Manchester United (4-2-3-1)

Mary Earps While there were no shots on target from Spurs for her to claim, she was clean with her passes and didn’t give the ball away when she was put under pressure. 5/10

Jayde Riviere Taken off in the 78th minute, Riviere made some solid tackles and strengthened United’s defence. She did not, however, make much of an impact higher up the pitch although more attacking-minded players did take over this role effectively. 6/10

Maya Le Tissier She stepped in when necessary but didn’t have much to do in the way of defending. When she did get involved it was effective and she was reliable on the ball. 6/10

Millie Turner Consistently accurate with her passes, Turner not only held the backline well but also provided a threat when it came to set pieces. 7/10

Hannah Blundell She was really effective in winning the ball back and proved herself to be a nightmare for Spurs’ attack, especially Jessica Naz. 7/10

Lisa Naalsund Her assists to both Ella Toone and Lucía García’s goals were her main highlights in the match, defensively she was lacking the clinical nature needed, giving the ball away. She never let control slip for long though, with her and Zelem conducting midfield well. 7/10

Katie Zelem The team’s designated corner-taker, she proved a constant threat with her set pieces, accurately being able to pick out her player. 6/10

Lucía García With a brace as a reward for her efforts, she was deservedly player of the match. While she was effective at putting the pressure on Spurs’ back line in the first half, she was ruthless in the second, scoring a goal just three minutes after Rachel Williams’ header which really put the pressure on. 9/10

Ella Toone She proved a big threat to Spurs throughout and had a rocket of a goal. She lacked precision with a few shots off-target but her goal opened the scoring and was a screamer from distance. 7/10

Leah Galton Marc Skinner confirmed in his post-match press conference that the early collision with Spencer left her on crutches after the game. Despite the injury and coming off shortly after half-time, she did have a good shot early on in the game. 5/10

Rachel Williams Her header doubled United’s lead and while she struggled with finishing in the first half, she recovered from her early miss well. 7/10

Melvine Malard She played a solid game for the 40 minutes she was on the pitch and did provide a threat, although a goal escaped her. 6/10

Nikita Parris She didn’t have the impact on the game she was brought on to create, but by the time she came on United were three goals ahead, so it was no great loss. 4/10

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Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1)

Becky Spencer While there was little to do about Toone’s strike, it was her mistake that led to García finding a third goal for the club. It was not her strongest showing but she did make three solid saves. 3/10

Ashley Neville Once Tottenham lost control in the second half, the back line never regained it but she did look dangerous with some of her crosses. Defensively, however it was inconsistent. 4/10

Amy James-Turner When she was on the ball, her decision-making lacked the efficiency needed in such a fast-paced game. She did put in some good tackles and Spurs looked defensively sound in the first half. 4/10

Luana Bühler She did well to hold on defensively as long as she did and had a couple of successful tackles. 5/10

Amanda Nildén The Swedish international had a strong first half and was impactful in Spurs’ defence along the left-hand-side of the pitch. However, in the second half they struggled to remain in control and although Nildén had a few good defensive moments, playing so openly only let their control slip further. 4/10

Drew Spence She didn’t make much of an impact on the pitch with United dominating the midfield throughout. 3/10

Eveliina Summanen One of the stronger points in Spurs’ midfield she held off giving the ball away where possible even with United dominating. She didn’t create any notable opportunities but she did stop García from giving United the early lead. 5/10

Jessica Naz A comparatively quiet game for Naz compared to her usual exciting style of pressing forward. She was very effectively stifled by Blundell and when she did find herself further up the pitch she lacked the support to convert the chances. She was subbed off early in the second half to make way for Celin Bizet. 3/10

Martha Thomas The former United player made a goal-line clearance and had two shots in the opposition box but failed to find the finish. She was subbed off for Rosella Ayanne who found she also struggled with United’s defence. 4/10

Matilda Vinberg She looked promising in the first half, combining with Nildén to drive forward but again, struggled with finding a clinical strike. She had two shots before she came off just after half time. 4/10

Beth England With three shots, one of which that hit the crossbar, England couldn’t find the back of the net in this match. She headed a good chance over the bar and had some careless passes at times. She did come the closest to a consolation goal, but she needed to be more clinical to prove a real threat to United. 5/10

Shuang Wang She came on for Vinberg and sent a good ball into the box, but by the time she had made it onto the pitch, United had already seized control and Spurs couldn’t win it back. 4/10

Celin Bizet Coming on for Naz, the Norwegian international failed to settle into the game in her 30 minutes on the pitch. She made little impact but when she did find the ball she was precise with her passes. 4/10

Charli Grant As a late substitution she had little time to make an impact but alongside the rest of Spurs’ backline she prevented any further goals. 4/10

Kit Graham Coming into a midfield dominated so heavily by United, she struggled to regain any kind of control and had a fairly quiet game. 3/10

Rosella Ayanne She fell victim to United’s hold-up play in their back line and was unable to create a chance for a consolation goal. When she got onto the pitch United were more focused on maintaining their lead and frustrating Tottenham than searching for a fifth goal and so there were few chances for her. 4/10

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By Abby Rampling-Mott

Trainee multimedia journalist based in Preston. Abby is also a co-host on the LG Women's Football podcast.