Percival’s Late Equaliser Saves Spurs And Dents Manchester United’s WSL Hopes

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Ria Percival of New Zealand scored a 55-yard free-kick in injury time to give Tottenham their first point against Manchester United and take them up to third place in the Women’s Super League.

On the stroke of half-time, Percival’s long-range effort rebounded cruelly past England goalkeeper Mary Earps, canceling out Alessia Russo’s goal.

United have beaten Spurs in each of their six meetings since the Red Devils launched a women’s team in 2018, scoring 20 goals and conceding just three times. They are desperate to finish in the top three and earn Champions League football after narrowly missing out last season. The fact that the distance between these two sides is closing is a tribute to Tottenham’s progress under former England assistant manager Rehanne Skinner, who is approaching her one-year anniversary in north London. There were 27 points separating fourth-placed United and eighth-placed Tottenham at the end of the season. Tottenham is two points ahead of United after six games.

source : Guardian sport

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