Manchester United Women have been crowned as winners of the FA Women's Championship after an emphatic 7-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Goals from Lizzie Arnot, Leah Galton, Jess Sigsworth and four (4) from Lauren James sealed the victory at a canter, as United crowned their promotion to the FA Women's Super League with the title.
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS #MUWomen will go up as winners of the @FAWC_ after four from @laurenjamess22 and further goals from @jessSigsworth5, Lizzie Arnot & @leah_galton21 secure the three points . pic.twitter.com/4xP5MuayWr— Manchester United Women (@ManUtdWomen) 20 April 2019
Casey Stoney's side had already sealed promotion with a 5-0 victory over Aston Villa on Wednesday, and went one better as they ran riot against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Clashes against Millwall Lionesses and Lewes lie in wait for United in the coming weeks, but Saturday's victory will ensure a party atmosphere at those games as Stoney's side have the chance to celebrate their title triumph in style.
Having been eliminated from the FA Women's Cup at the hands of Reading in March, Saturday's victory ensures that United are promoted to the top flight with silverware to show for an impressive season.
Lauren, Lauren Jamesssssss pic.twitter.com/vv5rR3t4wU— Manchester United Women (@ManUtdWomen) 20 April 2019
Arsenal and Manchester City are currently battling it out for the Women's Super League title this season, with the north Londoners just a point clear of their rivals at the top of the league – and United's promotion to the top flight is sure to spice things up further next season.
Source : 90min