Rose Lavelle And Christen Press Both Score In FA WSL Play

It was Lavelle’s first league goal and Press’s second.

Manchester City beat West Ham 4-0 on Sunday to keep pace with Chelsea and Manchester United at the top of the FA Women’s Super League. Rose Lavelle — making her first appearance since spending January with the USWNT — came off the bench in the 65th-minute and promptly scored her first league goal for City in the 71st.

It was a moment to forget for West Ham left back Mayumi Pacheco. The English defender showed for the pass, received it and then spontaneously combusted. Lavelle was free to take a couple touches towards goal before threatening to take Mackenzie Arnold’s head off. 

Manchester City stays third with the win ahead of next weekend’s battle with fourth-place Arsenal. City then plays second-place United in the Manchester derby on Friday, Feb. 12. 

The Red Devils were also in action on Sunday, winning 2-0 at Everton to stay level on points with Chelsea at the top of the division, although the Blues maintain a game in hand.

Christen Press got the start at striker and scored United’s second goal in the 42nd-minute. 

But the goal of the day goes to Chelsea’s Melanie Leupolz. The Germany international opened the scoring for the Blues in their 4-0 win over Spurs with this screamer. 

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