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Manchester United Women score 12 goals in first league game

Manchester United made a real statement of intent as they began their FA Women's Championship campaign with a 12-0 hammering of Aston Villa.

United, managed by former England international Casey Stoney, are playing their first season since being reformed after they were originally disbanded in 2005.

Jess Sigsworth Credit: Press Association

They won one and lost one of their first two Continental Tyres League Cup games but began their league challenge in some style.

Jess Sigsworth ran riot as she scored five goals, while Lauren James and Kirsty Hanson grabbed braces in the rout.

Katie Zalem, Mollie Green and Ella Toone also bagged as Villa had no answer to United's superiority.

In the Super League, Liverpool Women lost 5-0 to Arsenal, Manchester City Women were held to a goalless draw at Chelsea, while Everton Ladies lost 1-0 to Birmingham.