Everton 0-3 Manchester United: Nikita Parris scores against former club

Everton 0-3 Manchester United: Nikita Parris scores against former club

Updated: 3 months, 10 days, 1 hour, 10 minutes, 48 seconds ago

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Nikita Parris scored against her former club Everton to help send Manchester United three points clear at the top of the Women's Super League.

Parris slotted past Courtney Brosnan after Leah Galton headed the ball into her path inside the six-yard box.

Galton made it 2-0 before Hayley Ladd found the top corner from 18 yards.

United, who were commanding, are the first team since Manchester City in 2016 to win their first five WSL games without conceding a goal.

Arsenal will return to the top if they match or better United's result against West Ham at home in the late kick-off (18:45 GMT).

Man Utd mean business

A lack of depth cost Manchester United towards the end of last season as they missed out on a place in Europe.

But Marc Skinner's side look genuine challengers for a Champions League place this time after a strong start to their fourth season in the WSL.

They did not look in danger once Everton's defence was exposed in the 13th minute by Parris, who scored for the second successive league game.

Everton's defending was again suspect as Galton was allowed to move forward unchallenged from 30 yards out before picking her spot from inside the box to double the lead.

Ladd scored the goal of the game, a clinical finish from 18 yards which found the top corner of the net. In doing so, the Wales international becomes United's 10th different scorer in the WSL this season.

Tougher challenges await Skinner's team in the next few weeks. They host Chelsea on 6 November before facing Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on 19 November.

But if their 100% winning record remains intact after those two games, United will have reason to aim for more than just Champions League qualification.

Everton's home woes continue

Everton have now lost eight of their past 14 home games in the WSL and have taken just 12 points from a possible 42 in front of their own fans.

There is no doubt they are moving in the right direction under Brian Sorensen - but with a chance to produce a statement win under their new manager, they contributed to their own downfall with some sloppy defending.

Gabby George and Aggie Beever-Jones tested visiting goalkeeper Mary Earps but it was far too comfortable for United in the end.

Everton finished the match with 10 players on the pitch, with Katrine Veje forced off with an injury after they had made all their substitutions.

Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text

Line-ups

Everton Women

Formation 3-4-3

18

Brosnan

2

Veje

4

Sevecke

20

Finnigan

6

George

5

Björn

7

Wheeler

17

Graham

11

Park

10

Bennison

15

Beever-Jones

18

Brosnan

2

Veje

Substituted for

at

81'

minutes

4

Sevecke

20

Finnigan

Substituted for

Galli

at

69'

minutes

6

George

Booked at 47mins

Substituted for

Stenevik

at

61'

minutes

5

Björn

7

Wheeler

17

Graham

Substituted for

Holmgaard

at

62'

minutes

11

Park

10

Bennison

Substituted for

Christiansen

at

45'

minutes

15

Beever-Jones

Substituted for

Snoeijs

at

45'

minutesSubstitutes

8

Christiansen

19

Queiroz Costa

21

Maier

22

Galli

24

Weir

25

Snoeijs

27

Stenevik

28

Holmgaard

32

Henderson

Man Utd Women

Formation 4-1-4-1

27

Earps

6

Blundell

15

Le Tissier

21

Turner

3

Thorisdóttir

10

Zelem

17

García

12

Ladd

7

Toone

11

Galton

22

Parris

27

Earps

6

Blundell

Booked at 79mins

Substituted for

Thomas

at

81'

minutes

15

Le Tissier

Substituted for

Tounkara

at

86'

minutes

21

Turner

3

Thorisdóttir

10

Zelem

17

García

Substituted for

Russo

at

71'

minutes

12

Ladd

7

Toone

Substituted for

Staniforth

at

71'

minutes

11

Galton

22

Parris

Substituted for

Bøe Risa

at

86'

minutesSubstitutes

4

Moore

8

Bøe Risa

9

Thomas

19

Leon

20

Tounkara

23

Russo

28

Williams

32

Baggaley

37

Staniforth

Referee:Adam Herczeg

Match Stats

Live Text

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Match ends, Everton Women 0, Manchester United Women 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Everton Women 0, Manchester United Women 3.

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Offside, Manchester United Women. Leah Galton tries a through ball, but Alessia Russo is caught offside.

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Foul by Aïssatou Tounkara (Manchester United Women).

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Izzy Christiansen (Everton Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Alessia Russo (Manchester United Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Foul by Nathalie Björn (Everton Women).

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United Women. Aïssatou Tounkara replaces Maya Le Tissier.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United Women. Vilde Bøe Risa replaces Nikita Parris.

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Attempt missed. Alessia Russo (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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Offside, Manchester United Women. Maria Thorisdóttir tries a through ball, but Alessia Russo is caught offside.

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Foul by Katie Zelem (Manchester United Women).

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Izzy Christiansen (Everton Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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Foul by Nikita Parris (Manchester United Women).

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Karen Holmgaard (Everton Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Post update

Katrine Veje went off injured after Everton Women had used all subs.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United Women. Martha Thomas replaces Hannah Blundell because of an injury.

Booking

Hannah Blundell (Manchester United Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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Hand ball by Hannah Blundell (Manchester United Women).

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Corner, Everton Women. Conceded by Katie Zelem.

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