Boe Risa was pleased to see the Reds continue our recent winning run, against Tottenham on Sunday.

United have now won each of the last six games across all competitions without conceding a single goal, with the latest of those triumphs coming in the WSL against the London club at the weekend. 

Boe Risa opened the scoring after 38 minutes, setting the team on the way to another “important” victory against a side that we went into the fixture level on points with in the league table. 
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The Norwegian also dedicated the result to team-mate Millie Turner, who it was revealed before the game would be out for an indefinite period of time with a neck issue.

“This one was an important win for us and I’m just so pleased that we showed how good we are and what shape we are in now. I’m so happy to score and have this win,” Boe Risa told MUTV’s Ben Ibson post-match.

“Like I said to the players, that one was for Millie. I’m sad for her and just incredibly proud to have her as a team-mate – I cheer for her every day.”

Just four minutes after our no.8 found a deserved breakthrough, fellow midfielder Hayley Ladd ensured we would take a two-goal advantage into the break with a superb bullet header. 

The Wales international discussed the momentum the quickfire double gave the Reds ahead of the interval. 

“It was really pleasing to get the two goals, especially in quick succession, it gave us really good momentum going into half-time,” Ladd said in her post-match interview. 

“I think credit to Spurs, they made it difficult at times, pressed us hard and maybe we were a little bit tired. But credit to the mentality of this group, I think that’s shifting and that’s proving to be pivotal for us.

“I don’t know if you could see my surprise (after her goal). I literally just tried to get my head to the ball, and I thought it went into row Z but it went in, so that was nice. I’m just happy to contribute in whatever way I can.”
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United then completed the scoring in the second half through Leah Galton, while shutting out the visitors at Leigh Sports Village at the other end, to ensure that we would have a clean sheet to go with each of those six recent wins.  

Goalkeeper Mary Earps says the run has been a team effort and one that she and her team-mates are obviously keen to keep going. 

“Attackers win you games and I’m a big believer that defenders and your defence as a whole wins you championships. 

“And that’s not just the back five, that’s the entire team, you can defend from the front. It’s really important that we always stay disciplined, things are starting to click together now which is really nice.

“We have just got to keep going full steam ahead. It’s been a big week of three games and I’m so proud of all the girls.”
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Head coach Marc Skinner was as equally delighted after our third win in the last eight days and praised the efforts of his players following the latest triumphant outing. 

Marc also had some nice words for our supporters, who were in fine voice throughout the 90 minutes at LSV, and during the post-match interviews.

“It’s (the win) credit to the fans, credit more importantly to the players, and there’s a lot to be said about tight games and how you win them. We’ve grown in experience today and that will hold us in good stead going forward.
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“What we’ve shown is our qualities, our aggression, our attitude to win the game and that’s all I’ll ever ask my team to do,” the boss added.

“To come away with a clean sheet and three against the next place in the league is credit to our players.”

Manchester United Women face Everton in the WSL at Old Trafford on Sunday 27 March – get your tickets here.