Marc Skinner believes Leah Galton ‘is a wonderful player’, after the winger shone in Manchester United’s 4-0 win against Brighton on Saturday.
Manchester United secured a comprehensive 4-0 victory at Brighton thanks to a well-taken double from Leah Galton and late goals from substitute pairing Rachel Williams and Lucia Garcia as they continue to put the pressure on their rivals in the Women’s Super League.
With this win Man United increased their advantage at the top of the Women’s Super League, three points clear of Manchester City, with Chelsea a further point adrift ahead of the rest of the WSL action on Sunday.
Galton scored her seventh and eighth goals of the season on either side of the interval, while Williams and Garcia combined for a second-half double, with only one minute and seven seconds separating United’s third and fourth.
The scoreline was somewhat harsh on the hosts, who fought hard but were ultimately outclassed by Skinner’s title contenders, and will be left looking nervously over their shoulders.
While bottom club Leicester can climb out of the relegation zone at their expense if they beat fellow strugglers Reading this weekend.
Brighton have not won in the WSL since November, and they have now gone 19 league games without keeping a clean sheet.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils boss was very impressed by a player during their thumping win over the Seagulls.
Manchester United 4-0 Brighton: Marc Skinner’s post-match comments
After the match Man United boss Marc Skinner told Sky Sports: “Everybody knows how I feel about Leah. She is the best.
“What she can do with a ball…the first one she has timed perfectly for the header and the second one she’s just rounded the keeper with minimal space and found the angle. She is a wonderful player and you can see that. That is what she brings, she is just top quality.”
The 28-year-old forward was named player of the match after helping United cruise past the Seagulls in the WSL’s early kick-off.
The Harrogate-born forward credited her exceptional form this season to her connection with Hannah Blundell on the left hand.
Nevertheless, United have continued to demonstrate their WSL title credentials, scoring four goals without reply in back-to-back league games. They have a large lead – and considerably superior goal differential – over Manchester City, who play Arsenal on Sunday.
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