• Manchester United 4-1 Tottenham Ladies
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Casey Stoney defended Manchester United’s berth as the only full-time team in the Women’s Championship after a comprehensive 4-1 win against their closest rivals, Tottenham. “To be honest I don’t feel bad. I think we should be playing teams more off the park,” said Stoney. “One of our mantras is we want to be relentless in what we do. I think it was a sensible decision to go the way we’ve gone because, let’s be honest we didn’t know what we were going to be able to recruit. We had three weeks to build a team and put a staff in place.
“We’re a young team and we’re still growing. People criticise us but half our squad are WSL2 [forerunner to the Championship] players at least.”