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Lauren and Reece James score objectives in very same week


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Lauren and Reece James score objectives in very same week

By Emma Sanders BBC Sport at Leigh Sports Village Media playback is not supported on this device Manchester United secure their first WSL win against lacklustre LiverpoolTeenage footballers Lauren and Reece James took sibling rivalry to a new level when they both scored – for Manchester United and Chelsea – within four days of each…

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By Emma Sanders

BBC Sport at Leigh Sports Town

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Manchester United secure their first WSL win versus lacklustre Liverpool

Teenage footballers Lauren and Reece James took brother or sister rivalry to a brand-new level when they both scored – for Manchester United and Chelsea – within four days of each other.

Lauren, who turns 18 on Sunday, scored United’s first goal in the Women’s Super League on the way to a 2-0 win over competitors Liverpool.

Older sibling Reece, 19, picked up 2 helps and a goal on his Chelsea debut in the Carabao Cup win over Grimsby Town on Wednesday.

” Lauren has had excellent motivation from her bro today,” stated Manchester United Women manager Casey Stoney.

” She can be as good as she wishes to be. She was excellent [on Saturday] and I believe that was one of the hardest working performances I’ve seen from her.

” We need to be patient with her – not put too much pressure on her. Yes, she’s extremely composed, we know what she can do with the ball and I believe she is among the best in her age.”

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Chelsea right-back Reece has actually made 12 looks for England Under-20 s and contributed to six objectives during his 45 appearances on loan at Wigan last season.

Supervisor Frank Lampard stated his performance midweek was “simply the start” of a bright future and added he was “going to be a huge gamer” for the club.

Striker Lauren has scored 15 objectives in 21 appearances for United after joining from Arsenal in July 2018.

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