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Manchester United Women on course for a century of goals

Manchester United Women head into their final game of the season with their sights set on breaking through the 100-goal barrier this term.

United took their tally to 93 as they ran out comfortable 5-0 winners at Millwall Lionesses in their penultimate game in the Championship on Sunday.

Amy Turner and Martha Harris both scored their first United goals, while Katie Zelem, Charlie Devlin and Jess Sigsworth were also on the scoresheet.

United will now host Lewes in their final game of the campaign on May 11 aiming to rack up a century of goals this term.

Turner told the that the team are eager to put on a show for home fans in their final game.

“That target of scoring 100 goals in the league is one that we’ll chase, and the aim is certainly to sign off in style,” she said.

“Lewes will make it difficult for us, but it’s a credit to our attackers that they’ve scored so many goals this year, and if we can get to three figures, it’ll be a wonderful achievement.

“Beyond that, Casey (Stoney) has already told us there’ll be a few players coming in and we know what we need to do to make sure we are ready to make the jump from Championship to Super League.

“There’ll be some time off, which will be nice, but we all have individual programmes that’ll keep us going in that period and allow us to come back for the start of next season in good shape.”

United’s performance against Millwall highlighted the gulf in quality between Stoney’s side and the rest of the Championship.

With the team set to step up to the Women’s Super League next season, Turner admitted that they had been eager to make a statement against the Lionesses.

“We said when we won the league last week that we need to start playing like a WSL team, and those are the standards we expect from one another,” she added.

“We came out with fire in our bellies in the first 30 minutes, and there was a little bit about wanting to prove ourselves. There’s a responsibility on all of us to score.

“Even though we had some of our top scorers on the bench, there’s a hunger in this team to put the ball in the net. We’re disappointed we went a little off the boil in the second half.

“That’s probably the only frustration. Of course, it’s really nice from a personal point of view to score my first goal of the season, and it’s probably been a long time coming.

“I’m hoping there’ll be a few more next season now I’ve got that first one.”

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