Luca Garcia strikes double in second half
Watch Man. Utd women vs West Ham women highlights as Man. Utd presented a crushing defeat to West Ham with 4-0 goals at Old Trafford on Saturday. Luca Garcia scores her second goal at the end of the match, Katie giving the start by shooting a penalty with Hayley Ladd hitting United’s third goal.
Man utd women vs West Ham women highlights
Man. Utd have scored 4 goals against west ham to go above Chelsea, but defending champions have two more games in hand on Marc Skinner’s side, with the blues facing a trip to Manchester city.
As the first half concluded with the goalless on the either side, Katie Zelem had the first goal in th3e 52th minute of the goal from penalty shootout. Followed by the goal, Garcia was boosted with the confidence while she had a shoot and convert it into goal at the 65th minute of the match.
Ladd then steered home United’s third in the 84th minute before Garcia’s stoppage-time goal (91st ) capped off a fine second-half performance from the Red Devils.
A stop-start first half saw United manage just one shot on target as Leah Galton had a header easily saved on her 100th appearance for the club.
Skinner’s side were further frustrated when they had a penalty appeal turned down after West Ham defender Hawa Cissoko pushed Ladd in the back.
But Cissoko did not get away with her reckless tackle on Alessia Russo just six minutes into the second half with referee Emily Heaslip awarding a penalty.
United captain Zelem sent West Ham goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold the wrong way to give them the breakthrough.
The home side doubled their advantage 13 minutes later when Ella Toone’s through ball found substitute Garcia who finished coolly.
Marc Skinner on postmatch interview
“We are usually very calculated, calm and focused, but we had to have choice words. We weren’t good enough in the first half and we weren’t bad. But it was a little bit slow especially our build up, said by Marc Skinner.
“As the clocked ticked, I knew West Ham’s energy levels would stop a bit. But they were great in the first half and stopped us from playing.
“But the reality was to have choice words at half-time as a group and agreed that’s not the Manchester United energy.
Then we got the Manchester United energy in the second half.”
They also gave a message to title rivals, he replied: “It sends a message to us as a team.
“Do not waste 45 minutes against any team. If we look after what we can do, there’s a chance you can end up where you want to be at the end of the season. That’s something we can learn from.”
Paul Konchesky on postmatch interview
“We knew that Manchester United were going to be strong throughout the game. But especially in the second half, when you take them to 0-0 at half-time, we knew they probably would have a rocket and would come out quick, but we held it for 55 minutes and after conceding the first goal it was always going to be tough to bounce back.
“We caved in a little bit and we conceded more goals than we wanted to. Three out of four goals were probably our fault. We need to stop making mistakes and need to be more ruthless especially in defence and when we go forward.
“We need to start picking up points and hopefully we get back to winning ways next week at home to Liverpool.
“We need to stick together and it is a tough time, but once we get up and running, we will be okay.”