Manchester United pushed to limit but beat Lewes in Women’s FA Cup classic

Women’s FA Cup quarter-final: Lewes 1-3 Manchester UnitedLate Vilde Bøe Risa and Nikita Parris goals secure progressManchester United fought hard for their progression to the semi-final stage of the FA Cup, earning a 3-1 win at Lewes. Victory came at a price, though, with United losing Lisa Naalsund and Maria Thorisdóttir to injury in a game where Scott Booth’s Championship side battled valiantly in front of a buoyant record crowd of 2,801.Marc Skinner put out a strong squad laced with international stars, displaying the respect worthy of any team that has reached a major cup quarter-final. Lewes may be a comparatively small club, but on the pitch they were far closer to the Women’s Super League title contenders than perhaps many would believe. Continue reading…

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