Posted by on April 20, 2019 9:11 am
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Casey Stoney’s side have not only secured promotion – but they are going up in style after being crowned Women’s Championship champions following a 7-0 demolition of Crystal Palace. Lauren James scored four times as United cruised to victory that rounds off a fine maiden season since they were reformed last year. They will play in the Women’s Super League next season. United sealed promotion by thrashing Aston Villa 5-0 on Wednesday, but still needed one more win to claim the trophy. They have now racked up 88 goals in their 18 league games, conceding just seven times. James, Lizzie Arnot and Leah Galton all struck as United breezed into a 3-0 half-time lead. Jess Sigsworth reopened the scoring after the interval, before James pounced three times in succession, completing her treble and then striking again to boot. “I follow them a bit and it’s great for the club to get promoted,” said Ole Gunnar Solskjær earlier this week. “It gives everyone at the club a boost. It was fantastic to see the celebrations and it’s very much onwards and upwards for them.”

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