Manchester United Women earn 12-0 win at Aston Villa in league opener
Manchester United's Women ran riot at Boldmere St Michaels F.C. as they beat hosts Aston Villa Ladies 12-0 in their Women's Championship opener.
Jess Sigworth was the visitors' star as she netted five, having completed her hat trick before half-time; and the match was watched by a crowd of over 1,000.
United announced they were re-forming their women's team six months ago after 13 years and their first match was a 1-0 win over rivals Liverpool, a result that immediately increased expectations going into their first season.
FT: Aston Villa 0 #MUWomen12— Manchester United Women (@ManUtdWomen) September 9, 2018
United secure their first 3 points of the season with an outstanding victory to kick off the campaign in style. Goals from @jessSigsworth5 (5), @laurenjamess22 (2), @KirstyHanson3 (2), @katiezel, @mollie_green97 and @ellatoone99! #MUWomen pic.twitter.com/AfFPoDI1MZ
Meanwhile, Tottenham Ladies beat London Bees 2-1 while Crystal Palace Ladies went down 2-0 at home against Leicester. Millwall Lionesses were unable to prevent a 3-0 home loss against Lewes
In the Super League, Arsenal Women kicked off their campaign with a crushing 5-0 victory over Liverpool.
Chelsea Women were held to a 0-0 draw at home against Manchester City, while Birmingham beat Everton 1-0.
In the division's other matches, Brighton were beaten 1-0 at home to Bristol City and there was a big win for Reading as they thrashed Yeovil 4-0.