Manchester United 2-0 West Ham: Teenager Lauren James scores in historic Outdated Trafford win

Manchester United 2-0 West Ham: Teenager Lauren James scores in historic Old Trafford win

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Teenager Lauren James scored as Manchester United claimed victory over struggling West Ham on a historic day that saw Old Trafford host a Women’s Super League match for the first time.

James, 19, rose to flick home Maria Thorisdottir’s header from a corner to make it 1-0 just after the break.

USA forward Christen Press thumped in a second after she was slipped through by Jackie Groenen six minutes later.

United, who usually play at Leigh Sports Village, sit third in the table.

James, one of England’s most promising youngsters, was excellent in the first half and was rewarded for her fine performance when she became the first woman to score at Old Trafford just five minutes after the restart.

She has now scored the first goal for Manchester United women in the Championship, the WSL, the FA Cup and now at Old Trafford.

James showed skill, intelligence and pace throughout, coming close again in the second half when her curling strike flew inches past the right post.

Before her opener, the…

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