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Manchester United beats Arsenal 1-0

Alessia Russo of Manchester celebrating the winning goal with team members. Photo: BBC

Manchester United beat fellow title challengers Arsenal 1-0 to move four points clear at the top of the Women’s Super League.

England striker Alessia Russo scored United’s first shot on target on the stroke of half-time after Nikita Parris had got free down the right wing and pulled the ball back.

But the goal came 30 minutes after Williamson suffered what appeared to be a serious injury when her leg buckled underneath her.

The 27-year-old, who captained England to victory at last summer’s Euro 2022 and who has played 43 times for her country, will be hoping the injury is not as serious as first feared, with the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand starting on 20 July.

BBC reports that England, will play Haiti on 22 July, Denmark six days later and China on 1 August in their three Group D matches.

United are top of the WSL on 44 points from 18 matches, with Chelsea on 40 points from 16 games and Arsenal third on 38 points from 17 matches.

Writing by Chinasa Ossai; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu