Man United secure Champions League football for first time

Lucia Garcia of Manchester United celebrates scoring a goal
Lucia Garcia of Manchester United celebrates with teammate after scoring the team's first goal during the FA Women's Super League match between Liverpool and Manchester United (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Manchester United earned their final win of the season against rivals Liverpool to secure their place in the Champions League for the first time.

They may have missed out on the title to Chelsea, but Marc Skinner and his side can be proud of an incredible run in the Women’s Super League this season.

Liverpool vs Man United — Starting XIs


Laws; Koivisto, Bonner, Fahey, Matthews, Hinds, Nagano, Holland, Kearns, Van De Sanden, Stengel

Manchester United

Earps; Batlle, Blundell, Toone, Boe Risa, Zelem, Galton, Le Tissier, Turner, Parris, Russo

Man United to play Champions League football

Despite Manchester United dominating almost the entire first half, the Reds were unable to breakdown a determined Liverpool defensive unit. With almost four times the number of accurate passes, United were undeniably on top throughout the opening 45.

The second half brought much of the same from both sides. Although Skinner’s side continued to dominate in possession, the league runners-up were unable to break the deadlock.

Finally, the first goal went on the tally in the 72nd minute from Lucía García, which put the Reds within two points of champions Chelsea. The Spanish international’s seventh league goal of the season came just three minutes after coming onto the pitch.

After a huge performance this season, United will play in the Champions League next season for the first time.

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