WSL ROUND-UP: Casey Stoney strict on banned trips for Man United stars

WOMEN’S SUPER LEAGUE ROUND-UP: Casey Stoney strict on banned trips out as Manchester United remain on total Covid-19 lockdown while Alex Morgan grateful for break from US President Donald Trump

  • Manchester United Women remain on strict rules from boss Casey Stoney 
  • United captain and leader Katie Zelem tested positive for Covid-19 a month ago 
  • Alex Morgan admitted she was glad to be in London and not America right now 

Everton have reached the FA Cup final safe in the knowledge that a penalty shoot-out could play in their favour against holders Manchester City next month. 

Goalkeeper Sandy MacIver had analysed two years of penalties by Chelsea’s Pernille Harder before last weekend’s Goodison quarter final. 

The research was done by goalkeeping coach Neil Moore – an ‘absolute geek’ according to manager Willie Kirk.

Everton had their goalkeeping coach to thank for his research ahead of their Chelsea win

Manchester United’s players are still in a state of total lockdown a full month after captain Katie Zelem tested positive for Covid-19. 

Restaurant meals, hairdressing salon visits and any other trips are banned by manager Casey Stoney, who feels Zelem’s positive test proves that sticking to the Government rules is no guarantee.

Manchester United boss Casey Stoney remains strict on any trips out for her players

Being ready to return to sport after giving birth is proving frustratingly tough for Alex Morgan, who was not even on the Spurs bench on Sunday. But at least she’s on the opposite side of the Atlantic from Donald Trump. 

Asked on Friday for thoughts on the American President testing positive for Covid 19, she diplomatically admitted she was ‘nice to get a break’ from Trump v Biden.

No piece of writing on sport was more compelling or significant last week than Alison McGovern’s searing description, for Grazia, about the personal demons she has faced about body shape. 

She feels they will always be with her to some degree. The Wirral South MP and Shadow Minister for Sport wrote about the power of sport to help future generations of girls and women avoid what she has gone through. 

McGovern has been staunch supporter of the @thisgirlcanUK campaign over the past five years. Her piece can be found here.

Alex Morgan (middle) diplomatically said she was glad to be away from Donald Trump and the US Presidential election campaign right now as she prepares to get started with Tottenham

A classy choice of music at Manchester City as the players prepared to walk out on Sunday. 

It was Helen Reddy’s feminist anthem ‘I am Woman’, which also played as Jenni Murray departed the BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour studio on Friday. 

Reddy died last week at the age of 78. 

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