Second half goals from Lauren James and Christen Press ensured that Manchester United’s women’s team secured their first-ever win at Old Trafford on Saturday as they beat a 10-women West Ham 2-0.
The women’s team have never played at Old Trafford before and marked their debut at the stadium with a testy win which saw Laura Vetterlein sent off in the latter stages.
It took United until the 49th minute to open the scoring with James rising above the West Ham defence to nod home their first goal.
United States women’s national team star and World Cup winner Press followed up just six minutes later with their second.
Jackie Groenen played her in and she took on two defenders before lashing a shot past Courtney Brosnan.
West Ham’s day got more difficult after 75 minutes when Vetterlein was sent off for a second yellow card after a late challenge on Kirsty Harris.