Half time: Tottenham 0-0 Man Utd
Allow us to by no means converse of that first half once more.
45 min One minute of added time.
43 min It’s an odd factor to say a few group that features Ella Toone and Alessia Russo, however United look a peedie bit toothless for the time being. They actually can’t afford one other goalless draw in the present day.
42 min Right here’s that Beth England likelihood by the way in which.
42 min Full disclosure: this isn’t a traditional.
39 min Earps saves from Iwabuchi, although once more the flag had lengthy since gone up. I don’t find out about you, since you gained’t reply my calls, however I a lot choose soccer with out VAR, warts and all.
38 min Toone, who has been fairly quiet, overhits an tried by ball to Parris. It’s been a irritating half for United’s attacking quartet.
37 min Korpela comes a good distance from her space to beat Galton to Zelem’s lengthy ball. United regain possession and provides the ball to Russo, who tries to attain from about 40 yards earlier than Korpela is again in her purpose. It’s a tame effort, and Korpela was fairly nicely positioned anyway. Nevertheless it was a shot on track, the primary of the sport.
36 min Zelem goes over within the D after a problem from England, however the referee isn’t .
33 min Harrop robs Batlle on the left fringe of the United space. The ball runs to England, who spanks an early shot from a good angle that takes a deflection and flies throughout purpose too security. United break dangerously however Neville makes a superb deal with on Galton to purchase Spurs a little bit of time.
32 min Spurs can’t generate any attacking momentum, although they nonetheless had the most effective likelihood when England shot over within the twenty third minute. It’s a sport in want of a purpose.
30 min Parris drives an excellent cross from the appropriate that simply evades Galton, arriving apace within the six-yard field.
28 min It’s Spurs 0-0 Man Utd – and that’s pictures on track, by no means thoughts targets. Spurs’ again three/5 have defended very well to this point.
25 min Bizet will get the incorrect facet of Blundell within the space, however Blundell recvovers to make an necessary lunging problem. Moments later Spence and Russo collide painfully, with Spence coming off worst.
23 min: Likelihood for Spurs! Neville collects a unfastened ball 35 yards from purpose, waits for help and performs a wonderful reverse cross to launch England, who shoots over from 15 yards. That was the most effective likelihood of the sport. England timed her run completely however the first-time end wasn’t as much as her normal customary.
22 min: Disallowed purpose! Zelem’s nook is half cleared, with Batlle ultimately driving an outstanding ball again into the field from a deep place. Galton, who’s this far offside, rises on the far publish to beat Korpela with an achieved header again throughout purpose.
22 min Harrop concedes a nook down the Spurs left, which Zelem goes throughout to take. Do corners register on xG when Zelem is taking them? 0.01?
19 min Blundell gallops into the world from the left, and Bizet will get again to make a dangerous however in the end efficient lunging deal with.
17 min United have had 76 per cent of the possession, although their domination has been barely sterile.
15 min: Likelihood for United! That’s the most effective alternative to this point, and it got here from an aesthetic transfer. Earps slid the ball into Zelem, who performed it as much as Russo within the centre circle. She laid it off to Toone, who flipped a stunning first-time cross into the appreciable area past the Spurs defence. Galton bought there first, simply forward of the final defender Zadorsky, however crashed a rising drive simply over the bar from 15 yards. Good likelihood.
13 min Neville hits the bar from 20 yards, although she had lengthy since been flagged offside. There’s no VAR within the WSL, thank goodness.
11 min Russo rolls Zadorsky cleverly, then costs previous three defenders on the appropriate and hits a cross that’s blocked by Bartrip. The ball comes again to Russo, who lobs one other cross into the center. The backpedalling Galton can solely head it up within the air and Korpela claims.
7 min England beats Le Tissier beautifully on the midway line and costs down the left, however she has little or no help and ultimately her cross is reduce out by Blundell.
4 min Toone’s cross deflects throughout purpose, and Korpela does nicely to avoid wasting the nook with a barely awkward cost from her purpose. It’s all United so far.
2 min Galton combines properly with Toone on the left wing, however her cutback is barely behind Russo on the close to publish. United have began nicely.
1 min After the gamers take the knee, Alessia Russo will get the match beneath means, with United kicking from left to proper as we watch. A win will take them again to the highest, although Chelsea have a sport in hand at house to Liverpool.
The gamers collect around the centre circle for a minute’s silence to commemorate those that died within the stunning tragedy in Turkey and Syria.
Right here come the gamers. So let’s have a reminder of the groups.
Tottenham Hotspur (3-4-2-1) Korpela; Turner, Bartrip, Zadorsky; Neville, Summanen, Spence, Harrop; Ildhusoy, Iwabuchi; England.
Substitutes: Spencer, Ale, James, Ubogagu, Ayane, Karczewska.
Manchester United (4-2-3-1) Earps; Batlle, Le Tissier, Turner, Blundell; Zelem, Ladd; Parris, Toone, Galton; Russo.
Substitutes: Baggaley, Mannion, Thorisdottir, Tounkara, Boe Risa, Cascarino, L Garcia, Thomas, Williams.
Referee Amy Fearn.
Some pre-match listening
Spurs are unchanged; United herald Nikita Parris for Lucia Garcia on the appropriate wing.
The WSL is a marathon and a dash. The tempo on the high is so unforgiving that any dropped factors, particularly in opposition to the have-nots, really feel like a catastrophe. Manchester United’s goalless draw with Everton final weekend was the primary time this season that they had did not beat a group exterior the highest 4. They will’t afford m/any extra dropped factors if they’re to qualify for the Champions League, by no means thoughts take Chelsea’s title.
A cursory take a look at the desk suggests this might be a cushty victory for United on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. A cursory take a look at 150-odd years of soccer historical past suggests it’s a humorous outdated sport, and that such assumptions are each joyless and harmful.
Spurs gave Chelsea a scare final weekend, ultimately dropping 3-2, however that was their sixth WSL defeat in a row. Life isn’t going to get a lot simpler within the subsequent few weeks: their subsequent 4 video games are in opposition to United, Manchester Metropolis, Liverpool and Arsenal.
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